News Reports

Zaid Jurgi, Chief of WASH, UNICEF during his presentation at a media dialogue on Water Supply and Sanitation in Jos, Plateau STATE (FILE PHOTO)

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

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Nigeria records 756,000 under-five deaths annually – Official

Nigeria contributes 11 per cent of total global deaths of under-five.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Lassa Fever: Three die in Ekiti

Lassa Fever: Three die in Ekiti

Nigerian Senate Chambers

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.

How to prevent blindness from glaucoma – Expert

Ten facts about the disease are also stated.

Major health stories last week

Nigeria is to benefit from U.S. $533 million charity fund for Africa.

Nigeria must determine benzene content of soft drinks – SON

The regulator also speaks on energy drinks.

Lassa fever

Treatment of Lassa fever is free – Nigerian govt

Over 100 people have died of the disease.

Nigerian bakeries still use cancer-causing chemical in bread – Food expert

A researcher finds potassium bromate in 72 per cent of bread samples.

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FOA). [Photo credit: Opportunity Desk]

FAO trains 4,700 veterinarians against deadly disease outbreak

The FAO trainings covers critical areas related to animal health.

FILE PHOTO: A malnourished child given improvised nutrition

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.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story

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.

UNICEF Building in Geneva

25 million child marriages prevented in the last decade globally – UNICEF

A 2016 UNICEF data revealed Nigeria has highest number of child brides globally.

Jigawa on map

Meningitis kills 15 in Jigawa – Commissioner

The official confirms 51 suspected cases, 10 confirmed and 15 deaths cutting across several communities.

Patients waiting to see doctor used to illustrate the story

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.”

Lassa fever

Lassa fever: Nigeria’s death toll rises to 110

Agency says 35 new confirmed cases/seven deaths were recorded.

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

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

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

World Bank officials, Saraki, Adewole set for summit on health financing in Nigeria

The summit will galvanise talks on Nigeria’s health challenges.