Children suffering in Nigeria, other conflict-ravaged countries – UNICEF
The affected children face a bleak future unless urgent action is taken to help them, the agency warns.
WHO launches new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System
GLASS will involve the development of tools and standards and improved collaboration.
WHO reports high levels of antibiotic resistance worldwide
WHO urges countries to set up good surveillance systems for detecting drug resistance.
Lassa outbreak: Minister blames doctors for infections
The minister also speaks on preventive measures.
Nigerian govt, May&Baker partner on local vaccines production
Biovaccines Nigeria Limited is a joint venture between the Federal Government and May&Baker Nigeria Plc.
FG/WHO begins yellow fever vaccination in three states
Nearly 3,000 vaccination teams will be deployed across the three states.
Nigerian govt releases $1 million for contraceptives
The government steps up campaign on family planning.
Lassa fever: Nigeria records 16 deaths in less than one month
Ten states are largely affected by the scourge.
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.
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.
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.
Health experts advocate autonomy, adequate financing for NCDC
A legislative representative says the lawmakers will consider all the suggestions.
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.