News Reports


Health Workers’ Strike: Why negotiations are slow — JOHESU

The minister’s ‘body language’ is escalating the matter, a frustrated official says.

Hypertension check [Photo Credit: Hindustan Times]

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

They lament the low level of awareness of the disease in the country.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Congo Health Ministry warns of ‘new phase’ in Ebola outbreak

A case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo:]

Obese people more likely to smoke – Research

The study is being published on Thursday in the British Medical Journal.

Malnourished child (Photo Credit: Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian govt, UNICEF to procure therapeutic food for malnourished Nigerian children

Estimated 2.5 million Nigerian children under the age of five have severe acute malnutrition.

NYSC Corps members

2018 Budget: NYSC members to get health insurance – Official

A corps member died in an NYSC camp.


Yobe governor approves 100% payment of new salary structure for health workers

The new salary structure places the salaries of medical workers in Yobe at par with that of the Federal Government staff.

Nigerian Senate

Senate urges quick measures to prevent ebola outbreak in Nigeria

The lawmakers also called for quick resolution of the ongoing crisis in the health sector.


Suspected monkeypox patient admitted in Jos hospital – Official

Blood samples of the suspected patient have been sent to Abuja for examination.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Health Workers Strike: Minister directs hospital heads to provide security for staff

Mr Adewole said JOHESU does not have the constitutional right to harass other health workers.

Melania Trump

Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery

Melania “underwent an embolisation procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.”

Empty paediatric section at the National Hospital

Health Workers Strike: JOHESU accuses doctors, health ministry of sabotage, insincerity

The health workers have been on strike for four weeks.

Congo DRC map

Ebola: WHO confirms 19 deaths in DR Congo

The WHO also confirmed 39 suspected cases.

File photo of Resident Doctors

JOHESU Strike: NMA decries attacks on doctors, patients

Health workers have been on strike for weeks.


Why countries must eliminate trans-fatty acid from food – WHO

The health agency estimates that every year, trans-fat intake leads to more than 500,000 deaths globally from cardiovascular diseases.

Codeine is one of the drus being abused by young people

Codeine: Emzor to support treatment, rehabilitation of drug addicts

The company says it has always supported the empowerment of the youth.

Empty paediatric section at the National Hospital

Health Workers Strike: JOHESU considering govt’s new offer

“Yes they (government) gave us an offer. We will study it critically on Monday to know if its something we can accept or not.”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Ebola: WHO chief arrives DR Congo

He said WHO staff were in the team that first identified the outbreak.

Ebola Volunteers

Major health stories last week

News that Ebola had returned last week alarmed global health community.

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

‎Sorrow, anguish as Nigerians suffer from health workers’ strike

No resolution has been reached in the series of meetings between the government and the striking union.

The Chief Executive Officer NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu and the minister of health Isaac Adewole at the press briefing in Abuja on Lassa fever and Ebola.

JOHESU strike won’t affect port screening for Ebola – Health Minister

Mr Adewole said mechanism has been put in place at the ports and borders to screen travellers.

Striking doctors in Nigeria used to illustrate the story

Nigerian doctors threaten strike if govt implements JOHESU demands

Non-doctors have been on strike for three weeks.

Lassa fever

Nigeria declares Lassa fever outbreak over

“The outbreak has dropped below levels considered to be a national emergency.”

L-R, US Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb Stuart Symington, Minister of Health Prof Isaac Adewole and Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS Dr Sani Aliyu during the Signing of MOU on Nigeria HIV/ AIDS Indicator and Impact Assesment Survey in Abuja on Thursday

U.S. govt donates $90 million for HIV survey in Nigeria — Minister

The survey will begin in June and run for six months across Nigeria.

NDLEA officials

Codeine ban: NDLEA arrests 17 suspects in Ilorin

Agency urges pharmacists ro place drugs like Tramadol on poison box to be sold strictly on medical doctor’s recommendation.