Health

Gov. Aliyu-Wamakko

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.

Minister-Health-Professor-Isaac-Adewole

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.

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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.

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Health experts advocate autonomy, adequate financing for NCDC

A legislative representative says the lawmakers will consider all the suggestions.

WHO donates 853 motorcycles to Nigeria

The motorbikes will be distributed to all the states and FCT.

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Zimbabwe on high alert after cholera outbreak

The outbreak comes at a time when neighbouring Zambia is battling a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 67 lives

Map of Nigeria showing Ondo State

Lassa fever hits Ondo

Some persons suspected to have been infected were taken to the FMC, Owo

Lassa Fever: Ebonyi schools reopen

The has been no new case in four days.

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Major health stories last week

Lassa fever cases and why Nigerian soldiers and police officers have high risks of HIV.

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.

National Hospital

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.

Zamfara NMA Chairman is dead

Tijjani Sa’idu died on Thursday.