News Reports

women in hospital

Nigerian NGOs meet on progress in health MDGS

The one day meeting is being organised by the development Research & Project Center (dRPC).

malnourished child

Hunger: Group tasks government to invest more on child nutrition

Globally, Nigeria contributes to nearly half of all child deaths—that is more than three million children each year.

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Why Nigeria allocated 64% health budget to primary healthcare – Minister

He says government decided to change focus from teaching hospitals

Members of the Nigerian Youth Champions For Universal Health Coverage during a press briefing in Abuja.

Youth group decries Nigerian govt’s attitude to Universal Health Coverage

Government in 2005 set the target to attain affordable health coverage for 90 per cent of Nigerians by 2015

50 PHCs to run 24-hour services in Abuja – Official

Authorities say they are building 12 new primary healthcare facilities in the FCT

vaccination exercise

123 million infants received vaccine in 2017, WHO, UNICEF say

Nine out of 10 infants received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Major health stories in the news last week

A research shows babies fed with solids early sleep longer.

Cross River govt to punish 54 health workers for extortion

The government says medical service at primary healthcare level is free in the state.

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Kwara flags off health insurance scheme

Mr Ahmed says the state government will subsidise premiums paid by enrollees.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Ebola survivors suffer severe mental, neurological problems – Study

Between 2014 and 2016, Ebola infected around 28,000 in West Africa.

National Hospital

40% of funds allocated to health in Nigeria wasted due to inefficiency – USAID

Official says an efficient health insurance scheme is necessary for achieving universal health coverage.

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar [Photo Credit: Online Nigeria]

Jigawa govt to distribute 3.5 million nets to prevent malaria

The figure is an increase from the 2.5 million nets distributed about three years ago.

vaccination exercise

Cholera Outbreak: WHO begins vaccination exercise in Adamawa

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water.

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Abuja NMA suspends leaders

A seven-member committee will run the association for one month

Permanent secretary ministry of health, Abdullahi Mashi [Photo: Ministry of health ]

Nigeria’s health ministry gets new Permanent Secretary

Mr Mashi takes over from Clement Uwaifo who left the ministry on June 28.

Cholera patients in hospital ward

Adamawa cholera outbreak, benefits of fasting, other major health stories last week

A study also found that nuts improve sperm quality.

NAFDAC office

How we regulate alcoholic drinks in Nigeria – NAFDAC

The NAFDAC chief made a presentation at a global event.

Cholera patients in hospital ward

Adamawa records 1,564 cases of cholera – Director

At least 26 persons have died from the disease.

Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi

FMC Keffi gets new medical director

The appointment took effect from May 7

Oral-Polio-Immunization

Polio: Cross River govt targets 808,470 children for immunisation

The state government has mobilised 7, 588 health workers to carry out the exercise in the 18 local government areas of the state

The Saliu Obodo road,at Oke-ira nla, Ajah

INVESTIGATION: How Lagos lawmakers abandon multimillion naira constituency projects despite funding

Health centres, low cost housing and other projects are left uncompleted despite federal funding.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Major health stories last week

Nigerian government sets up traditional medicine department.

Nigeria Prisons used to illustrate the story.

One dead as cholera outbreak ravages Gombe prison

“Five of them were treated and certified free, and the remaining three are still on admission.”

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Prostate cancer can be treated with single dose radiotherapy – Australian researchers

Over two years, 33 trial patients were given the new method of treatment and monitored.

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

194 countries ratify treaty against illicit tobacco trade

The ratification, according to WHO, comes almost six years after the first tobacco control protocol was adopted.