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.”
Nigeria must make plans to fund own immunisation, expert warns
A lot of immunisation funding in Nigeria is provided by donors.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Circulation of 42 banned anti-malaria drugs, a misconception – NAFDAC
NAFDAC said it has mechanism to check dangerous drugs.
Global donors reduce funding for HIV/AIDS treatment
Number of donors fell from 27 in 2015 to 12 in 2016.
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.
South African child treated for HIV at birth, now ‘cured’ nine years after – Scientists
Scientists are yet to discover a cure for the virus.
Cholera worsens in Yemen, Red Cross warns of health crisis
An official said the disease had spread to 20 of Yemen’s 22 governorates.
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
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.