Health Minister intensifies NHIS sweep, suspends eight top staff
The suspensions are coming days after the executive secretary of the agency was suspended.
Major health stories last week: NHIS suspension controversy, Lass Fever outbreak, others
A student died of Lassa Fever in Plateau State.
Breakthrough reported in search for gonorrhoea vaccine
Century-long research to find vaccine against gonorrhoea had been unsuccessful.
Health Ministry replies embattled NHIS chief, says suspension order stands
The ministry said an investigative panel has commenced its work on the corruption allegations.
EXCLUSIVE: Five reasons I will ignore Health Minister’s suspension order – NHIS Executive Secretary
The embattled health insurance official faces allegations of corruption.
I will not obey your suspension order, NHIS boss tells Nigeria’s Health Minister
The NHIS chief is being investigated for corruption allegations.
Excessive intake of soft drinks ’causes erectile dysfunction’ — Report
A Nigerian expert challenges the result.
Nigeria reaches major landmark in fight against HIV/AIDS
“The tipping point for the epidemic is when we have more people going on treatment than we have new infections,” he said.
Hepatitis E cases on the rise in Borno — Officials
As at 2 July, 146 confirmed and suspected cases had been reported in three local government areas.
Group blasts Nigerian lawmakers over resolution to recall suspended NHIS boss
The House passed a resolution on Wednesday calling for the recall of the suspended official.
Nigerian govt outlines eight ways to avert Cholera
Use safe water to brush your teeth, wash and prepare food, the NCDC said.
Kano announces free malaria drugs, introduces reward, punishment policy in health sector
Kano lawmakers also passed a bill to regulate private health institutions.
$2.5 billion funding: Women to access free family planning services soon
Nigeria pledged to remove impediments to family planning for women and girls.
Nigerian regulators yet to act months after evidence of unsafe acid levels in Mirinda, Lucozade
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control have failed to act.
World Population Day: NPC decries lack of access to family planning services
This year’s event is aimed at sensitizing Nigerians on the need to embark on family planning methods.
Paediatrician warns against using antifungal as body cream
“The rate at which some mothers do this now is alarming and they even prescribe it to others openly.”
Industrial court threatens to jail director of Federal Medical Centre
The medical director did not implement a court order.
HIV/AIDS: Nigeria risks one million deaths in five years, NACA warns
“If our major donors decide to stop funding HIV/AIDs programme, almost a million Nigerians will come off the treatments.”
‘Highly infectious’ chicken pox contained at Abuja IDP camp after affecting 24
Residents of the camp complain about inadequate food.
U.S. provides $10,000 to complete Abuja rural health facility
Mr. Young noted that Nigeria is the only country in Africa still on the endemic list for polio.