News Reports

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.

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After 250 snakebite deaths, Nigerian govt claims no anti-snake venom scarcity

A report says 250 people died within three weeks in Gombe and Plateau due to non-availability of the drugs.

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Measles: Nigerian govt flags off vaccination campaign Tuesday

The campaign plans to vaccinate 33 million children nationwide against the disease.

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Nigeria must invest more in ICT to improve health sector – Experts

The experts spoke at a conference on the “Future of Health” in Abuja


Nigerians use over 400 million condoms yearly – Group

Group says this still falls below expectation.

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate bemoans poor state of govt-owned hospitals

The lawmakers urge full release of budgetary allocations to health. sector.

A TB patient

Despite global efforts, TB mortality still high in Nigeria, others – WHO

Nigeria ranks sixth among the countries with the global burden.

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Measles: Nigeria has highest unvaccinated children worldwide – WHO Report

Nigeria is set to commence a nationwide measles vaccination of Under 5s.


Nigerian govt confirms six new cases of Monkeypox

This brings to nine the number of Monkeypox cases so far confirmed in Nigeria.

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One of every 13 births worldwide will occur in Nigeria by 2050 – UNICEF

Nigeria currently accounts for five per cent of global births.

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Canada earmarks $3.5 billion to tackle health challenges of Nigerian women, children

The intervention lasts till 2020.

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Fresh Crisis looms in Nigeria’s health sector as doctors threaten mass ‘sabbatical’

“Government should not allow itself to be intimidated by illegal bodies like JOHESU in the health sector.”

World Health Organisation (WHO) Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO says 3.2 million birth defect-related disabilities occur yearly

About 276,000 newborn deaths occur annually

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.

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

The findings have been presented at different international conferences.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.