Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Nigeria tracking four major diseases outbreaks

Health Minister disclosed this in the weekly report of the state of the nation’s public health.

vaccination exercise

WHO begins cholera vaccination for one million in Borno

WHO says more than 2,600 suspected cholera cases and 40 deaths have been reported in Borno, following heavy rainfall this year and lack of access to safe water

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

Help underprivileged access health services, NHIS boss urges Nigerian govt

NHIS said the scheme has covered over 6 million Nigerians.

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

Health insurance should be made compulsory for Nigerians – NHIS

The federal government has suspended the head of the scheme and is probing it for alleged corruption

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

90% deaths in Nigerian hospitals caused by health workers’ attitude — Teaching Hospital Chief

The chairman of committee of Chief Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Hospitals says there should be accountability.

Artificial seasonings in food can cause diseases – Expert

He says traditional condiments are more healthy.

IDPs used to illustrate the story.

48 persons die of cholera in Borno – MSF

About 2,627 cases of the disease were recorded by the state ministry of health.

Nigerian govt confirms new yellow fever case

There is currently no specific anti-viral drug for yellow fever.

Kaduna State map used to illustrate the story.

We trek 100 km to hospital, Kaduna village residents lament

Pregnant women in the village do not go to hospitals.

Major Health Stories Last Week: Resident doctors suspend strike, nylon moimoi dangerous

Nurses also called for a state of emergency in the health sector.


Health professionals beg Buhari to reconstitute boards

Most of the bodies do not have boards as they were dissolved at the inception of the President Buhari administration.

Hospitals: Nigerian govt moves to decrease waiting time for patients

Average waiting time was discovered to be three hours and above.

Measles: Nigeria has highest number of unimmunized children in world – UNICEF

Measles incidence among children under five years increased in northern Nigeria between 2014 and 2016.

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Minister appeals to JOHESU not to shut down Nigerian hospitals

The union warns it may go on strike on September 20.


Striking doctors: Nigerian govt has honoured its agreement – Health Minister

The doctors embarked on a nationwide strike on September 4.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Resident doctors battle medical director over alleged diversion of N280 million

The medical director denied the allegation.

INTERVIEW: How I got German embassy to set up health clinic in Abuja IDP camp — Ex-NYSC Member

Hundreds of people now have access to the free health treatments.

Striking doctors in Nigeria used to illustrate the story

Resident doctors meeting deadlocked as strike continues

The meeting PREMIUM TIMES learnt, will continue today, Saturday.

Why resident doctors’ strike continues despite government overtures

Another meeting is scheduled for November 2

‎Resident doctors strike continues despite meeting with govt delegation

The meeting between the NARD and the government delegation was inconclusive.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Meeting ongoing between striking doctors, ministers

The resident doctors commenced a nationwide strike on Monday.

Oral sex is dangerous, Gynaecologist warns

“Oral sex has been linked with an increased risk of acquiring HPV infection in the mouth.”

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

UPDATED: Nigeria dares striking doctors, orders hospitals to hire interim physicians

The directive is contained in a circular dated Sept. 5.


4-year-old dies of Malaria in Italy

No deaths from the disease have been reported in Europe since at least 2000.

Northern Nigeria’s major orthopaedic hospital overstretched – CMD

Road accident is major cause of spinal cord injury in Nigeria.