NAFDAC warns against eating fruits ripened with calcium carbide
The agency says ripening fruits and vegetables with calcium carbide is a criminal offence.
Nigeria launches new medication to tackle Tuberculosis
The minister outlines other strategies to curb Tuberculosis.
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.
Nigerian govt inaugurates committee on basic healthcare fund
The Basic Health Healthcare Provision Fund is part of the National Health Act.
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.
Three Nigerian tertiary health institutions to get $20 million for cancer treatment
The hospitals are located in Lagos, Kano and Umuahia.
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.
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.
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.
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
Glaucoma, 2nd highest cause of blindness globally – Expert
Statistics show that about 70 million people suffer from glaucoma worldwide.
CSNAC seeks update on ICPC investigation of NHIS Executive Secretary
The group says it has sent an FoI request to ICPC
Nigeria needs to invest $8 billion yearly in potable water – UNICEF
Over 60 million Nigerians still lack access to potable water, says the global agency
Nigeria records 756,000 under-five deaths annually – Official
Nigeria contributes 11 per cent of total global deaths of under-five.