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.
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.
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.
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.
Early, exclusive breastfeeding can reduce neonatal mortality — Consultant
Most neonatal deaths are due to preventable causes, the consultant said.
Meningitis over, Pharmaceutical companies seek bail out, other major health stories last week
The federal government declared meningitis over in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Medical Director of National Ear Care Centre, Aminu Bakare, is dead
The deceased was an associate professor at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.