News Reports

WHO donates 853 motorcycles to Nigeria

The motorbikes will be distributed to all the states and FCT.

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Zimbabwe on high alert after cholera outbreak

The outbreak comes at a time when neighbouring Zambia is battling a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 67 lives

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Lassa fever hits Ondo

Some persons suspected to have been infected were taken to the FMC, Owo

Lassa Fever: Ebonyi schools reopen

The has been no new case in four days.

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Major health stories last week

Lassa fever cases and why Nigerian soldiers and police officers have high risks of HIV.

Gunmen kill mother, daughter anti-polio team in Pakistan

Pakistan is one of only two countries where new polio cases still surface.

Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

WHO says malaria kills around half a million people every year.

Germany commits 120 million euros to combat Polio in Nigeria – Official

A Japanese delegation was also received in Abuja.

How iodine may reduce chances of getting pregnant – Study

The researchers analyse data collected from 501 U.S. couples.

Breastfeeding for over six months may reduce diabetes risk – Study

The study was conducted over 30 years.

NCDC confirms Lassa fever among health workers in Ebonyi

The agency says four cases of the fever among health care workers in the state were reported, three of them subsequently passed away.

Paracetamol abuse damages liver, Kidney — Pharmaceutical body

Problems may arise later in life.

Health minister warns Nigerians of meningitis, explains inability to vaccinate all citizens

Hundreds of people died from the disease last year.

Why we support field trials of genetically modified cassava in Nigeria – Scientist

Critics say the introduction of GMOs is unhealthy.

Regular intake of Ibuprofen can cause male infertility – Study

Regular ibuprofen use may lead to compensated hypogonadism.

Ghana records 80% increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2017

The Volta Region and Brong Ahafo Region topped the chart of HIV/AIDS prevalence.

Zamfara NMA Chairman is dead

Tijjani Sa’idu died on Thursday.

Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta

Buhari appoints new heads for four tertiary hospitals

The appointments were disclosed in a press statement issued by the Ministry of Health.

Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Finance

Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to help Nigeria repay $76 million polio facility

Minister of Finance says the eradication of polio was made possible as a result of the ODA facility provided by the Japanese Government

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Indiscriminate use of Ibuprofen causes stomach ulcer, pharmacist warns

The official condemned the rate at which people abused the medicine.

Yellow Fever: Nigeria confirms nine deaths

The predominant age group affected are 20 years and below.

Major health stories in the news last week

NMA state chapter threatens withdrawal of services.

FCT to immunise children against measles in February–Official

Children who are between nine months and five years old are eligible.

Surgery death rates in Africa double global average – Study

About one in five surgery patients developed a complication.

Nigerian govt considers extending concession of Garki hospital

The hospital was initially concessioned for 15 years.