Why constant cancer screening is important — Minister
Celebrities and cancer advocates held a walk in Abuja on Saturday to promote awareness of the disease.
Council on Health approves 12 recommendations to tackle disease outbreaks
The council urges states to implement the recommendations.
Minister blames state govts for Lassa Fever spread
In the last five weeks, 31 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria from the fever, with test confirming 105 of 405 suspected cases.
El-Rufai orders supply of medicine for malnourished children
Officials say 12 to 14 sachets of the medicines can help a severely malnourished child recover.
Nigeria plans nationwide screening of citizens for cancer
Health minister speaks on how citizens can fight cancer.
Cancer: 28 African countries have no single radiotherapy machine – UN agency
The IAEA says it will continue to work hard to change the situation.
Malnutrition worsens in Nigeria despite govt, private sector efforts — Report
Nigeria still ranks third highest in childhood mortality in the world despite a nationwide drop in infant mortality rate.
Senate probes efforts by Nigerian govt to stop spread of Lassa fever
Lawmakers ask government to set up additional zonal centres for the screening and treatment of the fever.
Nigeria announces special funds for tertiary health facilities
The Nigeria Medical Association urges doctors to participate in politics
Lassa fever claims 21 lives, affect 10 health workers
Lassa fever is a viral infection caused by the Lassa fever virus and the disease occurs all year round.
Children suffering in Nigeria, other conflict-ravaged countries – UNICEF
The affected children face a bleak future unless urgent action is taken to help them, the agency warns.
WHO launches new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System
GLASS will involve the development of tools and standards and improved collaboration.
WHO reports high levels of antibiotic resistance worldwide
WHO urges countries to set up good surveillance systems for detecting drug resistance.
Lassa outbreak: Minister blames doctors for infections
The minister also speaks on preventive measures.
Nigerian govt, May&Baker partner on local vaccines production
Biovaccines Nigeria Limited is a joint venture between the Federal Government and May&Baker Nigeria Plc.
FG/WHO begins yellow fever vaccination in three states
Nearly 3,000 vaccination teams will be deployed across the three states.
Nigerian govt releases $1 million for contraceptives
The government steps up campaign on family planning.
Lassa fever: Nigeria records 16 deaths in less than one month
Ten states are largely affected by the scourge.
4,062 persons benefit from free eye care programme in Sokoto
The programme surpasses its initial projected target of 3,150, patients in 19 local government areas of the state
Yellow Fever: WHO to donate 20 million vaccine doses to Nigeria yearly
An ongoing campaign targets persons between nine months to 45 years old.
Lassa Fever: What health professional must do to curb spread – Minister
The warning is coming as the killer disease resurfaces in parts of the country.
Nigerian govt’s ‘snail speed’ affecting implementation of tobacco law, groups say
The law is not being enforced, more than seven months after its announcement.
Health experts advocate autonomy, adequate financing for NCDC
A legislative representative says the lawmakers will consider all the suggestions.