News Reports

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Experts react to Nigeria’s high maternal mortality rate

A report said Nigeria had about 58,000 cases of maternal mortality in 2015.

HEALTH WORKERS STRIKE: Abuja hospitals yet to comply

The Abuja health workers gave various reasons for not joining the national strike.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland.

The world is running out of effective antibiotics – WHO

The WHO report takes a broad and prospective look at antibiotic development.

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

Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015 — Report

“The most worrisome is the report from North-East where MMR is highest.”

Nigerian health workers ignore minister, commence nationwide strike

The minister appealed to the workers not to embark on the strike.

Health Minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole

Nigeria tracking four major diseases outbreaks

Health Minister disclosed this in the weekly report of the state of the nation’s public health.

vaccination exercise

WHO begins cholera vaccination for one million in Borno

WHO says more than 2,600 suspected cholera cases and 40 deaths have been reported in Borno, following heavy rainfall this year and lack of access to safe water

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

Help underprivileged access health services, NHIS boss urges Nigerian govt

NHIS said the scheme has covered over 6 million Nigerians.

NHIS Head Office used to illustrate the issue.

Health insurance should be made compulsory for Nigerians – NHIS

The federal government has suspended the head of the scheme and is probing it for alleged corruption

Medical Doctors (health workers) attending to patients used to illustrate the story health

90% deaths in Nigerian hospitals caused by health workers’ attitude — Teaching Hospital Chief

The chairman of committee of Chief Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Hospitals says there should be accountability.

Food in pot [Photo credit: TripAdvisor]

Artificial seasonings in food can cause diseases – Expert

He says traditional condiments are more healthy.

IDPs used to illustrate the story.

48 persons die of cholera in Borno – MSF

About 2,627 cases of the disease were recorded by the state ministry of health.

Nigerian govt confirms new yellow fever case

There is currently no specific anti-viral drug for yellow fever.

Kaduna State map used to illustrate the story.

We trek 100 km to hospital, Kaduna village residents lament

Pregnant women in the village do not go to hospitals.

Major Health Stories Last Week: Resident doctors suspend strike, nylon moimoi dangerous

Nurses also called for a state of emergency in the health sector.


Health professionals beg Buhari to reconstitute boards

Most of the bodies do not have boards as they were dissolved at the inception of the President Buhari administration.

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

Hospitals: Nigerian govt moves to decrease waiting time for patients

Average waiting time was discovered to be three hours and above.

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

Measles: Nigeria has highest number of unimmunized children in world – UNICEF

Measles incidence among children under five years increased in northern Nigeria between 2014 and 2016.

National Hospital, Abuja

Minister appeals to JOHESU not to shut down Nigerian hospitals

The union warns it may go on strike on September 20.


Striking doctors: Nigerian govt has honoured its agreement – Health Minister

The doctors embarked on a nationwide strike on September 4.

Striking doctors in Nigeria used to illustrate the story

Resident doctors meeting deadlocked as strike continues

The meeting PREMIUM TIMES learnt, will continue today, Saturday.

Why resident doctors’ strike continues despite government overtures

Another meeting is scheduled for November 2

‎Resident doctors strike continues despite meeting with govt delegation

The meeting between the NARD and the government delegation was inconclusive.

File photo of Resident Doctors

Meeting ongoing between striking doctors, ministers

The resident doctors commenced a nationwide strike on Monday.

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital [Photo:]

Oral sex is dangerous, Gynaecologist warns

“Oral sex has been linked with an increased risk of acquiring HPV infection in the mouth.”