News Reports

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Why Nigerians must prioritise vaccination – Official

Nigerians need to start thinking more in terms of disease prevention, an official says.

Protesting pregnant women, closed medical school, other health stories last week

Pregnant women protest high delivery fees in Ondo State.

WHO

Nigeria to host WHO leaders

The discussions will focus on WHO’s technical support to strengthen Nigeria’s health system.

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

African leaders advised to honour commitment to Universal Health Coverage

WHO says effective leadership and high-level political commitment, critical to achieving UHC.

#KnowYourFood: People Living With HIV

A good diet aids persons living with HIV fight off infections as it delivers necessary nutrients.

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

UPDATED: Nigeria sacks 23 of country’s 57 Health Management Organisations (HMOs)

Authorities say only one HMOs is on solid ground.

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

UPDATED: NHIS chief denies investing scheme’s N25 billion fund on securities

“No penny of NHIS money was invested in Nigeria, abroad or anywhere under my watch.”

World Health Organisation (WHO) Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO counts successes, challenges at 70

The establishment of the world body was approved by the UN Conference in San Francisco, USA in 1945 while it began operations in 1948

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

Embattled NHIS boss apologises for ‘past mistakes’

He says his suspension allowed him time for sober reflection on his leadership of the agency

Pregnant women shut down Ondo hospital over ‘outrageous charges’

An official, in defence says the era of free medicare is over in Ondo state.

mosquito

New malaria drug makes human blood toxic to mosquitoes

Ivermectin belongs to a class of drugs known as antihelmintics. It works by paralyzing and killing parasites.

A child fetching water from a contaminated pond

13 die of Cholera in Yobe

About 160 people suffered from the disease

Lassa fever confirmed in Abia hospital

A doctor died of the disease.

Drugs

Major health stories last week

A new drug gives hope for breast and lung cancer victims.

Nigerian govt. deploys 1,335 basic midwives to PHCs across Nigeria- Official

About 1,589 of the health workers were targeted but 254 were left out.

Kano on map

Meningitis, not ‘strange disease’, killed eight in Kano – Official

The first case was reported on March 15.

Oral-Polio-Immunization

Experts speak on challenges of polio eradication in North-east

Boko Haram activities have limited access to some areas in the North-east.

A Maternity Ward used to illustrate the story [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

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.