News Reports

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

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.

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

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

Taraba State on map

Measles: 140 cases reported in Taraba ― Official

During the campaign, measles vaccination cards will be given to mothers to signify coverage.

Flood: NCDC urges states to raise surveillance on Hepatitis E

The disease tends to become widespread during the rainy season.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

New mothers should not wash off first milk from nipples before breastfeeding baby — Expert

The milk contains antibodies to protect the newborn against disease

UITH resident doctors begin warning strike

The doctors said they are not being paid their due.

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 Photo: The Guardian

Breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes in mothers – UNICEF

“Breastfeeding affords mothers good health.”

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

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 State map

Zamfara decries prevalence of 6 child killer diseases

“We have more than 666 primary health care centres,” the official said.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

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

Vaccination used to illustrate the story

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.”

vaccination exercise

Nigeria must make plans to fund own immunisation, expert warns

A lot of immunisation funding in Nigeria is provided by donors.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

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

Yemen on map [Photo Credit: Operation World]

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

World Health Organization

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.

The House of Representative in Chamber ... members are notorious for budget mutilation

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.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Our grouse with Nigerian govt – Resident doctors

Doctors say government paying lip service to their welfare