Workers again accuse NHIS boss of fraud, demand his sack
Mr Yusuf was reinstated in February after his suspension last year over alleged fraud
310 children die of acute malnutrition in Gombe health centres since 2016 – Official
Over 36,000 children have been admitted at 18 centres in the state within the period, says the official
PTCIJ, TOPS launch free mental health assessment for Nigerian journalists
This agreement is a fruit of the advocacy for the improved holistic welfare of journalists in Nigeria.
Flooding, new cancer machine, other major health stories last week
Incorrect use of Viagra can permanently damage the eyes, say researchers.
5% of basic health fund to be disbursed for health emergencies- Minister
The Basic Health Care Provision Fund is the one per cent of the consolidated budget approved under the National Health Act.
Second cancer machine at National Hospital to begin operations January – Minister
The second machine came a few months after the first one was installed at the hospital.
Flood disaster: WHO steps up disease prevention efforts in Nigeria
At least 826,000 Nigerians are severely affected by heavy flooding.
Rate of newborn deaths in Bauchi alarming – UNICEF Officer
“Out of every 1000 newborn, 161 are likely to die before their fifth birthday in Bauchi.”
UNFPA partners Cross River Government in VVF repairs
Nigeria records 12,000 estimated cases of fistula annually.
WHO kicks off global initiative to treat children with cancer
Cancer is a leading cause of death for children, with 300,000 new cases diagnosed each year among children aged 0-19 years.
Buhari renews appointment of OAUTH CMD, appoints new one for UniUyoTH
The president urged the appointees to help improve health service delivery in Nigeria.
Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million against cholera in Harare
A cholera outbreak is currently ravaging the southern African country’s capital city
Australia could be first to eliminate cervical cancer- study
Cervical cancer is caused by certain high-risk types of human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection.
PROFILE: Salma Anas-Kolo: The health expert who wants to be Southern Borno’s first female senator
If she wins, the former commissioner will be the first female to represent Southern Borno in the Senate.
WHO seeks increased investment to achieve goal of toilet for all by 2030
Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the highest prevalence of open defecation
USAID announces $65m to support health, combat extremism in Nigeria
Of the new funding, $59.33 million will support activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
165 pharmaceutical outlets sealed in Delta – Official
A total of ten persons were apprehended.
Ebola: WHO asks DR CONGO neighbours to be on Ebola alert
As of 25 September, the disease had affected 151 people and killed 101 in the Democratic Republic of Congo
WHO reappoints Bloomberg non-communicable diseases ambassador
“He has had a tremendous impact in that role over the past two years,” says WHO DG
France pledges to increase aid to Africa for girl child education, others
France will increase its grants from $10 billion to $15 billion in 2020 to 2030.