Residents express delight as solar-powered electricity system opens in Abuja community
The facility produces electricity and 20,000 litres of treated water daily.
Nigeria signs N2.6 trn support agreement from Global Fund to tackle Tuberculosis, AIDS
The minister says TB now ranks as the ninth leading cause of death, ranking above AIDS.
Nigeria declares Lassa Fever outbreak, activates emergency response
In 2018, there were 3,498 suspected cases and 171 deaths in the country.
Programme to reduce lead poisoning in Nigerian communities yielding result — Study
The study shows the scheme brought extraordinary improvements to an area where hundreds of children had died from lead poisoning.
More investments in global health will yield incredible returns – Bill and Melinda Gates
Mrs Gates says the world has actually become dramatically healthier in the last 20 years as more money poured into the sector
VIDEO: Open Defecation: The ugly side of Nigeria’s glittering capital city
122,000 Nigerians, including 87,000 children under the age of five, die each year from diarrhoea, with the country losing N455 billion annually due to poor sanitation.”
Nigeria set to host international Lassa fever conference
The conference would mark 50 years of discovering the virus in Nigeria.
Nigerian govt disburses $49 million to Yobe, Osun under ‘save one million lives’ fund
Other states got allocations from the funds.
Immunisation: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $75 million to Nigeria
The money will go into procuring vaccines and other materials for the exercise.
Malnutrition: Nigerian govt budgets N300 million for ‘ready to to use food’
RUTF are enriched food that requires no preparation and is specifically designed to treat severe acute malnutrition.
Akwa Ibom procures N5bn worth of Hospital equipment
The state has been paying N400 million quarterly to offset bills for the medical equipment in the hospital.
VIDEO: Ways to control Convulsion in children – Dr Onuchukwu
Ways to control Convulsion in children
Suspension of NHIS boss, mass emigration of doctors, other major health stories in 2018
The health sector started on a controversial note in 2018.