News Reports

Ahead of world hepatitis day, here’s what to know about the disease

Hepatitis is the inflammation of liver tissue.

HIV Ribbon

1.8 million people newly infected by HIV – UNAIDS

The organisation says 50 countries experienced a rise in new HIV infections

Ebola Volunteers

Congo declares end of Ebola epidemic

The disease is believed to have killed 33 people in the country

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Over 5,000 Nigerian doctors working in South Africa – Envoy

The official says the doctors are in various teaching, public and private hospitals in South Africa.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story.

Pregnant women whose partners are smokers face higher risks of miscarriage – Research

The research was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Cholera: New cases decline – NCDC

“Cholera cases are being treated at designated treatment centres in affected states.”

Fish oil supplement used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Fitness Volt]

Major health stories last week

Researchers challenge fish oil supplements’ heart benefit.

Variety of beer used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: nigerianbrands]

Liver diseases rising due to increasing alcohol consumption — Report

During the seven-year period of the study, 460,760 cirrhosis related deaths occurred.

Nigeria needs 10 times more health workers to achieve universal health coverage

The country has developed a strategy to better manage what it has.

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari pledges to increase health budget

The review will reflect the government’s priority of ensuring Nigerians get better healthcare, Mr Buhari says.


Study decries rise in sale of non-prescription antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance caused about two million infections and death of about 50,000 yearly in the U.S and Europe, says an expert

A cross-section of Governors during the APC National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja on Tuesday (27/3/18). 01790/27/3/2018/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NAN

Nigerian governors committed to health insurance scheme – NGF

The governors pledged to maintain ongoing reforms, including domesticating the National Health Insurance Scheme

Fish oil supplement used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Fitness Volt]

Researchers challenge fish oil supplements’ heart benefit

Researchers found that long-chain omega III fats had little or no meaningful effect on the risk of death from any cause.

women in hospital

Nigerian NGOs meet on progress in health MDGS

The one day meeting is being organised by the development Research & Project Center (dRPC).

malnourished child

Hunger: Group tasks government to invest more on child nutrition

Globally, Nigeria contributes to nearly half of all child deaths—that is more than three million children each year.

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Why Nigeria allocated 64% health budget to primary healthcare – Minister

He says government decided to change focus from teaching hospitals

Members of the Nigerian Youth Champions For Universal Health Coverage during a press briefing in Abuja.

Youth group decries Nigerian govt’s attitude to Universal Health Coverage

Government in 2005 set the target to attain affordable health coverage for 90 per cent of Nigerians by 2015

50 PHCs to run 24-hour services in Abuja – Official

Authorities say they are building 12 new primary healthcare facilities in the FCT

vaccination exercise

123 million infants received vaccine in 2017, WHO, UNICEF say

Nine out of 10 infants received at least one dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Major health stories in the news last week

A research shows babies fed with solids early sleep longer.

Cross River govt to punish 54 health workers for extortion

The government says medical service at primary healthcare level is free in the state.

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Kwara flags off health insurance scheme

Mr Ahmed says the state government will subsidise premiums paid by enrollees.