News Reports

Lassa fever

Five cases confirmed as Lassa Fever ravages Ondo

Students of a university were sent home after a student got infected.

Polio immunisation used to illustrate the story (Photo: Continental Research)

Nigeria, Germany sign 10 million Euros polio aid agreement

“The problem we have in the north-east has exacerbated the situation and made it more difficult to eradicate.”

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Nigeria health minister writes AGF, Police, NDLEA, wants tobacco law enforced

The minister had earlier listed parts of the anti-tobacco law to be implemented.

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Nigerian govt. introduces free treatment for all HIV patients

The government launches a new HIV guideline.

Council introduces scheme to improve lab test results in Nigeria

The MLSN is the statutory regulatory body for the practice of Medical Laboratory Science in Nigeria.

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Nigerians visiting doctors may soon have Bill of Rights

The CPC and the NMA raised a joint standing committee for collaboration to enhance standards, care of patients.

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U.S. signs $469m HIV/AIDS operation plan with Nigeria

Since 2004, PEPFAR has disbursed more than $4.3 billion in support of Nigeria HIV/AIDS effort.

African govts must spend more to fight HIV — UN official

The epidemic mostly affected south and east Africa before, but now affects all over Africa.

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‘Nigeria loses 3,000 women, children to preventable diseases daily’

The children die before their fifth birthdays.

ECOWAS health, environment ministers meet in Abuja to adopt approach to emergencies

The meeting is being promoted by the World Health Organisation.

Donors being prepared for the exercise the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on Wednesday (14/6/17). 03240/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

Nigeria to establish blood service commission, trauma centre — Health Minister

Mr. Adewole announced this at an event to mark World Blood Donor Day.

Nigeria appoints Timi Dakolo, Mr Eazi as anti-tobacco lead campaigners

Their appointment was to leverage on their influence with young Nigerians.

Onaiyekan wants children, young adults screened for HIV

The cleric advises religious groups to be more involved in the fight against HIV.

World Blood Donor Day: Experts urge Nigerians to donate blood, save lives

Religious and cultural beliefs sometimes prevent people from donating blood.

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Polio: Global leaders pledge $ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children – UNICEF

The largest donation of $75 million was from Canada.

An egg a day may reduce child stunting – Study

Poor nutrition, especially at a child’s early age, is a major cause of stunting.

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

Reps summon Health Minister, NAFDAC over plastic packaging of water

Lawmakers want the use of bisphenol “A” plastics in the production of bottled water regulated.

Nigeria ‘records 4,000 untreated cases of leprosy annually’

Leprosy is still prevalent in Nigeria, and is seen as the disease of the poor, aggravated by poor hygiene.

WHO updates list of essential antibiotics for treatment of infections

This year’s antibiotics revision is the biggest revision of the antibiotics section in the EML’s 40-year history.

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Why meningitis spreads easily in northern Nigeria- MSF Advisor

Vaccination for meningitis is more complex than for other killer diseases like measles, the official said.

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Kwara records 6 cases of cholera

The victims comprise four adult and two children.

Prof. Babatunde Oshotimehin, Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Babatunde Osotimehin (6 February 1949 – 5 June, 2017) was Nigeria's Minister of Health in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet. He was appointed on 19 November 2010 as the new Executive Director of UNFPA for a four-year term and was reappointed to same position on 21 August 2014

Osinbajo, UN, UNFPA, others mourn Babatunde Osotimehin

“…his strong leadership helped keep the heath and rights of the world’s women and girls high on the global agenda,” the UNFPA said.