How HIV positive mothers can breastfeed exclusively – Don
“Breastfeeding also helps the mother to regain her normal shape after child birth.”
Boko Haram destroyed 267 hospitals, clinics in Borno – Commissioner
The state government in 2016 began reconstruction of most of the health facilities, he says.
Less than a quarter of Nigerian children complete vaccination — Survey
More children in the northern part of the country have not received all recommended vaccines
Flood: NCDC urges states to raise surveillance on Hepatitis E
The disease tends to become widespread during the rainy season.
New mothers should not wash off first milk from nipples before breastfeeding baby — Expert
The milk contains antibodies to protect the newborn against disease
Hepatisis E on increase in Boko Haram-ravaged Borno, NCDC warns
Communities affected are Mobbar, Munguno, Chibok, Askira Uba, Bayo, Dikwa, Gubio, Mafa and Maiduguri.
Breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes in mothers – UNICEF
“Breastfeeding affords mothers good health.”
NMA names state with highest number of quacks in Nigeria
“From what we have seen, there are a lot of them that are thriving within the society.”
Zamfara decries prevalence of 6 child killer diseases
“We have more than 666 primary health care centres,” the official said.
Inadequate breastfeeding costs Nigeria $21 billion yearly
Government and employers should create breastfeeding rooms, arena and flexible working hours to assist mothers achieve exclusive six months breastfeeding.
Counterfeit drugs: Nigeria sets up coordinated centres for drugs distributors
Under the initiative, government is moving all drug traders from the open drug markets to one location
Experts pledge to eliminate Meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030
Nigeria records meningitis outbreak every year, with the last one killing 1,166 in 25 states.
Flooding: 11 precautions Nigerians must take to prevent diseases – CDC
Agency says infectious diseases may rise as flooding increases
World Hepatitis Day: Health workers decry poor attention by govt to disease
An estimated 17 million Nigerians are living with the virus and 90 per cent of them do not know they are infected.
Leprosy victims decry stigmatisation from relatives, friends
“I have ruled out the possibility of returning to my home because my family members have deserted me.”
Nigeria must make plans to fund own immunisation, expert warns
A lot of immunisation funding in Nigeria is provided by donors.
Nigeria pledges to achieve 50% exclusive breastfeeding by 2018
“The federal government has a policy that says nursing mothers should breast feed exclusively for six months.”
Heavy disease burden contributes to women mortality in Nigeria – Expert
A WHO report shows that the children and maternal mortality ratio in Nigeria has gone up
World Hepatitis Day: Hepatitis B should be treated as health emergency – NANS
Today is World Hepatitis Day
UN agencies call for urgent intervention in Yemen amid cholera outbreak, malnutrition
In the last three months alone, 400 000 cases of suspected cholera and nearly 1900 associated deaths were recorded in the country
Hepatitis can be prevented if hospitals reduce unnecessary injections – WHO
The UN agency launched a broad campaign against unnecessary injections on the eve of World Hepatitis Day.
NHIS controversy worsens as Reps reject agency’s budget
The lawmakers and health minister are currently at loggerheads over the suspension of the NHIS chief.