News Reports

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Only 10 per cent of Nigerians have taken HIV test- NACA

“The only gateway to HIV prevention, care and treatment remains HIV counselling and testing.”


Healthcare: Nigerian govt to ensure one fully functional PHC in each senatorial district

“To ensure that this package works well, adequate human resources are needed to run 24-hour services in those facilities.”

Unpaid Salaries: UCH health workers give 7-day ultimatum

“Some of our members now trek to work to fulfil their professional, ethical and moral obligations.”

Nigeria records 273 Lassa fever cases, 149 deaths in 2015/16

A health worker recently died from the disease in Ogun.

Cervical cancer: Group wants Nigerian girls immunised before first sex

The nongovernmental body conducts awareness campaign in Ogun State.

Report adverse drugs reactions, NAFDAC urges Nigerians

“Medicines are double-edged swords that can have tremendous benefits or untoward effects on our health.”


Group seeks reduction in cervical cancer cases in Nigeria, conducts free screening, treatment

HEDEN said of the 51 women that were tested, nine tested positive to the disease.

Nigerian govt calls for vigilance after Lassa Fever death

“Anybody with symptoms which include fever, headaches, vomiting, should report immediately at the nearest medical facility.”

Nigeria announces policy proposal to restructure inefficient primary healthcare system

“The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would love to be remembered in making basic healthcare services qualitative…”

Resident doctors threaten strike from January 2

Mr. Onyebueze also called on NARD members to wear black ward coats or clinical gowns from January 2.


Nigerian government spends only 1 per cent of GDP on health – Don

“Nigeria has spent eight point something on the budget but when you look at the GDP in general, it is only one per cent.”

Nigeria’s pharmaceutical research institute laments inadequate funding

“We have never received more than 50 per cent of whatever is usually appropriated to the institution.”


Stress can lead to mental problem, psychiatrist warns Nigerians

“Mental problems denote emotional and psychological difficulties, which cause distress and interfere with how people go about their everyday life.”


Nigerian doctors want increase in health budget

“Government must increase the budgetary allocation to either meet up the WHO recommendation or something close to it.”


Global Fund to invest N1 billion on health in Nigeria – Minister

“In 2015 alone, there was an estimated 214 million new cases of malaria,” the minister said.

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NACA decries rate of mother to child HIV transmission in Nigeria

“Nigeria is among countries with slow mother-to-child transmission decline.”

Patients shun general hospital over dilapidated structures

“The structure is dilapidated and the environment is so bushy that patients prefer to travel to Azare for medical attention.”

We can’t end AIDS without ending discrimination against persons living with it – Official

“The world will never achieve the end of AIDS without bold actions to advance the human rights of the people left furthest behind.”


Nasarawa residents get free surgical operations

Screening for hepatitis, diabetes, prostate cancer, breast cancer were also conducted.

Healthcare: Reps ask NHIS to halt payment to HMOs

“Enrolees are treated like lepers while trying to access the services,” a lawmaker said.

Unwanted pregnancy mainly caused by wrong use of contraceptives – Health Minister

“Contraceptive-failure, if you use it well, rarely fails.”

World AIDS Day: U.S. provides HIV testing, counselling to 12 million Nigerians

According to the envoy, 726,200 adults and 34,695 children are receiving treatment for HIV under the programme.

Nigerian govt., Unilever sign MOU on oral health programme

A similar programme was successful in other countries.

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.