News Reports

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.”

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

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: Rats used to illustrate the story.

Lassa Fever: NMA asks National Assembly to pass NCDC bill

The NMA also calls for establishment of more virology centres.

Lai Mohammed is unable to provide any document on a coup plot

NHIS Controversy: Yusuf’s recall will not affect corruption investigations – Lai Mohammed

President Buhari recalled the suspended NHIS chief despite indictment by a panel.

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

NHIS reinstatement controversy: Buhari summons health minister, acting executive secretary

President Buhari has reinstated the suspended head of the NHIS.

vaccination exercise

WHO to immunise 1.2 million people against Yellow Fever in Borno

One million doses of vaccines have been provided for the exercise.

Person smoking cigarette used to illustrate the story

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.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

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.

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Major health stories last week

These are some of the health reports published last week

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

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.

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Cancer: 28 African countries have no single radiotherapy machine – UN agency

The IAEA says it will continue to work hard to change the situation.

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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.

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

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.

National Hospital

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.


Major health reports of last week

Nigerian govt released $1 million for contraceptives.