News Reports

WHO puts Ebola death in DRC at 357

There were a total of 591 Ebola cases.

Libya on map

WHO warns repeated attacks could close key Libya hospital

The trauma hospital is already struggling with resources and suffering from a lack of medical supplies.

Pictures of some Kayanmata products.

Kayanmata: A growing trend among Nigerian women

Women talk about its ‘efficacy’ while medical experts raise concerns.

A little boy being treated for suspect case of meningitis

Nigeria’s CDC issues tips to prevent spread of meningitis

CSM remains a major health challenge, affecting 25 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Empty paediatric section at the National Hospital

Major health stories last week

A Six-week-old baby miraculously survives Ebola in Congo.

River used for survival by residents

Don’t politicise Water Bill, minister appeals to Senate

The minister described the oppositions to the bill as unnecessary controversy and diversionary.

Empty paediatric section at the National Hospital

NHIS: NMA directs doctors to shun state health insurance schemes

The association wants ”meaningful engagement” between the government and practitioners that is acceptable to all.


Osun to receive World Bank’s $20 million to fix dilapidating health facilities

The funds are part of the bank’s Saving One Million Lives (SOML) programme.

A hospital used to illustrate the story

Budget 2019: Buhari proposes N315 billion recurrent health expenditure

The new budget is about 46.3 billion increase from last year’s recurrent expenditure, which was N269.3 billion.

Women in a gathering used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Inserting finger, using soap in vagina kills sexual pleasure- Expert

The gynaecologist advises women to stop using soap or perfume to clean their private parts.

Drug-maker, GlaxoSmithKline, to split after striking Pfizer consumer health deal

The organisations plans to split into two businesses — one for prescription drugs and vaccines, the other for over-the-counter products.


Dolapo Osinbajo speaks against indiscriminate drug use

The vice president paid a visit to the health minister.

The signpost at the main entrance of the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi. It was first built as a general hospital in 1957 by the government of Defunct Northern Nigeria, and became FMC in 2000. (October 30, 2018) Credits: Samuel Ogundipe/Premium Times.

Nigerians advised on how to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases

The document is to serve as a strategic guide for the national response to NCDs for the next six years in Nigeria.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Nigeria needs N134bn to strengthen national health security – Official

A five-year National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) was launched in Abuja on Monday.

The Chief oversight officer for Vaccine Network for Disease Control, the Coordinator, Gender Technical Unit National Assembly, Eqy Anazonwu and other participant at the press conference on Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill in Abuja on Monday.

Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill: Groups urges National Assembly to hold public hearing

The bill has passed second reading at the Senate but is running out of time as the current National Assembly winds down.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

What Nigerians must do to prevent infectious diseases

The official lists some steps Nigerians can take.

NAFDAC office

What we’re doing to standardise, regulate traditional medicine – NAFDAC

He stressed the need to investigate and understand what constitutes herbal medicine.

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

As foreign grants ‘dry up,’ Nigerian health experts push for increased govt funding of sector

The International Universal Health Coverage is celebrated every December 12.

President Muhammadu Buhari 2

FG to extend free healthcare to Nigerians over 60 years, establish regional geriatric centres – Buhari

The president says the extension would complement that of state governments already providing free healthcare services to under fives and women

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

Group urges Nigerian govt. to ensure 60 percent health insurance coverage by 2024

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has achieved only about three percent coverage since 2005


Tax mobile phone calls to fund health, group advises Nigerian govt

“It is time for collective action and it is doable. There is no free lunch and people need to take action to achieve Universal Health Coverage.”


Nigeria needs to spend more to fight worsening malaria scourge – Agency

Agency calls for subsidy on malaria commodities even at private facilities