News Reports

Leukemia

U.S. Scientists find new possible cure for leukemia

A new study was released on the possibility Tuesday.

Children selling on Abuja-Jos highway, Nigeria.

World Children’s Day: Invest more in children, UNICEF urges Nigerian govt

The theme of this year’s World Children’s Day is ”KidsTakeOver.”

Nigeria to establish control programme to tackle Noma disease

The disease eats off the soft tissues of the mouth, face or genitals and mainly affects children under the age of 12 in poor countries in Africa

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Major health stories in the news last week

FG cuts state house clinic budget despite increased scutiny by public.

State House clinic

After criticisms, Nigerian govt cuts state house clinic budget

The clinic has been under public scrutiny lately.

Donald Trump

U.S spends over $4 billion on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria — Envoy

The spending stretches from 2004.

women in hospital

Why Nigerian govt must enforce laws against female genital mutilation – Expert

The Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act signed into law by former President Jonathan in 2015 bans FGM

Mother and child

Nigeria infant mortality rate falls — UNICEF, Statistics Bureau

The report covers 2016 and 2017.

National Hospital

Cleft Lips: 100 Nigerian to get free reconstructive surgeries

Experts to perform surgery and after care treatment free

Indiscriminate use of antibiotics now global health threat – Experts

Experts link threat to lack of effective regulation and implementation of government policies.

HIV/AIDS: Nigerians to get tools to do self-tests at home – Minister

The minister argues that process will ensure privacy and confidentiality for many.

LASUTH

LASUTH records 74 live births through Assisted Reproductive Technology – Official

LASUTH is exploring ways to reduce the cost by 50 per cent.

Nigerian Senate

Senate considers establishment of new federal health facilities

Lawmakers want to ensure even distribution of the facilities across Nigeria.

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Relief for snakebite victims as 5,000 anti-venom vials arrive Nigeria

More than 250 victims died in the two centres within three weeks.

Dangote Sugar Refinery [Photo Credit: Guardian Newspaper]

Experts clarify myths around diabetes

“Diabetes is not as a result of consuming sugar or sugary things.”

A mother and child

Commonly used drug may be key to stopping thousands of mothers dying

The trial of the drug is also explained here.

Drugs used to illustrate the story.

NAFDAC refutes claim 70% drugs in Nigeria fake

NAFDAC said only about 4 per cent of malaria drugs are fake from the last survey held.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story

Commonly used drug may be key to stopping thousands of mothers dying

“In Nigeria… a woman incurs a one in 23 risk of dying during childbirth in her lifetime,”

2018 Budget: Again, Nigeria falls short of AU health funding commitment

Nigeria defaults every year since leading other African countries to commit to 15 per cent annual health funding.

Mother and child

Over half under five Nigerian children risk growing abnormally – Expert

Expert says the current national policy on child development is outdated.

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Over one million Nigerians on anti-retroviral therapy — Minister

About 66,614 new patients were placed under the treatment in 2017.

Snake used to illustrate the story.

Snake bite deaths: Senate probes supply of relevant drugs to treatment centres

The senate calls for local production of the drugs.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Buhari orders health ministry to probe unknown killer disease in Jigawa

About 50 children are said to have died from the disease.

Medicine store

17% of drugs in Nigeria fake – Expert

Africa records at least 100,000 deaths from fake drug-related ailments, annually.

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

2018 Budget: What Buhari said about disease outbreaks in Nigeria

A formal bill for an Act establishing the NCDC is yet to be passed to law.