News Reports

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Experts express concern over rise in cardiac diseases in Nigeria

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

File photo of a female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.

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.

Snake used to illustrate the story.

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.

Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba

Declare state of emergency in health sector, Medical Guild tells FG

The Guild says Nigeria may resort to importation of doctors to address shortage.

Polio immunisation used to illustrate the story (Photo: Continental Research)

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.

A primary healthcare centre in one of the communities in Enugu West

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.

Medicine store

PCN seals off 332 pharmacies, patent medicine shops in Jigawa

An official said the affected premises included 12 pharmacies and 327 patent medicine shops.

National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

NHIS reacts to alleged hacked account, N60m theft

The NHIS says it was a false report “as it was impossible for the scheme’s account to be hacked or tampered with”.

Contraceptives used to illustrate the story [Photo: Healthplus]

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.

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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)

Bill Gates and Alike Dangote on stage at 2019 Goalkeeper event

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”.

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 17: Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks during a book presentation at the 53rd Munich Security Conference at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany, on Februrary 16, 2017. The annual event brings together government representatives and security experts from across the globe. Andreas Gebert / Anadolu Agency | Keine Weitergabe an Wiederverkäufer.

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.

House of Representatives plenary on Tuesday, 17th September, 2019. Photo credit: Speaker’s Media Office

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.

Ebola health workers in Congo

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.

Doctor used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Unsplash]

Nigerian doctor charged with professional negligence

The doctor appeared before the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Tribunal.

Official identifies key challenges in implementation of FG's Primary Health Care Policy in Kaduna

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

UNICEF Building in Geneva

UNICEF renovates 22 PHCs in Bauchi

The PHCs were renovated to strengthen primary healthcare and community resilience for improved maternal, new-born child health and nutrition.

Aisha Buhari

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.

Hospital with pregnant women [Photo: The New York Times]

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.

Osagie Ehanire

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”.

Bauchi State

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.