News Reports

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Pregnant women with anaemia face higher risk of death – Report

If a woman develops severe anaemia at any point in her pregnancy or in the seven days after delivery, she is at a higher risk of dying, the research in 29 countries shows.

Kano on map

Strange Disease: Kano govt dispatches team to affected area

Reports indicate that the ‘strange disease’ claimed the lives of eight persons.

Lassa fever

Lassa Fever: Nigerian govt should take more responsibility in fighting disease – Experts

This year’s outbreak is the worst the country’s history.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story

Study shows mother’s stress can affect baby’s brain

The result of the study was presented.

LASSA FEVER: Rats used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak slowing, but remains a concern – WHO

Between January 1 and March 25, the NCDC reported 394 laboratory confirmed cases.


NAFDAC warns against eating fruits ripened with calcium carbide

The agency says ripening fruits and vegetables with calcium carbide is a criminal offence.

Major health stories last week

A medical research has produced a biodegradable gel that has the capacity to kill cancer tumours.

TB Patients receiving treatment. (Photo Credit: Damien Foundation)

Nigeria launches new medication to tackle Tuberculosis

The minister outlines other strategies to curb Tuberculosis.

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

Despite progress, Africa still has highest TB prevalence globally – WHO

The World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated March 24.

Vox-Pop: How informed are Abuja Residents about Lassa fever?

Nigeria is currently battling its highest Lassa Fever outbreak on record.

Bill Gates visits Nigeria

Gates Foundation works with partners in more than 45 African countries.


Nigerian govt inaugurates committee on basic healthcare fund

The Basic Health Healthcare Provision Fund is part of the National Health Act.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Experts advocate improved funding as Nigeria marks World Tuberculosis Day

According to WHO, Nigeria is one of the highest TB burdened countries in the world.

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Three Nigerian tertiary health institutions to get $20 million for cancer treatment

The hospitals are located in Lagos, Kano and Umuahia.

Lassa fever

Major facts to note about Lassa Fever

Experts say the country is currently battling its largest Lassa fever outbreak in history.


WHO warns Nigeria, 15 other African countries of listeriosis outbreak

Listeriosis is a bacterial infection that can cause severe illness, including severe sepsis and meningitis, sometimes resulting in death.

vaccination exercise

Nigeria’s locally-produced vaccines ready ‘within the next 3 – 4 years’

Nigeria produced its own vaccines between 1940 and 1991 to tackle such ailments as smallpox, yellow fever, and rabies. 

Own the fight against HIV/AIDS, U.S. urges Nigeria

The U.S. says it is time for Nigeria to brace up to the challenges of battling the scourge.

Nigerian govt. to fund treatment of additional 50,000 people living with HIV – Official

Half of the estimated 3.2million Nigerians living with HIV are aware of their status, authorities say.


NAFDAC registers 54 products in first South-East zonal registration

Before now, residents of the zone travelled to Lagos or Abuja to register their products.

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Kogi doctors suspend 72-day-old strike

He said the suspension was to honour the NMA National President, Mike Ogirima.

Blood pressure checker device [Photo Credit: Daily Mail]

Major health stories last week

There are some killer high blood pressure drugs in the market.

Director-General of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib.

INTERVIEW: How new initiatives will change Nigeria’s primary healthcare delivery – NPHCDA boss

The government is sending CHIPS, CHEWS and J-CHEWS health agents to communities.

Plateau community decries prolonged closure of PHCs due to herders, farmers clashes

The health centre was shut down in 2012 following attack by herders.

Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo clamps down on fake clinics, shuts eight facilities in Ibadan

The facilities were closed for quackery practices, illegal operations, unqualified medical personnel, and failure to maintain the minimum standard of practice