Community health programme to be replicated across Nigeria by December – NPHCDA Boss
CHIPS is designed to harmonise community-level healthcare interventions and services under the guidance of the Federal Government
Nigeria to pay N1bn to manufacturers of seized codeine
An official said that there were about 2.5 million seizures of codeine made across the country.
Why Buhari should sign new health insurance law before May 29
Titled “National Health Insurance Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill 2019”, the new bill, when made law is expected to invalidate some aspects of the old law.
After several deaths, Nigeria finally receives 4,000 vials of anti-snake venom drugs
NAN reports that the shortage of the drug had led to several deaths in some snake-treatment centres.
NAFDAC denies report of 70 per cent fake medicines in Nigeria
Mrs Adeyeye said NAFDAC carried out further surveys between 2017 and 2018 which showed that Nigerian medicines were 98 per cent wholesome.
Korean firm launches new anti-malaria drug in Nigeria
The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, who was briefed on the efficacy of the drug.
Nigeria anxiously waiting for result of trial vaccine in Malawi – FG
Mr Adewole said that the success of the vaccine would catalyse global efforts at eliminating malaria.
‘Surplus Doctors’: After backlash, Ngige backtracks, claims he was misquoted
“No, I am not worried… we have a surplus. If you have a surplus, you export…” minister Ngige had said.
Health experts, Nigerians criticise Ngige over ‘surplus’ doctors comment
Mr Ngige said the country has ‘enough’ medical doctors to attend to the needs of Nigerians.
Nigeria poised to be declared polio-free in six months — Agency
For a country to be certified polio-free, it must have gone two years without reporting a case of polio.
African Vaccination Week: Nigeria to conduct mass immunisation
The exercise is to mark the African Vaccination Week.
Measles: Nigeria had highest number of unvaccinated under-one-year-olds in 2017 – UNICEF
WHO listed Nigeria among nine African countries with fresh measles outbreaks this year
World Malaria Day: WHO, U.S. call for more efforts to tackle disease
The WHO said increased investments in malaria prevention and control will go a long way in fighting the disease.
21.1m children denied first dose of measles vaccine yearly on average — UNICEF
The ground for the global measles outbreaks we are witnessing today was laid years ago.
Drones to deliver vaccines, blood, drugs across Ghana
The aim is for deliveries to arrive within 30 minutes.
Despite official data stating otherwise, Ngige claims Nigeria has ‘surplus’ doctors
The labour minister says he is not worried by the mass exodus of Nigerian doctors
World Meningitis Day: Survivors need more support in Nigeria – NCDC
“We all have a collective responsibility to address this public health challenge,” the NCDC says of meningitis.
NAFDAC alerts public of fake anti-hypertension drug
The agency says the drug is currently in circulation in Cameroon.
Benue teaching hospital cuts prices for key medical services
Hip replacement surgery is N60,000 and a session of dialysis is N15,000.
‘Addictive’ use of smartphones, Internet worries Nigerian health officials
Adolescents who become dependent on their smartphones could experience negative alterations in brain development, a psychiatrist argues.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Seven things you did not know about Truvada
Truvada is intended to be used along with condoms, not in place of them, and doesn’t protect against other sexually transmitted diseases