Health

National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

NHIS reacts to alleged hacked account, N60m theft

The NHIS says it was a false report “as it was impossible for the scheme’s account to be hacked or tampered with”.

Suicide rope used to illustrate the story.

Medical experts speak on high suicide rate in Nigeria, suggest solutions

WHO’s 2016 Global Health Observatory Data Repository estimates that 9.5 suicides per 100,000 occur in Nigeria.

Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai

Scorecard: How Kaduna performed in implementing Primary Healthcare Policy – Official

The assessment is a yearly exercise routinely done to review successes and failures in the implementation of the policy.

Contraceptives used to illustrate the story [Photo: Healthplus]

Everybody wins when women have access to contraceptives – Group

The organisation said modern contraceptive prevalent rate (mCPR) is still very low in Nigeria, increasing marginally from 10 per cent in 2013 to 12 per cent in 2018.

Malnourished children Photo: www.arabiangazette.com

Nigeria needs N4.4billion to procure therapeutic food – UNICEF

UNICEF says Nigeria needs to buy 229,636 cartons of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF)

An IDPs Camp in Adamawa used to illustrate the story

Despite international interventions, child malnutrition still high in Borno

Despite the efforts of the Nigerian government and international aid organisation malnutrition among children is still high in Borno.

Medical laboratory used to illustrate the story

Nigeria records over 99,000 cases of infectious diseases in three years

At least 304 deaths have been recorded in 2019 so far. These include 145 deaths from Lassa fever, 124 from measles and 35 from cholera.

Bill Gates and Alike Dangote on stage at 2019 Goalkeeper event

Dangote mulls giving out half of wealth to charity

Mr Dangote says he was ‘unaware’ of the magnitude of humanitarian assistance needed in the country “until he met with Mr Gates”.

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 17: Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks during a book presentation at the 53rd Munich Security Conference at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany, on Februrary 16, 2017. The annual event brings together government representatives and security experts from across the globe. Andreas Gebert / Anadolu Agency | Keine Weitergabe an Wiederverkäufer.

Using Nigeria as example, Bill Gates condemns uneven development, urges action

Mr Gates spoke at the Goalkeepers event at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on Wednesday.

House of Representatives plenary on Tuesday, 17th September, 2019. Photo credit: Speaker’s Media Office

Nigerian lawmakers call for free treatment of malaria in public hospitals

The House urged the Federal Ministry of Health to implement the National Malaria Treatment Policy and ensure that treatment of malaria in all public hospitals

Mental disorders, suicide rate, higher among health workers – Psychiatrist

The psychiatrist says about 28 to 40 in 100,000 doctors commit suicide, higher than the 12.3 per 100,000 in the general population.

Ebola health workers in Congo

DRC: WHO set to introduce second experimental vaccine to curb Ebola

The World Health organisation is introducing a new Ebola vaccine to complement the successes of the original vaccine.

Cross section of participants at the hall

Goalkeepers Award: Gates Foundation honours changemakers

Prime Minister Modi of India was one of the recipients of the award.

Doctor used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Unsplash]

Nigerian doctor charged with professional negligence

The doctor appeared before the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Tribunal.

Official identifies key challenges in implementation of FG's Primary Health Care Policy in Kaduna

Official mentions challenges in implementation of Primary Health Care policy

The PHCUOR is a policy for the integration of all Primary Health Care services under one single authority

A tap of running water used to illustrate the story [Photo: nationals.org.au]

Nigeria’s lack of potable water, forced evictions, maltreatment of physiclally challenged worry UN

The UN rapporteur also said there is an estimated housing deficit of 22 million units, and about 130 million people lack access to adequate sanitation.

UNICEF Building in Geneva

UNICEF renovates 22 PHCs in Bauchi

The PHCs were renovated to strengthen primary healthcare and community resilience for improved maternal, new-born child health and nutrition.

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari seeks more funding, political will to end TB

The wife of the Nigerian president calls for more funding in the fight to end tuberculosis.

Officials of the OB Lulu-Briggs Foundation attending to women registering for the free fibroids surgeries for hundred women at the ongoing 18th anniversary celebration of the Foundation at the weekend

OB Lulu Briggs Foundation conducts fibroid surgery on 100 patients

She said 100 women who require the surgery but cannot afford the expensive cost of fibroid removal surgery would undergo the procedure free

WHO

Yellow Fever outbreak, WHO’s advice on UHC, others dominate health news last week

Bill and Melinda Gates called on African leaders to invest in quality girl-child education and health, as 34,000 children are reported to face acute malnutrition in Taraba State.

Hospital with pregnant women [Photo: The New York Times]

WHO urges countries to invest one per cent GDP in primary health care

WHO says the investment is in order to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

Osagie Ehanire

Minister cautions HMOs against ‘contributing to NHIS Service Failure’

The minister says there were reports indicating grave concerns over the performance of HMOs “which is collectively resulting in poor service delivery”.

A hospital ward with patients

10 things you need to know about yellow fever

Yellow Fever is vaccine-preventable and is treatable if diagnosed early.

Bauchi State

Nigeria records 23 deaths linked to yellow fever in Bauchi

As of September 11, there had been 169 clinically suspected laboratory cases of the disease with 15 confirmed.

A cross section of dignitaries at the ongoing 2nd ICMRP conference in Abuja, Nigeria.

Why Nigeria will continue to experience brain drain in health sector – Expert

The expert said many Nigerians who seek medical treatment outside the country do so because of the specialised after-treatment needed.