Nigeria ‘records 4,000 untreated cases of leprosy annually’
Leprosy is still prevalent in Nigeria, and is seen as the disease of the poor, aggravated by poor hygiene.
WHO updates list of essential antibiotics for treatment of infections
This year’s antibiotics revision is the biggest revision of the antibiotics section in the EML’s 40-year history.
Why meningitis spreads easily in northern Nigeria- MSF Advisor
Vaccination for meningitis is more complex than for other killer diseases like measles, the official said.
Osinbajo, UN, UNFPA, others mourn Babatunde Osotimehin
“…his strong leadership helped keep the heath and rights of the world’s women and girls high on the global agenda,” the UNFPA said.
PROFILE: The life and times of Babatunde Osotimehin
Upon moving into his second term in 2015, Mr. Osotimehin introduced new reforms that increased the effectiveness and efficiency of UNFPA.
Major Health Stories Last Week: Bird flu in seven states, nine new tobacco regulations, others
Nigeria now has a vaccine production agreement with May & Baker.
Renovation of Suleja General Hospital to cost N1.1 billion – Gov Bello
The rehabilitation would involve wards, consulting rooms, installation of state of the art medical equipment, etc.
Govt alerts Nigerians on outbreak of bird flu in seven states, Abuja
The federal government has paid over N674 million in compensations to 269 farmers across the affected states.
Mid-Term Report: Meningitis outbreak headlines public health challenges of Buhari administration
Over 1,000 people have died in the past six months from meningitis the government had been warned about.
Nigeria introduces 9 new regulations to limit tobacco use (FULL LIST)
Cigarettes will no longer be sold in sticks but in packs only to people above 18 years.
Nigerian govt approves joint venture agreement for production of vaccines
The federal government would own 49 per cent of the joint venture while May and Becker would own 51 per cent.
Why implementation of Nigeria’s Tobacco Control Act is slow – Health Minister
“There are several challenges; the most critical is the need for the regulations to return to the National Assembly for approval…”
How Nigeria can combat Hepatitis – Health minister, other experts
Prevention of mother to child transmission is a key way of tackling the disease.
Global Fund pledges support for Nigeria despite past mismanagement
Some international donor agencies have withdrawn support to Nigeria citing massive corruption and diversion of funds.
Nigeria wants airline sanctioned over corpse transported from Ebola-hit Congo
The body was flown into Nigeria on Monday.
Group launches ‘immunization bracelet’ to help Nigeria vaccination record
The bracelet is to be worn on the leg and then wrist of a child from birth.
World Bank says nations ill-prepared to battle pandemic diseases
“Given the scale of risk to human lives and livelihoods, the investment case for financing preparedness is compelling.”
WHO election and the campaign against African health experts, By Tami Hultman
There is a last-minute attack on the candidacy of Tedros Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia.