Egypt to ‘support’ 14 African countries fight hepatitis C
The nations that will benefit from the expected intervention are listed.
World Sickle Cell Day: Why couples should consider Genotype tests before marriage
24 per cent of Nigerians are carriers of the mutant gene and the prevalence of sickle-cell anaemia is about 20 per 1,000 births
U.S. inaugurates $225 million health programme in Nigeria
The programme will be implemented in Kebbi, Sokoto and other states
Suicide: NAFDAC announces plan to further regulate Sniper
Many Nigerians who committed suicide used sniper.
Over 20 per cent of Nigerians have mental illness – Psychiatrist
The psychiatrist says the situation is further compounded by the non-passage of Mental Health Bill by the National Assembly.
What Nigeria must do to combat HIV/AIDS- U.S. Diplomat
A Nigerian official says 1.6 million pregnant women have been tested for HIV in a bid to prevent the transfer of the virus from mothers to children.
Traditional ruler turns palace to clinic to assist residents
He said that lack of health facility in the six communities made him to turn his palace to a clinic.
Street food consumed in Lagos, Kano ‘highly contaminated’ – Study
Food experts urge the Federal Government to pass and implement the food safety bill.
Over 1 million sexually transmitted infections reported daily — WHO
More than 376 million new cases are reported annually of four infections – chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.
World Food Safety Day: 420,000 people die from eating contaminated food — WHO
The first-ever World Food Safety Day will be commemorated on June 7.
Polio Vaccination: Nigerian soldiers to lead health workers to hostile locations – Buratai
But for the 2016 outbreak of polio virus in Borno State, the world would have declared Nigeria polio-free
Residents of Abuja community resort to herbalists for healthcare
Some of the herbalists speak on their work.
Nigerians urged to support implementation of tobacco control act
NTCA is an anti-tobacco law which was signed into law in 2015.
Female Genital Mutilation thrives in Oyo despite laws banning it
The report shows the prevalence of FGM in Ibadan North-east, Ibadan North, Akinyele and Afijio local government areas of the state.
World No Tobacco Day: Ten reasons you should quit smoking
Tobacco has grave consequences on the health of both the users and people around the users who inhale the smoke.
Kano discovers new polio case — first in three years
An official says the virus was suspected to be from Zaria in Kaduna State where two cases of CPV were discovered earlier this year.
After 129 deaths, Nigeria declares Lassa fever emergency over
An official says the emergency was declared over following a joint epidemiological review by NCDC, WHO Nigeria and other partners.
Cholera: Nigeria identifies 83 local government areas as ‘hotspots’
NCDC says since January, 722 suspected cholera cases with 28 deaths have been reported in Nigeria.
Tobacco control groups jubilant as National Assembly approves draft regulations
The groups said the regulations would safeguard current and future generation of Nigerians from tobacco harms.