Do not slash 2017 health budget, Minister tells lawmakers

The minister had claimed that last year’s budget was doctored.

Conjoined Nigerian babies separated

The Ayeni twins were fused together at the lower half of the body.

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.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

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.

University College Hospital Ibadan

WHO donates Polio Modular Laboratory to UCH

“The Department of Virology, UI, is important in the fight against polio,” WHO 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.”

rape victim

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.

Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH)

Why Nigeria must take family planning serious – Experts

“If we continue on our present mindless trajectory of population growth, the way forward is clear.”

Nigeria not handling malaria properly – U.S.

We are still producing chloroquine in Nigeria, a drug that has no beneficial use either for malaria or any other use – USAID

Mosquito used to illustrate the story. Photo: WebMD

Why Zika virus spreads in Nigeria – NCDC

“The current epidemiology of Zika in Nigeria has not been well-documented or understood due to paucity of recent data.”

Protesting NAFDAC workers vow indefinite strike over appointment of new DG

The management is said to have decided on no work, no pay.

Tobacco-control groups turn to billboard messages

Nigeria’s Tobacco Control Bill was signed into law in May 2015.

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.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

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.

An Ebola patient being attended to

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.