Health

Nigerian journalists trained on GMO, Bio-safety reporting

Nigerian journalists trained on GMO, Bio-safety reporting

The facilitator decried the ‘speedy’ approvals granted to GM products in Nigeria.

Australia on map [Photo credit: Operation World]

Data shows heart disease as Australia’s leading cause of death

Australia maintained one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates at 3.3 deaths per 1000 live births.

Medical doctors used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Medicalworld Nigeria]

Stress, not necessarily bad – Physician

The doctor however advised Nigerians to maintain healthy diet as a very important way to healthy life.

The World Bank

What Nigeria, other developing countries must do to improve citizens lives – World Bank

The World Bank president speaks in New York.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Nigeria has only 40 rheumatologists for 200 million people — Experts

Cameroon has 11 for 20 million people.

Abuja quary facility located in Kubwa Extension II Residential Area

SPECIAL REPORT: Govt dithers as Abuja community residents suffer from quarry activities

Quarry activities have disrupted the health, peace and beauty of the once serene community.

Why extending support for immunisation in Nigeria was difficult decision – GAVI

The global coalition has decided to extend its support in Nigeria until 2028.

Asokoro district hospital

Major health stories last week

Cholera outbreak in Yobe, and why you should engage in physical exercise

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari to speak on global fight against tuberculosis

Mrs Buhari is expected as a global TB ambassado.

The Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Sani Aliyu and other partners during the launch of the National Adolescents and Young People (AYP) HIV Prevention Campaign.

Nigerian launches campaign to curb HIV infection among young people

The National Adolescents and Young People (AYP) HIV Prevention Campaign has officially kick-started in four states: Benue, FCT, Kaduna and Lagos.

WHO

Over 3 million people die from harmful use of alcohol yearly – WHO

The organisation says the harmful use of alcohol caused more than 5 per cent of the global disease burden.

HIV Ribbon

Nigerian govt launches new campaign to curb HIV infection among young people

The National Adolescents and Young People (AYP) HIV Prevention Campaign has officially kick-started in four states: Benue, FCT, Kaduna and Lagos.

Sani Aliyu, NACA DG [Photo: NACA Nigeria]

1.1m Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS currently receiving treatment – NACA

17,000 persons and 800 pregnant women were currently receiving treatment for HIV in Ogun.

700 Nigerian children die daily – MNCH2

The country accounted for 10 per cent annual maternal death globally based on a survey conducted in 2016.

Boko HAram

NLC condemns killing of health worker by Boko Haram

Two other health workers are still in Boko Haram custody.

A Nestle factory

Nestle to examine “strategic options” for skin health unit

Earlier this year, the company increased its focus on food, drinks and nutritional health products.

Flooded mini-estate used to illustrate the story.[photo credit: scan news]

Flooding: How to prevent spread of infectious diseases — NCDC

The seasonal scourge has led to over 100 deaths in Nigeria this year.

tuberculosis

1.3 billion people at risk of tuberculosis – WHO

Globally, an estimated 10 million people developed TB in 2017.

Contraceptives [photo: Medium]

Africa needs family planning, education to address unsustainable population growth – Report

“Africa, even though it’s only 14 per cent of the population of the world, it’s 24 per cent of the births already”

WHO

10 million cases of TB recorded in 2017 – WHO

Nigeria and seven other countries recorded two-third of the cases.

UNICEF Building in Geneva

Nigeria needs N959 billion to eradicate open defecation by 2028 — UNICEF

Nigeria is among top five countries practising open defecation, says the agency.

Man defecating in an open drainage

More Nigerians have access to cell phones than toilets – UNICEF Official

The official says140 million have cell phones, while only 97 million have access to improved sanitation in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari to flag off the Osun basic health provision fund

After the flag-off, malaria treatment, high blood check, diabetics screening would be free of charge for all residents.

Dakwa phc

Major health stories last week

The Nigerian government says it is cooperating with authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) to investigate outbreak of monkeypox.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH)

Group writes health minister, demands spending details on LUTH, other hospitals

SERAP submits an FOI request to the health minister.