Number of refugee children up five-folds since 2010 — UNICEF
UNICEF says 200,000 unaccompanied children applied for asylum across around 80 countries in 2015-2016.
Nigerian govt., British university to partner on health package for elderly
The package seeks to provide a safety net for elderly persons in the country
Group calls on China, Nigeria to raise contributions to HIV, Tuberculosis funding
China should pledge one billion dollars to Global Fund, not $18million, says group
World Hypertension Day – Reduce salt intake to prevent hypertension, experts urge Nigerians
The WHO says hypertension is one of the main contributors to heart disease and stroke
WHO, partners lament high death of adolescents, call for special care
More than 3,000 adolescents die every day, or 1.2 million deaths a year.
WHO adopts measures to stop Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
As at Sunday, 11 suspected cases, including three deaths, had been reported.
Malnutrition rate alarming in parts of Nigeria – Group
Nigeria would require $912 million over five years to mitigate malnutrition, an official said.
New Ebola death confirmed; 300,000 doses of vaccine ‘ready’
The vaccine, known as “rVSV-ZEBOV”, was shown to be highly protective against Ebola in clinical trials published in December 2016.
Nigeria should increase taxes on sugary, processed foods to check malnutrition – Global Panel
The panel also recommended subsidising healthy food.
Nigerian govt hospital ‘detains’ sick teenager for inability to pay bills
Doctors at the hospital referred the 17-year-old to another hospital for more treatment.
Health minister visits 82 freed Chibok girls receiving hospital care
The minister urged the girls not to hide any ailment from their caregivers.
Nigeria now dumping ground for inferior, substandard foods – Minister
“We – the regulatory Ministries, Departments and Agencies – all contributed our fair share to this deplorable state of affairs.”
Hope brightens for cancer patients as WHO launches pilot scheme for cheaper medicines
WHO in September will invite applications for prequalification of biosimilar versions of two products in the WHO Essential Medicines List.
Muslim women call for increase in Nigeria’s health budget
The proposal for the health sector in this year’s budget is about 4.17 per cent of the total, FOMWAN said.
Immunisation: Obaseki announces N5 million reward for best-performing local govt
“We will make immunisation service an integral part of our healthcare delivery.”
As Gombe battles shortage of nurses, midwives, govt implements more reforms
Gombe currently has 163 doctors, 69 pharmacists, and 1159 nurses and midwives.
HIV treatment should be included in Nigeria’s health insurance scheme – NACA boss
With over three million, Nigeria has the second highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world.