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.
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.
Measles: Nigerian govt flags off vaccination campaign Tuesday
The campaign plans to vaccinate 33 million children nationwide against the disease.
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.
Despite global efforts, TB mortality still high in Nigeria, others – WHO
Nigeria ranks sixth among the countries with the global burden.
Measles: Nigeria has highest unvaccinated children worldwide – WHO Report
Nigeria is set to commence a nationwide measles vaccination of Under 5s.
One of every 13 births worldwide will occur in Nigeria by 2050 – UNICEF
Nigeria currently accounts for five per cent of global births.
Canada earmarks $3.5 billion to tackle health challenges of Nigerian women, children
The intervention lasts till 2020.
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.”
WHO says 3.2 million birth defect-related disabilities occur yearly
About 276,000 newborn deaths occur annually
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/AIDS: Nigerian researcher calls for clinical trial of his drug
The findings have been presented at different international conferences.
Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage
Western funders complained of Mr. Mugabe’s appointment.
Akwa Ibom governor speaks on closure of N41 billion hospital
“I was paying doctors’ salaries from my imprest,” he said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11 children die of whooping cough in Kano – Official
About 40 other children affected by the same disease were receiving medical attention.
Buhari was adequately briefed on poor condition of State House Clinic – CMD
The hospital lacks basic amenities including drugs and equipment.