Nigerian govt launches new campaign to curb HIV infection among young people
The National Adolescents and Young People (AYP) HIV Prevention Campaign has officially kick-started in four states: Benue, FCT, Kaduna and Lagos.
1.1m Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS currently receiving treatment – NACA
17,000 persons and 800 pregnant women were currently receiving treatment for HIV in Ogun.
NLC condemns killing of health worker by Boko Haram
Two other health workers are still in Boko Haram custody.
Nestle to examine “strategic options” for skin health unit
Earlier this year, the company increased its focus on food, drinks and nutritional health products.
Flooding: How to prevent spread of infectious diseases — NCDC
The seasonal scourge has led to over 100 deaths in Nigeria this year.
Africa needs family planning, education to address unsustainable population growth – Report
“Africa, even though it’s only 14 per cent of the population of the world, it’s 24 per cent of the births already”
More Nigerians have access to cell phones than toilets – UNICEF Official
The official says140 million have cell phones, while only 97 million have access to improved sanitation in Nigeria
Buhari to flag off the Osun basic health provision fund
After the flag-off, malaria treatment, high blood check, diabetics screening would be free of charge for all residents.
Group writes health minister, demands spending details on LUTH, other hospitals
SERAP submits an FOI request to the health minister.
Global Fund accuses Nigerian CSO officials of misappropriating millions donated to fight Tuberculosis
The indicted Nigerian officials said they were not adequately compensated for their work
Zimbabwe cholera outbreak highlights failure to invest in infrastructure, health system – Amnesty International
Initial cases of cholera were reported in Gweru and Harare last month and the capital is now the worst affected area.
Two monkeypox cases discovered in UK from patients travelling from Nigeria
Nigeria and UK authorities are working on a joint investigation.
Nigeria wants PHCs to handle diabetes, hypertension
About 50 percent of diabetic patients present their cases when the only option is amputation, a doctor laments
Global hunger continues to rise with Africa worst hit – UN report
Out of the 821 million people who faced shortage of food in 2017, 257 million were in Africa.
Nigerian govt unveils project to improve storage in health facilities
The warehouse in a box project promotes efficient and integrated health sector supply chain management.
70% Kaduna children don’t have birth certificates – Official
As a result of not being registered at birth, government cannot reach most children with critical health intervention programmes
Over 1.4 billion adults faced risk of diseases in 2016 due to inactivity – Report
At least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activities per week are required to stay healthy, experts say.
Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency in capital after death toll rises to 20
The large scale and severity of the outbreak has been attributed to poor sanitation among others.
How US is partnering Nigeria to strengthen health sector – Diplomat
The official speaks on these areas of collaboration.
Nutritionist mentions how to identify artificially ripened fruits
The nutritionist added that calcium carbide remained the most commonly used chemical for ripening these fruits.
Nigerian doctors give Buhari administration deadline to constitute crucial medical board
“If the council is not constituted, we will take decisive steps that will make people know that we are serious about it.”