News Reports

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Nigerian govt sets aside N28 billion to fund primary health care intervention in 2018

The project will also include the purchase of drugs for 20,000 Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Major health stories last week

Researchers launch two studies in Africa on new HIV vaccine.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Consumer council seeks to enforce patients’ rights in Nigerian hospitals

The official says CPC would soon roll out regulations on guarantees and warranties.

National Hospital

Why cancer is killing 10,000 Nigerians annually — Minister

Mrs. Osinbajo laments the continuous death of Nigerians due to cancer.


10,000 Nigerians die of cancer annually — Minister

The government commissions a new cancer treatment centre.

National Hospital

Six years after, cancer machine at National Hospital begins operation

Cancer treatment machines at government hospitals had all broken down.


10 percent of drugs in developing countries are substandard — WHO

Many of the products are anti-malaria drugs and antibiotics.

HIV Ribbon

Researchers launch two studies in Africa on new HIV vaccine

The three-year vaccine trial involves 2,600 women in southern Africa


Global response to malaria at crossroads due to reduced funding – WHO

The 2017 World Malaria Report shows that Nigeria is among 15 countries carrying 80 per cent of global malaria burden.

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

NHIS to expand access to affordable cancer treatment – Official

The official says most enrolees are ignorant of the benefits of scheme.

Nigerian Senate Chambers

2018 Budget: Senate to counter Buhari, ensure better allocation to health – Lawmaker

The lawmakers want to ensure implementation of the National Health Act which the executive has not implemented.

New equipment at the dental unit of the Ilorin General Hospital

Don’t wait until complications before seeing dentists, experts urge Nigerians

The 2017 National Oral Heath Week holds from December 1.


Major health stories in the news last week

Health minister laments challenges of accessing HIV/AIDs care.

Drugs used to illustrate the story.

Nigerian govt accuses NGOs, importers of illegal activities in health sector

The finance ministry alleged that some NGOs sell drugs meant to be given free to beneficiaries.

HIV Ribbon

Only one-third of Nigerians in need of HIV treatment are getting it – NACA

Says required treatment cost is about 60 per cent of Nigeria’s 2017 health budget

Accident Scene

Seven Nigerian health workers killed in auto crash

An official says seven others survived the accident.

Professsor George Ogunjemite

More life threatening diseases may ravage Nigeria if … – Professor

The don gave an inaugural lecture.

Nigerian Senate Chambers

‘Senate to pass bill establishing Nigeria disease centre before end of 2017’

A lawmaker says the senate is committed to the development of the health sector.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Fistula patients to get free surgical, laboratory services – Minister of Health

The condition results in an uncontrollable leakage of urine and faeces.


U.S. Scientists find new possible cure for leukemia

A new study was released on the possibility Tuesday.

Children selling on Abuja-Jos highway, Nigeria.

World Children’s Day: Invest more in children, UNICEF urges Nigerian govt

The theme of this year’s World Children’s Day is ”KidsTakeOver.”

Nigeria to establish control programme to tackle Noma disease

The disease eats off the soft tissues of the mouth, face or genitals and mainly affects children under the age of 12 in poor countries in Africa

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Major health stories in the news last week

FG cuts state house clinic budget despite increased scutiny by public.

State House clinic

After criticisms, Nigerian govt cuts state house clinic budget

The clinic has been under public scrutiny lately.

Donald Trump

U.S spends over $4 billion on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria — Envoy

The spending stretches from 2004.