Nigeria reviews guidelines for disease surveillance
Nigeria is expected to be the first country to adapt the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR).
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.
National Assembly committed to improving access to health insurance – Lawan
MDCAN unveils the foundation of its new national secretariat complex in Lugbe, Abuja.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
African health ministers outline plans to tackle malnutrition, malaria
New strategies are being explored to battle the dual scourge.
WHO advocates more research on health impact of microplastics
The organisation also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution.
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.
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.
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
Nigeria marks three years without Wild Polio Virus
Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are the three countries yet to be certified polio-free
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.”
Invest more in healthcare, Congolese president urges colleagues
Mr Sassou-Nguesso speaks at the WHO regional meeting holding in Brazzaville which opened on Monday.
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
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
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.