WHO warns Nigeria, 15 other African countries of listeriosis outbreak
Listeriosis is a bacterial infection that can cause severe illness, including severe sepsis and meningitis, sometimes resulting in death.
Nigeria’s locally-produced vaccines ready ‘within the next 3 – 4 years’
Nigeria produced its own vaccines between 1940 and 1991 to tackle such ailments as smallpox, yellow fever, and rabies.
Own the fight against HIV/AIDS, U.S. urges Nigeria
The U.S. says it is time for Nigeria to brace up to the challenges of battling the scourge.
Nigerian govt. to fund treatment of additional 50,000 people living with HIV – Official
Half of the estimated 3.2million Nigerians living with HIV are aware of their status, authorities say.
NAFDAC registers 54 products in first South-East zonal registration
Before now, residents of the zone travelled to Lagos or Abuja to register their products.
INVESTIGATION: Nigerian health centres still abandoned a year after govt launched reconstruction
The federal government flagged off the scheme last year, but PHCs remain almost commonly deficient in health care delivery.
INTERVIEW: How new initiatives will change Nigeria’s primary healthcare delivery – NPHCDA boss
The government is sending CHIPS, CHEWS and J-CHEWS health agents to communities.
Plateau community decries prolonged closure of PHCs due to herders, farmers clashes
The health centre was shut down in 2012 following attack by herders.
Oyo clamps down on fake clinics, shuts eight facilities in Ibadan
The facilities were closed for quackery practices, illegal operations, unqualified medical personnel, and failure to maintain the minimum standard of practice
Glaucoma, 2nd highest cause of blindness globally – Expert
Statistics show that about 70 million people suffer from glaucoma worldwide.
INTERVIEW: What we’re doing to stop Lassa fever, meningitis, other diseases killing Nigerians – NCDC CEO
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control boss explains what his agency is doing to check spread of diseases.
CSNAC seeks update on ICPC investigation of NHIS Executive Secretary
The group says it has sent an FoI request to ICPC
Nigeria needs to invest $8 billion yearly in potable water – UNICEF
Over 60 million Nigerians still lack access to potable water, says the global agency
Nigeria records 756,000 under-five deaths annually – Official
Nigeria contributes 11 per cent of total global deaths of under-five.
Senate urges Nigerian govt to declare state of emergency in health sector
Nigeria ranks second highest in the World on child mortality, according to the latest UNICEF statistics.
Nigeria must determine benzene content of soft drinks – SON
The regulator also speaks on energy drinks.
Nigerian bakeries still use cancer-causing chemical in bread – Food expert
A researcher finds potassium bromate in 72 per cent of bread samples.