News Reports

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Buhari ‘orders’ State House hospital reverts to serving only first, second families, staff

State House staff will also use the facility, but the presidency says the clinic has been overstretched and other Nigerians will be shut out.

Kogi State Map

Residents groan as water scarcity hits Lokoja

The state government has shut down the greater Lokoja water treatment plant since March 27 as a result of electro-mechanical problems.

Lassa fever

Etsako West LG records 12 deaths, 871 cases of Lassa fever in 3 months – Official

Edo State has the highest number of persons infected with the disease with Etsako West the worst hit, the official said.

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Untreated, recurrent STIs increase risk of HIV infection – Experts

WHO estimates that more than a million people across the world acquire STI every day

A Maternity Ward used to illustrate the story [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Stop giving antimalarials to children not diagnosed with malaria — Pediatrician

“It is drug abuse and there is a greater chance of the parasite developing resistance to the drugs if it is done regularly.

Rats used to illustrate the story.

More Lassa fever deaths, exit of Nasarawa’s specialist doctors, other major health stories last week

Five new deaths were recorded from Lassa Fever in three states.

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Lead Poisoning: Over 150 affected children still undergoing treatment in Zamfara – NGO

In 2010, an unprecedented outbreak of lead poisoning was discovered in Zamfara, in which no fewer than 400 children died.

Rats used to illustrate the story.

Lassa Fever: Five new deaths recorded in three states

The states affected are Edo, Ondo and Bauchi.

Nasarawa on map

Specialist doctors are leaving Nasarawa State – Official

About 10 consultant physicians had left the service of the state government since June 2018.

People walk through floodwater near Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Health perspective of Cyclone Idai

The WHO estimates that at least $38 million is needed over the next three months in Mozambique, to cover health responses to Cyclone Idai.

A new born baby used to illustrate the story [photo: CNS News ]

Infant teething not associated with diarrhoea – Paediatrician

The doctor criticises the common belief by mothers that infant teething comes with diarrhoea.

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A new drug promises to lower risks of asthma attack

A recent study shows that a gamechanger drug called Fevipiprant promises to lower patients’ risks of suffering an asthma attack and being admitted to a hospital.

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Diseases cost Africa $2.4 trillion a year – WHO

Noncommunicable diseases are driving the loss in GDP by 37% of the total loss.

Zamfara State map

North Korean physiotherapist kidnapped in Nigeria

The victim, a North Korean, was identified as Jeng Sunail.

sanitary pads used to illustrate the tory. [PHOTO CREDIT: Saathi Pads]

UNICEF trains Katsina women on production of reusable pads

A 2015 research showed a large number of women and girls lack information to support hygiene management in parts of Nigeria.

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

World TB Day: Experts want more funding to fight disease in Nigeria

They say the government should provide treatment equipment in each local government area in the country.

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Major health news last week

Experts say eceiving vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) during childhood does not totally cover an individual from getting infected with the disease.

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World TB Day: Use your money to provide adequate care, WHO urges African leaders

The global health agency says current spending in Africa is below the levels required to end the epidemic by the 2020 end date of the Sustainable Development Goals.

A map used to illustrate the spread of Lassa fever across states in Nigeria

23 new Lassa fever cases confirmed in Nigeria

The disease has killed at least 114 people in the country this year.

New research holds promise of a shorter treatment course for people with drugresistant- TB. Daniel Irungu/EPA

Drug-resistant TB: a new study offers new hope

One of the biggest blocks to beating the epidemic is the growing resistance to drugs that have previously cured TB.

WHO

WHO paves way for stronger international human gene-editing regulations

Genome editing is a method that lets scientists change the DNA of many organisms, including plants, bacteria, and animals.

Aisha Buhari

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.

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

WHO unveils new measures for TB eradication

TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer disease.

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

Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja

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.