News Reports

Cross River state

UNFPA partners Cross River Government in VVF repairs

Nigeria records 12,000 estimated cases of fistula annually.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO kicks off global initiative to treat children with cancer

Cancer is a leading cause of death for children, with 300,000 new cases diagnosed each year among children aged 0-19 years.

Mothers and babies [Photo credit: HealthNewsNG]

Paediatrician warns against force-feeding babies

Such practice is dangerous and has led to untimely death of many infants in Nigeria, the expert says.

Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife. [PHOTO CREDIT: Joblanda]

Buhari renews appointment of OAUTH CMD, appoints new one for UniUyoTH

The president urged the appointees to help improve health service delivery in Nigeria.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million against cholera in Harare

A cholera outbreak is currently ravaging the southern African country’s capital city

Australia on map [Photo credit: Operation World]

Australia could be first to eliminate cervical cancer- study

Cervical cancer is caused by certain high-risk types of human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection.

Former Borno state commissioner, Salma Ibrahim Anas-Kolo

PROFILE: Salma Anas-Kolo: The health expert who wants to be Southern Borno’s first female senator

If she wins, the former commissioner will be the first female to represent Southern Borno in the Senate.

National coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu [Photo: Health News Extra]

Nigeria partners UK to enhance disease control

This partnership is coming days after two patients were reportedly hospitalised for monkeypox in the UK.

WHO seeks increased investment to achieve goal of toilet for all by 2030

Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the highest prevalence of open defecation

Donald Trump

USAID announces $65m to support health, combat extremism in Nigeria

Of the new funding, $59.33 million will support activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

A pharmacy used to illustrate the story

165 pharmaceutical outlets sealed in Delta – Official

A total of ten persons were apprehended.

China on map

China reports new African swine fever outbreak

The case occurred on a farm of 44 pigs in the city of Songyuan, killing three pigs.

An Ebola patient being attended to

Ebola: WHO asks DR CONGO neighbours to be on Ebola alert

As of 25 September, the disease had affected 151 people and killed 101 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

WHO reappoints Bloomberg non-communicable diseases ambassador

“He has had a tremendous impact in that role over the past two years,” says WHO DG

France President, Emmanuel Macron

France pledges to increase aid to Africa for girl child education, others

France will increase its grants from $10 billion to $15 billion in 2020 to 2030.

Nigerian journalists trained on GMO, Bio-safety reporting

Nigerian journalists trained on GMO, Bio-safety reporting

The facilitator decried the ‘speedy’ approvals granted to GM products in Nigeria.

Australia on map [Photo credit: Operation World]

Data shows heart disease as Australia’s leading cause of death

Australia maintained one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates at 3.3 deaths per 1000 live births.

Medical doctors used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Medicalworld Nigeria]

Stress, not necessarily bad – Physician

The doctor however advised Nigerians to maintain healthy diet as a very important way to healthy life.

The World Bank

What Nigeria, other developing countries must do to improve citizens lives – World Bank

The World Bank president speaks in New York.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Nigeria has only 40 rheumatologists for 200 million people — Experts

Cameroon has 11 for 20 million people.

Why extending support for immunisation in Nigeria was difficult decision – GAVI

The global coalition has decided to extend its support in Nigeria until 2028.

Asokoro district hospital

Major health stories last week

Cholera outbreak in Yobe, and why you should engage in physical exercise

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari to speak on global fight against tuberculosis

Mrs Buhari is expected as a global TB ambassado.

The Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Sani Aliyu and other partners during the launch of the National Adolescents and Young People (AYP) HIV Prevention Campaign.

Nigerian launches campaign to curb HIV infection among young people

The National Adolescents and Young People (AYP) HIV Prevention Campaign has officially kick-started in four states: Benue, FCT, Kaduna and Lagos.

WHO

Over 3 million people die from harmful use of alcohol yearly – WHO

The organisation says the harmful use of alcohol caused more than 5 per cent of the global disease burden.