News Reports

WHO admits slow response to Ebola

A new director-general will be selected at the ongoing 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva.

HIV vaccine realisable – ‎NACA

‎The annual HIV Vaccine Advocacy Day was held on Thursday.

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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

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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

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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.

Ebola case in DR Congo

WHO adopts measures to stop Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

As at Sunday, 11 suspected cases, including three deaths, had been reported.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

Major Health stories across Nigeria last week

A teenager wsa detained by a federal hospital for his inability to pay his bills.

‎Nigerian govt announces steps to prevent Ebola

The WHO announced a confirmed case of ebola in the DRC.

malnourished child

Malnutrition rate alarming in parts of Nigeria – Group

Nigeria would require $912 million over five years to mitigate malnutrition, an official said.

Ebola case in DR Congo

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.

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Nigeria’s Meningitis Death Toll Climbs to 1,069

About 5,724 children majorly within the age group of 5-14 years were affected by the disease.

Nigeria should increase taxes on sugary, processed foods to check malnutrition – Global Panel

The panel also recommended subsidising healthy food.

A Maternity Ward used to illustrate the story [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Nigeria to review midwifery practices

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this at an evet to mark the 2017 International Day of the Midwife

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.

Alaba Market [Photo Credit: Geoffrey Ellis Photos]

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.

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Immunisation: Obaseki announces N5 million reward for best-performing local govt

“We will make immunisation service an integral part of our healthcare delivery.”

VOXPOP: How often do you wash your hands?

Nigerians speak on how often they wash their hands on World Hand Hygiene Day.

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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.

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Meningitis kills eight in Katsina

Sixteen cases were recorded out of which eight people lost their lives.