News Reports

Dr James King

FEATURE: How we saved passenger’s life aboard a Nigerian flight, By Dr James King

The airport authorities in Lagos failed to position an ambulance as the plane carrying the sick man landed.


VVF: 43 women undergo surgery by JUTH medics

VVF is an abnormal fistulous tract extending between the bladder (vesica) and the vagina which allows the continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vaginal vault.


JUTH undertakes first brain surgery using drilling machine to remove tumour

“In the past, we had to open the brain which was always risky and led to deaths because the brain is delicate.”

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

How we shared N12.7 billion Nigeria health fund – Official

The health fund was only included in the budget last year for the first time since the Act was signed in 2014.

Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook account of BSUTH]

How stigma is affecting HIV treatment in Nigeria

People living with the ailment narrate their experiences, and those at risk fear to test for fear of discrimination.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH)

LUTH resident doctors, management disagree on strike

The doctors are currently on a warning strike.

82% of Nigerian men not screened of prostate cancer — Study

Health experts urges the government to make prostate screening mandatory for every Nigerian man above 40.

Man defecating in an open drainage

Only 11 of Nigeria’s 774 LGAs are free from open defecation – UNICEF

Six of the LGAs are in Cross Rivers State

FG appoints new CMD for Enugu Teaching Hospital

Mr Onodugo’s appointment is for an initial term of four years with effect from May 14

Pictures of Nigerian journalists interviewing someone [Photo: The Standard]

Journalists discuss challenges of health reporting in Nigeria

The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies the media as a major player in the quest for Universal Health Coverage.

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

80 per cent of Nigerians lack access to emergency surgical care – Surgeon

The official explained says the plan targets 75 per cent of Nigeria’s population having easy access to surgical care.

University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH)

Certificate of Standards: FG begins quality assessment of tertiary health institutions

The National Health Act 2014 makes the possession of Certificate of Standards mandatory for health institutions in Nigeria

Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC)

Why Nigerian teaching hospitals are not doing well – Minister

Mr Adewole says state governors have virtually abandoned health care to the federal government

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

14 states yet to access basic health care provision fund – Minister (FULL LIST)

22 states are already drawing from the fund set aside by the federal government to cater for the basic health needs of Nigerians

A hospital ward with patients

#PHC4UHC: How traditional medicine can boost Nigeria’s Universal Health Coverage – Official

Practitioners say the sector is an untapped goldmine

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

Okorocha hands over hospitals to security agencies, churches under PPP

The hospitals were leased to the organisations for between five 99 years.


Major Health Stories Last Week

Nigerian government spent N5bn on health and humanitarian services in Borno, an official said.

Rats used to illustrate the story.

Lassa Fever: Kebbi govt confirms six cases, one death

The Lassa Fever cases were recorded between February and April.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

#PHC4UHC: How we are holding Lagos govt accountable in health sector — CSOs

The CSOs say government officials are now appreciating the work of the organisations.

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

#PHC4UHC: Doctors identify loopholes in Lagos health insurance

The medical doctors say the government did not carry them along in drafting the document of the scheme.

Jide Idris, Lagos state commissioner for health addressing the NIPSS delegation during a meeting on Tuesday.

#PHC4UHC: How technology will drive health insurance in Lagos – Commissioner

Jide Idris, the state’s commissioner for health said technology will be vital to the success of the scheme.

Zamfara State map

DFID spends N4bn to support 52,393 pregnant women in Zamfara

The programme supports the women with N4,000 monthly each, to take care of their babies for a period of two years.

#PHC4UHC: How State Health Insurance will be implemented in Lagos – Govt, Experts

The Lagos government, however, says it not in a rush to fully roll out the scheme.

Interactive session between CSOs and NIPSS delegation in Niger state.

#PHC4UHC: Be accountable when tracking health funds, programmes, policy experts tell CSOs

The NIPSS delegation is currently in Lagos for a continuation of their study tour.

National Hospital

Dementia cases to triple in 30 years – WHO

The ailment is a rapidly growing public health problem affecting around 50 million people globally.