Health

Resident Doctors On Strike

Medical doctors in Ogun set for strike

The doctors said they would join their colleagues nationwide once a strike date is announced.

Buhari appoints new head of primary healthcare agency

Faisal Shuaib is the new Executive Secretary of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA.

The challenge of severe malnutrition in Nigeria’s North-West (Infograph)

Nigeria’s seven north-west states have 75 per cent of the country’s cases of malnutrition.

Nigeria flags off scheme to revive 10,000 primary health care centres

President Buhari flagged off the scheme on Tuesday.

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7 Nigerian states move to save 1.59 million malnourished children, mothers

In Kano, about 55,000 children were treated for acute malnutrition in 2016, of the 397,515 estimated to be acutely malnourished.

Nigerians groan as government fails to implement health law

A critical component of the unimplemented law is the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund.

Resident Doctors On Strike

Major health news across Nigeria last week

Efforts to stop malaria got a boost with a new vaccine passing trial.

Resident Doctors On Strike

Resident doctors ask stakeholders to prevail on Nigerian govt to prevent strike

An ultimatum given by the doctors expired on January 2

Malaria vaccine passes trial test

Tropical disease experts described the findings as “promising”.

Fear of new Polio case in Cross River

Officials said the case cannot yet be confirmed as Polio.

Victims of VVF abandoned by husbands

“When my situation became critical, my husband left me, and I had to return to my parents.”

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INTERVIEW: Nigeria’s health minister speaks on resident doctors, polio, tuberculosis, budget, transparency, others

“I cannot force Oyo or any of these states that have financial hardship to pay you(resident doctors), we can only appeal to those states.”

INVESTIGATION: Nigerian hospital where ‘medical negligence’ causes death of women, babies

Families of different victims narrated their sad experiences that caused the death of at least four people at the hospital.

Nigeria releases test results on suspected plastic rice

The government says the shipment would be destroyed nonetheless.

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Only 10 per cent of Nigerians have taken HIV test- NACA

“The only gateway to HIV prevention, care and treatment remains HIV counselling and testing.”

INTERVIEW: How we protected 5,700 Nigerian children from polio paralysis – NPHCDA Executive Director

Emmanuel Odu spoke about how his agency handles immunisation, the plans to revitalise primary healthcare centres and other pertinent health issues  – NPHCDA

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Healthcare: Nigerian govt to ensure one fully functional PHC in each senatorial district

“To ensure that this package works well, adequate human resources are needed to run 24-hour services in those facilities.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Major health news across Nigeria last week

It is very important for every woman to undergo regular cervical screening to detect abnormalities.

Unpaid Salaries: UCH health workers give 7-day ultimatum

“Some of our members now trek to work to fulfil their professional, ethical and moral obligations.”

Nigeria records 273 Lassa fever cases, 149 deaths in 2015/16

A health worker recently died from the disease in Ogun.

Health Funding: Endless wait for Abuja on Abuja Declaration

Budgetary allocation to the health sector in Nigeria has consistently hovered around the 5 per cent mark at best.

Cervical cancer: Group wants Nigerian girls immunised before first sex

The nongovernmental body conducts awareness campaign in Ogun State.

Drugs used to illustrate the story.

Report adverse drugs reactions, NAFDAC urges Nigerians

“Medicines are double-edged swords that can have tremendous benefits or untoward effects on our health.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Group seeks reduction in cervical cancer cases in Nigeria, conducts free screening, treatment

HEDEN said of the 51 women that were tested, nine tested positive to the disease.

Nigerian govt calls for vigilance after Lassa Fever death

“Anybody with symptoms which include fever, headaches, vomiting, should report immediately at the nearest medical facility.”