File photo of a female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.

DRPC organises dialogue on routine immunisation

The aim of the dialogue is to strengthen the accountability framework for routine immunisation service delivery.

Ebola case in DR Congo

WHO confirms strain of latest Ebola outbreak, to start vaccinations

The experimental vaccine proved successful during its first wide-scale usage.

China on map

Antibiotic resistance genes in air pose threat to human health – Research

The analysis revealed 30 different types of ARGs that make bacteria resistant to seven types of antibiotics.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Breasts sucking, fondling can help detect, not prevent lumps, cancer – Experts

Other Nigerians gave diverse views on the topic.

Nigeria Stock Exchange

NSE raised N57.36 million for mobile cancer centres

NSE says the centres will ensure early detection of the disease and provision of treatment.

Nigeria needs N4 billion to tackle infectious diseases – NCDC

“There is the need for financial assistance in critical segments of combating infectious diseases.”

Crocodile Skeleton [photo: Flickr]

Scientists test crocodile cartilage to help human joints recover

“We’re very interested in the crocodile because they have a lot of cartilage and it is of a very high quality.”

Chines doctors and a patient used to illustrate the story [photo: South China Morning Post]

China develops new diagnostic method for coronary heart disease

The new method does not require additional surgeries or drugs.

Mrs. Barrow cuddling a baby at the post natal ward

Gambian First Lady in Nigeria, visits patients at Abuja Hospital

Mrs Barrow marks her birthday in Abuja with visits to educational and health institutions.

SPECIAL REPORT: From Marriage To Neglect: The anguish of Sokoto’s underage brides

In Sokoto, the rights of hundreds of betrothed girl children are infringed upon.


10 million people may die globally from Antimicrobial resistance – WHO

The agency says 4 million of this estimated figure would occur in Africa while another 4 million would be recorded in Asia.

women in hospital

Nigeria’s health minister advocates six months maternity leave

The federal government had earlier pegged it at four months in June.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Shun medical tourism, Obasanjo tells Nigerians

The former President was in Bayelsa for medical check-up.

Asokoro district hospital

Nigeria developing plan for health security

The process is coordinated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

From left: Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewole; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Director-General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mr Babatunde Irukera; Chairman, Board of Directors, CPC, Emmanuel Nwankpa; and Country Director, World Health Organization, Mr Ress Mpazi, during the launch of the ‘Patients' Bill of Rights’, at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja on Tuesday (31/7/18). 04114/31/7/2018/Ibrahim Sumaila/BJO/NAN

Nigeria launches initiative to protect patients’ rights

“The Patients’ Bill of Right is the bridge of dignity that links the right to life and minimum standards of healthcar.”


NAFDAC seizes fake medical devices, expired drugs

The items were imported from China, an official says.

The Minister of State, Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and executive members of the National Medical Association (NMA) during a courtesy visit to the minister in Abuja.

Minister receives new NMA executives, calls for attitudinal change

The new executives of the association were elected in May.

Congo on Map

Ebola-like disease kills 12 in north-eastern Congo

“The deaths began in early July in the village of Mangina.”

Lagos State mega city

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite population surge, many Lagos residents reject family planning

The women give various reasons for rejecting family planning with experts saying those reasons are myths.

Some pupils of Anuli community school, Ezenifite in Anambra state, using the Tiptap to wash their hands.

Amidst Nigerians’ poor access to potable water, reprieve comes to Anambra community

The survey says open defecation worsened between 2010 and 2015.

Codeine is one of the drus being abused by young people

Nigerian govt recalls 2.4m bottles of cough syrup containing codeine

In May, the federal government banned the production and importation of codeine.

Toddlers used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: New Scientist]

Study links children’s picky eating to pressure from parent

Picky eating is important only in the sense that it’s unsettling and frustrating for parents.