National Noma Day: Nigeria has no data on disease yet – Ministry
The ailment usually occurs in children below the age of six and is about 90 per cent fatal.
Nigeria reiterates commitment to tackling noma disease
Despite being preventable and treatable, a large number of noma patients die.
WHO launches plan to tackle malaria in Nigeria, others
The plan aims at reducing global rates of infections and deaths from malaria.
Nigerians advised to be alert as meningitis season begins
The advice was given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
World Prematurity Day: Nigeria ranks 3rd with 800,000 pre-term births annually – Association
15 million babies are born premature, globally.
Alleged Medical Negligence: Again, trial of doctors, others stalled
The application, instituted in 2016, is yet to witness its first hearing.
VIDEO: Expert urges Nigerians to stop indiscriminate use of antibiotics
Misuse of antibiotics has made treatment of deadly diseases more difficult as most of the bacteria become resistant to medication.
Three in ten Nigerians suffer from mental disorders – Official
“Unfortunately, the attention given to mental health disorders in Nigeria is inadequate.”
World Diabetes Day: Over 25 million Africans living with Type II Diabetes – WHO
Africa has seen rise in number of cases due to lifestyle changes, including unhealthy diets and a lack of physical activity, says an expert.
Aisha Buhari tasks wives of governors on maternal, child mortality in Nigeria
The wife of the president says their commitment is needed to reduce the phenomenon.
1,110 dead as cholera ravages 29 states in Nigeria – NCDC
About 84 deaths were recorded within corresponding period last year.
Nigeria’s NHIS may collapse in three years – Governing Council
“Pervasive corruption and turmoil past, present and ongoing may eventually lead to the end of the scheme,” warns its supervisory organ.
Nigerian AIDS control agency concealed records of donor funds – Audit Report
The auditor general also highlights a suspected case of fraud where donated equipment were shared physically weeks before they were actually received.
Buhari signs bill establishing Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
The agency was established in 2011 and has been in existence without any legislative backing.
World Pneumonia Day: Nigeria urged to improve fight against disease
Pneumonia killed about 920,000 children across the world in 2015.
WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption
Urgent action is needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines.
Polio Immunisation: WHO collates empty viles for accountability
“We are collecting all the used viles in order to curb diversion of vaccines in the local government.”
Finally, FG inaugurates governing council for Medical and Dental Council
NMA had vowed to sue government if it did not appoint the council by end of September.
Consumer council alerts Nigerians on ‘sniper-treated beans’
The council warns consumers on treatment before consumption.
One million Nigerians currently receiving AIDS treatment — NACA
He said the government has a scale-up plan, called fast-track plan, to put more people on drugs.
USAID distributes 3.3 million insecticide-treated bed nets in Akwa Ibom
The bed nets are valued at $9.7 million.
Even before Yusuf, NHIS was an agency steeped in fraud
Crisis in the Nigerian health agency is making headlines of late following allegations of fraud against its chief executive officer