Group calls for laws in Nigeria against female genital mutilation
Nigeria has the highest prevalence rate of FGM in the world.
National Assembly ‘blocks’ statutory health funds over fraud scare
The National Health Act stipulates one per cent of government funds go to the health sector.
Nursing Council inducts first UniJos graduate nurses 10 years after start of program
The 52 newly qualified nurses include 18 males.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Polio: Global leaders pledge $ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children – UNICEF
The largest donation of $75 million was from Canada.
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.
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.
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.