Health Specials

File photo of Resident Doctors

At least half of world’s population can’t afford basic healthcare — WHO

The report was compiled by the World Bank and the World Health Organisation.

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Major health stories in the news last week

Medical directors sue Abuja area council over ‘illegal charges’

Director-General of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib.

INTERVIEW: What Nigerian govt is doing to achieve local vaccine production, functional PHCs – NPHCDA DG

Faisal Shuaib also speaks on collaboration with Cuba and polio eradication.

PACFAH holds discussion on Nigeria’s poor health funding (LIVE UPDATES)

‎The proposed 2018 budget has 3.8 per cent allocated to health.

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Major health stories in the news last week

It was a busy week in the health sector reportage.


Major Health Stories In The News Last Week

Two cases each were confirmed in Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states, one each in Enugu State and Abuja.

INTERVIEW: How I got German embassy to set up health clinic in Abuja IDP camp — Ex-NYSC Member

Hundreds of people now have access to the free health treatments.

INTERVIEW: Why wrong medical diagnosis occurs in Nigeria – Consultant Paediatrician

The expert also spoke on cancer and creating awareness about the disease.

#healthdialogue (LIVE UPDATES): Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria (Day 2)

“The dialogue will recommend actionable strategies for sustainable health care financing.”

LIVE UPDATE: #HealthDialogue: Policymakers, experts, others discuss achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

“The Dialogue will recommend actionable strategies for sustainable health care financing,” the organisers said.

EXCLUSIVE: Why Nigeria’s one million HIV/AIDS patients are in danger — Official

The official says his organisation has been pushing government to do the right thing.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

Major health stories last week: NHIS head suspended, Ikeme battles leukaemia, others

Doctors in Osun also protested unpaid salaries.

Major Health Stories Last Week: Bird flu in seven states, nine new tobacco regulations, others

Nigeria now has a vaccine production agreement with May & Baker.

INTERVIEW: Our problems with Nigerian doctors, govt health policies – Nurses’ President

“We have more than 100 universities in Nigeria today offering Medicine, but less than 25 for nursing sciences.”

Major health stories in the news last week

A Nigerian drug company was acquired by a French firm.


Health in the news last week

The controversy surrounding consumption of coke and fanta dominated the news.

Health stories in the news last week

NACA also warned against stigmatisation of people living with HIV/AIDS‎.

Consumption of fruits, vegetables linked to long life

“Fruit and vegetables have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels…”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Health Stories in the News Last Week

Nigeria adopted a new national health policy.

Major health stories last week

Nigerian agencies faulted a professor’s HIV cure claim.

national hospital abuja

Major health stories across Nigeria last week

AN official wants Health Management Organisations in Nigeria investigated for alleged corruption.

INTERVIEW: The challenges faced, successes achieved in dealing with HIV in Nigeria – NACA DG

“People with HIV should be treated well, they should not be stigmatised, and they have the right to good quality life just like everybody else.”