Health

How Nigeria can use family planning to reduce maternal, child mortality – Official

An official says family planning is vital because it is a very important tool for reducing maternal and child mortality.

Cold chain store at Sushi area council

SPECIAL REPORT: How poor electricity supply, inadequate facilities affect storage of vaccines, immunisation in Nigerian capital

WHO says vaccines need to be stored within recommended temperature to maintain quality until point of use.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Doctors decry failure of Nigerian govt to constitute board of Medical and Dental Council

NMA has given government until Sunday to put the board in place or face industrial action

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32 million Nigerians struggle with learning disorder – Foundation

About one in every three Nigerian children have dyslexia, a study says

Participants at the TOPS organised workshop (2)

World Mental Health Day: Inadequate personnel, skewed facilities’ distribution worry stakeholders

About 250 psychiatrists attend to tens of millions of Nigerians.

Cholera patients in hospital ward

New cholera infections worry Zimbabwean government

At least 49 people, mainly from Harare, have died from cholera since early September.

scanty walk ways at the National hospital Abuja as a result of the ongoing strike.

Diabetes drug reduces risk of heart attacks, strokes from air pollution – Study

More than 100 million people take the diabetes drug, metformin, worldwide.

Journalists

ActionAid trains Nigerian journalists on fight against social injustice, poverty

Drawn from different media organisations across Nigeria, the journalists were converged in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for the two-day training.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital Bauchi, (ATBTH), Bauchi. [Photo credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

World Sight Day – Experts harp on improved eye care services

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Eye Care Everywhere”.

Representatives from the 5 PAS states (Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Niger and Taraba)

Experts task health CSOs to advocate more on family planning

They spoke at a dialogue on health organised by development Research and Project Centre (dRPC)

Oral-Polio-Immunization

WHO vaccinates 377,000 people against cholera in Adamawa

The organisation established a cholera treatment centre during an outbreak of cholera in the state.

WHO

WHO, Africa CDC collaborate to advance universal health coverage

WHO is collaborating with Africa CDC to tackle the numerous health challenges facing the continent.

Participants at a one day meeting on updates to states on new national family planning policies and policy directions and update from states on family planning situation and innovations in Abuja on Thursday.

LIVE UPDATES: dRPC, Nigeria’s health ministry, others discuss gender issues in family planning

In spite of obvious merits, 87 per cent of women in Nigeria or their partners do not use modern or traditional contraceptives.

UNICEF'S Child protection specialist Maryam Enyiazu during an interview.

Nigeria loses billions to violence against children – Survey

The survey was conducted by UNICEF and the Nigerian government.

People exercising [Photo credit: Al Jazeera]

World Mental Health Day: Essential daily habits to avoid, perform

To mark the Day, here are habits to avoid or embrace so as not to slide into mental disorder.

Empty paediatric section at the National Hospital

Focus on children’s mental health, WHO urges African leaders

This plea was made as on Wednesday at the commemoration of the World Mental Health Day.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf

Workers again accuse NHIS boss of fraud, demand his sack

Mr Yusuf was reinstated in February after his suspension last year over alleged fraud

Gombe State on map

310 children die of acute malnutrition in Gombe health centres since 2016 – Official

Over 36,000 children have been admitted at 18 centres in the state within the period, says the official

PTCIJ, TOPS launch free mental health assessment for Nigerian journalists

This agreement is a fruit of the advocacy for the improved holistic welfare of journalists in Nigeria.

FILE PHOTO: Scientists working in a laboratory in Abaji, FCT Abuja

Scientists edit mice gene that could prevent human congenital diseases

The research offers the potential of treating human congenital diseases before birth

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Miyetti Allah pledges support for immunisation

He said that the association had facilitated the immunisation of many nomadic children.

A flooded street at Bale at Ajegunle lkorodu, Lagos state [picture used to illustrate the story

Flooding, new cancer machine, other major health stories last week

Incorrect use of Viagra can permanently damage the eyes, say researchers.