New cholera infections worry Zimbabwean government
At least 49 people, mainly from Harare, have died from cholera since early September.
Diabetes drug reduces risk of heart attacks, strokes from air pollution – Study
More than 100 million people take the diabetes drug, metformin, worldwide.
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.
World Sight Day – Experts harp on improved eye care services
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Eye Care Everywhere”.
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)
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, Africa CDC collaborate to advance universal health coverage
WHO is collaborating with Africa CDC to tackle the numerous health challenges facing the continent.
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.
Nigeria loses billions to violence against children – Survey
The survey was conducted by UNICEF and the Nigerian government.
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.
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.
Workers again accuse NHIS boss of fraud, demand his sack
Mr Yusuf was reinstated in February after his suspension last year over alleged fraud
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.
Scientists edit mice gene that could prevent human congenital diseases
The research offers the potential of treating human congenital diseases before birth
Flooding, new cancer machine, other major health stories last week
Incorrect use of Viagra can permanently damage the eyes, say researchers.
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.
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.
Flood disaster: WHO steps up disease prevention efforts in Nigeria
At least 826,000 Nigerians are severely affected by heavy flooding.
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.”
UNFPA partners Cross River Government in VVF repairs
Nigeria records 12,000 estimated cases of fistula annually.
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.