News Reports

Chikwe Ihekweazu, CEO, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Nigeria reviews guidelines for disease surveillance

Nigeria is expected to be the first country to adapt the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR).

First Lady of Niger State Amina Bello [Photo: Leadership Newspaper]

Cancer: Wife of Niger governor to serve on WHO group

Mrs Bello will serve as a member of the Expert Group for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer Initiative.

Tanko Sununu, chairman house committee on health services; Francis Faduyile, NMA president among other special guests while launching the MDCAN ground breaking building project in Abuja.

National Assembly committed to improving access to health insurance – Lawan

MDCAN unveils the foundation of its new national secretariat complex in Lugbe, Abuja.

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Experts, civil society groups set agenda for El’rufai on health delivery

The group urges the state government to implement the Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) project to fast track Universal Health Coverage in Kaduna State.

Nigeria Medical Association Executives address pressmen in Abuja ahead of its National Health Summit Photo credit: Owoseye Ayodamola

NMA outlines agenda for new health ministers

The association sets a three-pronged agenda for the ministers.

Health ministers, Ehanire and Mamora addressing pressman on resumption to office

Five Nigeria health sector challenges new Ministers should urgently tackle

The task before a minister of health is a difficult one in Nigeria due to the myriad of challenges facing the sector.

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq [Photo: Daily Post Nigeria]

Kwara commits N232m to maternal, child health, others – Governor

Governor AbdulRazaq said the fund would enable the state to provide subsidised healthcare delivery to the poor and the vulnerable.

Health ministers, Ehanire and Mamora addressing pressman on resumption to office

New health ‘ministers’, polio eradication, others dominate health stories last week

The health sector at the local and international levels witnessed numerous activities and developments during the week.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo:]

Raise tax on tobacco, advocates urge Nigerian government

The group said Nigeria gets over N10 billion on tobacco tax yearly, yet no percentage of the levy is earmarked for tobacco control.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Doctors challenge Nigeria’s new health minister on brain drain, others

Mr Saheed said the key to any health system was health insurance that was functional.

Malnourished child (Photo Credit: Sunday Alamba)

African health ministers outline plans to tackle malnutrition, malaria

New strategies are being explored to battle the dual scourge.

A tap of running water used to illustrate the story [Photo:]

WHO advocates more research on health impact of microplastics

The organisation also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution.

vaccination exercise

African health ministers agree on new response strategy for disease outbreaks

The ministers have been meeting in Brazzaville on how to improve the state of health in the continent.

Vaccines used to illustrate the story [Photo:]

WHO, Heads of African countries glad as region reaches last mile of wild polio

Certification that the WHO African Region is free of wild polio is expected in early 2020.

Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Mohammed Sambo

Why Nigeria cannot achieve universal health coverage now – NHIS Executive Secretary

Mr Sambo seeks the participation of state governments, organised private and informal sectors in the scheme

Polio immunisation used to illustrate the story (Photo: Continental Research)

Nigeria marks three years without Wild Polio Virus

Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are the three countries yet to be certified polio-free

Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba

Yaba psychiatric hospital resident doctors continue strike over shortage of staff

The doctors accuse the Hospital Management of “blatantly refusing to replace the annual exit of resident doctors for the past four years.”

President Denis Sassou Nguesso

Invest more in healthcare, Congolese president urges colleagues

Mr Sassou-Nguesso speaks at the WHO regional meeting holding in Brazzaville which opened on Monday.

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti. [PHOTO CREDIT:]

WHO regional director nominated for second term

Ms Moeti’s candidacy was also endorsed by the African Union Executive Council earlier this year.

W. Stuart Symington

US allocates additional $75million to fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

The US government says it has spent about $4.7billion in the past 14 years to fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

Buhari appoints new head for National Obstetric Fistula Centre

The appointment is for an initial four-year term and took effect from August 5

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

New UNAIDS chief, Ebola drugs, others dominate health stories last week

The Nigerian government also said over 26 million children under seven years old face the risk of meningitis in 25 states

Food on a dining table (Photo by from Pexels)

Healthy food choices for kids this holiday

Many parents get stressed planning what to feed their wards during the holiday.

TB Patients receiving treatment. (Photo Credit: Damien Foundation)

WHO, Global Funds, Stop TB want global action against tuberculosis

Currently, Nigeria has the highest number of TB cases in Africa and the sixth highest in the world.


Global artistes, athletes sign pledge to end AIDS, TB, Malaria by 2030

From today, the public can take action by signing the letter for the chance to earn tickets to the Global Citizen Festival in New York in September.