News Reports

Why extending support for immunisation in Nigeria was difficult decision – GAVI

The global coalition has decided to extend its support in Nigeria until 2028.

Asokoro district hospital

Major health stories last week

Cholera outbreak in Yobe, and why you should engage in physical exercise

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari to speak on global fight against tuberculosis

Mrs Buhari is expected as a global TB ambassado.

The Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Sani Aliyu and other partners during the launch of the National Adolescents and Young People (AYP) HIV Prevention Campaign.

Nigerian launches campaign to curb HIV infection among young people

The National Adolescents and Young People (AYP) HIV Prevention Campaign has officially kick-started in four states: Benue, FCT, Kaduna and Lagos.

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Over 3 million people die from harmful use of alcohol yearly – WHO

The organisation says the harmful use of alcohol caused more than 5 per cent of the global disease burden.

HIV Ribbon

Nigerian govt launches new campaign to curb HIV infection among young people

The National Adolescents and Young People (AYP) HIV Prevention Campaign has officially kick-started in four states: Benue, FCT, Kaduna and Lagos.

Sani Aliyu, NACA DG [Photo: NACA Nigeria]

1.1m Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS currently receiving treatment – NACA

17,000 persons and 800 pregnant women were currently receiving treatment for HIV in Ogun.

Flooded mini-estate used to illustrate the story.[photo credit: scan news]

Flooding: How to prevent spread of infectious diseases — NCDC

The seasonal scourge has led to over 100 deaths in Nigeria this year.

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1.3 billion people at risk of tuberculosis – WHO

Globally, an estimated 10 million people developed TB in 2017.

Contraceptives [photo: Medium]

Africa needs family planning, education to address unsustainable population growth – Report

“Africa, even though it’s only 14 per cent of the population of the world, it’s 24 per cent of the births already”

Man defecating in an open drainage

More Nigerians have access to cell phones than toilets – UNICEF Official

The official says140 million have cell phones, while only 97 million have access to improved sanitation in Nigeria

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Major health stories last week

The Nigerian government says it is cooperating with authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) to investigate outbreak of monkeypox.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH)

Group writes health minister, demands spending details on LUTH, other hospitals

SERAP submits an FOI request to the health minister.

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Global Fund accuses Nigerian CSO officials of misappropriating millions donated to fight Tuberculosis

The indicted Nigerian officials said they were not adequately compensated for their work

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Zimbabwe cholera outbreak highlights failure to invest in infrastructure, health system – Amnesty International

Initial cases of cholera were reported in Gweru and Harare last month and the capital is now the worst affected area.

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Two monkeypox cases discovered in UK from patients travelling from Nigeria

Nigeria and UK authorities are working on a joint investigation.

A PHC in Wamba Kurmi (Photo taken by Stephanie Adams)

Nigeria wants PHCs to handle diabetes, hypertension

About 50 percent of diabetic patients present their cases when the only option is amputation, a doctor laments

A Market used to illustrate the story

Global hunger continues to rise with Africa worst hit – UN report

Out of the 821 million people who faced shortage of food in 2017, 257 million were in Africa.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Nigerian govt unveils project to improve storage in health facilities

The warehouse in a box project promotes efficient and integrated health sector supply chain management.

A Maternity Ward used to illustrate the story [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

70% Kaduna children don’t have birth certificates – Official

As a result of not being registered at birth, government cannot reach most children with critical health intervention programmes

Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH)

LUTH deteriorating, in crisis – Report

Apart from LUTH, two other hospitals are covered in the report.

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Over 1.4 billion adults faced risk of diseases in 2016 due to inactivity – Report

At least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activities per week are required to stay healthy, experts say.