Health

Cholera patients in hospital ward

New cholera infections worry Zimbabwean government

At least 49 people, mainly from Harare, have died from cholera since early September.

scanty walk ways at the National hospital Abuja as a result of the ongoing strike.

Diabetes drug reduces risk of heart attacks, strokes from air pollution – Study

More than 100 million people take the diabetes drug, metformin, worldwide.

Journalists

ActionAid trains Nigerian journalists on fight against social injustice, poverty

Drawn from different media organisations across Nigeria, the journalists were converged in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for the two-day training.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital Bauchi, (ATBTH), Bauchi. [Photo credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

World Sight Day – Experts harp on improved eye care services

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Eye Care Everywhere”.

Representatives from the 5 PAS states (Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Niger and Taraba)

Experts task health CSOs to advocate more on family planning

They spoke at a dialogue on health organised by development Research and Project Centre (dRPC)

Oral-Polio-Immunization

WHO vaccinates 377,000 people against cholera in Adamawa

The organisation established a cholera treatment centre during an outbreak of cholera in the state.

WHO

WHO, Africa CDC collaborate to advance universal health coverage

WHO is collaborating with Africa CDC to tackle the numerous health challenges facing the continent.

Participants at a one day meeting on updates to states on new national family planning policies and policy directions and update from states on family planning situation and innovations in Abuja on Thursday.

LIVE UPDATES: dRPC, Nigeria’s health ministry, others discuss gender issues in family planning

In spite of obvious merits, 87 per cent of women in Nigeria or their partners do not use modern or traditional contraceptives.

UNICEF'S Child protection specialist Maryam Enyiazu during an interview.

Nigeria loses billions to violence against children – Survey

The survey was conducted by UNICEF and the Nigerian government.

People exercising [Photo credit: Al Jazeera]

World Mental Health Day: Essential daily habits to avoid, perform

To mark the Day, here are habits to avoid or embrace so as not to slide into mental disorder.

Empty paediatric section at the National Hospital

Focus on children’s mental health, WHO urges African leaders

This plea was made as on Wednesday at the commemoration of the World Mental Health Day.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf

Workers again accuse NHIS boss of fraud, demand his sack

Mr Yusuf was reinstated in February after his suspension last year over alleged fraud

Gombe State on map

310 children die of acute malnutrition in Gombe health centres since 2016 – Official

Over 36,000 children have been admitted at 18 centres in the state within the period, says the official

PTCIJ, TOPS launch free mental health assessment for Nigerian journalists

This agreement is a fruit of the advocacy for the improved holistic welfare of journalists in Nigeria.

FILE PHOTO: Scientists working in a laboratory in Abaji, FCT Abuja

Scientists edit mice gene that could prevent human congenital diseases

The research offers the potential of treating human congenital diseases before birth

Cattle herd used to illustrate the story.

Miyetti Allah pledges support for immunisation

He said that the association had facilitated the immunisation of many nomadic children.

A flooded street at Bale at Ajegunle lkorodu, Lagos state [picture used to illustrate the story

Flooding, new cancer machine, other major health stories last week

Incorrect use of Viagra can permanently damage the eyes, say researchers.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

5% of basic health fund to be disbursed for health emergencies- Minister

The Basic Health Care Provision Fund is the one per cent of the consolidated budget approved under the National Health Act.

National Hospital

Second cancer machine at National Hospital to begin operations January – Minister

The second machine came a few months after the first one was installed at the hospital.

Flooded mini-estate used to illustrate the story.[photo credit: scan news]

Flood disaster: WHO steps up disease prevention efforts in Nigeria

At least 826,000 Nigerians are severely affected by heavy flooding.

Project PINK BLUE wins award. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of Project PINK BLUE]

Nigerian group wins World Cancer Day Spirit Award

The award was presented by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

Rate of newborn deaths in Bauchi alarming – UNICEF Officer

“Out of every 1000 newborn, 161 are likely to die before their fifth birthday in Bauchi.”

Cross River state

UNFPA partners Cross River Government in VVF repairs

Nigeria records 12,000 estimated cases of fistula annually.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO kicks off global initiative to treat children with cancer

Cancer is a leading cause of death for children, with 300,000 new cases diagnosed each year among children aged 0-19 years.

Mothers and babies [Photo credit: HealthNewsNG]

Paediatrician warns against force-feeding babies

Such practice is dangerous and has led to untimely death of many infants in Nigeria, the expert says.