News Reports

Ghana records 80% increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2017

The Volta Region and Brong Ahafo Region topped the chart of HIV/AIDS prevalence.

Zamfara NMA Chairman is dead

Tijjani Sa’idu died on Thursday.

Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta

Buhari appoints new heads for four tertiary hospitals

The appointments were disclosed in a press statement issued by the Ministry of Health.

Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Finance

Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to help Nigeria repay $76 million polio facility

Minister of Finance says the eradication of polio was made possible as a result of the ODA facility provided by the Japanese Government

Medicine store

Indiscriminate use of Ibuprofen causes stomach ulcer, pharmacist warns

The official condemned the rate at which people abused the medicine.

Yellow Fever: Nigeria confirms nine deaths

The predominant age group affected are 20 years and below.

Major health stories in the news last week

NMA state chapter threatens withdrawal of services.

FCT to immunise children against measles in February–Official

Children who are between nine months and five years old are eligible.

Surgery death rates in Africa double global average – Study

About one in five surgery patients developed a complication.

Nigerian govt considers extending concession of Garki hospital

The hospital was initially concessioned for 15 years.

polio-victims

Germany supports Nigeria with €30 million to eradicate polio

The agreement is the ninth of such financial agreements for polio eradication in Nigeria by Germany.

Monkeypox

Monkeypox: Nigeria records one death, confirms 61 cases

NCDC deactivates its Emergency Operations Centre, EOC.

Governor Kashim Shettima

Borno Govt vaccinates 1.6m children against measles

Collation of coverage in the second phase is on-going due to accessibility issues

Blow whistle on illegal drug production, NAFDAC urges Nigerians

It says it lacks the manpower to effectively monitor production and distribution of drugs in Nigeria

Why sex education should be taught in Nigerian secondary schools – SFH

Government has prepared a report on the impact of the subject on combatting HIV/AIDS.

Health workers’ union proposes N1.2 billion hospital

The hospital will have 300-bed spaces.

300 doctors left Nigeria in 2016 — NMA President

Some 500 doctors sat for qualifying foreign medical examination preparing to move out.

Minister-Health-Professor-Isaac-Adewole

Nigerian health workers pass vote of no confidence on Minister

The workers accuse the minister of pandering to interests of only medical doctors.

Federal Medical Centre, Abuja

Court, Medical Council yet to act a year after ‘negligence’ caused woman’s death

A 29-year-old woman died at the Abuja Federal Medical Centre after doctors allegedly abandoned her.

Community health workers to begin administering contraceptives in Nigeria

Kaduna and Ondo have been selected as pilot states to kick start the scheme.

Medical directors sue Abuja area council over ‘illegal charges’

Officials of AMAC were not present in the court

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate Begins Hearing On Petition Against Registrar Of Nigerian Medical and Dental Council

Some graduates of foreign medical schools and their parents petition against the Council