African health ministers outline plans to tackle malnutrition, malaria
New strategies are being explored to battle the dual scourge.
WHO advocates more research on health impact of microplastics
The organisation also calls for a reduction in plastic pollution.
African health ministers agree on new response strategy for disease outbreaks
The ministers have been meeting in Brazzaville on how to improve the state of health in the continent.
WHO, Heads of African countries glad as region reaches last mile of wild polio
Certification that the WHO African Region is free of wild polio is expected in early 2020.
Why Nigeria cannot achieve universal health coverage now – NHIS Executive Secretary
Mr Sambo seeks the participation of state governments, organised private and informal sectors in the scheme
Nigeria marks three years without Wild Polio Virus
Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are the three countries yet to be certified polio-free
Yaba psychiatric hospital resident doctors continue strike over shortage of staff
The doctors accuse the Hospital Management of “blatantly refusing to replace the annual exit of resident doctors for the past four years.”
Invest more in healthcare, Congolese president urges colleagues
Mr Sassou-Nguesso speaks at the WHO regional meeting holding in Brazzaville which opened on Monday.
US allocates additional $75million to fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
The US government says it has spent about $4.7billion in the past 14 years to fight HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.
Buhari appoints new head for National Obstetric Fistula Centre
The appointment is for an initial four-year term and took effect from August 5
New UNAIDS chief, Ebola drugs, others dominate health stories last week
The Nigerian government also said over 26 million children under seven years old face the risk of meningitis in 25 states
WHO, Global Funds, Stop TB want global action against tuberculosis
Currently, Nigeria has the highest number of TB cases in Africa and the sixth highest in the world.
Global artistes, athletes sign pledge to end AIDS, TB, Malaria by 2030
From today, the public can take action by signing the letter for the chance to earn tickets to the Global Citizen Festival in New York in September.
Ebola: Nigerian aviation authorities demand high level of vigilance from airlines
WHO has declared the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
International Youth Day: Why Nigerian teens need sexual education – Experts
They, however, cautioned that it must be accurate, non-judgemental, age-appropriate, and culturally sensitive
Yellow Fever: Ebonyi to conduct mass immunisation of residents
Ebonyi state has recorded 9 positive cases with two deaths in the current outbreak of yellow fever
Breast feeding mothers can also enjoy sex — Experts
The experts debunk the notion that sperm could contaminate breast milk.
Rise in non-communicable diseases worries health authorities
The WHO NCD 2016 country profile for Nigeria estimated that NCDs cause approximately 617,300 deaths, representing 29 per cent of total deaths in the country.
Gombe secures N3.4bn World Bank loan to fight malnutrition
Twelve states of the federation will benefit from 232 million dollars.
Only one in three Nigerian babies are exclusively breastfed – Report
A National Zero Water campaign was launched to sensitise mothers not to give water to babies under six months.
World Breastfeeding Week: D8 countries, UNICEF want breastfeeding promoted
World Breastfeeding Week is marked annually from 1 to 7 August to highlight the importance of breastfeeding for children.