News Reports


Monkeypox spreads to Akwa Ibom

“The era of avoiding excessive handshake, regular hand-washing and abstinence from bush meat is here again.”

Rivers state on map

Monkeypox: Three suspected cases recorded in Rivers 

Bayelsa state had earlier recorded cases of the viral disease on Thursday.

Ibom Specialist Hospital

Akwa Ibom Assembly says not aware of closure of multi-billion naira hospital

“Now that I have gotten the information, we will take steps to investigate.”

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Monkeypox cases rise to 13 in Bayelsa

The state government says the patients are responding to treatment.

59,000 children in Nigeria die yearly of water-related diseases – Nigerian govt

UNICEF ranks Nigeria 3rd on list of countries with inadequate water supply.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

‎Panel indicts Nigeria’s NHIS chief; health minister extends his suspension indefinitely

The panel found Mr. Yusuf “culpable in many areas” of his performance.


UPDATED: Monkeypox: Nigerians advised on how to avoid infection

About 11 people are under surveillance for the disease in Bayelsa.

Ibom Specialist Hospital

N41 billion Akwa Ibom ‘world class’ hospital shut down

A commissioner also says the hospital was never really completed.

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Viral disease ‘Monkeypox’ hits Bayelsa, 11 quarantined

A medical team is said to be tracing 49 other infected persons.

Avoid traditional bonesetters, Neurosurgeon warns Nigerians

“The outcome of the intervention of bonesetters’ treatment is usually poor with profound effects on the patient.”

State House clinic

Govt to commercialise Nigeria’s State House Clinic

The management says the hospital needs improved funding to operate more efficiently.


Medical experts brainstorm on improved funding for cancer in Nigeria

Minister says the government would soon deploy ”8 to 12 new machines for oncology.”

New plan to cut Cholera deaths by 90% set for launch

The new plan aims to align resources, share best practice and strengthen partnerships between affected countries, donors and international agencies.


WHO seeks periodic deworming to reduce health risk for children

The agency says a single tablet treatment can protect against parasitic intestinal worms

4,000 PHCs being renovated across Nigeria – Health Minister

“The UK government supported us with 950; World Bank and European Union are doing 1,400 and 700 respectively.”


Tuberculosis: Nigerian govt commences free mobile testing

The initiative tagged ‘Wellness on Wheel,’ is targeted at eradicating the disease.

Governor visits state hospital, expresses disappointment at state of facilities

The governor, however, commended the dedication of the hospital staff.

Cancer: Foundation trains Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara health workers on early detection

The foundation says poor access to medical care and lack of awareness are major impediments to cancer treatment in Nigeria.

NAFDAC office

NAFDAC Crisis: Despite exit of DG, workers vow to continue strike

The government approved the retirement of Mrs. Oni on Thursday.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story

Restricting access to abortion threatens women’s lives – Study

Restricting access to effective contraception and safe abortion services brings serious consequences for health of mothers and their families.

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

JOHESU Strike: Deadlock as Nigerian govt, health unions fail to agree

Union urges other state health unions to defer proposed strikes.

JOHESU Strike: Private hospitals record boom in service

Health workers, JOHESU, have been on strike since September 20.

HIV Ribbon

Nigerian government to fund treatment of 50,000 new HIV patients yearly – Buhari

With about three million patients, Nigeria has the second highest number of persons living with HIV in the world.

Lagos commissions ‘first state-owned DNA forensic centre in West Africa’

Diplomat says centre will enhance justice delivery, high profile cases


Religious, cultural beliefs hindering family planning in Nigeria – Service Provider

Says single women in Nigeria find it difficult accessing family planning kits