Spread of “drug-resistant malaria” in South-east Asia a global threat – Scientists
There are fears it could spread to Africa.
Expectant mothers speak on strike by hospital workers
The Joint Health Sector Union embarked on a nationwide strike on Thursday.
Experts react to Nigeria’s high maternal mortality rate
A report said Nigeria had about 58,000 cases of maternal mortality in 2015.
HEALTH WORKERS STRIKE: Abuja hospitals yet to comply
The Abuja health workers gave various reasons for not joining the national strike.
The world is running out of effective antibiotics – WHO
The WHO report takes a broad and prospective look at antibiotic development.
Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015 — Report
“The most worrisome is the report from North-East where MMR is highest.”
Nigerian health workers ignore minister, commence nationwide strike
The minister appealed to the workers not to embark on the strike.
WHO begins cholera vaccination for one million in Borno
WHO says more than 2,600 suspected cholera cases and 40 deaths have been reported in Borno, following heavy rainfall this year and lack of access to safe water
Help underprivileged access health services, NHIS boss urges Nigerian govt
NHIS said the scheme has covered over 6 million Nigerians.
Health insurance should be made compulsory for Nigerians – NHIS
The federal government has suspended the head of the scheme and is probing it for alleged corruption
90% deaths in Nigerian hospitals caused by health workers’ attitude — Teaching Hospital Chief
The chairman of committee of Chief Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Hospitals says there should be accountability.
Artificial seasonings in food can cause diseases – Expert
He says traditional condiments are more healthy.
We trek 100 km to hospital, Kaduna village residents lament
Pregnant women in the village do not go to hospitals.
Major Health Stories Last Week: Resident doctors suspend strike, nylon moimoi dangerous
Nurses also called for a state of emergency in the health sector.
Health professionals beg Buhari to reconstitute boards
Most of the bodies do not have boards as they were dissolved at the inception of the President Buhari administration.
Hospitals: Nigerian govt moves to decrease waiting time for patients
Average waiting time was discovered to be three hours and above.
Measles: Nigeria has highest number of unimmunized children in world – UNICEF
Measles incidence among children under five years increased in northern Nigeria between 2014 and 2016.
Minister appeals to JOHESU not to shut down Nigerian hospitals
The union warns it may go on strike on September 20.
Striking doctors: Nigerian govt has honoured its agreement – Health Minister
The doctors embarked on a nationwide strike on September 4.