Experts express concern over rise in cardiac diseases in Nigeria
The experts noted that hypertension remains the most important cardiovascular disease in Nigeria.
EU supports Nigeria with N31 million to fight yellow fever
The aid will be used by the red Cross in affected communities in Bauchi and Kastina.
Childhood TB shot may offer long-term protection from lung cancer – Study
Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) may reduce a person’s risk of developing lung cancer if given early in childhood.
Centre trains Bauchi health workers on managing snakebites
The training is part of activities marking World Snake Bite Day which was scheduled last month September 19.
Declare state of emergency in health sector, Medical Guild tells FG
The Guild says Nigeria may resort to importation of doctors to address shortage.
Katsina govt targets seven million residents for Yellow Fever vaccination
The vaccination followed the detection of 36 new cases mostly in Danmusa and Kankara Local Government Areas of the state.
Kaduna to recruit over 3, 000 health workers – Official
The trecruitment is a step in the implementation of the Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR) policy
AIDS Conference: Nigeria loses bidding right to Rwanda
The bidding committee says Nigeria lost the bidding due to international politics.
PCN seals off 332 pharmacies, patent medicine shops in Jigawa
An official said the affected premises included 12 pharmacies and 327 patent medicine shops.
Everybody wins when women have access to contraceptives – Group
The organisation said modern contraceptive prevalent rate (mCPR) is still very low in Nigeria, increasing marginally from 10 per cent in 2013 to 12 per cent in 2018.
Nigeria needs N4.4billion to procure therapeutic food – UNICEF
UNICEF says Nigeria needs to buy 229,636 cartons of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF)
Dangote mulls giving out half of wealth to charity
Mr Dangote says he was ‘unaware’ of the magnitude of humanitarian assistance needed in the country “until he met with Mr Gates”.
Using Nigeria as example, Bill Gates condemns uneven development, urges action
Mr Gates spoke at the Goalkeepers event at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on Wednesday.
Nigerian lawmakers call for free treatment of malaria in public hospitals
The House urged the Federal Ministry of Health to implement the National Malaria Treatment Policy and ensure that treatment of malaria in all public hospitals
Mental disorders, suicide rate, higher among health workers – Psychiatrist
The psychiatrist says about 28 to 40 in 100,000 doctors commit suicide, higher than the 12.3 per 100,000 in the general population.
DRC: WHO set to introduce second experimental vaccine to curb Ebola
The World Health organisation is introducing a new Ebola vaccine to complement the successes of the original vaccine.
Nigerian doctor charged with professional negligence
The doctor appeared before the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Tribunal.
Official mentions challenges in implementation of Primary Health Care policy
The PHCUOR is a policy for the integration of all Primary Health Care services under one single authority
Aisha Buhari seeks more funding, political will to end TB
The wife of the Nigerian president calls for more funding in the fight to end tuberculosis.
Yellow Fever outbreak, WHO’s advice on UHC, others dominate health news last week
Bill and Melinda Gates called on African leaders to invest in quality girl-child education and health, as 34,000 children are reported to face acute malnutrition in Taraba State.
WHO urges countries to invest one per cent GDP in primary health care
WHO says the investment is in order to achieve Universal Health Coverage.
Minister cautions HMOs against ‘contributing to NHIS Service Failure’
The minister says there were reports indicating grave concerns over the performance of HMOs “which is collectively resulting in poor service delivery”.
Nigeria records 23 deaths linked to yellow fever in Bauchi
As of September 11, there had been 169 clinically suspected laboratory cases of the disease with 15 confirmed.