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.
Report adverse drugs reactions, NAFDAC urges Nigerians
“Medicines are double-edged swords that can have tremendous benefits or untoward effects on our health.”
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.”
Nigeria and the challenge of ending Female Genital Mutilation
South-Western Nigeria has the highest prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation
Nigeria announces policy proposal to restructure inefficient primary healthcare system
“The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would love to be remembered in making basic healthcare services qualitative…”
Nigerian government spends only 1 per cent of GDP on health – Don
“Nigeria has spent eight point something on the budget but when you look at the GDP in general, it is only one per cent.”
Nigeria’s pharmaceutical research institute laments inadequate funding
“We have never received more than 50 per cent of whatever is usually appropriated to the institution.”
After surviving Boko Haram attacks, displaced persons die of diarrhoea in IDP camp
A second diarrhoea outbreak caused the death of 10 people at the IDP camp.
Stress can lead to mental problem, psychiatrist warns Nigerians
“Mental problems denote emotional and psychological difficulties, which cause distress and interfere with how people go about their everyday life.”
Global Fund to invest N1 billion on health in Nigeria – Minister
“In 2015 alone, there was an estimated 214 million new cases of malaria,” the minister said.
NACA decries rate of mother to child HIV transmission in Nigeria
“Nigeria is among countries with slow mother-to-child transmission decline.”
Patients shun general hospital over dilapidated structures
“The structure is dilapidated and the environment is so bushy that patients prefer to travel to Azare for medical attention.”
We can’t end AIDS without ending discrimination against persons living with it – Official
“The world will never achieve the end of AIDS without bold actions to advance the human rights of the people left furthest behind.”
Unwanted pregnancy mainly caused by wrong use of contraceptives – Health Minister
“Contraceptive-failure, if you use it well, rarely fails.”
World AIDS Day: U.S. provides HIV testing, counselling to 12 million Nigerians
According to the envoy, 726,200 adults and 34,695 children are receiving treatment for HIV under the programme.
Nigerian govt., Unilever sign MOU on oral health programme
A similar programme was successful in other countries.
Expensive malaria drugs are not better, experts warn Nigerians
The groups also said the Nigerian government is showing ‘little commitment’ in fight against malaria.