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Nigeria pledges to secure N108 billion to eliminate malaria

The statement said Nigeria also pledged an additional $18.7 million to leverage $37 million from the Global Fund .

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INTERVIEW: Less than 10% Nigerian households have access to potable water – UNICEF Chief

He explains why a tariff system is important to ensure that Nigerians can get the water they need at the household level

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Why Nigeria can’t defeat a disease threatening 97% of its population

As Nigeria gets set to celebrate World Malaria Day, its anti-malaria response is still far behind global expectation.


Nigeria to secure $300 million loan to finance national malaria strategy

Nigeria will be using the money to elevate malaria on the national priority list.

National Hospital, Abuja

Health Workers Strike: We are unmoved by FG’s ‘No Work no Pay’ threat – JOHESU

The strike has affected health care delivery in parts of the country.

NMA President, Mike Ogirima, a professor of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

NMA names major impediment to Nigeria health sector growth

The association will elect new leaders next month.


Nigeria needs N824 billion to buy vaccines over next 10 years

Nigeria wants to improve immunisation coverage from 33 per cent to 84 per cent by 2028.


Five wrong beliefs about Ulcer

Ulcers can pose serious health risks if not treated early and properly.


UN agency releases drones to fight disease-carrying mosquitoes

The technique requires the uniform release of large numbers of insects in good condition over a given area.

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Nigeria’s Lassa fever cases decline to lowest level in four months – NCDC

Over 100 people have died from the disease.

AUDIO: We are not asking for same salary with doctors – JOHESU

Five unions came together and formed JOHESU as an umbrella body due to constant pressure from doctors union.

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Malawi can eradicate HIV, says doctor who discovered AIDS virus

“Malawi is not a rich country, but has done a remarkable job of reducing HIV infections and deaths from AIDS.”

Wuse District Hospital.

Health Workers Strike: Nigerian govt threatens ‘No Work no Pay’ rule

The workers vow to call the bluff of government.

Asokoro district hospital

Health workers’ strike: Abuja hospitals partially comply

Health workers apart from doctors declared a strike from Tuesday midnight.

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Two die of Lassa Fever in Abuja

An official says 38 suspected cases were reported and investigated.

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Health workers commence nationwide indefinite strike

The Union says it will not call retreat until the government meets their demands.

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Health Crisis: Doctors warn Nigerian govt against acceding to JOHESU’s demands

Other health workers say they are not asking for same salaries as medical doctors.


Group seeks new combination therapies for malaria

The therapies aim to address anti-malarial drug resistance.

Three cups of tea, coffee per day good for heart — Study

Currently, most clinicians recommend patients with palpitations or arrhythmia to abstain or reduce caffeine.

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Health Crisis: Doctors attack other workers, say JOHESU illegal

The NMA says the JOHESU strike is targeted at doctors.

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Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby’s future fertility – Study

Researchers from looked at the effects of paracetamol and ibuprofen on samples of human
foetal testes and ovaries.

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Crisis looms in Nigeria hospitals as health workers announce indefinite strike

The JOHESU strike commences on Tuesday night.