Nigeria poised to be declared polio-free in six months — Agency
For a country to be certified polio-free, it must have gone two years without reporting a case of polio.
African Vaccination Week: Nigeria to conduct mass immunisation
The exercise is to mark the African Vaccination Week.
Measles: Nigeria had highest number of unvaccinated under-one-year-olds in 2017 – UNICEF
WHO listed Nigeria among nine African countries with fresh measles outbreaks this year
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.
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.
Drones to deliver vaccines, blood, drugs across Ghana
The aim is for deliveries to arrive within 30 minutes.
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
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.
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.
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
Centre organises mental wellness session for Nigerian journalists
The nature of the work environment for journalists can foster anxiety and lead to psychological challenges.
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.
Buhari appoints new CMD for troubled Calabar teaching hospital
Striking doctors, minister express optimism on the appointment.
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
Why Nigerians don’t seek medical attention early – Experts
Doctors speak about their experiences in their field.
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.
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.
Medical council tribunal convicts Kebbi based doctor over misconduct
Mr Muhammad would, however, not be going on the six months suspension issued against him.
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.