News Reports

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 of Borno State, Babagana Zulum

Governor suspends medical director, four doctors for abandoning duty

The affected doctors were not present when the governor visited at night.

Ebola Volunteers

Ebola Crisis: Second case confirmed in Goma, near Rwanda

The Ebola outbreak is affecting two provinces of Congo – North Kivu and Ituri

Ebola case in DR Congo

Another Ebola patient dies in Congo

The patient died in Congo’s major city of Goma.

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

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Measles: 100 dead, 21,000 affected across Northeast Nigeria in seven months

The region comprises Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.

Officials of PACFaH@Scale and the Lagos State ministry of health at the meeting, Photo credit: Olamide Fadipe

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”

Children used to illustrate the story

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.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Gbajabiamila meets doctors over planned strike

The association said discussions are ongoing to resolve the crisis.

Former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

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.


Major health stories in the news last week

A warning against the consumption of “Ponmo” and EU’s support of solar energy in Adamawa with 10 million euros were some of the headline health news.

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.

Vaccines used to illustrate the story [Photo:]

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 patients in hospital ward

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.

A human brain used to discuss Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). [PHOTO CREDIT: Medical Xpress ]

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.

Nigerian Senate

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

Karishi General hospital

Nigerians living with HIV discuss stigmatisation in hospitals

They said stigma and discrimination in health facilities affect PLWHIV adherence to the treatment regimen.


WHO set to declare Nigeria polio free

In two months, the country would reach three years without a polio case.

Mosquito used to illustrate the story. Photo: WebMD

New drug-resistant Malaria has ‘terrifying prospect’ of spreading to Africa – Researchers

The drug-resistant parasite is rapidly spreading in South East Asia, according to researchers from the UK and Thailand.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Beware of ‘breast implant illness,’ experts warn women

Many Nigerian women, especially celebrities, have had plastic surgeries and breast implants