Amidst Nigerians’ poor access to potable water, reprieve comes to Anambra community
The survey says open defecation worsened between 2010 and 2015.
Nigerian govt recalls 2.4m bottles of cough syrup containing codeine
In May, the federal government banned the production and importation of codeine.
Study links children’s picky eating to pressure from parent
Picky eating is important only in the sense that it’s unsettling and frustrating for parents.
HIV myths debunked, Nigerian doctors abroad, other health stories last week
Pregnant women whose partners are smokers may face higher risks of miscarriage.
World Hepatitis Day: How Nigeria has fared in battling scourge
Nigeria has one of the highest numbers of sufferers around the globe.
VIDEO: What you need to know about Hepatitis – Dr Tavershima Adongo
The most common cause of the diseases are the hepatitis Viruses.
Ahead of world hepatitis day, here’s what to know about the disease
Hepatitis is the inflammation of liver tissue.
Over 5,000 Nigerian doctors working in South Africa – Envoy
The official says the doctors are in various teaching, public and private hospitals in South Africa.
Pregnant women whose partners are smokers face higher risks of miscarriage – Research
The research was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos Forgotten Communities: How IDPs suffer in Nigeria’s wealthiest state (1)
The victims include children who along with their parents fled the Boko Haram insurgency in North-east Nigeria.
Liver diseases rising due to increasing alcohol consumption — Report
During the seven-year period of the study, 460,760 cirrhosis related deaths occurred.
Nigeria needs 10 times more health workers to achieve universal health coverage
The country has developed a strategy to better manage what it has.
President Buhari pledges to increase health budget
The review will reflect the government’s priority of ensuring Nigerians get better healthcare, Mr Buhari says.
Study decries rise in sale of non-prescription antibiotics
Antibiotic resistance caused about two million infections and death of about 50,000 yearly in the U.S and Europe, says an expert
Nigerian governors committed to health insurance scheme – NGF
The governors pledged to maintain ongoing reforms, including domesticating the National Health Insurance Scheme
Researchers challenge fish oil supplements’ heart benefit
Researchers found that long-chain omega III fats had little or no meaningful effect on the risk of death from any cause.
Hunger: Group tasks government to invest more on child nutrition
Globally, Nigeria contributes to nearly half of all child deaths—that is more than three million children each year.
Why Nigeria allocated 64% health budget to primary healthcare – Minister
He says government decided to change focus from teaching hospitals
Youth group decries Nigerian govt’s attitude to Universal Health Coverage
Government in 2005 set the target to attain affordable health coverage for 90 per cent of Nigerians by 2015
50 PHCs to run 24-hour services in Abuja – Official
Authorities say they are building 12 new primary healthcare facilities in the FCT