Health Specials

Participants at a one day meeting on updates to states on new national family planning policies and policy directions and update from states on family planning situation and innovations in Abuja on Thursday.

LIVE UPDATES: dRPC, Nigeria’s health ministry, others discuss gender issues in family planning

In spite of obvious merits, 87 per cent of women in Nigeria or their partners do not use modern or traditional contraceptives.

A new born baby used to illustrate the story [photo: CNS News ]

SPECIAL REPORT: Why preventable Neonatal Tetanus continues to kill newborns in Nigeria

A World Health Organisation report listed Nigeria as one of only 18 countries yet to eliminate the child killer disease.

Former Borno state commissioner, Salma Ibrahim Anas-Kolo

INTERVIEW: How we helped Boko Haram victims manage trauma, despondency – Ex-Borno health commissioner

The political aspirant also speaks on the abduction of the Chibok girls and other unreported but similar incidents.

Cattle feeding from a dump site along Karu/Jikwoyi road

Herders feed cattle on refuse, dung in Abuja

Health and municipal officials agree the practice is dangerous but nobody is doing anything to stop it.

Participants at the one day dRPC high strategic dialogue on routine immunization.

DRPC, other health experts discuss accountability in Nigeria’s routine immunisation (LIVE UPDATES)

The aim of the dialogue is to strengthen the accountability framework for routine immunisation.

Rhoda and three of her children

SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos Forgotten Communities: How IDPs suffer in Nigeria’s wealthiest state (1)

The victims include children who along with their parents fled the Boko Haram insurgency in North-east Nigeria.

Professor Oyewale Tomori [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria cannot start producing vaccines now – Professor of Virology

“It is sad to say, but if another disease outbreak occurs, my country will not be ready.”

INTERVIEW: Why new HIV survey is crucial to Nigeria – Project Manager

The United States government has donated $90 million to the survey holding across Nigeria from June to December.

National Hospital

Top health stories across Nigeria last week

Nigeria is set for commercial production of home grown anti-sickle cell drug.

NACA, UN train 100 women from conflict-ravaged Nigerian communities

NACA, UN train 100 women from conflict-ravaged Nigerian communities

The three-month skill acquisition programme was held in Abuja and Kaduna

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

INTERVIEW: Govt risking lives of Nigerians by adopting GMOs – Environmental Activist

“Give Nigerians a law that assures strict liability for those who want to use us as guinea pigs. We need a better law for the regulatory agencies.”

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Eating right aids recovery from illness, healthy living

Some herbs can boost your immune system, help you stay fit

Why Bill Gates was blunt in Nigeria speech – Country Director, Gates Foundation

The director explains why the Foundation’s activities seem to be concentrated more in the northern part of Nigeria.

Minister of health, Isaac Adewole giving a remark

Four takeaways from summit on financing Nigeria’s healthcare

The federal government has never voted more than six per cent of its annual budget to the health sector.

LIVE UPDATES: Major summit on financing Nigeria’s healthcare holds ‎in Abuja

Senate President Bukola Saraki and ex-minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala are among participants expected at the summit.

vaccination exercise

Major health stories last week

Tragedy as Meningitis kills four in Niger

How neglected PHCs leave many in Nasarawa without healthcare

Public primary healthcare centres in Nasarawa are mostly in neglect and failing to deliver services to the Nigerians who cannot afford to look elsewhere.

National Hospital

SPECIAL REPORT: How patients lose lives, body parts due to alleged medical negligence at Nigerian hospitals

Victims narrate their sordid experiences at government-run hospitals.

Monkeypox

2017: Sad year in Nigeria’s health sector; over 1,000 die from preventable diseases

Apart from strikes, outbreaks, there were new policies and launch of primary health care centres.

FEATURE: True state of public hospitals in Abuja’s satellite towns

Patients speak of their experiences at the various public hospitals.

Monkeypox

Major health stories in the news last week

Monkeypox claims one life in Nigeria.

ADVISORY: How to prevent spread of Meningitis this season

“Early presentation to a health facility and treatment, increases chances of survival.”