News Reports

INTERVIEW: How new initiatives will change Nigeria’s primary healthcare delivery – NPHCDA boss

The government is sending CHIPS, CHEWS and J-CHEWS health agents to communities.

Plateau community decries prolonged closure of PHCs due to herders, farmers clashes

The health centre was shut down in 2012 following attack by herders.


Oyo clamps down on fake clinics, shuts eight facilities in Ibadan

The facilities were closed for quackery practices, illegal operations, unqualified medical personnel, and failure to maintain the minimum standard of practice

Glaucoma, 2nd highest cause of blindness globally – Expert

Statistics show that about 70 million people suffer from glaucoma worldwide.

Nigeria health workers threaten ‘mega strike’

The government has 30 days to respond to JOHESU’s demands.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf

CSNAC seeks update on ICPC investigation of NHIS Executive Secretary

The group says it has sent an FoI request to ICPC

Nigeria needs to invest $8 billion yearly in potable water – UNICEF

Over 60 million Nigerians still lack access to potable water, says the global agency

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Nigeria records 756,000 under-five deaths annually – Official

Nigeria contributes 11 per cent of total global deaths of under-five.


Lassa Fever: Three die in Ekiti

Lassa Fever: Three die in Ekiti

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate urges Nigerian govt to declare state of emergency in health sector

Nigeria ranks second highest in the World on child mortality, according to the latest UNICEF statistics.

How to prevent blindness from glaucoma – Expert

Ten facts about the disease are also stated.

Major health stories last week

Nigeria is to benefit from U.S. $533 million charity fund for Africa.

Nigeria must determine benzene content of soft drinks – SON

The regulator also speaks on energy drinks.

Treatment of Lassa fever is free – Nigerian govt

Over 100 people have died of the disease.

Nigerian bakeries still use cancer-causing chemical in bread – Food expert

A researcher finds potassium bromate in 72 per cent of bread samples.

FAO trains 4,700 veterinarians against deadly disease outbreak

The FAO trainings covers critical areas related to animal health.

Nigeria loses 800,000 children due to lack of immunisation- GAVI

The official says the government and other stakeholders must work hand-in-hand to stem the tide.

Why women are prone to kidney disease than men — Expert

World Kidney Day marked annually on the second Thursday in March.

Ex-Speaker Etteh, others inaugurated as board chairpersons

The appointments comprised 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members.

UNICEF Building in Geneva

25 million child marriages prevented in the last decade globally – UNICEF

A 2016 UNICEF data revealed Nigeria has highest number of child brides globally.

Meningitis kills 15 in Jigawa – Commissioner

The official confirms 51 suspected cases, 10 confirmed and 15 deaths cutting across several communities.

Expert raises alarm on increased kidney disease among Nigerians

The expert says most people have one form of kidney disease or the other.

Journalists should make state governments accountable for healthcare delivery in Nigeria – Minister

Mr. Adewole says state governments need to spend more on the health of their citizens


Osinbajo, GAVI delegation discuss Nigeria’s healthcare system

“The funding of our health care system … cannot depend on the budgetary allocation alone.”

Lassa fever: Nigeria’s death toll rises to 110

Agency says 35 new confirmed cases/seven deaths were recorded.