How NHIS squandered over N6.8 billion on illegal allowances – Audit Report
The nation’s health insurance office paid staff ridiculous and illegal allowances including “upfront differential allowance”, “pre-retirement overseas training allowance”, and “children education allowances.”
Residents lament as abandoned health centre, roads, other NDDC projects litter Cross River
The contractors for the projects blame the NDDC for their abandonment.
NIPSS graduates executives who produced report on Nigeria’s Universal Health Coverage (LIVE UPDATES)
The 66 graduates were drawn from different professional backgrounds across the country.
Health Emergency Initiative – Lagos organisation paying hospital bills of poor Nigerians
Since 2015, Health Emergency Initiatives has been helping to roll back medical detention and saving lives by paying the hospital bills of poor Nigerians.
Despite health risks, firewood use still thrives in Nigerian communities
A report said 93,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of smoke inhaled while cooking with firewood.
Health experts discuss reducing Nigeria’s high maternal mortality rate using family planning (LIVE UPDATES)
According to a survey, one in 13 women dies during pregnancy or childbirth in Nigeria.
Scorecard: How Kaduna performed in implementing Primary Healthcare Policy – Official
The assessment is a yearly exercise routinely done to review successes and failures in the implementation of the policy.
Profiles of Nigeria’s new health ministers Osagie Ehanire and Olorunnimbe Mamora
Ehanire is the senior minister while Olorunnimbe Mamora is the minister of state.
Nigerian hospital treats man for ‘large brain tumour’ that was never there — Patient
The hospital says it will not respond to the allegations of wrong diagnosis levelled against it by the police officer.
EPiSON2019: Experts discuss advancing Nigeria’s primary healthcare services using epidemiology research (LIVE UPDATES)
The session as part of main event of the 8th Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting of the Epidemiological Society of Nigeria (EPiSON2019).
Babatunde Osotimehin Legacy Forum: Health experts discuss Family Planning in Nigeria (Live Updates)
The event will focus on advocating for more investment and inclusion in family planning strategies in the country.
PROFILE: Gambo Gumel Aliyu takes over as new NACA director-general
Mr Aliyu is an associate professor in the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
#PHC4UHC: Nigeria’s policy experts tour primary health institutions
The project is coordinated by NIPSS in collaboration with the Development Research and Project Centre (DRPC).
PrEP: HIV ‘prevention’ drug many Nigerians need, don’t know about and can’t afford
The medication, which prevents infection from HIV is not readily available in many healthcare facilities.
Untreated, recurrent STIs increase risk of HIV infection – Experts
WHO estimates that more than a million people across the world acquire STI every day
Views From Rwanda: Why African countries should improve welfare, capacity of Community Health Workers
The WHO and other health experts suggest how best to treat Community Health Workers.
When is the right time to take drugs: Before, after or with meal?
Experts speak about the appropriate relationship between drugs and food.
PEP: The HIV ‘prevention drug’ many Nigerians don’t know about
Despite the availability of these preventive drugs in hospitals, many Nigerians continue to get infected with the dreaded ailment.
#AHAIC2019 (LIVE UPDATES): Nigerian delegation holds session to bridge child, family health funding gaps
Nigeria hosted the 2001 conference now known as “the Abuja Declaration”, where African leaders pledged at least 15 per cent of their annual budgets to their health sectors.
Global Fund for Health: How seven African countries squandered millions of foreign aid
An audit report last year revealed how aid money disappeared in the hands of corrupt officials
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the unsafe haircutting practices in Nigeria (2)
Despite the prevalence of these practices in some parts of Nigeria, experts highlight the risks.
World Cancer Day: What men should know about prostate cancer — Professor
Prostate cancer is a leading cancer diagnosis and cause of cancer-related deaths among men