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.
Retirement age of Nigerian medical consultants should be raised – CMD
The expert wants the retirement age increased from 60 to 70.
Doctors threaten not to treat Nigerian police officers, their families
The police said the doctors’ action was too harsh.
Centre cautions Nigerians on increased Lassa Fever cases
Seven states reported at least one case of Lassa Fever in December 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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 ask stakeholders to prevail on Nigerian govt to prevent strike
An ultimatum given by the doctors expired on January 2
Nigeria releases test results on suspected plastic rice
The government says the shipment would be destroyed nonetheless.
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.”
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.
Report adverse drugs reactions, NAFDAC urges Nigerians
“Medicines are double-edged swords that can have tremendous benefits or untoward effects on our health.”