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.
Nigerian doctor charged with professional negligence
The doctor appeared before the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Tribunal.
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
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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
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.
Four out of 10 patients ‘harmed’ while seeking medical treatment — WHO
WHO said medication errors alone cost an estimated $ 42 billion annually.
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
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.
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.
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.
Why Nigeria needs more field epidemiologists – Experts
Field epidemiologists are health professionals who work at the forefront of disease surveillance.
‘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