Health Specials

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.

Poultry farm used to illustrate the story.

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.

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Major health stories across Nigeria last week

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

Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, NACA, Sani Aliyu

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.”

PHOTO STORY: Mrs. Aisha Buhari receives Mrs. Melinda Gates

Major health stories across Nigeria last week

While adopting a new health finance model, Nigerian government also appointed new head for the NPHCDA.

Resident Doctors On Strike

Major health news across Nigeria last week

Efforts to stop malaria got a boost with a new vaccine passing trial.


INTERVIEW: Nigeria’s health minister speaks on resident doctors, polio, tuberculosis, budget, transparency, others

“I cannot force Oyo or any of these states that have financial hardship to pay you(resident doctors), we can only appeal to those states.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Major health news across Nigeria last week

It is very important for every woman to undergo regular cervical screening to detect abnormalities.

Major health stories across Nigeria last week

According to official statistics, 33,000 mothers die in Nigeria each year during childbirth.

Pneumonia replaces malaria as number one child killer disease in Nigeria – Report

“Pneumonia is now the leading cause of child deaths in Nigeria, a position previously held by malaria over the years.”


INTERVIEW: No cancer machine working in Nigerian hospitals – Health Minister

The minister said the government is working towards eradicating polio in Nigeria by 2017.