News Reports

National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

NHIS unveils ‘health insurance under one roof’

The NHIS boss said a retreat will be held to generate a framework for the effective operation and administration of the concept.

NAFDAC Director-General, Mojisola Adeyeye

NAFDAC to move against manufacturers of milk, sugar, salt not fortified with vitamin A

She said the agency was faced with more challenges of ensuring high quality of food because a lot of companies, especially the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMSEs) were into such businesses.

e-waste used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Al jazeera]

NESREA raises concern over danger of e-waste

The agency said e-waste increases susceptibility to health conditions.

Mosquito net used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT:The Guardian Nigeria]

Two billion mosquito nets delivered worldwide

The prevalence of malaria remains a major concern among countries, international health organisations and donor partners.

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Two health workers killed as bandits attack Zamfara community

The bandits shot dead the health workers after a disagreement, witnesses said

World Health Organisation (WHO) Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO releases urgent global health challenges for next 10 years

WHO says the failure of world leaders to invest adequately in health priorities puts lives, livelihoods and economies in jeopardy.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf

How sacked NHIS Boss Yusuf Responded to PREMIUM TIMES Enquiry using Swear Languages

This is not the first time Mr Yusuf, allegedly reputed for disrespecting laid rules and constituted authorities, would use inappropriate languages while responding to an official enquiry.

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Many Nigerians link mental Illness to supernatural causes – Survey

Nigerians identified “possession by an evil spirit” as one among three major causes of mental disorders, the study released on Tuesday revealed.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

Disease control centre activates three laboratories for outbreak samples

The three laboratories are located at UBTH, UNTH and NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja.

Patient’s relatives strip female doctor, NMA says

He said the relatives assaulted the doctor due to her refusal to approve blood transfusion for the patient.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Resident doctors in Abuja hospital commence three days warning strike

“We are embarking on strike because our rights are being trampled upon.”

Conjoined twin babies, Goodness and Mercy Martins, with their parents after separation.

Major health stories published last week

The Abia Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in one of the local governments in the state.

Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH). [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Ripples as Ondo, Ekiti governments grapple with doctors, health workers’ protests

The Resident Doctors at UNIMED teaching hospital in Ondo and Akure began their indefinite strike on Friday.

Conjoined twin babies, Goodness and Mercy Martins, with their parents after separation.

How Nigerian hospital separated conjoined twins

The hospital said it did not collect a dime from the parents for the surgery.

Donald Trump

PEPFAR reaffirms commitment to HIV response

The PEPFAR coordinator expressed optimism that the HIV epidemic in the country would end soon.

Lassa fever

Lassa Fever: Ebonyi shuts down hospital, quarantines staff, patients

One person died in Ebonyi from a disease suspected to be Lassa Fever.

Abiodun Dr

VIDEO: Antibiotic misuse – Dr Abiodun Egwuenu

AMR is becoming an issue, it threatens life, it can cause disability, and it can cause illness and can also result in death. It also increases health care cost and causes economic loss.

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Major health stories in the news last week

Nigeria has pledged to finance the immunisation programme in the country, as the World Health Organisation reported that fewer people across the world now use tobacco products


Cholera cases drop 60% globally, as Nigeria records significant progress – WHO

The report pointed to an encouraging trend in cholera prevention and control in the world’s major hotspots, including Haiti, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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

Fewer people using tobacco worldwide – WHO

WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said the decline indicates a powerful shift in the global tobacco epidemic.

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Nigeria Customs takes precautionary measure as cattle disease hits Niger Republic

Nigeria routinely imports sheep and cattle from neighbouring Niger Republic

Kidney Diseases: Borno governor directs centre to offer free dialysis

Patients normally pay N30,000 for each dialysis session.

File photo of a female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.

Nigeria will finance its immunisation obligations – Buhari

President Buhari said the government would also honour its financial commitment to the international vaccine body, GAVI.

Polio immunisation used to illustrate the story (Photo: Continental Research)

Delta remains Polio-free since 2010 – Okowa

Nigeria has not recorded a single case of Wild Polio Virus in the past three years and is on the verge of being declared Polio-free

Major health stories in the news last week

The world celebrated 40 years of the eradication of smallpox virus as the Nigerian Medical Association warned that it will take 25 years to reduce doctors’ shortage in Nigeria.