News Reports

Nasarawa on map

Specialist doctors are leaving Nasarawa State – Official

About 10 consultant physicians had left the service of the state government since June 2018.

People walk through floodwater near Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Health perspective of Cyclone Idai

The WHO estimates that at least $38 million is needed over the next three months in Mozambique, to cover health responses to Cyclone Idai.

A new born baby used to illustrate the story [photo: CNS News ]

Infant teething not associated with diarrhoea – Paediatrician

The doctor criticises the common belief by mothers that infant teething comes with diarrhoea.

Photo to illustrate an asthma patient

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.

WHO

Diseases cost Africa $2.4 trillion a year – WHO

Noncommunicable diseases are driving the loss in GDP by 37% of the total loss.

Zamfara State map

North Korean physiotherapist kidnapped in Nigeria

The victim, a North Korean, was identified as Jeng Sunail.

sanitary pads used to illustrate the tory. [PHOTO CREDIT: Saathi Pads]

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.

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

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.

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

Major health news last week

Experts say eceiving vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) during childhood does not totally cover an individual from getting infected with the disease.

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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.

A map used to illustrate the spread of Lassa fever across states in Nigeria

23 new Lassa fever cases confirmed in Nigeria

The disease has killed at least 114 people in the country this year.

New research holds promise of a shorter treatment course for people with drugresistant- TB. Daniel Irungu/EPA

Drug-resistant TB: a new study offers new hope

One of the biggest blocks to beating the epidemic is the growing resistance to drugs that have previously cured TB.

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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.

Aisha Buhari

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.

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WHO unveils new measures for TB eradication

TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer disease.

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.

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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.