News Reports

Borno spends N1 billion on hospital equipment destroyed by Boko Haram

The Borno government said it also employed about 4,300 health workers.

Lassa fever

Federal Medical Centre confirms suspected case of Lassa fever

“It is true that a suspected case of Lassa fever had been discovered at the centre with a male patient being its victim.”

Nigeria committed to National Health Act funding threshold – Osinbajo

The Act provides that one per cent of the consolidated revenue fund be charged to the basic health care provision fund.

Aliko Dangote

Kano, Kaduna must account for donor funds on immunization – Dangote

The move is was to ensure accountability and transparency in the management of the funds released.

Resident Doctors On Strike

Medical doctors in Ogun set for strike

The doctors said they would join their colleagues nationwide once a strike date is announced.

Buhari appoints new head of primary healthcare agency

Faisal Shuaib is the new Executive Secretary of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA.

Nigeria flags off scheme to revive 10,000 primary health care centres

President Buhari flagged off the scheme on Tuesday.

Resident Doctors On Strike

Resident doctors ask stakeholders to prevail on Nigerian govt to prevent strike

An ultimatum given by the doctors expired on January 2

Malaria vaccine passes trial test

Tropical disease experts described the findings as “promising”.

Fear of new Polio case in Cross River

Officials said the case cannot yet be confirmed as Polio.

Victims of VVF abandoned by husbands

“When my situation became critical, my husband left me, and I had to return to my parents.”

Nigeria releases test results on suspected plastic rice

The government says the shipment would be destroyed nonetheless.

HIV Ribbon

Only 10 per cent of Nigerians have taken HIV test- NACA

“The only gateway to HIV prevention, care and treatment remains HIV counselling and testing.”


Healthcare: Nigerian govt to ensure one fully functional PHC in each senatorial district

“To ensure that this package works well, adequate human resources are needed to run 24-hour services in those facilities.”

Unpaid Salaries: UCH health workers give 7-day ultimatum

“Some of our members now trek to work to fulfil their professional, ethical and moral obligations.”

Lassa fever

Nigeria records 273 Lassa fever cases, 149 deaths in 2015/16

A health worker recently died from the disease in Ogun.

Cervical cancer: Group wants Nigerian girls immunised before first sex

The nongovernmental body conducts awareness campaign in Ogun State.

Drugs used to illustrate the story.

Report adverse drugs reactions, NAFDAC urges Nigerians

“Medicines are double-edged swords that can have tremendous benefits or untoward effects on our health.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Group seeks reduction in cervical cancer cases in Nigeria, conducts free screening, treatment

HEDEN said of the 51 women that were tested, nine tested positive to the disease.

Lassa fever

Nigerian govt calls for vigilance after Lassa Fever death

“Anybody with symptoms which include fever, headaches, vomiting, should report immediately at the nearest medical facility.”

Nigeria announces policy proposal to restructure inefficient primary healthcare system

“The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari would love to be remembered in making basic healthcare services qualitative…”

Resident doctors threaten strike from January 2

Mr. Onyebueze also called on NARD members to wear black ward coats or clinical gowns from January 2.