News Reports

File photo of Resident Doctors

300 doctors left Nigeria in 2016 — NMA President

Some 500 doctors sat for qualifying foreign medical examination preparing to move out.


Nigerian health workers pass vote of no confidence on Minister

The workers accuse the minister of pandering to interests of only medical doctors.

Federal Medical Centre, Abuja

Court, Medical Council yet to act a year after ‘negligence’ caused woman’s death

A 29-year-old woman died at the Abuja Federal Medical Centre after doctors allegedly abandoned her.

Medical Doctors (health workers) attending to patients used to illustrate the story health

Community health workers to begin administering contraceptives in Nigeria

Kaduna and Ondo have been selected as pilot states to kick start the scheme.

Medical directors sue Abuja area council over ‘illegal charges’

Officials of AMAC were not present in the court

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate Begins Hearing On Petition Against Registrar Of Nigerian Medical and Dental Council

Some graduates of foreign medical schools and their parents petition against the Council

270,000 Nigerian children living with HIV – UNICEF

Nigeria also recorded 37,000 new HIV infections among children.

National Hospital

Nigeria loses N175 billion annually to medical tourism -Former Health Minister

“Skill proficiency becomes a victim as both trainers and trainees are not exposed to enough cases.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

World AIDS Day: Stakeholders deliberate on stigmatisation of people living with HIV

The participants, which included health experts, spoke at a World AIDS day event.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Nigerian govt sets aside N28 billion to fund primary health care intervention in 2018

The project will also include the purchase of drugs for 20,000 Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Major health stories last week

Researchers launch two studies in Africa on new HIV vaccine.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Consumer council seeks to enforce patients’ rights in Nigerian hospitals

The official says CPC would soon roll out regulations on guarantees and warranties.

National Hospital

Why cancer is killing 10,000 Nigerians annually — Minister

Mrs. Osinbajo laments the continuous death of Nigerians due to cancer.


10,000 Nigerians die of cancer annually — Minister

The government commissions a new cancer treatment centre.

National Hospital

Six years after, cancer machine at National Hospital begins operation

Cancer treatment machines at government hospitals had all broken down.


10 percent of drugs in developing countries are substandard — WHO

Many of the products are anti-malaria drugs and antibiotics.

HIV Ribbon

Researchers launch two studies in Africa on new HIV vaccine

The three-year vaccine trial involves 2,600 women in southern Africa


Global response to malaria at crossroads due to reduced funding – WHO

The 2017 World Malaria Report shows that Nigeria is among 15 countries carrying 80 per cent of global malaria burden.

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

NHIS to expand access to affordable cancer treatment – Official

The official says most enrolees are ignorant of the benefits of scheme.

Nigerian Senate Chambers

2018 Budget: Senate to counter Buhari, ensure better allocation to health – Lawmaker

The lawmakers want to ensure implementation of the National Health Act which the executive has not implemented.

New equipment at the dental unit of the Ilorin General Hospital

Don’t wait until complications before seeing dentists, experts urge Nigerians

The 2017 National Oral Heath Week holds from December 1.


Major health stories in the news last week

Health minister laments challenges of accessing HIV/AIDs care.