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Managing Director, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji

How Nigeria can revive its health sector – Nigerian Sovereign Investment boss

Mr Orji said the Nigerian health sector is in a big problem and needs urgent attention

Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar

National Health Dialogue: How traditional institutions can help achieve universal health coverage – Emir

The emir said the involvement of traditional rulers would ensure healthcare meets specific quality and local needs requirements

The Panel at Day 2 of the National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: Contraceptives do not cause cancer — Expert

A participant has raised the question about the “myths of contraceptives as causal agents for cancer”.

Garba Buluma, an official of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)

National Health Dialogue: NPHCDA official seeks autonomy for healthcare facilities

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) official says granting health facilities autonomy would improve their services

National Health Dialogue: ‘Nine Reasons Nigeria May Not Achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030’

The official said Nigeria is “already off track” in its quest to attain UHC by 2030.

The Panel at Day 2 of the National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: Nigerians continue discussions on achieving Universal Health Coverage (Live Updates)

On Tuesday, various stakeholders including the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, discussed issues affecting the health sector and proffered solutions to them.

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National Health Dialogue: Experts, survivors demand free cancer screening for Nigerians

A cancer survivor said the government should provide free services for the screening of three common cancers.

Health minister, Osagie Ehanire at the National Health Dialogue organised by Premium Times.

Nigeria to set up cancer treatment fund

The health minister says apart from health insurance, the new funding plan on cancer will help reduce the cost of treatment and diagnosis.

UNICEF Building in Geneva

94 per cent Nigerians do not practice proper hand washing – UNICEF

The Fund says the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Nigeria is facing an interesting time with the recent declaration of state of emergency in the sector.

National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: How religious leaders can improve maternal health care – JAMB Registrar

Mr Oloyede said a way of assisting in maternal healthcare is to properly educate parents on their responsibilities to the child

National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: Nigerians discuss challenges, solutions of achieving universal coverage (LIVE UPDATES)

Participants will discuss the most pressing issues affecting the health sector and co-create home-grown solutions.

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National Health Dialogue: Why Nigerians should demand accountability in health budget

“We should start probing what was done with the actual budgetary releases and this demand should be led by the citizens,” says a panelist.

The wing of an airplane used to illustrate story

World Thrombosis Day: Why air travellers face greater risk, especially with alcohol — Expert

Nearly 90 to 95 per cent of air travellers in economy class would have thrombosis at the knee because it is constricted.

A medical laboratory used to illustrate the story

Major health stories last week

Former patient describes Abalaka as “liar, murderer” over claim of HIV cure

National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: Six Things You Should Expect

The two-day dialogue session opens on Tuesday at the Nixon Luxury Hotel, Abuja.

Pupils during the feeding programme

Healthy diet can prevent 45% of under-5 mortality – Official

“Without good diet, the body is prone to diseases, infection, fatigue, poor performance and malnutrition.’

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

#HealthDialogue: Osinbajo, Gombe Emir, other stakeholders to address Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

The event is themed “Universal Health Coverage – The role of State and Non-State Actors in Healthcare funding and support.”

Jeremiah Abalaka

Former patient describes Abalaka as “liar, murderer” over claim of HIV cure

Mohammed Farouk says Mr Abalaka used 30 Nigerian soldiers as guinea-pigs, allegedly killing 29 of them.

glass of water

Can cold water give you a heart attack or cancer?

Recent articles in the Nigerian media claimed that excessive consumption of cold water has dire health consequences on the average person. But what does science say?

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story.

One-third of women abused during childbirth in Nigerian health facilities – Study

The WHO-led study was carried out in four countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Myanmar and Guinea.

Buhari in NASS

2020 Budget: Experts advocate timely, full release of capital allocation for health

The Partnership for Advocacy on Child and Family Health (PACFaH@Scale) said the allocation to the sector is inadequate

TB Patients receiving treatment. (Photo Credit: Damien Foundation)

Donors gather in France to fund fight on AIDS, TB, Malaria

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria says that reaching its goal could help save 16 million lives and avoid 234 million infections by 2023.

Meningitis vaccination used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: communit.com]

Yellow Fever funding, increasing heart disease top health stories last week

The 1000th Ebola patient was cured in the DRC and discharged from the hospital, raising hope in the efficiency of Ebola drugs

Three in ten children still unprotected from chickenpox disease – WHO

Rubella virus, also known as chickenpox or German measles, is an acute, contagious viral infection.

Human heart (Photo Credit: Huffington Post)

Experts express concern over rise in cardiac diseases in Nigeria

The experts noted that hypertension remains the most important cardiovascular disease in Nigeria.