News Reports

Hospital with pregnant women [Photo: The New York Times]

$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.

25 per cent of Nigerians defecate openly – UNICEF

“Children from the richest quintile are three times likely to attend school than children from the poorest families.

Mothers and babies [Photo credit: HealthNewsNG]

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.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

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.

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

Suspended Nigeria NHIS chief yet to hand over

The health ministry also confirmed Usman Yusuf’s suspension for three months.

Gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable, WHO warns

Rates are highest in the African region, where one in 10 men is infected annually.

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

Executive Secretary of Nigeria’s NHIS suspended

Usman Yusuf took over the state-run health insurance provider on July 29, 2016.

West African nurses, midwives meet in Abuja, urged to improve on emergency management

The Nigerian Health Minister represented Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the event.

National Hospital

Nigeria to upgrade health facilities with N9 billion – Official

“The idea is to upgrade a number of hospitals by getting first class facilities to have the best practice.”


Married women, girls turning to drugs in Borno – NDLEA

The agency blamed the Boko Haram insurgency for the heightened substance abuse in the state.

Gombe builds N1 billion hospital for pregnant women, children

Equipped with ultramodern facilities, the hospital will cater for the needs of women and children in the state.

L-R: Dr. Modibo Kassougu, Chief of Health, UNICEF, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director and Chief Executive, National Primary Health Care Development Agency and Dr. Dorothy Nwodo, Director, Disease Control & Immunisation NPHCDA at the Inauguration of National Emergency Routine Immunisation Coordination Centre (NERICC) at NPHCDA Headquarters, Abuja, Today Tuesday, 4th July, 2017.

Nigeria establishes centre to coordinate immunisation activities

The National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Centre will govern routine immunisation programmes in the country.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Nigeria adopts shorter treatment for drug-resistant Tuberculosis

The regimen was launched on Monday.

Court hears suit against Federal Hospital accused of medical negligence

The case was filed by Portia Sambo, whose daughter, Sandra David, died allegedly as a result of negligence by the hospital.


New HIV drug already in use in Nigeria — Govt.

The government announced free treatment for patients.

Six months later, Medical Council still investigating alleged medical negligence at Abuja hospital

A PREMIUM TIMES investigation had highlighted alleged cases of negligence at the public hospital.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Early, exclusive breastfeeding can reduce neonatal mortality — Consultant

Most neonatal deaths are due to preventable causes, the consultant said.