News Reports

West African nurses, midwives meet in Abuja, urged to improve on emergency management

The Nigerian Health Minister represented Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the event.

National Hospital

Nigeria to upgrade health facilities with N9 billion – Official

“The idea is to upgrade a number of hospitals by getting first class facilities to have the best practice.”


Married women, girls turning to drugs in Borno – NDLEA

The agency blamed the Boko Haram insurgency for the heightened substance abuse in the state.

Gombe builds N1 billion hospital for pregnant women, children

Equipped with ultramodern facilities, the hospital will cater for the needs of women and children in the state.

Nigeria establishes centre to coordinate immunisation activities

The National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Centre will govern routine immunisation programmes in the country.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Nigeria adopts shorter treatment for drug-resistant Tuberculosis

The regimen was launched on Monday.

Court hears suit against Federal Hospital accused of medical negligence

The case was filed by Portia Sambo, whose daughter, Sandra David, died allegedly as a result of negligence by the hospital.


New HIV drug already in use in Nigeria — Govt.

The government announced free treatment for patients.

Six months later, Medical Council still investigating alleged medical negligence at Abuja hospital

A PREMIUM TIMES investigation had highlighted alleged cases of negligence at the public hospital.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Early, exclusive breastfeeding can reduce neonatal mortality — Consultant

Most neonatal deaths are due to preventable causes, the consultant said.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

Meningitis over, Pharmaceutical companies seek bail out, other major health stories last week

The federal government declared meningitis over in the country.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

New WHO chief, Ghebreyesus, takes office

Mr. Ghebreyesus is the first African to occupy the position.

Japan donates 31 ambulances to Nigerian health institutions (FULL LIST OF BENEFICIARIES)

The Japanese government also said more were coming.


Malaria: Nigeria, other sub-Saharan countries receive low research funding

Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic received little or no investment in malaria research.

Nigerian hospital quarantines patient discharging blood

The hospital suspects Lassa fever.

VIDEO: My most touching experience as a nurse – Ronke Adakola

Adakola speaks with PREMIUM TIMES on the most touching case she attended to since she joined the profession.

VIDEO: My most touching experience as a nurse – Hajara Liman

Hajara Liman has been a nurse for 32 years. She is currently a matron at the National Tuberculosis Leprosy Centre (NTBLC), Saye, Zaria, Kaduna State, where she works with leprosy patients. She tells PREMIUM TIMES of her most touching case since she joined the profession.

A drone used to illustrate the story

UNICEF, Malawi test use of drones for humanitarian needs

The drone when perfected is expected to ease humanitarian services in harsh places difficult to reach.

Nigeria hosts 2017 West African College of Nursing Conference

Nigeria last hosted the conference in March 2005.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

With 1,166 deaths, Nigerian govt formally declares meningitis outbreak over‎

The disease affected 226 local governments across 25 state‎s.

Osinbajo approves appointment of 14 heads of tertiary health institutions (FULL LIST)

The appointments take immediate effect for a four-year tenure and are in two categories.


FEC approves inclusion of NYSC members in NHIS

“This will guarantee access to quality care across the country.”

FILE PHOTO: A researcher, Dr Adebayo Ajala, who began donating blood for over 20 years, donating again at the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03239/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

Transfusion of unscreened blood causes deaths in Zamfara – NMA

“Some health workers never waited to confirm whether or not the patients required blood before transfusing them.”

HIV Ribbon

New AIDS drug set for roll out in Nigeria

Kenya is the first African country to start using the DTG.

Medical Director of National Ear Care Centre, Aminu Bakare, is dead

The deceased was an associate professor at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.