Nigeria gets 10 more years of GAVI support – Health Minister
The minister says GAVI has reconsidered the country’s early graduation.
Low political commitment bane of yellow fever immunisation in Africa- Experts
Experts speak on measures to curb the ailment by 2016.
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.
African leaders advised to honour commitment to Universal Health Coverage
WHO says effective leadership and high-level political commitment, critical to achieving UHC.
UPDATED: Nigeria sacks 23 of country’s 57 Health Management Organisations (HMOs)
Authorities say only one HMOs is on solid ground.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Meningitis, not ‘strange disease’, killed eight in Kano – Official
The first case was reported on March 15.
Experts speak on challenges of polio eradication in North-east
Boko Haram activities have limited access to some areas in the North-east.
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.
Strange Disease: Kano govt dispatches team to affected area
Reports indicate that the ‘strange disease’ claimed the lives of eight persons.
Lassa Fever: Nigerian govt should take more responsibility in fighting disease – Experts
This year’s outbreak is the worst the country’s history.
Study shows mother’s stress can affect baby’s brain
The result of the study was presented.
Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak slowing, but remains a concern – WHO
Between January 1 and March 25, the NCDC reported 394 laboratory confirmed cases.