15 per cent of Nigerian youth lose virginity before age 15 – NACA
About 4.2 per cent of Nigerians between the ages of 15 and 24 have HIV, says the agency.
Valentine: NACA cautions youth against unprotected sex, multiple partners
Valentine’s Day is celebrated every February 14
Nigerian lawmaker decries poor funding for cancer treatment
“When you have inadequate funding, there is no way you can cater for a lot of these diseases affecting millions of Nigerians.”
Health workers express mixed reactions to reinstatement of NHIS Boss
The workers ask government to make public the entire facts of the saga
Lassa Fever: NMA asks National Assembly to pass NCDC bill
The NMA also calls for establishment of more virology centres.
NHIS Controversy: Yusuf’s recall will not affect corruption investigations – Lai Mohammed
President Buhari recalled the suspended NHIS chief despite indictment by a panel.
NHIS reinstatement controversy: Buhari summons health minister, acting executive secretary
President Buhari has reinstated the suspended head of the NHIS.
WHO to immunise 1.2 million people against Yellow Fever in Borno
One million doses of vaccines have been provided for the exercise.
Groups hail Senate over resolution banning tobacco sales around schools
The groups also laud the sponsor of the motion, Remi Tinubu.
Why constant cancer screening is important — Minister
Celebrities and cancer advocates held a walk in Abuja on Saturday to promote awareness of the disease.
Council on Health approves 12 recommendations to tackle disease outbreaks
The council urges states to implement the recommendations.
Minister blames state govts for Lassa Fever spread
In the last five weeks, 31 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria from the fever, with test confirming 105 of 405 suspected cases.
El-Rufai orders supply of medicine for malnourished children
Officials say 12 to 14 sachets of the medicines can help a severely malnourished child recover.
Nigeria plans nationwide screening of citizens for cancer
Health minister speaks on how citizens can fight cancer.
Cancer: 28 African countries have no single radiotherapy machine – UN agency
The IAEA says it will continue to work hard to change the situation.
Malnutrition worsens in Nigeria despite govt, private sector efforts — Report
Nigeria still ranks third highest in childhood mortality in the world despite a nationwide drop in infant mortality rate.
Senate probes efforts by Nigerian govt to stop spread of Lassa fever
Lawmakers ask government to set up additional zonal centres for the screening and treatment of the fever.
Nigeria announces special funds for tertiary health facilities
The Nigeria Medical Association urges doctors to participate in politics
Lassa fever claims 21 lives, affect 10 health workers
Lassa fever is a viral infection caused by the Lassa fever virus and the disease occurs all year round.
Children suffering in Nigeria, other conflict-ravaged countries – UNICEF
The affected children face a bleak future unless urgent action is taken to help them, the agency warns.
WHO launches new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System
GLASS will involve the development of tools and standards and improved collaboration.
WHO reports high levels of antibiotic resistance worldwide
WHO urges countries to set up good surveillance systems for detecting drug resistance.