News Reports

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Major health stories in the news this week

Doctors in Zamfara will not treat police and their families.

Inmates treated after outbreak of scabies in Nigerian prison

“We need to eradicate the disease among them before it extended to other communities,” an official said.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Retirement age of Nigerian medical consultants should be raised – CMD

The expert wants the retirement age increased from 60 to 70.

Striking doctors in Nigeria used to illustrate the story

Doctors threaten not to treat Nigerian police officers, their families

The police said the doctors’ action was too harsh.

LASSA FEVER: Rats used to illustrate the story.

Lassa Fever kills four in Nasarawa

Three of the victims died between January 13 and 15.

LASSA FEVER: Rats used to illustrate the story.

Centre cautions Nigerians on increased Lassa Fever cases

Seven states reported at least one case of Lassa Fever in December 2016.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Nigerians urged to embrace scheme to revive primary healthcare sector

Faisal Shuaibu resumed in his new office.

Borno spends N1 billion on hospital equipment destroyed by Boko Haram

The Borno government said it also employed about 4,300 health workers.

Lassa fever

Federal Medical Centre confirms suspected case of Lassa fever

“It is true that a suspected case of Lassa fever had been discovered at the centre with a male patient being its victim.”

Nigeria committed to National Health Act funding threshold – Osinbajo

The Act provides that one per cent of the consolidated revenue fund be charged to the basic health care provision fund.

Aliko Dangote

Kano, Kaduna must account for donor funds on immunization – Dangote

The move is was to ensure accountability and transparency in the management of the funds released.

Resident Doctors On Strike

Medical doctors in Ogun set for strike

The doctors said they would join their colleagues nationwide once a strike date is announced.

Buhari appoints new head of primary healthcare agency

Faisal Shuaib is the new Executive Secretary of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA.

Nigeria flags off scheme to revive 10,000 primary health care centres

President Buhari flagged off the scheme on Tuesday.

Resident Doctors On Strike

Resident doctors ask stakeholders to prevail on Nigerian govt to prevent strike

An ultimatum given by the doctors expired on January 2

Malaria vaccine passes trial test

Tropical disease experts described the findings as “promising”.

Fear of new Polio case in Cross River

Officials said the case cannot yet be confirmed as Polio.

Victims of VVF abandoned by husbands

“When my situation became critical, my husband left me, and I had to return to my parents.”

Nigeria releases test results on suspected plastic rice

The government says the shipment would be destroyed nonetheless.

HIV Ribbon

Only 10 per cent of Nigerians have taken HIV test- NACA

“The only gateway to HIV prevention, care and treatment remains HIV counselling and testing.”


Healthcare: Nigerian govt to ensure one fully functional PHC in each senatorial district

“To ensure that this package works well, adequate human resources are needed to run 24-hour services in those facilities.”

Unpaid Salaries: UCH health workers give 7-day ultimatum

“Some of our members now trek to work to fulfil their professional, ethical and moral obligations.”

Lassa fever

Nigeria records 273 Lassa fever cases, 149 deaths in 2015/16

A health worker recently died from the disease in Ogun.

Cervical cancer: Group wants Nigerian girls immunised before first sex

The nongovernmental body conducts awareness campaign in Ogun State.

Drugs used to illustrate the story.

Report adverse drugs reactions, NAFDAC urges Nigerians

“Medicines are double-edged swords that can have tremendous benefits or untoward effects on our health.”