News Reports

Expensive malaria drugs are not better, experts warn Nigerians

The groups also said the Nigerian government is showing ‘little commitment’ in fight against malaria.

40 per cent of people living with HIV don’t know their status – WHO

The number of HIV cases confirmed in Europe increased.

Nigeria’s primary healthcare centres in dismal state – Group

The active primary healthcare centres faced significant challenges of staffing, supplies and weak infrastructure.

Nigerians living with HIV protest, disrupt government conference

The protesters want government to spend more on health.

A hospital ward with patients

‘Nigeria has 350 orthopaedic surgeons for 170 million citizens’

Nigeria’s ratio is deficient by half of global standard.

Family doctors seek partnership with government to improve health services

“Family physicians are willing and eager to partner with government especially at the primary care level.”

Do not slash 2017 health budget, Minister tells lawmakers

The minister had claimed that last year’s budget was doctored.

Conjoined Nigerian babies separated

The Ayeni twins were fused together at the lower half of the body.


Adamawa flags off maternal newborn, child health social protection scheme

“This event represents a giant stride in our collective efforts towards checkmating all health challenges affecting mothers.”


Nigeria offers to help South Sudan’s health sector

“We are willing to support you, it is our duty,” Nigeria’s health minister said.

WHO donates Polio Modular Laboratory to UCH

“The Department of Virology, UI, is important in the fight against polio,” WHO said.

Nigerians have 3rd highest rate of premature births in the world

Mr. Adewole, a professor of medicine, said Nigeria has an estimated 871,000 babies born preterm every year.

Group commences free heart surgery for 200 children

“We are providing this surgery to these children because it is very expensive to carry out such operations in the hospitals.”

rape victim

Why rape, domestic violence persists in Nigeria – HURMA

“Our office receives reports almost on daily basis from victims of this evil acts.”

NACA to hold conference on HIV prevention in Nigeria

The conference holds on November 29.

Why Nigeria must take family planning serious – Experts

“If we continue on our present mindless trajectory of population growth, the way forward is clear.”

Nigeria not handling malaria properly – U.S.

We are still producing chloroquine in Nigeria, a drug that has no beneficial use either for malaria or any other use – USAID

Why Zika virus spreads in Nigeria – NCDC

“The current epidemiology of Zika in Nigeria has not been well-documented or understood due to paucity of recent data.”

Protesting NAFDAC workers vow indefinite strike over appointment of new DG

The management is said to have decided on no work, no pay.

Tobacco-control groups turn to billboard messages

Nigeria’s Tobacco Control Bill was signed into law in May 2015.

Oyo nurses accuse hospital management of embezzlement

Nurses in the hospital went on strike last week, citing payment of half salaries as ground for their action.


Allocate 6 per cent of 2017 budget to health, stakeholders urge Nigerian govt.

The communiqué further urged the Federal Government to ensure 100 per cent release and cash backing for all budgetary provisions for the health sector.

With Akwa Ibom hospital, no govt-sponsored foreign treatment for Nigerians from 2017 — Minister

The minister of health says there is no such hospital complex anywhere else in Nigeria.