News Reports

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe [Photo: BBC]

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

Western funders complained of Mr. Mugabe’s appointment.

Protesters in Catalonia

Catalan Independence: 1,066 treated, five hospitalised

More than 80 per cent of those seeking treatment reported bruises.

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Nigerian govt releases N3.5 billion for nationwide vaccination – Official

An official outlines timeline for the project.

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Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread

The outbreak already looks big when compared with the 3,248 cases and 584 deaths reported worldwide from 2010 to 2015.

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Nigeria has third highest infant mortality rate in the world – WHO

Five countries accounted for half of new-born deaths in the world last year.

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Flooding helped spread monkeypox — Health officials

Before outbreak, many states were ravaged by floods.

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11 children die of whooping cough in Kano – Official

About 40 other children affected by the same disease were receiving medical attention.

State House clinic [Photo credit: nigeriamedinterns.com]

Buhari was adequately briefed on poor condition of State House Clinic – CMD

The hospital lacks basic amenities including drugs and equipment.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Beware of organ harvesters, minister warns Nigerians

The ministry had earlier issued same warning to NMA.

Dr. Oyewale Tomori

How I was elected member U.S. Academy of Medicine – Nigerian Professor

“I had all my education – primary, secondary and university – in Nigeria and I am always proud of that.”

Monkeypox

Monkeypox: Suspected cases in Nigeria spread to 11 states – Minister

Only three cases have actually been confirmed to be monkeypox.

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Monkeypox: Gwagwalada residents reject polio vaccine for children

Some parents are citing the outbreak of Monkey pox in some states as their reason for preventing their children from receiving the polio vaccine

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Nigeria monkeypox victim commits suicide

The state says victim showed no sign of clinical depression.

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Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases

The diseases, which originated from East Africa, are moving toward Central Africa and West Africa, including Nigeria

Isaac Adewole on Monkeypox

UPDATED: Nigeria confirms three cases of Monkeypox

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, announced this Monday.

State House clinic [Photo credit: nigeriamedinterns.com]

State House hospital received N1.2 billion in 3 years, Nigerian govt says

The hospital and its management have come under intense criticism from Nigerians including Aisha Buhari.

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.
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WHO pledges continuous support for Nigeria

A WHO official visits Nigeria.

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.
AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

How false vaccination rumour caused panic across Nigeria

Parents in many parts of the country reacted to the rumour by pulling out children from primary schools.

Monkeypox

Monkeypox: Nigeria to receive confirmatory test results Friday – Official

There have been over 30 suspected cases of the disease in seven states.

Primary Healthcare Centre [Photo credit: LinkedIn]

Nigeria needs to spend N712 billion annually to bridge healthcare financing deficit – BudgIT

Says Nigeria’s per capita spending on health is low even by African standard.

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital [Photo: uith.com]

Nigeria commences major review of health sector; public doctors may be barred from private practice

The FEC set up a committee to review several concerns in the sector.

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Nigerian govt to begin mass yellow fever vaccination December – Minister

The health minister says Nigeria has recorded ten cases this year.