News Reports

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

80 per cent of Nigerians lack access to emergency surgical care – Surgeon

The official explained says the plan targets 75 per cent of Nigeria’s population having easy access to surgical care.

University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH)

Certificate of Standards: FG begins quality assessment of tertiary health institutions

The National Health Act 2014 makes the possession of Certificate of Standards mandatory for health institutions in Nigeria

Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC)

Why Nigerian teaching hospitals are not doing well – Minister

Mr Adewole says state governors have virtually abandoned health care to the federal government

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

14 states yet to access basic health care provision fund – Minister (FULL LIST)

22 states are already drawing from the fund set aside by the federal government to cater for the basic health needs of Nigerians

A hospital ward with patients

#PHC4UHC: How traditional medicine can boost Nigeria’s Universal Health Coverage – Official

Practitioners say the sector is an untapped goldmine

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

Okorocha hands over hospitals to security agencies, churches under PPP

The hospitals were leased to the organisations for between five 99 years.


Major Health Stories Last Week

Nigerian government spent N5bn on health and humanitarian services in Borno, an official said.

Rats used to illustrate the story.

Lassa Fever: Kebbi govt confirms six cases, one death

The Lassa Fever cases were recorded between February and April.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

#PHC4UHC: How we are holding Lagos govt accountable in health sector — CSOs

The CSOs say government officials are now appreciating the work of the organisations.

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

#PHC4UHC: Doctors identify loopholes in Lagos health insurance

The medical doctors say the government did not carry them along in drafting the document of the scheme.

Jide Idris, Lagos state commissioner for health addressing the NIPSS delegation during a meeting on Tuesday.

#PHC4UHC: How technology will drive health insurance in Lagos – Commissioner

Jide Idris, the state’s commissioner for health said technology will be vital to the success of the scheme.

Zamfara State map

DFID spends N4bn to support 52,393 pregnant women in Zamfara

The programme supports the women with N4,000 monthly each, to take care of their babies for a period of two years.

#PHC4UHC: How State Health Insurance will be implemented in Lagos – Govt, Experts

The Lagos government, however, says it not in a rush to fully roll out the scheme.

Interactive session between CSOs and NIPSS delegation in Niger state.

#PHC4UHC: Be accountable when tracking health funds, programmes, policy experts tell CSOs

The NIPSS delegation is currently in Lagos for a continuation of their study tour.

National Hospital

Dementia cases to triple in 30 years – WHO

The ailment is a rapidly growing public health problem affecting around 50 million people globally.

FILE PHOTO: A malnourished child given improvised nutrition

Malnutrition: Senator seeks import waiver for ready to use therapeutic food

Mr Tejuosho says many children under the age of five in Nigeria’s northeast are suffering from acute malnutrition

Boko Haram: Nigeria govt spent over N5 billion on humanitarian services in Borno – Minister

Mr Adewole says 888,868 persons, in 25 accessible LGAs, have directly benefited from the project.

#PHC4UHC: Buhari concerned about Nigerians’ out-of-pocket health spending – NIPSS

”…This year, President (Buhari) charged the course participants to find how best to fund healthcare delivery in Nigeria…”

File photo of Resident Doctors

Major Health News Last Week

Nigerian doctors allege harassment by the police.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Kidnapped Nigerian doctor freed

Mr Uchenna-Aju was kidnapped while on transit from Ogoja Local Government Area to his house in Obudu Local Government Area in the state.

Muslims praying

How ulcer patients should observe Ramadan – Expert

He says ulcer patients should be able to realise the type of food that precipitates the crisis in them.


Consumer protection agency warns against use of carbide, other chemicals to ripen fruits

The Commission advised consumers to exercise caution and vigilance by examining what they purchase and intend to consume.

Etsu Nupe laments medical tourism among Nigerians

#PHC4UHC: Etsu Nupe laments medical tourism among Nigerians

Shortage of human resources, poor infrastructure and inadequate funding are some of the challenges the monarch said are bedevilling the country’s health sector.

Nigerian senate chambers where senators attend plenary

Senate summons minister over state of facilities in Nigerian teaching hospitals

A lawmaker calls for the establishment of a Teaching Hospital Commission which will help coordinate the sector.

Former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar receiving senior executives of the NIPSS study tour team course 41 who paid him a courtesy visit at his country home in Minna, the Niger state capital.

#PHC4UHC: Niger governor identifies major challenge of state’s health sector

Mr Bello also speaks on the ‘PHC Under One Roof’ project.