More Lassa fever deaths, exit of Nasarawa’s specialist doctors, other major health stories last week
Five new deaths were recorded from Lassa Fever in three states.
Lead Poisoning: Over 150 affected children still undergoing treatment in Zamfara – NGO
In 2010, an unprecedented outbreak of lead poisoning was discovered in Zamfara, in which no fewer than 400 children died.
Lassa Fever: Five new deaths recorded in three states
The states affected are Edo, Ondo and Bauchi.
Specialist doctors are leaving Nasarawa State – Official
About 10 consultant physicians had left the service of the state government since June 2018.
Infant teething not associated with diarrhoea – Paediatrician
The doctor criticises the common belief by mothers that infant teething comes with diarrhoea.
A new drug promises to lower risks of asthma attack
A recent study shows that a gamechanger drug called Fevipiprant promises to lower patients’ risks of suffering an asthma attack and being admitted to a hospital.
UNICEF trains Katsina women on production of reusable pads
A 2015 research showed a large number of women and girls lack information to support hygiene management in parts of Nigeria.
World TB Day: Experts want more funding to fight disease in Nigeria
They say the government should provide treatment equipment in each local government area in the country.
World TB Day: Use your money to provide adequate care, WHO urges African leaders
The global health agency says current spending in Africa is below the levels required to end the epidemic by the 2020 end date of the Sustainable Development Goals.
WHO paves way for stronger international human gene-editing regulations
Genome editing is a method that lets scientists change the DNA of many organisms, including plants, bacteria, and animals.
Tuberculosis: Aisha Buhari urges Nigerians to go for test
In 2017 and 2018, 104,904 and 106,533 cases of TB respectively were reported in Nigeria. Officials said only a quarter of cases are reported in the country.
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
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.
About 56,000 applicants jostle for 1000 C’River Primary Healthcare jobs
The recruitment is for nine cadres of health officers.
Drinking sugary beverages linked with early death – Study
In the study, researchers analysed data from 80,647 women and 37,716 men.