News Reports

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.

Benue on map

FG renews appointment of FMC Makurdi director

Mr Inunduh’s appointment is a renewal for a second and final term of four years.

Map of Nigeria used to illustrate the story

How Nigeria’s 36 states fare in HIV prevalence

The result shows that about one per cent of Nigerians (1.9 million people) are currently living with HIV/AIDs.

World Kindey Day in Abuja

NGO conducts free kidney screening in Abuja

The World Kidney Day is celebrated across the globe on every second Thursday of March.

Shortlisted candidates taking aptitude test

About 56,000 applicants jostle for 1000 C’River Primary Healthcare jobs

The recruitment is for nine cadres of health officers.

Coca Cola [Photo credit: Wall Street Journal]

Drinking sugary beverages linked with early death – Study

In the study, researchers analysed data from 80,647 women and 37,716 men.

Kaduna State map used to illustrate the story.

6,000 children risk contracting HIV in Kaduna state in 2019 — UNICEF

Zakari Adam, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Kaduna, made the assertion at a one-day meeting in Kaduna on Monday.

Obi Adigwe, Director-General of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD).

INTERVIEW: Over 10,000 Nigerian indigenous plants have ethno medicinal value – Adigwe, DG, NIPRD

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development conducts research on indigeneous plants for development of drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

52 new cases of Lassa fever recorded in the last seven days –NCDC

The sudden surge in the number of confirmed cases in the reporting week negates the claim by NCDC which said there has been a gradual decline in the outbreak.

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HIV/AIDs prevalence rate in Akwa Ibom unacceptable – Ex-NMA chairman

The Nigerian HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) has shown that Akwa Ibom has the highest prevalence rate of HIV in the country.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo: ITV.com]

Major health stories in the news last week

Nigeria now fourth worst hit country by the HIV epidemic, and other health stories made the headlines last week.

Some of the speakers at the Pre- World TB conference

Tuberculosis (BCG) vaccine not enough protection against TB infection – Experts

Nigeria ranks at one of the highest prevalent TB countries that are still discussing detecting and treatment of the disease.

University College Hospital Ibadan

World Kidney Day: Survivors, relatives narrate impact of non-renal coverage of NHIS

The World Health Organisation says an estimated 850 million people have kidney disease from various causes

Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole

Akwa Ibom ranks highest in HIV prevalence rate in Nigeria

About 1.9 million Nigerians are currently living with HIV.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Nigerian govt battles $10bn annual infrastructure deficit in Health sector

The government says it is planning to build a Medical City in Abuja to provide first class medical services in the country.

TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT UNIT, FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, KEFFI, NASARAWA STATE

About 18 Nigerians die of tuberculosis every hour – Expert

An estimated 418,000 new TB cases occurred in Nigeria in 2018.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Nigeria improves on HIV ranking, now fourth worst hit country — Minister

Earlier estimates placed Nigeria second behind South Africa.

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1.9 million Nigerians living with HIV – NACA boss.

Before the survey, three million Nigerians were estimated to be living with HIV.

Tunisia on map. [Photo credit: TravelsFinders.Com]

Tunisia’s mysterious baby deaths rise to 15

Judicial spokesman Sofiene Selliti said that prosecutors were investigating the 15 deaths.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

How ‘contact tracing’ helps curb Lassa fever spread – NCDC

An official speaks on the challenges of contact tracing.

International Women's Day Celebration

International Women’s Day: Africa needs to invest more to ensure gender balance – WHO

The global health agency says Africa can only achieve rapid economic and transformation by addressing the gender-based differences

National Hospital

Nigeria’s Lassa fever death toll hits 93

This week has one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases, the NCDC says.

WHO employs mobile surveillance system for polio eradication

Nigeria remains the only country in Africa yet to interrupt the spread of wild poliovirus.

Nigerian delegation holds session to bridge child, family health funding gaps

#AHAIC2019: DRPC, NIPPS lead Nigerian delegation to Rwanda for major health conference

The three-day event started on Monday at the Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda.