News Reports

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

Nigerians visiting doctors may soon have Bill of Rights

The CPC and the NMA raised a joint standing committee for collaboration to enhance standards, care of patients.

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U.S. signs $469m HIV/AIDS operation plan with Nigeria

Since 2004, PEPFAR has disbursed more than $4.3 billion in support of Nigeria HIV/AIDS effort.

African govts must spend more to fight HIV — UN official

The epidemic mostly affected south and east Africa before, but now affects all over Africa.

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‘Nigeria loses 3,000 women, children to preventable diseases daily’

The children die before their fifth birthdays.

ECOWAS health, environment ministers meet in Abuja to adopt approach to emergencies

The meeting is being promoted by the World Health Organisation.

Donors being prepared for the exercise the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03240/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

Nigeria to establish blood service commission, trauma centre — Health Minister

Mr. Adewole announced this at an event to mark World Blood Donor Day.

Nigeria appoints Timi Dakolo, Mr Eazi as anti-tobacco lead campaigners

Their appointment was to leverage on their influence with young Nigerians.

Onaiyekan wants children, young adults screened for HIV

The cleric advises religious groups to be more involved in the fight against HIV.

World Blood Donor Day: Experts urge Nigerians to donate blood, save lives

Religious and cultural beliefs sometimes prevent people from donating blood.

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Polio: Global leaders pledge $ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children – UNICEF

The largest donation of $75 million was from Canada.

An egg a day may reduce child stunting – Study

Poor nutrition, especially at a child’s early age, is a major cause of stunting.

The House of Representative in Chamber ... members are notorious for budget mutilation

Reps summon Health Minister, NAFDAC over plastic packaging of water

Lawmakers want the use of bisphenol “A” plastics in the production of bottled water regulated.

Nigeria ‘records 4,000 untreated cases of leprosy annually’

Leprosy is still prevalent in Nigeria, and is seen as the disease of the poor, aggravated by poor hygiene.

WHO updates list of essential antibiotics for treatment of infections

This year’s antibiotics revision is the biggest revision of the antibiotics section in the EML’s 40-year history.

Meningitis vaccination used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: communit.com]

Why meningitis spreads easily in northern Nigeria- MSF Advisor

Vaccination for meningitis is more complex than for other killer diseases like measles, the official said.

Kwara State map

Kwara records 6 cases of cholera

The victims comprise four adult and two children.

Prof. Babatunde Oshotimehin, Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Babatunde Osotimehin (6 February 1949 – 5 June, 2017) was Nigeria's Minister of Health in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet. He was appointed on 19 November 2010 as the new Executive Director of UNFPA for a four-year term and was reappointed to same position on 21 August 2014

Osinbajo, UN, UNFPA, others mourn Babatunde Osotimehin

“…his strong leadership helped keep the heath and rights of the world’s women and girls high on the global agenda,” the UNFPA said.

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello

Renovation of Suleja General Hospital to cost N1.1 billion – Gov Bello

The rehabilitation would involve wards, consulting rooms, installation of state of the art medical equipment, etc.

Poultry farm used to illustrate the story.

Nine ways to avoid bird flu

Nigerian government has confirmed outbreak of the disease in seven states and Abuja.

Chickens [Photo: Naijagist]

Govt alerts Nigerians on outbreak of bird flu in seven states, Abuja

The federal government has paid over N674 million in compensations to 269 farmers across the affected states.

Meningitis vaccination used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: communit.com]

Mid-Term Report: Meningitis outbreak headlines public health challenges of Buhari administration

Over 1,000 people have died in the past six months from meningitis the government had been warned about.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo: ITV.com]

Nigeria introduces 9 new regulations to limit tobacco use (FULL LIST)

Cigarettes will no longer be sold in sticks but in packs only to people above 18 years.