News Reports

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.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

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.

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Major health stories last week

These are some of the health reports published last week

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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.

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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.

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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.

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WHO reports high levels of antibiotic resistance worldwide

WHO urges countries to set up good surveillance systems for detecting drug resistance.

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Major health reports of last week

Nigerian govt released $1 million for contraceptives.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

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.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Nigerian govt releases $1 million for contraceptives

The government steps up campaign on family planning.

Minister-Health-Professor-Isaac-Adewole

Lassa fever: Nigeria records 16 deaths in less than one month

Ten states are largely affected by the scourge.

Gov. Aliyu-Wamakko

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.

Minister-Health-Professor-Isaac-Adewole

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.

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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.

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Health experts advocate autonomy, adequate financing for NCDC

A legislative representative says the lawmakers will consider all the suggestions.