Meningitis over, Pharmaceutical companies seek bail out, other major health stories last week
The federal government declared meningitis over in the country.
Japan donates 31 ambulances to Nigerian health institutions (FULL LIST OF BENEFICIARIES)
The Japanese government also said more were coming.
Malaria: Nigeria, other sub-Saharan countries receive low research funding
Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic received little or no investment in malaria research.
Nigerian hospital quarantines patient discharging blood
The hospital suspects Lassa fever.
VIDEO: My most touching experience as a nurse – Ronke Adakola
Adakola speaks with PREMIUM TIMES on the most touching case she attended to since she joined the profession.
VIDEO: My most touching experience as a nurse – Hajara Liman
Hajara Liman has been a nurse for 32 years. She is currently a matron at the National Tuberculosis Leprosy Centre (NTBLC), Saye, Zaria, Kaduna State, where she works with leprosy patients. She tells PREMIUM TIMES of her most touching case since she joined the profession.
UNICEF, Malawi test use of drones for humanitarian needs
The drone when perfected is expected to ease humanitarian services in harsh places difficult to reach.
Nigeria hosts 2017 West African College of Nursing Conference
Nigeria last hosted the conference in March 2005.
With 1,166 deaths, Nigerian govt formally declares meningitis outbreak over
The disease affected 226 local governments across 25 states.
Osinbajo approves appointment of 14 heads of tertiary health institutions (FULL LIST)
The appointments take immediate effect for a four-year tenure and are in two categories.
Transfusion of unscreened blood causes deaths in Zamfara – NMA
“Some health workers never waited to confirm whether or not the patients required blood before transfusing them.”
Medical Director of National Ear Care Centre, Aminu Bakare, is dead
The deceased was an associate professor at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Nigeria AIDS agency seeks private sector support, funding
The agency seeks to partner with a Nigeria business coalition and MTN Foundation.
5.6 million children in Lake Chad region at risk of waterborne diseases as rainy season starts — UNICEF
Water, sanitation and hygiene response in the Lake Chad Basin has received less than 20% of required US$80 million.
U.S. supports families affected by HIV/AIDS in Lagos with N2.9 million
The U.S.-Nigeria partnership on HIV/AIDS began in 2004 through PEPFAR.
Group calls for laws in Nigeria against female genital mutilation
Nigeria has the highest prevalence rate of FGM in the world.
National Assembly ‘blocks’ statutory health funds over fraud scare
The National Health Act stipulates one per cent of government funds go to the health sector.
Nursing Council inducts first UniJos graduate nurses 10 years after start of program
The 52 newly qualified nurses include 18 males.
Nigeria, Germany sign 10 million Euros polio aid agreement
“The problem we have in the north-east has exacerbated the situation and made it more difficult to eradicate.”
Nigeria health minister writes AGF, Police, NDLEA, wants tobacco law enforced
The minister had earlier listed parts of the anti-tobacco law to be implemented.