News Reports

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

JOHESU Strike: Ondo doctors pledge to work 24 hours

A statement on Wednesday by NMA state secretary said the association was not averse to the demands of JOHESU.

Picture of the environment at the National Hospital

JOHESU: Why we are joining health workers’ strike — State union leaders

State and local unions are joining the strike Wednesday night.

Ebola Volunteers

What we’re doing to prevent Ebola outbreak in Nigeria – Health Minister

This is as a result of the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo from which 16 were reported dead by Tuesday

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

States, local govt health workers to join national strike

The nationwide strike has already crippled the health sector for three weeks.

Representative of the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Bernhard Schlagheck, Christopher Wenzel, at the foundation laying ceremony of the Thompson & Grace Medical University in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Moses Ekpo, and Director of Project Management Office, Thompson & Grace Medical University, Emmanuel Umoh, watch,

Akwa Ibom partners private investor, foreign universities to open medical varsity

The new medical facility can employ up to 35,000 workers, an official says.

HIV Ribbon

Bauchi Govt establishes 323 HIV centres

The government says it has trained more than 700 health workers for the centres

NAFDAC Office

We’re still manufacturing, Emzor says; disputes NAFDAC closure

Emzor says NAFDAC only sealed its liquid line.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Congo confirms 2 cases of Ebola virus

The last outbreak of Ebola in the DRC was in 2014 and killed more than 40 people.

Donors being prepared for the exercise the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03240/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

NBTS raises alarm on declining number of blood donors

Some respondents give reasons why they do not donate blood.

NAFDAC office

Codeine Addiction: Nigeria shuts down three pharmaceutical companies

The government recently banned production and importation of codeine.

Mother and child

Infants can track others’ mental states – Study

The study was done at the University of Illinois.

Codeine is one of the drus being abused by young people

Codeine Ban: Five other pharmaceutical drugs abused by Nigerians

The availability and possible medical needs of these other drugs indicate government must comprehensively review the drug policy.

vaccination exercise

About 600,000 Nigerians to receive oral cholera vaccine by June — WHO

It will be the largest cholera vaccination drive in history, with more than two million people in five African countries expected to participate.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story

Enugu Governor approves N8.5 million monthly for free maternal, child health programme

Some health colleges in Enugu get their accreditation.

Federal Medical Centre, Abuja.

Patients suffer as health workers’ strike grounds hospitals in Abuja

The National Hospital and all other public health facilities are not functioning, with only a few doctors managing to be at work.

Codeine is one of the drus being abused by young people

Major health news last week

U.S. govt has spent $4.6 billion in 14 years on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

File photo of Resident Doctors

NMA gets new president, other executives

The new leadership was elected on Sunday.

Abuja City Gate

No cholera outbreak in Abuja – FCTA

An official enjoined residents of FCT to imbibe cleanliness and good hygiene.

University College Hospital Ibadan

How we’re assisting VVF patients – UCH

“UCH reserves 14 bed spaces for fistula patients. But this has now been expanded to 21 bed spaces.”

VIDEO: Why you need to always keep your hand clean

The world Hand hygiene day is celebrated on May 5 to sensitise people on the need to always keep your hand clean.

Codeine is one of the drus being abused by young people

Addiction: 10 things to know about Codeine

The government on May 1 banned the issuance of permits for the importation of codeine.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Health Workers Strike: Meeting with Nigerian govt deadlock

States and local government are expected to join the strike on Wednesday, the union says.

washing-hands used to illustrate the stroy.

29% of Nigeria’s healthcare facilities lack safe water, toilets – Saraki

Mrs Saraki says the campaign will champion the improvement of WASH facilities in schools.

From L-R, Representative, Minister of Health, Dr Araoye Segilola, Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Dr Sani Aliyu and Country Director, US Public Health Service, Dr Mahesh Swaminathan during the Joint Conference on Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey in Abuja on Thursday.

U.S. govt spends $4.6 billion in 14 years on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria – Official

U.S. is supporting Nigeria to conduct the largest HIV survey in the world from June.

Gray hair

Study links gray hair with immune system activity, viral infection

The study was published in the open access journal ,PLOS Biology,