News Reports

Cholera patients in hospital ward

Patients shun general hospital over dilapidated structures

“The structure is dilapidated and the environment is so bushy that patients prefer to travel to Azare for medical attention.”

We can’t end AIDS without ending discrimination against persons living with it – Official

“The world will never achieve the end of AIDS without bold actions to advance the human rights of the people left furthest behind.”

Minister-Health-Professor-Isaac-Adewole

Nasarawa residents get free surgical operations

Screening for hepatitis, diabetes, prostate cancer, breast cancer were also conducted.

Healthcare: Reps ask NHIS to halt payment to HMOs

“Enrolees are treated like lepers while trying to access the services,” a lawmaker said.

Unwanted pregnancy mainly caused by wrong use of contraceptives – Health Minister

“Contraceptive-failure, if you use it well, rarely fails.”

World AIDS Day: U.S. provides HIV testing, counselling to 12 million Nigerians

According to the envoy, 726,200 adults and 34,695 children are receiving treatment for HIV under the programme.

Nigerian govt., Unilever sign MOU on oral health programme

A similar programme was successful in other countries.

mosquito

Expensive malaria drugs are not better, experts warn Nigerians

The groups also said the Nigerian government is showing ‘little commitment’ in fight against malaria.

40 per cent of people living with HIV don’t know their status – WHO

The number of HIV cases confirmed in Europe increased.

Nigeria’s primary healthcare centres in dismal state – Group

The active primary healthcare centres faced significant challenges of staffing, supplies and weak infrastructure.

Nigerians living with HIV protest, disrupt government conference

The protesters want government to spend more on health.

A hospital ward with patients

‘Nigeria has 350 orthopaedic surgeons for 170 million citizens’

Nigeria’s ratio is deficient by half of global standard.

Family doctors seek partnership with government to improve health services

“Family physicians are willing and eager to partner with government especially at the primary care level.”

Do not slash 2017 health budget, Minister tells lawmakers

The minister had claimed that last year’s budget was doctored.

Conjoined Nigerian babies separated

The Ayeni twins were fused together at the lower half of the body.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Adamawa flags off maternal newborn, child health social protection scheme

“This event represents a giant stride in our collective efforts towards checkmating all health challenges affecting mothers.”

Minister-Health-Professor-Isaac-Adewole

Nigeria offers to help South Sudan’s health sector

“We are willing to support you, it is our duty,” Nigeria’s health minister said.

University College Hospital Ibadan

WHO donates Polio Modular Laboratory to UCH

“The Department of Virology, UI, is important in the fight against polio,” WHO said.

Nigerians have 3rd highest rate of premature births in the world

Mr. Adewole, a professor of medicine, said Nigeria has an estimated 871,000 babies born preterm every year.

Group commences free heart surgery for 200 children

“We are providing this surgery to these children because it is very expensive to carry out such operations in the hospitals.”

rape victim

Why rape, domestic violence persists in Nigeria – HURMA

“Our office receives reports almost on daily basis from victims of this evil acts.”

NACA to hold conference on HIV prevention in Nigeria

The conference holds on November 29.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH)

Why Nigeria must take family planning serious – Experts

“If we continue on our present mindless trajectory of population growth, the way forward is clear.”

Nigeria not handling malaria properly – U.S.

We are still producing chloroquine in Nigeria, a drug that has no beneficial use either for malaria or any other use – USAID

Mosquito used to illustrate the story. Photo: WebMD

Why Zika virus spreads in Nigeria – NCDC

“The current epidemiology of Zika in Nigeria has not been well-documented or understood due to paucity of recent data.”