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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Goalkeepers Award: Gates Foundation honours changemakers
Prime Minister Modi of India was one of the recipients of the award.
Nigerian doctor charged with professional negligence
The doctor appeared before the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Tribunal.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.