News Reports

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African health ministers agree on new response strategy for disease outbreaks

The ministers have been meeting in Brazzaville on how to improve the state of health in the continent.

Vaccines used to illustrate the story [Photo: celiac.org]

WHO, Heads of African countries glad as region reaches last mile of wild polio

Certification that the WHO African Region is free of wild polio is expected in early 2020.

Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Mohammed Sambo

Why Nigeria cannot achieve universal health coverage now – NHIS Executive Secretary

Mr Sambo seeks the participation of state governments, organised private and informal sectors in the scheme

Polio immunisation used to illustrate the story (Photo: Continental Research)

Nigeria marks three years without Wild Polio Virus

Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are the three countries yet to be certified polio-free

Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba

Yaba psychiatric hospital resident doctors continue strike over shortage of staff

The doctors accuse the Hospital Management of “blatantly refusing to replace the annual exit of resident doctors for the past four years.”

President Denis Sassou Nguesso

Invest more in healthcare, Congolese president urges colleagues

Mr Sassou-Nguesso speaks at the WHO regional meeting holding in Brazzaville which opened on Monday.

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti. [PHOTO CREDIT: AllAfrica.com]

WHO regional director nominated for second term

Ms Moeti’s candidacy was also endorsed by the African Union Executive Council earlier this year.

W. Stuart Symington

US allocates additional $75million to fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

The US government says it has spent about $4.7billion in the past 14 years to fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

Buhari appoints new head for National Obstetric Fistula Centre

The appointment is for an initial four-year term and took effect from August 5

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

New UNAIDS chief, Ebola drugs, others dominate health stories last week

The Nigerian government also said over 26 million children under seven years old face the risk of meningitis in 25 states

Food on a dining table (Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels)

Healthy food choices for kids this holiday

Many parents get stressed planning what to feed their wards during the holiday.

TB Patients receiving treatment. (Photo Credit: Damien Foundation)

WHO, Global Funds, Stop TB want global action against tuberculosis

Currently, Nigeria has the highest number of TB cases in Africa and the sixth highest in the world.

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Global artistes, athletes sign pledge to end AIDS, TB, Malaria by 2030

From today, the public can take action by signing the letter for the chance to earn tickets to the Global Citizen Festival in New York in September.

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Ebola: Nigerian aviation authorities demand high level of vigilance from airlines

WHO has declared the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

International Youth Day: Why Nigerian teens need sexual education – Experts

They, however, cautioned that it must be accurate, non-judgemental, age-appropriate, and culturally sensitive

Ebonyi State Map

Yellow Fever: Ebonyi to conduct mass immunisation of residents

Ebonyi state has recorded 9 positive cases with two deaths in the current outbreak of yellow fever

One of the houses in Lokogoma affected by the flood

Five health risks associated with flooding

Flooding causes more than physical damage, it can also lead to illness and injuries

Ebonyi State Map

16 killed in yellow fever outbreak in Ebonyi

The government says the virus was first detected in a local government in Ebonyi in July.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Breast feeding mothers can also enjoy sex — Experts

The experts debunk the notion that sperm could contaminate breast milk.

Rise in non-communicable diseases worries health authorities

The WHO NCD 2016 country profile for Nigeria estimated that NCDs cause approximately 617,300 deaths, representing 29 per cent of total deaths in the country.

Gombe State on map

Gombe secures N3.4bn World Bank loan to fight malnutrition

Twelve states of the federation will benefit from 232 million dollars.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Only one in three Nigerian babies are exclusively breastfed – Report

A National Zero Water campaign was launched to sensitise mothers not to give water to babies under six months.

A woman breastfeeding her child. [PHOTO CREDIT: Mama Glow]

World Breastfeeding Week: D8 countries, UNICEF want breastfeeding promoted

World Breastfeeding Week is marked annually from 1 to 7 August to highlight the importance of breastfeeding for children.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

World Hepatitis Day, Breastfeeding Week, others dominate health stories last week

The first kidney transplant in Abuja and meeting by Speaker Gbajabiamila with medical doctors to avert a strike were some of the top stories during the week

Shell, NNPC donate new cancer treatment machine to National Hospital

Shell, NNPC donate new cancer treatment machine to National Hospital

The machine will help treat poor Nigerians.