PEP: The HIV ‘prevention drug’ many Nigerians don’t know about
Despite the availability of these preventive drugs in hospitals, many Nigerians continue to get infected with the dreaded ailment.
Tuberculosis (BCG) vaccine not enough protection against TB infection – Experts
Nigeria ranks at one of the highest prevalent TB countries that are still discussing detecting and treatment of the disease.
World Kidney Day: Survivors, relatives narrate impact of non-renal coverage of NHIS
The World Health Organisation says an estimated 850 million people have kidney disease from various causes
Akwa Ibom ranks highest in HIV prevalence rate in Nigeria
About 1.9 million Nigerians are currently living with HIV.
Nigerian govt battles $10bn annual infrastructure deficit in Health sector
The government says it is planning to build a Medical City in Abuja to provide first class medical services in the country.
About 18 Nigerians die of tuberculosis every hour – Expert
An estimated 418,000 new TB cases occurred in Nigeria in 2018.
Nigeria improves on HIV ranking, now fourth worst hit country — Minister
Earlier estimates placed Nigeria second behind South Africa.
1.9 million Nigerians living with HIV – NACA boss.
Before the survey, three million Nigerians were estimated to be living with HIV.
How ‘contact tracing’ helps curb Lassa fever spread – NCDC
An official speaks on the challenges of contact tracing.
International Women’s Day: Africa needs to invest more to ensure gender balance – WHO
The global health agency says Africa can only achieve rapid economic and transformation by addressing the gender-based differences
WHO employs mobile surveillance system for polio eradication
Nigeria remains the only country in Africa yet to interrupt the spread of wild poliovirus.
Untreated herpes during pregnancy can cause blindness in newborns – Medical expert
Mr Tenmang urges pregnant women to go for their routine antenatal as the disease can be detected and treated
#AHAIC2019 (LIVE UPDATES): Nigerian delegation holds session to bridge child, family health funding gaps
Nigeria hosted the 2001 conference now known as “the Abuja Declaration”, where African leaders pledged at least 15 per cent of their annual budgets to their health sectors.
Keeping fit: how to do the right exercise for your age
The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions.
#AHAIC2019: DRPC, NIPPS lead Nigerian delegation to Rwanda for major health conference
The three-day event started on Monday at the Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda.
Global Fund for Health: How seven African countries squandered millions of foreign aid
An audit report last year revealed how aid money disappeared in the hands of corrupt officials
Lassa fever: Ondo spends N1.6 million to treat each patient – Official
According to him, the most affected areas were Owo, Ose and Akoko North in Ondo State.
Increased Lassa fever deaths, other major health stories last week
Rising Lassa Fever fatality rate and impact of community informants on polio surveillance in Nigeria are the top health news last week.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the unsafe haircutting practices in Nigeria (2)
Despite the prevalence of these practices in some parts of Nigeria, experts highlight the risks.
World Hearing Day: WHO launches mobile hearing app
The app named “hearWHO” is targeted at those who are at risk of hearing loss.