Tuberculosis: Aisha Buhari urges Nigerians to go for test
In 2017 and 2018, 104,904 and 106,533 cases of TB respectively were reported in Nigeria. Officials said only a quarter of cases are reported in the country.
Edo gets new Lassa fever treatment centre, spends N100m on equipment
Edo is one of the states in Nigeria endemic for Lassa fever with over 700 suspected cases
Why Nigerian govt cannot fund citizens health needs – Official
Expert urges Nigeria to start making plans to involve the private sector in health financing and service provision.
About 56,000 applicants jostle for 1000 C’River Primary Healthcare jobs
The recruitment is for nine cadres of health officers.
Drinking sugary beverages linked with early death – Study
In the study, researchers analysed data from 80,647 women and 37,716 men.
6,000 children risk contracting HIV in Kaduna state in 2019 — UNICEF
Zakari Adam, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Kaduna, made the assertion at a one-day meeting in Kaduna on Monday.
INTERVIEW: Over 10,000 Nigerian indigenous plants have ethno medicinal value – Adigwe, DG, NIPRD
The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development conducts research on indigeneous plants for development of drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials.
52 new cases of Lassa fever recorded in the last seven days –NCDC
The sudden surge in the number of confirmed cases in the reporting week negates the claim by NCDC which said there has been a gradual decline in the outbreak.
HIV/AIDs prevalence rate in Akwa Ibom unacceptable – Ex-NMA chairman
The Nigerian HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) has shown that Akwa Ibom has the highest prevalence rate of HIV in the country.
Tuberculosis (BCG) vaccine not enough protection against TB infection – Experts
Nigeria ranks at one of the highest prevalent TB countries that are still discussing detecting and treatment of the disease.
World Kidney Day: Survivors, relatives narrate impact of non-renal coverage of NHIS
The World Health Organisation says an estimated 850 million people have kidney disease from various causes
Akwa Ibom ranks highest in HIV prevalence rate in Nigeria
About 1.9 million Nigerians are currently living with HIV.
Nigerian govt battles $10bn annual infrastructure deficit in Health sector
The government says it is planning to build a Medical City in Abuja to provide first class medical services in the country.
About 18 Nigerians die of tuberculosis every hour – Expert
An estimated 418,000 new TB cases occurred in Nigeria in 2018.
Nigeria improves on HIV ranking, now fourth worst hit country — Minister
Earlier estimates placed Nigeria second behind South Africa.
1.9 million Nigerians living with HIV – NACA boss.
Before the survey, three million Nigerians were estimated to be living with HIV.
How ‘contact tracing’ helps curb Lassa fever spread – NCDC
An official speaks on the challenges of contact tracing.
International Women’s Day: Africa needs to invest more to ensure gender balance – WHO
The global health agency says Africa can only achieve rapid economic and transformation by addressing the gender-based differences