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WHO budgets $178 million on health issues in Nigeria for two years

The money will be expended on polio eradication, communicable diseases, promotion of healthcare and emergencies arising from of outbreak of diseases

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

World Bank officials, Saraki, Adewole set for summit on health financing in Nigeria

The summit will galvanise talks on Nigeria’s health challenges.

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Researchers discover new HIV antibody

The findings offer further evidence that achieving sustained viral remission without daily medication might be possible.

Global body wants drug abuse decriminalised

Advocates want the issue treated as an health concern.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

900m people at risk of hearing loss by 2050 – WHO

The organisation says 466 million people worldwide currently suffer from disabling hearing loss, 34 million of whom are children

LASSA FEVER: Rats used to illustrate the story.

Lassa fever: Nigerian death toll rises to 90

The centre had reported the death of 54 persons last week.

LASSA FEVER: Rats used to illustrate the story.

Lassa fever: Death toll rises to 54 across Nigeria

About 272 cases of Lassa fever have been confirmed.

Cholera patients in hospital ward

Lassa fever: Nigeria records 43 deaths in two months

Currently, testing is carried out across three laboratories in Nigeria.

New research shows possibility of human reproductive period extension

How to maintain egg quality with age has largely been ignored by researchers.

Don’t blame federal govt for poor state of primary health care facilities – Minister

The Senate on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to put primary health care centres across the country in good shape.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Workers’ strike grounds Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu

The facility is the only neuropsychiatric hospital in the South-east.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

Meningitis kills four in Niger

The deaths were recorded in Katcha local Government Area of the state.

LASSA FEVER: Rats used to illustrate the story.

Edo records 521 suspected cases of Lassa fever

An officials says 124 out of the suspected cases recorded in 13 local government areas of the state have been confirmed

ECOWAS opens Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control in Abuja

The centre will handle disease coordination, surveillance, response, diagnosis, prevention and control across West Africa

Minister-Health-Professor-Isaac-Adewole

Nigerian govt., medical doctors disagree on implementation of National Health Act

The NMA says the government has not kept to the dictates of the new law.

Nigerian hospital receives new radiotherapy machine

With the addition, the hospital now has three radiotherapy machines.

A Maternity Ward used to illustrate the story [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Nigeria has 11th highest newborn deaths globally – UNICEF

The report says eight of the 10 most dangerous places to be born are in sub-Saharan Africa, due to poverty, conflict and weak institutions

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One in three Nigerian households consume contaminated water – Report

According to the survey, only 52.4 per cent of households in North-east states have access to potable water

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Seven in ten deaths caused by Non Communicable Diseases – WHO

More than 15 million people between the ages of 30 and 70 die from NCDs annually.

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf

Embattled NHIS chief Yusuf speaks

He says over 90 per cent of Nigerians eligible for the scheme have not been covered.

Medical doctors used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Medicalworld Nigeria]

Nigerian medical council inducts 249 foreign trained graduates

Over 400 medical and dental graduates failed the induction examination last year that enables them to practice in Nigeria.

Lagos donates N365 mobile clinic for cancer treatment

Governor Ambode says facility will give hope to patients of cancer-related diseases.