News Reports

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf

Workers again accuse NHIS boss of fraud, demand his sack

Mr Yusuf was reinstated in February after his suspension last year over alleged fraud

Gombe State on map

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.

Cattle herd used to illustrate the story.

Miyetti Allah pledges support for immunisation

He said that the association had facilitated the immunisation of many nomadic children.

A flooded street at Bale at Ajegunle lkorodu, Lagos state [picture used to illustrate the story

Flooding, new cancer machine, other major health stories last week

Incorrect use of Viagra can permanently damage the eyes, say researchers.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

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.

National Hospital

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.

Flooded mini-estate used to illustrate the story.[photo credit: scan news]

Flood disaster: WHO steps up disease prevention efforts in Nigeria

At least 826,000 Nigerians are severely affected by heavy flooding.

Project PINK BLUE wins award. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Project PINK BLUE]

Nigerian group wins World Cancer Day Spirit Award

The award was presented by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

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.”

Cross River state

UNFPA partners Cross River Government in VVF repairs

Nigeria records 12,000 estimated cases of fistula annually.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

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.

Mothers and babies [Photo credit: HealthNewsNG]

Paediatrician warns against force-feeding babies

Such practice is dangerous and has led to untimely death of many infants in Nigeria, the expert says.

Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife. [PHOTO CREDIT: Joblanda]

Buhari renews appointment of OAUTH CMD, appoints new one for UniUyoTH

The president urged the appointees to help improve health service delivery in Nigeria.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million against cholera in Harare

A cholera outbreak is currently ravaging the southern African country’s capital city

Australia on map [Photo credit: Operation World]

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.

Former Borno state commissioner, Salma Ibrahim Anas-Kolo

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.

National coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu [Photo: Health News Extra]

Nigeria partners UK to enhance disease control

This partnership is coming days after two patients were reportedly hospitalised for monkeypox in the UK.

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

Donald Trump

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.

A pharmacy used to illustrate the story

165 pharmaceutical outlets sealed in Delta – Official

A total of ten persons were apprehended.

China on map

China reports new African swine fever outbreak

The case occurred on a farm of 44 pigs in the city of Songyuan, killing three pigs.

An Ebola patient being attended to

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 President, Emmanuel Macron

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.