Six months later, Medical Council still investigating alleged medical negligence at Abuja hospital

A PREMIUM TIMES investigation had highlighted alleged cases of negligence at the public hospital.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Early, exclusive breastfeeding can reduce neonatal mortality — Consultant

Most neonatal deaths are due to preventable causes, the consultant said.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

Meningitis over, Pharmaceutical companies seek bail out, other major health stories last week

The federal government declared meningitis over in the country.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

New WHO chief, Ghebreyesus, takes office

Mr. Ghebreyesus is the first African to occupy the position.

Japan donates 31 ambulances to Nigerian health institutions (FULL LIST OF BENEFICIARIES)

The Japanese government also said more were coming.


Malaria: Nigeria, other sub-Saharan countries receive low research funding

Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic received little or no investment in malaria research.

Nigerian hospital quarantines patient discharging blood

The hospital suspects Lassa fever.

VIDEO: My most touching experience as a nurse – Ronke Adakola

Adakola speaks with PREMIUM TIMES on the most touching case she attended to since she joined the profession.

VIDEO: My most touching experience as a nurse – Hajara Liman

Hajara Liman has been a nurse for 32 years. She is currently a matron at the National Tuberculosis Leprosy Centre (NTBLC), Saye, Zaria, Kaduna State, where she works with leprosy patients. She tells PREMIUM TIMES of her most touching case since she joined the profession.

A drone used to illustrate the story

UNICEF, Malawi test use of drones for humanitarian needs

The drone when perfected is expected to ease humanitarian services in harsh places difficult to reach.

Nigeria hosts 2017 West African College of Nursing Conference

Nigeria last hosted the conference in March 2005.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

With 1,166 deaths, Nigerian govt formally declares meningitis outbreak over‎

The disease affected 226 local governments across 25 state‎s.

Osinbajo approves appointment of 14 heads of tertiary health institutions (FULL LIST)

The appointments take immediate effect for a four-year tenure and are in two categories.


FEC approves inclusion of NYSC members in NHIS

“This will guarantee access to quality care across the country.”

FILE PHOTO: A researcher, Dr Adebayo Ajala, who began donating blood for over 20 years, donating again at the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03239/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

Transfusion of unscreened blood causes deaths in Zamfara – NMA

“Some health workers never waited to confirm whether or not the patients required blood before transfusing them.”

HIV Ribbon

New AIDS drug set for roll out in Nigeria

Kenya is the first African country to start using the DTG.

Medical Director of National Ear Care Centre, Aminu Bakare, is dead

The deceased was an associate professor at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.


Major health stories across Nigeria last week

A new study shows that breastfeeding can reduce risk of heart disease for women.

Nigeria AIDS agency seeks private sector support, funding

The agency seeks to partner with a Nigeria business coalition and MTN Foundation.

Children playing

5.6 million children in Lake Chad region at risk of waterborne diseases as rainy season starts — UNICEF

Water, sanitation and hygiene response in the Lake Chad Basin has received less than 20% of required US$80 million.

U.S. supports families affected by HIV/AIDS in Lagos with N2.9 million

The U.S.-Nigeria partnership on HIV/AIDS began in 2004 through PEPFAR.

Group calls for laws in Nigeria against female genital mutilation

Nigeria has the highest prevalence rate of FGM in the world.

Nigerian Senate

National Assembly ‘blocks’ statutory health funds over fraud scare

The National Health Act stipulates one per cent of government funds go to the health sector.

Unijos school gate used to illustrate the story.

Nursing Council inducts first UniJos graduate nurses 10 years after start of program

The 52 newly qualified nurses include 18 males.

Lassa fever

Five cases confirmed as Lassa Fever ravages Ondo

Students of a university were sent home after a student got infected.