News Reports


Major health reports of last week

Nigerian govt released $1 million for contraceptives.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Lassa outbreak: Minister blames doctors for infections

The minister also speaks on preventive measures.

Vaccines used to illustrate the story [Photo:]

Nigerian govt, May&Baker partner on local vaccines production

Biovaccines Nigeria Limited is a joint venture between the Federal Government and May&Baker Nigeria Plc.

FG/WHO begins yellow fever vaccination in three states

Nearly 3,000 vaccination teams will be deployed across the three states.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Nigerian govt releases $1 million for contraceptives

The government steps up campaign on family planning.


Lassa fever: Nigeria records 16 deaths in less than one month

Ten states are largely affected by the scourge.

Gov. Aliyu-Wamakko

4,062 persons benefit from free eye care programme in Sokoto

The programme surpasses its initial projected target of 3,150, patients in 19 local government areas of the state

Yellow Fever: WHO to donate 20 million vaccine doses to Nigeria yearly

An ongoing campaign targets persons between nine months to 45 years old.


Lassa Fever: What health professional must do to curb spread – Minister

The warning is coming as the killer disease resurfaces in parts of the country.

Cigarette smoking

Nigerian govt’s ‘snail speed’ affecting implementation of tobacco law, groups say

The law is not being enforced, more than seven months after its announcement.

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Health experts advocate autonomy, adequate financing for NCDC

A legislative representative says the lawmakers will consider all the suggestions.

Samples of the motorcycles donated by WHO

WHO donates 853 motorcycles to Nigeria

The motorbikes will be distributed to all the states and FCT.


Zimbabwe on high alert after cholera outbreak

The outbreak comes at a time when neighbouring Zambia is battling a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 67 lives

Map of Nigeria showing Ondo State

Lassa fever hits Ondo

Some persons suspected to have been infected were taken to the FMC, Owo

LASSA FEVER: Rats used to illustrate the story.

Lassa Fever: Ebonyi schools reopen

The has been no new case in four days.


Major health stories last week

Lassa fever cases and why Nigerian soldiers and police officers have high risks of HIV.

Map of Pakistan. [Photo credit: Cryptid Wiki - Fandom]

Gunmen kill mother, daughter anti-polio team in Pakistan

Pakistan is one of only two countries where new polio cases still surface.


Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

WHO says malaria kills around half a million people every year.


Germany commits 120 million euros to combat Polio in Nigeria – Official

A Japanese delegation was also received in Abuja.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story

How iodine may reduce chances of getting pregnant – Study

The researchers analyse data collected from 501 U.S. couples.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Breastfeeding for over six months may reduce diabetes risk – Study

The study was conducted over 30 years.

The Lassa virus (PhotoCredits: Liveofofo)

NCDC confirms Lassa fever among health workers in Ebonyi

The agency says four cases of the fever among health care workers in the state were reported, three of them subsequently passed away.

Paracetamol abuse damages liver, Kidney — Pharmaceutical body

Problems may arise later in life.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

Health minister warns Nigerians of meningitis, explains inability to vaccinate all citizens

Hundreds of people died from the disease last year.

Cassava used to illustrate the story.

Why we support field trials of genetically modified cassava in Nigeria – Scientist

Critics say the introduction of GMOs is unhealthy.