National Health Act: FG to ‘roll out’ Basic Health Care Provision Fund December – Health Minister
The roll out will start with six states.
Dental college upgraded to degree awarding institution – Official
The lack of aid from TETFUND had affected the training and development of professionals in the field of dentistry.
NCDC inaugurates public health emergency centre in Kogi
He assured that the NCDC would provide training and capacity building for the health surveillance team in the state.
World AIDS Day: Why Nigerians need to know their HIV status – Health Minister
The United Nations has set a target for 90 per cent of people to know their HIV status by 2020
World AIDS Day: FG committed to end HIV epidemic by 2030-Osinbajo
The official promised that more funds would be committed to the treatment of HIV and AIDS.
Court reinstates 894 redeployed health workers, orders refund of deducted salaries
The state government had on September 6, 2016, redeployed the affected workers to other agencies
Nigeria’s HIV/AIDS survey out ‘by March 2019’ – NACA
The Nigeria AIDS Indicators and Impact Survey is the largest in the world
Brain Drain: About 12 doctors leave Nigeria weekly — Resident doctors
NOI polls stated 88 per cent of doctors practising in the country wishes to relocate abroad.
Yellow Fever: Nigeria to have WHO-approved reference laboratory next year – NPHCDA
Nigeria currently takes its samples to the WHO laboratory in Senegal for confirmation.
Nigerian govt. rallies northern traditional rulers on immunisation
Nigeria hopes to attain polio-free certification by the end of 2019.
9.4m people living with HIV unaware — UNAIDS report
The report says 75 per cent of all people living with HIV or 27 million people, know their HIV status.
Lassa Fever: FG asks state govts to start enlightenment campaigns
Health authorities have confirmed 143 deaths in Nigeria from the disease this year.
GMO: Commercialising transgenic cotton varieties, disaster for Nigerians – Activists
The activists say the manner the government is trying to persuade Nigerians to accept agricultural biotechnology and GMO food/crops is embarrassing.
VIDEO: What you need to do to prevent Meningitis – Expert
Fortunately, in 2018, the casualties from the diseases were not as high as that of the previous year.
Fibroids: Physician warns against drugs with estrogen content
Fibroid is a non-cancerous growth in the uterus that can develop during a woman’s childbearing age.
Australian researchers look to skin cancer self-diagnosis via smartphone
The most critical cue for early diagnosis of skin cancer is a change in the appearance of moles and lesions over time.
Nigerian doctors, nurses commit to harmonious relationship
Nigerian doctors and nurses have been at loggerheads in recent years.
Experts decry non-release of N55bn 2018 Basic Health Fund
The 2018 budget provides the sum as one per cent of consolidated revenue for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund