News Reports

A child fetching water from a contaminated pond

Three dead as cholera ravages Borno community

“The current cholera outbreak was recorded in areas where vaccination was not conducted.”

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Don’t introduce GMO crops – Groups warn Nigerian govt

Nigeria’s government had earlier set a timeline for commercialisation of GE cotton and cowpea

Patients waiting to see doctor used to illustrate the story

Nigeria should improve investment in health – WHO DG

The official says UHC means much more than just health insurance, “it means much more than just healthcare.”

WHO should prioritise Nigeria on health intervention list- Osinbajo

The vice president says Nigeria is in a challenging times and the challenges will increase in the next decade or two due to a rapidly growing population

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

FG pledges to aid Nigerians suffering from neurological development disorder

The government plans to provide support services.

Nigeria gets 10 more years of GAVI support – Health Minister

The minister says GAVI has reconsidered the country’s early graduation.

Patients waiting to see doctor used to illustrate the story

Low political commitment bane of yellow fever immunisation in Africa- Experts

Experts speak on measures to curb the ailment by 2016.

Lassa fever

Lassa Fever: Nigeria’s death toll rises to 101

There has been a steady decline in the outbreak compared to when it started.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Why Nigerians must prioritise vaccination – Official

Nigerians need to start thinking more in terms of disease prevention, an official says.

Protesting pregnant women, closed medical school, other health stories last week

Pregnant women protest high delivery fees in Ondo State.


Nigeria to host WHO leaders

The discussions will focus on WHO’s technical support to strengthen Nigeria’s health system.

Medical Doctors (health workers) attending to patients used to illustrate the story health

African leaders advised to honour commitment to Universal Health Coverage

WHO says effective leadership and high-level political commitment, critical to achieving UHC.

#KnowYourFood: People Living With HIV

A good diet aids persons living with HIV fight off infections as it delivers necessary nutrients.

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

UPDATED: Nigeria sacks 23 of country’s 57 Health Management Organisations (HMOs)

Authorities say only one HMOs is on solid ground.

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

UPDATED: NHIS chief denies investing scheme’s N25 billion fund on securities

“No penny of NHIS money was invested in Nigeria, abroad or anywhere under my watch.”

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

WHO counts successes, challenges at 70

The establishment of the world body was approved by the UN Conference in San Francisco, USA in 1945 while it began operations in 1948

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

Embattled NHIS boss apologises for ‘past mistakes’

He says his suspension allowed him time for sober reflection on his leadership of the agency

Pregnant women shut down Ondo hospital over ‘outrageous charges’

An official, in defence says the era of free medicare is over in Ondo state.


New malaria drug makes human blood toxic to mosquitoes

Ivermectin belongs to a class of drugs known as antihelmintics. It works by paralyzing and killing parasites.

A child fetching water from a contaminated pond

13 die of Cholera in Yobe

About 160 people suffered from the disease

Lassa fever confirmed in Abia hospital

A doctor died of the disease.


Major health stories last week

A new drug gives hope for breast and lung cancer victims.

Nigerian govt. deploys 1,335 basic midwives to PHCs across Nigeria- Official

About 1,589 of the health workers were targeted but 254 were left out.

Kano on map

Meningitis, not ‘strange disease’, killed eight in Kano – Official

The first case was reported on March 15.


Experts speak on challenges of polio eradication in North-east

Boko Haram activities have limited access to some areas in the North-east.