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.
Why Nigeria allocated 64% health budget to primary healthcare – Minister
He says government decided to change focus from teaching hospitals
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
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
Cross River govt to punish 54 health workers for extortion
The government says medical service at primary healthcare level is free in the state.
Ebola survivors suffer severe mental, neurological problems – Study
Between 2014 and 2016, Ebola infected around 28,000 in West Africa.
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 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.
Cholera Outbreak: WHO begins vaccination exercise in Adamawa
Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water.
Nigeria’s health ministry gets new Permanent Secretary
Mr Mashi takes over from Clement Uwaifo who left the ministry on June 28.
Adamawa cholera outbreak, benefits of fasting, other major health stories last week
A study also found that nuts improve sperm quality.
How we regulate alcoholic drinks in Nigeria – NAFDAC
The NAFDAC chief made a presentation at a global event.
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
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.
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.
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.