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.
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
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.”
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.”
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.
Report adverse drugs reactions, NAFDAC urges Nigerians
“Medicines are double-edged swords that can have tremendous benefits or untoward effects on our health.”
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.
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…”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
NACA decries rate of mother to child HIV transmission in Nigeria
“Nigeria is among countries with slow mother-to-child transmission decline.”
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.”