4,062 persons benefit from free eye care programme in Sokoto
The programme surpasses its initial projected target of 3,150, patients in 19 local government areas of the state
Yellow Fever: WHO to donate 20 million vaccine doses to Nigeria yearly
An ongoing campaign targets persons between nine months to 45 years old.
Lassa Fever: What health professional must do to curb spread – Minister
The warning is coming as the killer disease resurfaces in parts of the country.
Nigerian govt’s ‘snail speed’ affecting implementation of tobacco law, groups say
The law is not being enforced, more than seven months after its announcement.
Health experts advocate autonomy, adequate financing for NCDC
A legislative representative says the lawmakers will consider all the suggestions.
INTERVIEW: Why we want Nigeria’s health minister removed – JOHESU Chairman
The physiotherapist also highlights the challenges facing the health sector, and solutions to them.
Gunmen kill mother, daughter anti-polio team in Pakistan
Pakistan is one of only two countries where new polio cases still surface.
Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows
WHO says malaria kills around half a million people every year.
Germany commits 120 million euros to combat Polio in Nigeria – Official
A Japanese delegation was also received in Abuja.
How iodine may reduce chances of getting pregnant – Study
The researchers analyse data collected from 501 U.S. couples.
Breastfeeding for over six months may reduce diabetes risk – Study
The study was conducted over 30 years.
NCDC confirms Lassa fever among health workers in Ebonyi
The agency says four cases of the fever among health care workers in the state were reported, three of them subsequently passed away.
Paracetamol abuse damages liver, Kidney — Pharmaceutical body
Problems may arise later in life.
Health minister warns Nigerians of meningitis, explains inability to vaccinate all citizens
Hundreds of people died from the disease last year.
Why we support field trials of genetically modified cassava in Nigeria – Scientist
Critics say the introduction of GMOs is unhealthy.
INTERVIEW: UNICEF spent over $10 million in Nigeria to treat acute malnutrition, others in 2017 – Official
The UNICEF official also speaks on stunting and treatment of 400,000 children.
Regular intake of Ibuprofen can cause male infertility – Study
Regular ibuprofen use may lead to compensated hypogonadism.
Ghana records 80% increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2017
The Volta Region and Brong Ahafo Region topped the chart of HIV/AIDS prevalence.
SPECIAL REPORT: How patients lose lives, body parts due to alleged medical negligence at Nigerian hospitals
Victims narrate their sordid experiences at government-run hospitals.