Health

#PHC4UHC: How State Health Insurance will be implemented in Lagos – Govt, Experts

The Lagos government, however, says it not in a rush to fully roll out the scheme.

Interactive session between CSOs and NIPSS delegation in Niger state.

#PHC4UHC: Be accountable when tracking health funds, programmes, policy experts tell CSOs

The NIPSS delegation is currently in Lagos for a continuation of their study tour.

National Hospital

Dementia cases to triple in 30 years – WHO

The ailment is a rapidly growing public health problem affecting around 50 million people globally.

FILE PHOTO: A malnourished child given improvised nutrition

Malnutrition: Senator seeks import waiver for ready to use therapeutic food

Mr Tejuosho says many children under the age of five in Nigeria’s northeast are suffering from acute malnutrition

Boko Haram: Nigeria govt spent over N5 billion on humanitarian services in Borno – Minister

Mr Adewole says 888,868 persons, in 25 accessible LGAs, have directly benefited from the project.

#PHC4UHC: Buhari concerned about Nigerians’ out-of-pocket health spending – NIPSS

”…This year, President (Buhari) charged the course participants to find how best to fund healthcare delivery in Nigeria…”

Drugs

New technology enables large-scale production of artemisinin for malaria

This technology reportedly solves the main shortcomings in the traditional artemisinin production process.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Major Health News Last Week

Nigerian doctors allege harassment by the police.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Kidnapped Nigerian doctor freed

Mr Uchenna-Aju was kidnapped while on transit from Ogoja Local Government Area to his house in Obudu Local Government Area in the state.

Muslims praying

How ulcer patients should observe Ramadan – Expert

He says ulcer patients should be able to realise the type of food that precipitates the crisis in them.

Fruits

Consumer protection agency warns against use of carbide, other chemicals to ripen fruits

The Commission advised consumers to exercise caution and vigilance by examining what they purchase and intend to consume.

Sex workers used to illustrate the story. {PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Arrest Of Women In Abuja: What Nigerian law says about prostitution

Authorities of the Nigerian capital have used prostitution as a justification to arrest women at nightclubs.

Nigerian-German mother seeks life-saving stem cell transplant donor

Getting the right match has been made difficult by her descent.

Etsu Nupe laments medical tourism among Nigerians

#PHC4UHC: Etsu Nupe laments medical tourism among Nigerians

Shortage of human resources, poor infrastructure and inadequate funding are some of the challenges the monarch said are bedevilling the country’s health sector.

Nigerian senate chambers where senators attend plenary

Senate summons minister over state of facilities in Nigerian teaching hospitals

A lawmaker calls for the establishment of a Teaching Hospital Commission which will help coordinate the sector.

Former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar receiving senior executives of the NIPSS study tour team course 41 who paid him a courtesy visit at his country home in Minna, the Niger state capital.

#PHC4UHC: Niger governor identifies major challenge of state’s health sector

Mr Bello also speaks on the ‘PHC Under One Roof’ project.

Former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar receiving senior executives of the NIPSS study tour team course 41 who paid him a courtesy visit at his country home in Minna, the Niger state capital.

#PHC4UHC: Nigeria’s ex-head of state speaks on challenges of fake drugs

Mr Abubakar speaks on his experiences while he was in government.

An inhaler used to illustrate the story

2019 World Asthma Day: 15 million Nigerians have Asthma

World Asthma Day is an annual event organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness.

#UHC4PHC: Mohammed Usman, the Executive Secretary of Niger State Contributory Health Scheme (NGSCHS) addressing senior executive of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) study tour team course 41 in Minna, the state capital.

#PHC4UHC: Why we’ll not engage HMOs for health insurance – Niger Govt.

A state official explains why the authorities took the position.

Group picture with the NIPSS crew after Monday's study tour.

#PHC4UHC: Nigeria’s policy experts tour primary health institutions

The project is coordinated by NIPSS in collaboration with the Development Research and Project Centre (DRPC).

Treated mosquito nets help prevent against malaria.

Can Nigeria achieve Malaria elimination?

Over 70 years after the Malaria control programme began in Nigeria, the country still has the highest burden of the disease in the world.

NCDC launches project to protect health workers from infections

Handwashing: NCDC launches project to protect health workers from infections

The ‘Turn Nigeria Orange’ Project aims to strengthen the culture of hand hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in healthcare institutions.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

Major health stories in the news last week

Ebola in DRC and more young persons committing suicide are some of the headlines news last week

Medical doctors used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Medicalworld Nigeria]

2000 medical workers leaving Nigeria annually – NMA

The association says it will produce statistics on the exodus of medical doctors from Nigeria

Refuse dump along Gadamaza, Abuja

Refuse dumps take over major parts of Abuja

In many parts of the Abuja municipality and satellite towns, illegal dumps are becoming a common feature of the landscape