Nigerian lawmakers, seeking expanded health budgeting, point at “bureaucracy” as obstacle
The Nigerian lawmakers were in South Africa for a health retreat.
‘Nigeria has 350 orthopaedic surgeons for 170 million citizens’
Nigeria’s ratio is deficient by half of global standard.
Family doctors seek partnership with government to improve health services
“Family physicians are willing and eager to partner with government especially at the primary care level.”
Do not slash 2017 health budget, Minister tells lawmakers
The minister had claimed that last year’s budget was doctored.
Pneumonia replaces malaria as number one child killer disease in Nigeria – Report
“Pneumonia is now the leading cause of child deaths in Nigeria, a position previously held by malaria over the years.”
Adamawa flags off maternal newborn, child health social protection scheme
“This event represents a giant stride in our collective efforts towards checkmating all health challenges affecting mothers.”
Nigeria offers to help South Sudan’s health sector
“We are willing to support you, it is our duty,” Nigeria’s health minister said.
Nigerians have 3rd highest rate of premature births in the world
Mr. Adewole, a professor of medicine, said Nigeria has an estimated 871,000 babies born preterm every year.
Group commences free heart surgery for 200 children
“We are providing this surgery to these children because it is very expensive to carry out such operations in the hospitals.”
Why rape, domestic violence persists in Nigeria – HURMA
“Our office receives reports almost on daily basis from victims of this evil acts.”
NACA to hold conference on HIV prevention in Nigeria
The conference holds on November 29.
Why Nigeria must take family planning serious – Experts
“If we continue on our present mindless trajectory of population growth, the way forward is clear.”
Protesting NAFDAC workers vow indefinite strike over appointment of new DG
The management is said to have decided on no work, no pay.
Oyo nurses accuse hospital management of embezzlement
Nurses in the hospital went on strike last week, citing payment of half salaries as ground for their action.
Allocate 6 per cent of 2017 budget to health, stakeholders urge Nigerian govt.
The communiqué further urged the Federal Government to ensure 100 per cent release and cash backing for all budgetary provisions for the health sector.
INTERVIEW: No cancer machine working in Nigerian hospitals – Health Minister
The minister said the government is working towards eradicating polio in Nigeria by 2017.
With Akwa Ibom hospital, no govt-sponsored foreign treatment for Nigerians from 2017 — Minister
The minister of health says there is no such hospital complex anywhere else in Nigeria.
FACTSHEET: What You Need To Know About Ebola
Transmission to humans and primates is thought to occur through direct contact with the animal host, or through contact or consumption of the meat, bodily fluids or secretions of animals that have become infected by contact with the host.