News Reports


Less than 25% of people living with HIV/AIDS in Edo have access to treatment – Minister

Ministry, state partner to halt the scourge.

Rotimi Akeredolu

Lassa fever: Ondo trains 54 on surveillance, information to avert re-occurrence

Lassa fever epidemic has been reported in about 22 states of Nigeria.

Rats used to illustrate the story.

Lassa fever: Ondo launches operation “kill all rats, live in hygienic environment”

No case of Lassa fever had been reported in the state.

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

NHIS crisis taking toll on health service providers, enrolees — Medical Directors

The Executive Secretary of NHIS was suspended last month over allegations of fraud.

Drug resistant fungus surfaces in UK hospitals

The fungus Candida auris, a family of yeast, can live both inside the body or on the skin.

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Nigeria, USAID launch medical warehouse facility

The new state of the art medical storage facility costs $5.1 million

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Govt. denies outbreak of ‘mystery” disease In Kwara

Members of the community insisted there was no disease outbreak in the area, authorities say

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