1,110 dead as cholera ravages 29 states in Nigeria – NCDC
About 84 deaths were recorded within corresponding period last year.
Nigeria’s NHIS may collapse in three years – Governing Council
“Pervasive corruption and turmoil past, present and ongoing may eventually lead to the end of the scheme,” warns its supervisory organ.
Nigerian AIDS control agency concealed records of donor funds – Audit Report
The auditor general also highlights a suspected case of fraud where donated equipment were shared physically weeks before they were actually received.
Buhari signs bill establishing Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
The agency was established in 2011 and has been in existence without any legislative backing.
World Pneumonia Day: Nigeria urged to improve fight against disease
Pneumonia killed about 920,000 children across the world in 2015.
WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption
Urgent action is needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines.
Polio Immunisation: WHO collates empty viles for accountability
“We are collecting all the used viles in order to curb diversion of vaccines in the local government.”
Finally, FG inaugurates governing council for Medical and Dental Council
NMA had vowed to sue government if it did not appoint the council by end of September.
Consumer council alerts Nigerians on ‘sniper-treated beans’
The council warns consumers on treatment before consumption.
One million Nigerians currently receiving AIDS treatment — NACA
He said the government has a scale-up plan, called fast-track plan, to put more people on drugs.
USAID distributes 3.3 million insecticide-treated bed nets in Akwa Ibom
The bed nets are valued at $9.7 million.
Even before Yusuf, NHIS was an agency steeped in fraud
Crisis in the Nigerian health agency is making headlines of late following allegations of fraud against its chief executive officer
How we successfully separated, stabilised conjoined twins – Nigerian surgeon
Unemployed father of the twins appeal to government for a job
NHIS Crisis: Why health minister, governing council, others are against me – Usman Yusuf
Mr Yusuf says all the allegations levelled against him are ‘recycled’.
Babies born to older dads may have higher risk of health problems – Study
The older a father’s age, the greater the risk, according to the study.
1000 pregnant women get grants for free ante-natal care in Bayelsa
The government says N3,000 grant would be given monthly to all pregnant women for their transport to hospitals and clinics.
UPDATED: NHIS Scandal: Buhari orders Executive Secretary Usman Yusuf to proceed on ‘administrative leave’
“This is to allow for unfettered investigation into allegations of infractions and financial malfeasance levelled against him.”
Handwashing Day: How cleaner hands can fight infections, save lives
The 2018 Global Handwashing Day was held October 15 under the theme “Clean hands: healthy future”
Doctors separate conjoined twins in Abuja hospital
Yakubu Dogara settled the medical bills of the family.
Air Pollution: Majority of children breathe toxic air – WHO
“Air pollution is stunting our children’s brains, affecting their health in more ways than we suspected,” an expert says.
Nigerian govt inaugurates one year road map for HIV treatment
Mr Adewole explains how the idea to announce the re-establishment of the programme was conceived in South Africa.