News Reports

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.

File photo of Resident Doctors

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.”

Internally Displaced Persons

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.”

Major Abuja hospital to be shut for four days

The management said they want to fumigate the hospital.

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.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

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.”

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”.