News Reports

Hospital with pregnant women [Photo: The New York Times]

Countries need $264bn to end maternal deaths – UN study

The price for ending the 12 million child marriages every year would be $35 billion, they said, adding it would cost $600 to spare a girl from becoming a child bride – the equivalent cost of a one night in a luxury hotel.

U.S. distributes 1.75 million mosquito nets in Ebonyi

This activity will benefit all 3.1 million residents of Ebonyi, providing at a minimum one net for every two people within each household.

The Press release on World Pneumonia day

Pneumonia Day: Why Nigerian govt should pay more attention to child-killer disease

Nigeria has the highest number of pneumonia deaths globally, as 162,000 Nigerian children under the age of five died from it in 2018.

Tuberculosis treatment. (Photo: Jelle Krings/MSF)

Cost of treatment drug for Tuberculosis slashed 70%

The cost of the drug, rifapentine, will be cut from U.S. $45 to $15 dollars for a recommended three-month course of treatment in 100 nations.

Major health stories last week

Osahon Enabulele became the first Nigerian to head the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA).

NMA official advocates establishment of Tertiary Health Trust Fund

He also urged the government to consider channelling recovered looted funds into the health sector to improve its operations.

Pictures of people receiving yellow fever vaccine at the entrance of the popular Wuse Market, Abuja.

Yellow fever outbreak claims 29 lives in Bauchi

The government said there were 224 suspected cases, and 24 people died in one local government area.

global warming and climate change. [PHOTO CREDIT: NASA Global Climate Change]

Climate Change: Over a billion people face health risk, food insecurity- Study

Another 2.2 billion people in developing countries represent a different risk, the report adds.

Mr Enabulele delivering his inaugural remark.

Nigerian heads Commonwealth Medical Association for first time

The official will, alongside other elected officers, pilot the medical association’s affairs for the next three years.

Health minister, Osagie Ehanire delivering an open remark for President Buhari in his absence.

Buhari: Why Nigerians seek medical care abroad

“There is no doubt that this loss of confidence in our hospitals is the ‘father’ of medical tourism,” the minister noted.


Reps call for immortalisation of Stella Adadevoh

The lawmakers also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to confer a befitting Posthumous National Honour on her.

Hospital beds used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria makes progress in major health indices but challenges remain

Two-thirds of Nigerian women receive antenatal care from a doctor, nurse, or midwife, an increase from 57 per cent since the first survey.

Medical Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Why cases of medical negligence persist in Nigerian hospitals – NMA

“We don’t have enough personnel and equipment and the government does not have enough health facilities,” NMA president said.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria pledges to reduce maternal, neonatal mortality through MPDSR

He explained that the MPDSR was an integral part of quality care, which the ministry in collaboration with other stakeholders has developed

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo:]

Groups continue push for ILO to reject tobacco funding

The groups called for the rejection of the tobacco industry funding and strict regulation of their activities.

WaterAid wants Nigerian govt to sanction homes without toilets

”…The Nigerian government should take stringent measures against landlords building houses without toilets before going after citizens engaging in open defecation…”

U.S. diplomat wants user-fees for people living with HIV removed

The official also called for the elimination of antenatal care charges for pregnant women.

Members of Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria addressing a press conference in Awka on Wednesday

Doctors issue seven-day ultimatum to Anambra govt. over poor salaries

The doctors said the salaries of medical consultants at Amaku are lower than the salaries of House officers in Federal Medical Centres across the South-East zone

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Buhari mourns late cancer specialist Ajekigbe

Mr Buhari described Mr Ajekigbe’s death as a huge loss to the country.

Stroke used to illustrate story (Photo: The Guardian Nigeria)

100,000 Nigerians suffer Stroke yearly – Group

The group says one in four persons have a risk of developing stroke in a lifetime.

A hospital ward with patients

100,000 Nigerians suffer Stroke yearly – Group

The group says one in four persons have a risk of developing stroke in a lifetime.

Malnourished child (Photo Credit: Sunday Alamba)

Kano accounts for highest number of malnourished children – UNICEF

The Fund says Bichi and Sumaila local government areas were the areas most affected by the issue of malnourished children.


New Tuberculosis treatment for developing countries to cost $1,040

Tuberculosis was responsible for 1.5 million deaths in 2018.


Major health stories in the news last week

A major milestone for medicine and humanity was recorded following the successful eradication of smallpox and wild poliovirus type 2.

Decayed teeth

Why women are susceptible to dental challenges during pregnancy

Although many women go through the nine months with no dental discomfort, for some, pregnancy can sprout old dental issues or create new ones.