News Reports

File photo of a female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.

Nigerian doctors warn against declining immunisation coverage

Only 33 per cent of children around 12 to 23 months of age had three doses of pentavalent vaccine.

HIV Ribbon

HIV/AIDS: Nigerian researcher calls for clinical trial of his drug

The findings have been presented at different international conferences.

Robert Mugabe

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

Western funders complained of Mr. Mugabe’s appointment.

Ibom Specialist Hospital

Akwa Ibom governor speaks on closure of N41 billion hospital

“I was paying doctors’ salaries from my imprest,” he said.

Protesters in Catalonia

Catalan Independence: 1,066 treated, five hospitalised

More than 80 per cent of those seeking treatment reported bruises.


Nigerian govt releases N3.5 billion for nationwide vaccination – Official

An official outlines timeline for the project.

Madagascar map

Plague kills 94 in Madagascar, WHO says working to prevent spread

The outbreak already looks big when compared with the 3,248 cases and 584 deaths reported worldwide from 2010 to 2015.

Mother and child

Nigeria has third highest infant mortality rate in the world – WHO

Five countries accounted for half of new-born deaths in the world last year.

Ibom Specialist Hospital

Akpabio keeps mum on closure of N41 billion Akwa Ibom hospital

Cardiocare Hospital, which managed the hospital, has refused to comment.


Flooding helped spread monkeypox — Health officials

Before outbreak, many states were ravaged by floods.

Kano on map

11 children die of whooping cough in Kano – Official

About 40 other children affected by the same disease were receiving medical attention.

State House clinic

Buhari was adequately briefed on poor condition of State House Clinic – CMD

The hospital lacks basic amenities including drugs and equipment.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Beware of organ harvesters, minister warns Nigerians

The ministry had earlier issued same warning to NMA.

Dr. Oyewale Tomori

How I was elected member U.S. Academy of Medicine – Nigerian Professor

“I had all my education – primary, secondary and university – in Nigeria and I am always proud of that.”


Monkeypox: Suspected cases in Nigeria spread to 11 states – Minister

Only three cases have actually been confirmed to be monkeypox.


Monkeypox: Gwagwalada residents reject polio vaccine for children

Some parents are citing the outbreak of Monkey pox in some states as their reason for preventing their children from receiving the polio vaccine


Nigeria monkeypox victim commits suicide

The state says victim showed no sign of clinical depression.

Cassava used to illustrate the story.

Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases

The diseases, which originated from East Africa, are moving toward Central Africa and West Africa, including Nigeria

washing-hands used to illustrate the stroy.

Cholera: UNICEF, Borno govt. create hand washing points in IDP camps

About 3000 cases of cholera were recently recorded in the IDP camps.

Isaac Adewole on Monkeypox

UPDATED: Nigeria confirms three cases of Monkeypox

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, announced this Monday.

State House clinic

State House hospital received N1.2 billion in 3 years, Nigerian govt says

The hospital and its management have come under intense criticism from Nigerians including Aisha Buhari.

File photo of a female health official tries to drop a polio vaccine into the mouth of a child at Kaiama town, 16 May 2005 in Bayelsa State.

WHO pledges continuous support for Nigeria

A WHO official visits Nigeria.