Why Nigeria still battles with leprosy – Health Minister
Of the 2,892 leprosy cases reported in 2015, nine per cent was made up of children.
Resident doctors end 7-day warning strike, give 21 days ultimatum
“At the moment, we are still where we are, none of our demands have been met.”
Nigerian govt delivers N4.3 billion health, nutrition items to north-east
Essential medical materials and other supplies were handed over to the Governor of Borno State.
NAFDAC cautions against use of ‘dangerous’ skin lightening creams
“These chemicals damage respiratory, kidney and reproductive systems.”
Fake, substandard drugs worth N9.3 billion destroyed in Abuja
“If quality drugs are produced and at affordable price, there will be no market for imported sub-standard drugs.”
Five candidates shortlisted to head World Health Organisation
The new Director-General will take office on July 1, to succeed the current D-G, Margaret Chan.
Renovated Abuja Primary Healthcare Centre begins operation
The centre was commissioned under the first phase of a Federal Government scheme to revitalise over 10,000 PHCs.
Nigerian govt to launch free healthcare programme in Niger Delta – Minister
“This intervention is expected to diagnose and offer first hand treatment to persons with terminal ailments and common health challenges.”
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