Glaucoma, 2nd highest cause of blindness globally – Expert
Statistics show that about 70 million people suffer from glaucoma worldwide.
CSNAC seeks update on ICPC investigation of NHIS Executive Secretary
The group says it has sent an FoI request to ICPC
Nigeria needs to invest $8 billion yearly in potable water – UNICEF
Over 60 million Nigerians still lack access to potable water, says the global agency
Nigeria records 756,000 under-five deaths annually – Official
Nigeria contributes 11 per cent of total global deaths of under-five.
Senate urges Nigerian govt to declare state of emergency in health sector
Nigeria ranks second highest in the World on child mortality, according to the latest UNICEF statistics.
Nigeria must determine benzene content of soft drinks – SON
The regulator also speaks on energy drinks.
Nigerian bakeries still use cancer-causing chemical in bread – Food expert
A researcher finds potassium bromate in 72 per cent of bread samples.
FAO trains 4,700 veterinarians against deadly disease outbreak
The FAO trainings covers critical areas related to animal health.
Nigeria loses 800,000 children due to lack of immunisation- GAVI
The official says the government and other stakeholders must work hand-in-hand to stem the tide.
Why women are prone to kidney disease than men — Expert
World Kidney Day marked annually on the second Thursday in March.
Ex-Speaker Etteh, others inaugurated as board chairpersons
The appointments comprised 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members.
25 million child marriages prevented in the last decade globally – UNICEF
A 2016 UNICEF data revealed Nigeria has highest number of child brides globally.
Expert raises alarm on increased kidney disease among Nigerians
The expert says most people have one form of kidney disease or the other.
Journalists should make state governments accountable for healthcare delivery in Nigeria – Minister
Mr. Adewole says state governments need to spend more on the health of their citizens
Osinbajo, GAVI delegation discuss Nigeria’s healthcare system
“The funding of our health care system … cannot depend on the budgetary allocation alone.”
NHIS: Regulators should be blamed for poor coverage of Nigerians – Official
The official also absolves the HMOs of corruption.
WHO budgets $178 million on health issues in Nigeria for two years
The money will be expended on polio eradication, communicable diseases, promotion of healthcare and emergencies arising from of outbreak of diseases
World Bank officials, Saraki, Adewole set for summit on health financing in Nigeria
The summit will galvanise talks on Nigeria’s health challenges.