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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.

A cross section of dignitaries at the ongoing 2nd ICMRP conference in Abuja, Nigeria.

Why Nigeria will continue to experience brain drain in health sector – Expert

The expert said many Nigerians who seek medical treatment outside the country do so because of the specialised after-treatment needed.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Nigeria’s Postgraduate Medical College Laments Exodus of Young Doctors To Other Climes

Family Dentistry, ORL-HNS, and Anaesthesia had four, five, and seven convokes, and the number of candidates applying for the examination had been on the decline

Medical Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Diseases: Group urges Nigerian govt to implement comprehensive healthcare

NISA says health intervention should address all cases of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the country.

E-cigarettes used to tell the story.

India bans e-cigarettes

The ban includes the manufacture and production of similar products

A patient apparently taking medication under a staircase at Abuja national hospital.

Four out of 10 patients ‘harmed’ while seeking medical treatment — WHO

WHO said medication errors alone cost an estimated $ 42 billion annually.

Ebola Volunteers

US official labels Ebola outbreak genuine health emergency

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, says the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) needs to be urgently contained

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.

Why Nigeria, other Sub-Saharan countries won’t achieve SDG targets by 2030 – Report

The report gives general reasons and also reviews a specific reason for Nigeria.

Mosquito used to illustrate the story. Photo: WebMD

Diversion of malaria drugs, promotion of vaccines, others dominate health news last week

The Nigerian government vows to sanction parties involved in the diversion of anti-malaria drugs supplied by Global Fund.


Millions of donated Malaria drugs diverted in Nigeria — Federal Govt

Global Fund financed the procurement and distribution of 16,290,250 ACTs but only 8,189,226 malaria cases were reported as treated with ACTs.

National Hospital

ANALYSIS: Nigeria’s missed opportunity amidst successful Demographic Health Survey

This year, the health survey sought to take blood samples from Nigerians for malaria, anaemia and genotype testing but shuns non-communicable diseases.

cross section of dignitaries and participants at the conference

Why Nigeria needs more field epidemiologists – Experts

Field epidemiologists are health professionals who work at the forefront of disease surveillance.

Sanusi addressing the participants at the conference

My saddest day as Kano Emir – Sanusi

The monarch narrates also speaks on tackling malnutrition in Nigeria.

Executive director Faisal Shuaib giving the keynote address

‘Vaccine derived polio’ won’t stop Nigeria from being certified free – Official

Nigeria was able to record three years of absence of wild polio because of the tireless efforts of field epidemiologists in the country.

Kano gets lion share as Nigerian govt. disburses N6.5bn Basic Health Care Fund

Minister of Health says the 15 states and the FCT met the eligibility criteria


Yellow Fever: Yankari Games Reserve to get aircraft spray – Official

Recent cases of yellow fever in two states have been linked to the popular games reserve.


Why Nigeria needs to pay more attention to environmental management – WHO

The international agency says a high percentage of Nigeria’s disease burden is linked to factors in the environment