Immunisation: Obaseki announces N5 million reward for best-performing local govt
“We will make immunisation service an integral part of our healthcare delivery.”
As Gombe battles shortage of nurses, midwives, govt implements more reforms
Gombe currently has 163 doctors, 69 pharmacists, and 1159 nurses and midwives.
HIV treatment should be included in Nigeria’s health insurance scheme – NACA boss
With over three million, Nigeria has the second highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the world.
Group launches free surgery to restore sexual pleasure to victims of Female Genital Mutilation
The group also plans hospital dedicated to FGM victims and their medical needs in Burkina Faso.
Gombe govt. waives retirement for 100 nurses, midwives due to manpower shortage
Gombe has only 1,159 nurses and midwives in its employ.
Nigerian doctors reject harmonised pay with nurses, other health workers
“What we are against is the fact that everybody cannot be equated to be equal.”
Acute malnutrition not peculiar to northern Nigeria, official warns
Nigeria reportedly needs N279.54 billion ($912 million) to address malnutrition in all states for five years.
Nigeria currently testing locally produced ‘cure’ for epilepsy – Minister
We are waiting for NAFDAC to give its approval,” the minister said.
Nigerian govt restates commitment to polio eradication
Before the discovery of two new cases in Borno last year, Nigeria had not reported a case of polio since July 24, 2014
Nigerian govt inaugurates governing Boards, Councils of tertiary health institutions
Mr. Adewole cautioned the appointees against direct involvement in day-to-day administration of the institutions.
Nigerian govt donates 1.8 million doses of meningitis vaccine to Sokoto – Tambuwal
The state government said it commenced the vaccination of two million residents.
Meningitis Outbreak: Nigerian death toll rises to 813
The Health Minister said Nigeria was considering local production of vaccines.
World Vaccination Week: Dangote, Bill Gates speak on efforts to end polio
The exercise targets every child across Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic for immunization
World Malaria Day: Nigerians warned to stop using Chloroquine for malaria treatment
About 90 per cent of Nigerians are at risk of malaria, while children and pregnant women are more vulnerable to the disease.
20 million Nigerians infected with Hepatisis – Expert
The official said the figure is collated from all public and private hospitals across the country.
World’s first malaria vaccine to be used for children in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi
Malaria kills around 430,000 people a year, the vast majority of them babies and young children in sub-Saharan Africa.
What you need to do to cure persistent bad breath – Expert
“Bad breath is a common problem that can cause significant psychological distress.”
Lagos to begin construction of three new ‘ultra-modern’ General Hospitals – Ambode
Mr. Ambode said three new facilities have been catered for in the 2017 budget.
NHIS expels 23,000 fake enrolees in three months – Executive Secretary
Mr. Yusuf described Health Management Organisations as the problem of NHIS.
Meningitis Outbreak: After over 700 deaths, Nigeria needs divine intervention, official says
Over 700 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the disease last November
WHO wants Nigeria, other developing countries to invest more in water, sanitation
“Contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause more than 500 000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.”
WHO commends Nigeria’s handling of meningitis outbreak
“Routine immunisation is the backbone of disease control and more should be done to ensure its utilisation.”