Health

INVESTIGATION: Nigerian hospital where ‘medical negligence’ causes death of women, babies

Families of different victims narrated their sad experiences that caused the death of at least four people at the hospital.

Nigeria releases test results on suspected plastic rice

The government says the shipment would be destroyed nonetheless.

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Only 10 per cent of Nigerians have taken HIV test- NACA

“The only gateway to HIV prevention, care and treatment remains HIV counselling and testing.”

INTERVIEW: How we protected 5,700 Nigerian children from polio paralysis – NPHCDA Executive Director

Emmanuel Odu spoke about how his agency handles immunisation, the plans to revitalise primary healthcare centres and other pertinent health issues  – NPHCDA

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Healthcare: Nigerian govt to ensure one fully functional PHC in each senatorial district

“To ensure that this package works well, adequate human resources are needed to run 24-hour services in those facilities.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Major health news across Nigeria last week

It is very important for every woman to undergo regular cervical screening to detect abnormalities.

Unpaid Salaries: UCH health workers give 7-day ultimatum

“Some of our members now trek to work to fulfil their professional, ethical and moral obligations.”

Lassa fever

Nigeria records 273 Lassa fever cases, 149 deaths in 2015/16

A health worker recently died from the disease in Ogun.

Health Funding: Endless wait for Abuja on Abuja Declaration

Budgetary allocation to the health sector in Nigeria has consistently hovered around the 5 per cent mark at best.

Cervical cancer: Group wants Nigerian girls immunised before first sex

The nongovernmental body conducts awareness campaign in Ogun State.

Drugs used to illustrate the story.

Report adverse drugs reactions, NAFDAC urges Nigerians

“Medicines are double-edged swords that can have tremendous benefits or untoward effects on our health.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Group seeks reduction in cervical cancer cases in Nigeria, conducts free screening, treatment

HEDEN said of the 51 women that were tested, nine tested positive to the disease.

Lassa fever

Nigerian govt calls for vigilance after Lassa Fever death

“Anybody with symptoms which include fever, headaches, vomiting, should report immediately at the nearest medical facility.”

Nigeria and the challenge of ending Female Genital Mutilation

South-Western Nigeria has the highest prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation

Nigeria announces policy proposal to restructure inefficient primary healthcare system

“The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would love to be remembered in making basic healthcare services qualitative…”

Resident doctors threaten strike from January 2

Mr. Onyebueze also called on NARD members to wear black ward coats or clinical gowns from January 2.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Nigerian government spends only 1 per cent of GDP on health – Don

“Nigeria has spent eight point something on the budget but when you look at the GDP in general, it is only one per cent.”

Major health stories across Nigeria last week

According to official statistics, 33,000 mothers die in Nigeria each year during childbirth.

Drugs used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria’s pharmaceutical research institute laments inadequate funding

“We have never received more than 50 per cent of whatever is usually appropriated to the institution.”

IDPs used to illustrate the story.

After surviving Boko Haram attacks, displaced persons die of diarrhoea in IDP camp

A second diarrhoea outbreak caused the death of 10 people at the IDP camp.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Stress can lead to mental problem, psychiatrist warns Nigerians

“Mental problems denote emotional and psychological difficulties, which cause distress and interfere with how people go about their everyday life.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Nigerian doctors want increase in health budget

“Government must increase the budgetary allocation to either meet up the WHO recommendation or something close to it.”

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Global Fund to invest N1 billion on health in Nigeria – Minister

“In 2015 alone, there was an estimated 214 million new cases of malaria,” the minister said.

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NACA decries rate of mother to child HIV transmission in Nigeria

“Nigeria is among countries with slow mother-to-child transmission decline.”

Cholera patients in hospital ward

Patients shun general hospital over dilapidated structures

“The structure is dilapidated and the environment is so bushy that patients prefer to travel to Azare for medical attention.”