News Reports

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Enugu govt engages 291 health workers to monitor spread of outbreaks

The monitoring would cover all communities.

HIV Ribbon

WHO warns of HIV drug resistance

Of the 36.7 million people living with HIV worldwide, 19.5 million were accessing treatment as at 2016.

Abuja City Gate

Why Abuja residents stand highest risk of contacting HIV/AIDS in Nigeria — Official

A tour of Abuja nightlife zones by PREMIUM TIMES shows just how lucrative commercial sex can be in the nation’s capital.

EXCLUSIVE: Why Nigeria’s one million HIV/AIDS patients are in danger — Official

The official says his organisation has been pushing government to do the right thing.

Death toll rises to 17 in Kwara cholera outbreak

There have been 1,617 reported cases in the state.


Nigeria launches guidelines on essential drugs for treatment

The government will monitor the use of the guidelines in states.

Make diarrhea drugs available in Nigerian public hospitals — Experts

Data from five states show Zinc ORS combined treatment has increased from one percent to 31 percent.

Experts brainstorm on healthcare challenges in Abuja

Practitioners proffer solutions to dearth of manpower in Nigeria.

Drugs used to illustrate the story.

Senate investigates circulation of 42 banned anti-malaria drugs

Drugs already delisted in Europe

Fanta, Sprite controversy: Court dismisses NBC’s call for stay of execution

The court insists that a warning label must be put on the two products.


FG spends only N1500 per year on each Nigerian’s healthcare – Minister

Minister said health is a fundamental right of Nigerians

vaccination exercise

12.9 million infants got no vaccines in 2016 – UN agencies

According to the WHO and UNICEF, the number represents about 10 per cent of babies around the world.


Health Minister intensifies NHIS sweep, suspends eight top staff

The suspensions are coming days after the executive secretary of the agency was suspended.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

Major health stories last week: NHIS suspension controversy, Lass Fever outbreak, others

A student died of Lassa Fever in Plateau State.

Breakthrough reported in search for gonorrhoea vaccine

Century-long research to find vaccine against gonorrhoea had been unsuccessful.


Health Ministry replies embattled NHIS chief, says suspension order stands

The ministry said an investigative panel has commenced its work on the corruption allegations.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

EXCLUSIVE: Five reasons I will ignore Health Minister’s suspension order – NHIS Executive Secretary

The embattled health insurance official faces allegations of corruption.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

I will not obey your suspension order, NHIS boss tells Nigeria’s Health Minister

The NHIS chief is being investigated for corruption allegations.

Osinbajo launches MSMEs clinic in Abeokuta

“The regulatory authorities will open and maintain offices here in Ogun for easy access.”

Excessive intake of soft drinks ’causes erectile dysfunction’ — Report

A Nigerian expert challenges the result.

Sani Aliyu, NACA DG [Photo: NACA Nigeria]

Nigeria reaches major landmark in fight against HIV/AIDS

“The tipping point for the epidemic is when we have more people going on treatment than we have new infections,” he said.

Cholera patients in hospital ward

Hepatitis E cases on the rise in Borno — Officials

As at 2 July, 146 confirmed and suspected cases had been reported in three local government areas.

The House of Representative in Chamber ... members are notorious for budget mutilation

Group blasts Nigerian lawmakers over resolution to recall suspended NHIS boss

The House passed a resolution on Wednesday calling for the recall of the suspended official.


Nigerian govt outlines eight ways to avert Cholera

Use safe water to brush your teeth, wash and prepare food, the NCDC said.

Kano on map

Kano announces free malaria drugs, introduces reward, punishment policy in health sector

Kano lawmakers also passed a bill to regulate private health institutions.