#HealthDialogue: Osinbajo, Emir Sanusi, other stakeholders to discuss critical issues affecting Nigeria’s health sector
“The National Health Dialogue is a platform that will bring together stakeholders in the Health and Development sectors.”
Major health stories this week: Insufficient HIV anti-retroviral in Edo, killer Kogi disease identified
An expert also suggested the best first aid treatment for burns.
Strange disease that killed ‘62’ in Kogi identified
“We will investigate and trace the dead people to the grave yard and come up with the correct figure.”
Less than 25% of people living with HIV/AIDS in Edo have access to treatment – Minister
Ministry, state partner to halt the scourge.
Lassa fever: Ondo trains 54 on surveillance, information to avert re-occurrence
Lassa fever epidemic has been reported in about 22 states of Nigeria.
Lassa fever: Ondo launches operation “kill all rats, live in hygienic environment”
No case of Lassa fever had been reported in the state.
NHIS crisis taking toll on health service providers, enrolees — Medical Directors
The Executive Secretary of NHIS was suspended last month over allegations of fraud.
Govt. denies outbreak of ‘mystery” disease In Kwara
Members of the community insisted there was no disease outbreak in the area, authorities say
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