News Reports

Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH

Nigerian public health groups set up training centre in Abuja

The centre wants to serve as a platform for credible civil society groups in the health space to improve the skill set of their members.


Hong Kong scientists invent ‘universal antibody drug’ for HIV prevention

The new findings were published in the April issue of Journal of Clinical Investigation.

scanty walk ways at the National hospital Abuja as a result of the ongoing strike.

Five things likely to happen in Nigeria’s health sector if JOHESU strike persists

JOHESU, the association of other health workers apart from medical doctors and dentists on Wednesday began an indefinite strike

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Nigerian govt approves licensing, commercialisation of anti-sickle cell drug

FEC gave the licensing agreement to NAPRED and May and Baker Plc.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Nigerian health workers strike will end soon – Minister

Says a high-level committee is reviewing the demands of the workers

Insecticide treated net (Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria)

World Malaria Day: Nigeria unlikely to achieve Malaria elimination by 2030 — Report

Experts suggest that the capacity of regulators to check influx of substandard malaria products be strengthened.

Mosquito used to illustrate the story. Photo: WebMD

World Malaria Day: 10 interesting facts about Malaria

The World Malaria Day 2018, has the theme: “Ready to beat malaria”.

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Adamawa earmarks N2 billion to combat malaria

The government says over 2.5 million nets have been distributed across the state.

Mosquito used to illustrate the story. Photo: WebMD

WHO urges more political commitment to reduce malaria burden in Africa

Globally, Nigeria currently has the highest burden, accounting for 27 per cent of the disease’s prevalence rate.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Hajj 2018: Nigeria assures Saudi authorities of tackling Lassa fever

Mr Adewole says the ministry is ready to tackle any disease outbreak, not just Lassa fever.

Mosquito used to illustrate the story. Photo: WebMD

World Malaria Day: Advocates aim at eliminating disease by 2030

Nigeria is the highest-burden country, accounting for 27 percent of global malaria cases

A bowl of ogbono soup used to illustrate the story

How ‘ogbono soup’ can improve efficacy of anti-malaria drugs — Researcher

The popular Ogbono helps with dissolution of drugs like Artemether.

Ogbonna Chimela

INTERVIEW: What Nigerian govt must do to end health workers strike – JOHESU Vice Chairman

The official says the union will no longer negotiate but wait for the government to fulfil its agreement with it.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Minister, governor beg health workers to suspend strike

They assure the demands of the workers would be addressed


JUTH receives N110 million heart surgery equipment, begins operation May 26

Before now, heart surgeries were done in Abuja U.S.-based Hospital for Humanity.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Health workers’ strike: Nigerian govt sets up committee to reconsider JOHESU demands

”The high level Federal Government team will continue its meeting on Monday and Tuesday”.

Malnourished child (Photo Credit: Sunday Alamba)

Major health stories in the news last week

About 59 million children in Africa have stunted growth.


Nigeria pledges to secure N108 billion to eliminate malaria

The statement said Nigeria also pledged an additional $18.7 million to leverage $37 million from the Global Fund .

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INTERVIEW: Less than 10% Nigerian households have access to potable water – UNICEF Chief

He explains why a tariff system is important to ensure that Nigerians can get the water they need at the household level

Mosquito used to illustrate the story. Photo: WebMD

Why Nigeria can’t defeat a disease threatening 97% of its population

As Nigeria gets set to celebrate World Malaria Day, its anti-malaria response is still far behind global expectation.


Nigeria to secure $300 million loan to finance national malaria strategy

Nigeria will be using the money to elevate malaria on the national priority list.

National Hospital, Abuja

Health Workers Strike: We are unmoved by FG’s ‘No Work no Pay’ threat – JOHESU

The strike has affected health care delivery in parts of the country.