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World Malaria Day: WHO, U.S. call for more efforts to tackle disease

The WHO said increased investments in malaria prevention and control will go a long way in fighting the disease.

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21.1m children denied first dose of measles vaccine yearly on average — UNICEF

The ground for the global measles outbreaks we are witnessing today was laid years ago.

Drone used to illustrate the story (Photo by Darrel Und from Pexels)

Drones to deliver vaccines, blood, drugs across Ghana

The aim is for deliveries to arrive within 30 minutes.

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Despite official data stating otherwise, Ngige claims Nigeria has ‘surplus’ doctors

The labour minister says he is not worried by the mass exodus of Nigerian doctors

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

World Meningitis Day: Survivors need more support in Nigeria – NCDC

“We all have a collective responsibility to address this public health challenge,” the NCDC says of meningitis.

Mosquito used to illustrate the story. Photo: WebMD

World’s first malaria vaccine launched in Malawi

“Thirty years in the making, RTS,S is the first and to date the only, vaccine that has demonstrated it can significantly reduce malaria in children.”

Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Facebook account of BSUTH]

Major health stories last week

Hospital cuts prices for key medical services, new appointments, study results made the headlines in the week

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Benue teaching hospital cuts prices for key medical services

Hip replacement surgery is N60,000 and a session of dialysis is N15,000.

‘Addictive’ use of smartphones, Internet worries Nigerian health officials

Adolescents who become dependent on their smartphones could experience negative alterations in brain development, a psychiatrist argues.

Sex workers used to illustrate the story. {PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Seven things you did not know about Truvada

Truvada is intended to be used along with condoms, not in place of them, and doesn’t protect against other sexually transmitted diseases

PTCIJ training used to illustrate the story.

Centre organises mental wellness session for Nigerian journalists

The nature of the work environment for journalists can foster anxiety and lead to psychological challenges.

Sex workers used to illustrate the story. {PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

PrEP: HIV ‘prevention’ drug many Nigerians need, don’t know about and can’t afford

The medication, which prevents infection from HIV is not readily available in many healthcare facilities.

Minister of health, Isaac Adewole giving a remark

Nigerian govt approves HIV self-test kit

The kit will provide accurate results in 20 minutes and can be run using blood or serum/plasma.

(L-R), THE HON. MINISTER OF HEALTH,PROF. ISAAC ADEWOLE, HANDLING OVER LETTER OF APPOINTMENT TO THE NEWLY APPOINTED CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR,UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR TEACHING HOSPITAL,CALABAR,CROSS RIVERS STATE, PROF. IKPEME AND DIRECTOR, HOSPITAL SERVICES (FMOH),DR. JOSEPH AMEDU, IN HIS OFFICE.

Buhari appoints new CMD for troubled Calabar teaching hospital

Striking doctors, minister express optimism on the appointment.

Director-General of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib.

Nigeria to establish emergency centre to tackle maternal, infant mortality

Official says Nigeria has one of the worst records in maternal and child mortality in the world

A primary healthcare facility

Why Nigerians don’t seek medical attention early – Experts

Doctors speak about their experiences in their field.

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Prince Harry, Oprah collaborate on mental health

The TV series is built on Harry’s longstanding commitment to tackling mental health and raising awareness of mental illness.

Cross section of medical experts and the emir of Juwa ,at the ongoing medical outreach (Photo Credit: Nike Adebowale)

Provision of basic amenities will reduce non-communicable diseases in Nigeria – Experts

Experts say lack of simple social amenities in the country is part of the contributing factors to the increasing rate of non-communicable disease.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story.

Over 200 million women who want contraception can’t get it – UN

Millions of women across the world still face economic, social and institutional barriers when it comes to their health.

What Nigeria must do to achieve universal health coverage – Experts

Experts say a stronger PHC system is needed to achieve universal health coverage.

Logo of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN). [PHOTO CREDIT: Punchng]

Medical council tribunal convicts Kebbi based doctor over misconduct

Mr Muhammad would, however, not be going on the six months suspension issued against him.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Minister warns Nigerians seeking to study medicine in Ukraine

The Ukrainian government says it cannot speak for the quality of certificated from Odessa National Medical University.