NBC reacts to court ruling, says Fanta, Sprite safe for consumption with Vitamin C

A court had ruled that the NBC provide more information to customers.

EXCLUSIVE: Experts react as Buhari administration fails to appoint heads of Nigeria’s tertiary hospitals

About 20 of the 52 federal health care centres across Nigeria do not have substantive heads.

Hospital with pregnant women [Photo: The New York Times]

Major health stories last week

More than half pregnant women still gave birth without any assistance from a skilled health worker, an official said.

Nigerian govt launches scheme to improve women’s access to healthcare, nutrition

The programme aims to use mobile technology to scale up health and nutrition outcomes in Nigeria

My community loses 5 pregnant women monthly – District Head

The district head said there was no functional health centre in his community.

A Maternity Ward used to illustrate the story [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Nigeria will save $1.5 billion yearly by investing in maternal health – UNFPA

“Investing in maternal health is a smart investment; if you put one dollar in maternal health, it will yield 120 dollars.”

Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre

Eight years after raising billions, Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre remains abandoned, overtaken by weeds

Mrs. Yar’Adua in July 2009 held an elaborate fundraising event to mobilise N10 billion for the construction of the centre.

WHO attributes 1.7 million child death to environmental pollution

1.7 million children under the age of five die every year due to environmental risks.

Abuja Airport Closure: Nigerian govt designates five hospitals for emergencies

Three of the hospitals are in Kaduna State while the other two are in Abuja.

Health stories in the news last week

NACA also warned against stigmatisation of people living with HIV/AIDS‎.

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano govt. signs health basket MoU with Gates, Dangote Foundations

The basket pools resources to support programmes aimed at strengthening child health and other health interventions.

Woman tests positive to Lassa fever in Borno

The victim fell sick last week and was admitted at a government hospital in Maiduguri

Director outlines four-point agenda to reposition Nigeria’s primary healthcare system

He made the pledge while receiving the new World Health Organization, WHO, Country Representative in Nigeria, Alemu Wondi

Experts discuss solutions to meningococcal, pneumococcal disease at Pfizer summit

The experts said it was unacceptable to be losing a large percentage of the Nigerian population to preventable diseases.


Health stories in the news last week

Nigerians were advised to know their genotype before marriage.

Consumption of fruits, vegetables linked to long life

“Fruit and vegetables have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels…”

Ebonyi govt ‘bureaucracy’ delays teenage leprosy patient’s treatment

The boy is entitled to free and urgent treatment, but the government would not give a guarantee.

Drugs used to illustrate the story.

Nigerian govt to help drug manufacturers meet local production target

The National Drug Policy stipulates that Nigeria should aim at producing 70% of its medicines needs

Rats used to illustrate the story.

Woman dies of Lassa Fever in Cross River

The deceased had taken ill in Benue State and gone to Calabar for treatment


Nigeria health workers threaten strike over rot in sector

The group gave the notice on Monday during a street protest in Abuja.

Pharmacists Council accredits Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 18 universities

About 1,500 pharmacists were being produced annually in the country.

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun drags 10 ‘fake doctors’ to court

The suspects were arrested during a monitoring of medical facilities across the state.