Health

Flooding: 11 precautions Nigerians must take to prevent diseases – CDC

Agency says infectious diseases may rise as flooding increases

World Hepatitis Day: Health workers decry poor attention by govt to disease

An estimated 17 million Nigerians are living with the virus and 90 per cent of them do not know they are infected.

Leprosy victims decry stigmatisation from relatives, friends

“I have ruled out the possibility of returning to my home because my family members have deserted me.”

vaccination exercise

Nigeria must make plans to fund own immunisation, expert warns

A lot of immunisation funding in Nigeria is provided by donors.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Nigeria pledges to achieve 50% exclusive breastfeeding by 2018

“The federal government has a policy that says nursing mothers should breast feed exclusively for six months.”

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

HEALTH NEWS THIS WEEK: NHIS controversy continues, Lassa fever in Plateau

The World Hepatitis Day was celebrated on July 28.

World Hepatitis Day: Five ways to get the disease, five ways to prevent it

There are about seven symptoms of the disease

pic 2. DSS HANDS OVER 82 CHIBOK SCHOOLGIRLS TO MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS IN ABUJA

Heavy disease burden contributes to women mortality in Nigeria – Expert

A WHO report shows that the children and maternal mortality ratio in Nigeria has gone up

World Hepatitis Day: Hepatitis B should be treated as health emergency – NANS

Today is World Hepatitis Day

Yemen on map [Photo Credit: Operation World]

UN agencies call for urgent intervention in Yemen amid cholera outbreak, malnutrition

In the last three months alone, 400 000 cases of suspected cholera and nearly 1900 associated deaths were recorded in the country

Hepatitis can be prevented if hospitals reduce unnecessary injections – WHO

The UN agency launched a broad campaign against unnecessary injections on the eve of World Hepatitis Day.

The House of Representative in Chamber ... members are notorious for budget mutilation

NHIS controversy worsens as Reps reject agency’s budget

The lawmakers and health minister are currently at loggerheads over the suspension of the NHIS chief.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Our grouse with Nigerian govt – Resident doctors

Doctors say government paying lip service to their welfare

Nigerian sex workers want trade legalised

The sex workers say that will help reduce HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

World Hepatitis Day: Know Your Status To Avoid Liver Diseases, Minister Urges Nigerians

World Health Organisation urges countries to scale up access to a controversial new drug for the treatment of the disease.

Drugs used to illustrate the story.

Circulation of 42 banned anti-malaria drugs, a misconception – NAFDAC

NAFDAC said it has mechanism to check dangerous drugs.

HIV Ribbon

Global donors reduce funding for HIV/AIDS treatment

Number of donors fell from 27 in 2015 to 12 in 2016.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story

Nigeria sets up task force to reduce maternal mortality

The 36-member task force will focus on six states of the country with the highest maternal mortality cases.

Cholera patients in hospital ward

Lagos confirms two deaths from acute diarrhoea

The state government said it had put measures in place to check the spread of the disease.

HIV Ribbon

South African child treated for HIV at birth, now ‘cured’ nine years after – Scientists

Scientists are yet to discover a cure for the virus.

Yemen on map [Photo Credit: Operation World]

Cholera worsens in Yemen, Red Cross warns of health crisis

An official said the disease had spread to 20 of Yemen’s 22 governorates.

A hospital ward with patients

New Hepatitis C treatment effective in Africa – Experts

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis virus and of various  types.

Nigerian radiologists, radiographers disagree over new bill

Move to regulate radiologists, radiographers generates ripples

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Top Health Stories Last Week: Banned drugs on sale, more women demand CS

The Japanese government renovated a health centre in Abuja.

Scientist who discovered HIV says efforts for cure underway

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier co-discovered the HIV in 1983.