News Reports

Nasarawa on map

Nasarawa records 12,000 tuberculosis cases in five years

He explained that the rally was aimed at building public awareness about Tuberculosis and efforts to eradicate it.

A pharmacy used to illustrate the story

WHO launches global initiative to cut medication errors by half

“We all expect to be helped, not harmed, when we take medication”

National Hospital, Abuja

Nigeria meningitis outbreak: 282 deaths confirmed in five states

An official said there was no commercially available vaccine for this new stereotype “C” meningitis.

Meningitis vaccination used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: communit.com]

Meningitis Outbreak: Death toll rises to five in Abuja

An outbreak of meningitis has killed over 200 people across Nigeria in recent weeks.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Meningitis claims four lives in Abuja – AMAC

“They (meningitis) can be transmitted by coughing, sneezing or close contact.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

23,000 ghost enrolees removed from NHIS

“For this, the HMOs are fighting me, but we have to make sure that the
right people get the money.”

High measles outbreak across Europe threatens progress towards elimination – WHO

“Today’s travel patterns put no person or country beyond the reach of the measles virus.”

Sokoto state on map

21 people die of meningitis in Sokoto – Health Commissioner

The official said identification and treatment of the disease is hampered by residents’ belief in witchcraft.

World Tuberculosis Day: Nigeria outlines plans to improve identification, treatment

“Currently Sokoto has the estimated highest prevalence cases in Nigeria with 127 TB cases per 100,000 in 2016.”

Drugs

French firm takes over Nigerian drug manufacturing company, Swipha

Swipha was the first Nigerian pharmaceutical company to obtain ISO 9001 certification in 2007.

Outgoing -General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, NACA, Sani Aliyu

NACA urges stronger collaboration between TB, HIV programmes

Tuberculosis is the most common infection suffered by people living with HIV.

World Health Organization

WHO issues new ethics code to protect rights of Tuberculosis patients, health workers

Tuberculosis is the world’s most infectious killer disease, claiming about 5,000 lives each day

Premium Times Centre ​launches Health Tracker to deepen accountability in Nigeria’s public health delivery

“This way, capital projects will be better tracked to promote citizen participation as veritable mechanisms…”

A Maternity Ward used to illustrate the story [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Nigerian govt deployed 1,473 graduate midwives to PHCs in 2016 – Official

“The midwives were deployed to PHC facilities in rural areas throughout the 36 states and FCT in 2016.”

GSK gets new Managing Director

Mr. Akshikar joined the Nigeria business in January 2017 from Mumbai, India.

The Human kidney

Kidney theft: Patient surviving on life support machine – Commissioner

A doctor allegedly removed the victim’s kidney illegally during a surgery.

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate investigates NHIS chief, Usman Yusuf, for alleged N960 million procurement scam

Usman Yusuf was appointed head of NHIS in July 2016.

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

Nigeria asks UNICEF’s help to improve capacity of health extension workers

An official said this would help in to improve the health of mothers and children in Nigeria.

World Oral Health Day: Low Awareness of Dental Services Affecting Oral Hygiene in Nigeria

The World Oral Health Day is celebrated every March 20 across the world.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Court tells Nigerian health workers to suspend strike

The judge, B.B. Kanyip, said the union should put the strike on hold.

Don’t use Fanta, Sprite to take any drugs, Govt warns Nigerians

The Minister of Health said the two beverages are safe for human consumption but cannot be taken with any drug.

Queens College

Mass bacterial infection in Queens College; Lagos govt wants school shut down

At least 1,222 students suffered abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, diarrhoea in one month.

adewole-health-minister

Nigeria alerts on new strain of meningitis

“…we would want to put an end to annual outbreak of meningitis in some of the northern states.”

Nigeria’s Health Minister calls for urgent meeting over Sprite, Fanta crisis

A court ruled that Fanta and Sprite could be toxic.

‎NAFDAC reacts to court ruling declaring Fanta, Sprite poisonous with Vitamin C

The court ruled that drinking the soft drinks with Vitamin C could be poisonous.