Medical experts brainstorm on improved funding for cancer in Nigeria
Minister says the government would soon deploy ”8 to 12 new machines for oncology.”
New plan to cut Cholera deaths by 90% set for launch
The new plan aims to align resources, share best practice and strengthen partnerships between affected countries, donors and international agencies.
WHO seeks periodic deworming to reduce health risk for children
The agency says a single tablet treatment can protect against parasitic intestinal worms
4,000 PHCs being renovated across Nigeria – Health Minister
“The UK government supported us with 950; World Bank and European Union are doing 1,400 and 700 respectively.”
Tuberculosis: Nigerian govt commences free mobile testing
The initiative tagged ‘Wellness on Wheel,’ is targeted at eradicating the disease.
Governor visits state hospital, expresses disappointment at state of facilities
The governor, however, commended the dedication of the hospital staff.
Cancer: Foundation trains Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara health workers on early detection
The foundation says poor access to medical care and lack of awareness are major impediments to cancer treatment in Nigeria.
NAFDAC Crisis: Despite exit of DG, workers vow to continue strike
The government approved the retirement of Mrs. Oni on Thursday.
Restricting access to abortion threatens women’s lives – Study
Restricting access to effective contraception and safe abortion services brings serious consequences for health of mothers and their families.
JOHESU Strike: Deadlock as Nigerian govt, health unions fail to agree
Union urges other state health unions to defer proposed strikes.
JOHESU Strike: Private hospitals record boom in service
Health workers, JOHESU, have been on strike since September 20.
Nigerian government to fund treatment of 50,000 new HIV patients yearly – Buhari
With about three million patients, Nigeria has the second highest number of persons living with HIV in the world.
Lagos commissions ‘first state-owned DNA forensic centre in West Africa’
Diplomat says centre will enhance justice delivery, high profile cases
Religious, cultural beliefs hindering family planning in Nigeria – Service Provider
Says single women in Nigeria find it difficult accessing family planning kits
World Contraceptive Day: WHO wants contraceptives treated as basic human right
The World Contraceptive Day is held every September 26 to improve awareness on the subject.
Six million Nigerian under-five children stunted due to malnutrition – UNICEF
The agency recommends six months of paid maternity leave and four weeks paternity leave in Nigeria.
JOHESU strike: Minister faults health workers ahead Tuesday reconciliation meeting
Health workers in Abuja public hospitals have now joined the strike.
How Nigeria is tackling spread of yellow fever – Official
A case of yellow fever was found in Kwara.
Activities grounded at NAFDAC as workers strike continues
The workers commenced their strike on Friday.
Spread of “drug-resistant malaria” in South-east Asia a global threat – Scientists
There are fears it could spread to Africa.
Expectant mothers speak on strike by hospital workers
The Joint Health Sector Union embarked on a nationwide strike on Thursday.
Experts react to Nigeria’s high maternal mortality rate
A report said Nigeria had about 58,000 cases of maternal mortality in 2015.