Nigeria’s Health Minister calls for urgent meeting over Sprite, Fanta crisis
A court ruled that Fanta and Sprite could be toxic.
NAFDAC reacts to court ruling declaring Fanta, Sprite poisonous with Vitamin C
The court ruled that drinking the soft drinks with Vitamin C could be poisonous.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.