News Reports

Lassa fever

Nigeria declares Lassa fever outbreak over

“The outbreak has dropped below levels considered to be a national emergency.”

L-R, US Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb Stuart Symington, Minister of Health Prof Isaac Adewole and Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS Dr Sani Aliyu during the Signing of MOU on Nigeria HIV/ AIDS Indicator and Impact Assesment Survey in Abuja on Thursday

U.S. govt donates $90 million for HIV survey in Nigeria — Minister

The survey will begin in June and run for six months across Nigeria.

NDLEA officials

Codeine ban: NDLEA arrests 17 suspects in Ilorin

Agency urges pharmacists ro place drugs like Tramadol on poison box to be sold strictly on medical doctor’s recommendation.

Picture of the environment at the National Hospital

Health Workers Strike: Meeting deadlocked as JOHESU expects new govt offer

Health minister says meeting is ongoing to resolve the impasse.

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

JOHESU Strike: Ondo doctors pledge to work 24 hours

A statement on Wednesday by NMA state secretary said the association was not averse to the demands of JOHESU.

Picture of the environment at the National Hospital

JOHESU: Why we are joining health workers’ strike — State union leaders

State and local unions are joining the strike Wednesday night.

Ebola Volunteers

What we’re doing to prevent Ebola outbreak in Nigeria – Health Minister

This is as a result of the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo from which 16 were reported dead by Tuesday

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

States, local govt health workers to join national strike

The nationwide strike has already crippled the health sector for three weeks.

Representative of the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Bernhard Schlagheck, Christopher Wenzel, at the foundation laying ceremony of the Thompson & Grace Medical University in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Moses Ekpo, and Director of Project Management Office, Thompson & Grace Medical University, Emmanuel Umoh, watch,

Akwa Ibom partners private investor, foreign universities to open medical varsity

The new medical facility can employ up to 35,000 workers, an official says.

HIV Ribbon

Bauchi Govt establishes 323 HIV centres

The government says it has trained more than 700 health workers for the centres


We’re still manufacturing, Emzor says; disputes NAFDAC closure

Emzor says NAFDAC only sealed its liquid line.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Congo confirms 2 cases of Ebola virus

The last outbreak of Ebola in the DRC was in 2014 and killed more than 40 people.

Donors being prepared for the exercise the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03240/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

NBTS raises alarm on declining number of blood donors

Some respondents give reasons why they do not donate blood.

NAFDAC office

Codeine Addiction: Nigeria shuts down three pharmaceutical companies

The government recently banned production and importation of codeine.

Mother and child

Infants can track others’ mental states – Study

The study was done at the University of Illinois.

Codeine is one of the drus being abused by young people

Codeine Ban: Five other pharmaceutical drugs abused by Nigerians

The availability and possible medical needs of these other drugs indicate government must comprehensively review the drug policy.

vaccination exercise

About 600,000 Nigerians to receive oral cholera vaccine by June — WHO

It will be the largest cholera vaccination drive in history, with more than two million people in five African countries expected to participate.

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story

Enugu Governor approves N8.5 million monthly for free maternal, child health programme

Some health colleges in Enugu get their accreditation.

Federal Medical Centre, Abuja.

Patients suffer as health workers’ strike grounds hospitals in Abuja

The National Hospital and all other public health facilities are not functioning, with only a few doctors managing to be at work.

Codeine is one of the drus being abused by young people

Major health news last week

U.S. govt has spent $4.6 billion in 14 years on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

File photo of Resident Doctors

NMA gets new president, other executives

The new leadership was elected on Sunday.

Abuja City Gate

No cholera outbreak in Abuja – FCTA

An official enjoined residents of FCT to imbibe cleanliness and good hygiene.

University College Hospital Ibadan

How we’re assisting VVF patients – UCH

“UCH reserves 14 bed spaces for fistula patients. But this has now been expanded to 21 bed spaces.”

VIDEO: Why you need to always keep your hand clean

The world Hand hygiene day is celebrated on May 5 to sensitise people on the need to always keep your hand clean.

Codeine is one of the drus being abused by young people

Addiction: 10 things to know about Codeine

The government on May 1 banned the issuance of permits for the importation of codeine.