News Reports

Decayed teeth

Why women are susceptible to dental challenges during pregnancy

Although many women go through the nine months with no dental discomfort, for some, pregnancy can sprout old dental issues or create new ones.


Another polio strain eradicated

The world was declared free of Type 2 wild poliovirus four years ago – and now, WHO has said Type 3 has also been eradicated.

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

HIV/AIDS: PEPFAR to partner Nigerian governors for free testing, treatment

The proposal was tabled during a visit to the secretariat of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Tuesday.

A hospital ward with patients

Global Fund: Nigerian govt. pledges $12 million to end HIV, TB, Malaria

World leaders at the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) in Lyon, France pledged a total of $14.02 billion for the next three years

Kaduna-Abuja highway

Five months after disbursement of N327 million, ambulances yet to appear on accident-prone highways

The ambulances are supposed to go to Abuja-Lokoja, Lagos-Ibadan, Doka-Kaduna, Onitsha-Akwa, Lagos-Ore and Abeokuta-Lagos highways.

A panel of discussants at the National Health Dialogue

Major health stories last week

The second edition of the National Health Dialogue explored how Nigeria can achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Abandoned PHC at ubbe/Ogba Akwanga LGA, Niger state.

Chances of newborns reaching age five vary nearly four-fold among local governments in Nigeria – Study

The study finds that a newborn in Garki Local Government Area of Jigawa State has less chance than another in Egor local government area of Edo State.

Asokoro district hospital

Nigeria, seven others ‘yet to make progress on TB eradication’- Report

India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and South Africa accounted for 66 per cent of the new TB cases.

Panel speaking on Effective State-level Health Insurance Initiatives: Challenges and Prospects.

National Health Dialogue: How states implement health insurance programmes

All the officials alluded to the need for a nationwide awareness especially in the informal sector.

Managing Director, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji

How Nigeria can revive its health sector – Nigerian Sovereign Investment boss

Mr Orji said the Nigerian health sector is in a big problem and needs urgent attention

Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar

National Health Dialogue: How traditional institutions can help achieve universal health coverage – Emir

The emir said the involvement of traditional rulers would ensure healthcare meets specific quality and local needs requirements

The Panel at Day 2 of the National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: Contraceptives do not cause cancer — Expert

A participant has raised the question about the “myths of contraceptives as causal agents for cancer”.

Garba Buluma, an official of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA)

National Health Dialogue: NPHCDA official seeks autonomy for healthcare facilities

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) official says granting health facilities autonomy would improve their services

National Health Dialogue: ‘Nine Reasons Nigeria May Not Achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030’

The official said Nigeria is “already off track” in its quest to attain UHC by 2030.

The Panel at Day 2 of the National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: Nigerians continue discussions on achieving Universal Health Coverage (Live Updates)

On Tuesday, various stakeholders including the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, discussed issues affecting the health sector and proffered solutions to them.

National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: Experts, survivors demand free cancer screening for Nigerians

A cancer survivor said the government should provide free services for the screening of three common cancers.

Health minister, Osagie Ehanire at the National Health Dialogue organised by Premium Times.

Nigeria to set up cancer treatment fund

The health minister says apart from health insurance, the new funding plan on cancer will help reduce the cost of treatment and diagnosis.

UNICEF Building in Geneva

94 per cent Nigerians do not practice proper hand washing – UNICEF

The Fund says the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Nigeria is facing an interesting time with the recent declaration of state of emergency in the sector.

National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: How religious leaders can improve maternal health care – JAMB Registrar

Mr Oloyede said a way of assisting in maternal healthcare is to properly educate parents on their responsibilities to the child

National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: Nigerians discuss challenges, solutions of achieving universal coverage (LIVE UPDATES)

Participants will discuss the most pressing issues affecting the health sector and co-create home-grown solutions.

National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: Why Nigerians should demand accountability in health budget

“We should start probing what was done with the actual budgetary releases and this demand should be led by the citizens,” says a panelist.

The wing of an airplane used to illustrate story

World Thrombosis Day: Why air travellers face greater risk, especially with alcohol — Expert

Nearly 90 to 95 per cent of air travellers in economy class would have thrombosis at the knee because it is constricted.

A medical laboratory used to illustrate the story

Major health stories last week

Former patient describes Abalaka as “liar, murderer” over claim of HIV cure

National Health Dialogue

National Health Dialogue: Six Things You Should Expect

The two-day dialogue session opens on Tuesday at the Nixon Luxury Hotel, Abuja.

Pupils during the feeding programme

Healthy diet can prevent 45% of under-5 mortality – Official

“Without good diet, the body is prone to diseases, infection, fatigue, poor performance and malnutrition.’