Monkeypox: Three suspected cases recorded in Rivers
Bayelsa state had earlier recorded cases of the viral disease on Thursday.
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.”
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.
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.
N41 billion Akwa Ibom ‘world class’ hospital shut down
A commissioner also says the hospital was never really completed.
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.”
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 Crisis: Despite exit of DG, workers vow to continue strike
The government approved the retirement of Mrs. Oni on Thursday.
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.
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.
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