Only one in three Nigerian babies are exclusively breastfed – Report
A National Zero Water campaign was launched to sensitise mothers not to give water to babies under six months.
World Breastfeeding Week: D8 countries, UNICEF want breastfeeding promoted
World Breastfeeding Week is marked annually from 1 to 7 August to highlight the importance of breastfeeding for children.
World Hepatitis Day, Breastfeeding Week, others dominate health stories last week
The first kidney transplant in Abuja and meeting by Speaker Gbajabiamila with medical doctors to avert a strike were some of the top stories during the week
Shell, NNPC donate new cancer treatment machine to National Hospital
The machine will help treat poor Nigerians.
Basic Health Care: Nigerian govt releases N12.7 billion to three health agencies
The money is part of the N55 billion one per cent consolidated revenue appropriated in the 2018 budget for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF).
Kwara Govt steps up response to polio outbreak in 7 LGAs
An official says another round of vaccination will hold from August 3 to 23 and would be administered to children aged zero to five
Governor suspends medical director, four doctors for abandoning duty
The affected doctors were not present when the governor visited at night.
Ebola Crisis: Second case confirmed in Goma, near Rwanda
The Ebola outbreak is affecting two provinces of Congo – North Kivu and Ituri
Poor PHC policies implementation responsible for 80% of deaths in rural Nigeria – Researchers
The shortcomings of the PHCs have forced many women in Nigeria to patronise traditional birth attendants, despite the risks involved
Measles: 100 dead, 21,000 affected across Northeast Nigeria in seven months
The region comprises Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.
Lagos govt’s low allocation to health, a challenge to maternal, child well-being – Group
“In 2018, Lagos State allocated N92.676 billion or nine per cent of the total budget to the health sector but released only N21.315 billion or 23 per cent of the allocated sum”
Group targets malaria prevention in Nigeria, two other countries
The campaign is targeted to cover over 5.5 million children under five years of age in three African countries.
EPiSON2019: Why Nigeria Should Invest in epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases – Prof
Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians die yearly to CVDS especially heart related diseases such as hypertension.
Grounded N5.6bn cardio-renal centre: Lagos assembly sets up probe panel
The move is coming two days after PREMIUM TIMES’ publication on the moribund multi-billion worth cardiac and renal centre established by the state.
Epidemiologists hold 8th Annual Scientific Conference in Jos
The event will kick-start with a workshop on Monday.
Over 500 benefit from medical outreach in Abuja community
Children were also not left out as over 170 were de-wormed.
Beware of consumption of ‘ponmo’, NAFDAC warns Nigerians
The official said some of the companies illegally imported hides from countries such as Lebanon and Turkey.
Designer Babies: WHO issues warning against genome editing
Human germline genome editing or engineering is the process by which the genome of an individual is edited in such a way that the change is heritable.
World Hepatitis Day – WHO urges countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis
The World Hepatitis Day, observed every July 28, is aimed at raising global awareness on hepatitis.
Cholera: NCDC records 82 suspected cases in Adamawa, Bauchi, Katsina
The Director-General of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
Electroconvulsive therapy most rapid, effective cure for ‘severe depression’ – Psychiatrist
Depression is the leading cause of disability globally, as well as the leading cause of about 800,000 suicide deaths in the world.
Ministerial Screening: Nigeria developing drugs using local herbs to test breast cancer, cure leprosy – Ogbonnaya Onu
He said most researches in Nigerian universities end up being used as promotion and career advancement