News Reports

EU donates €70 million for healthcare project in Nigeria

The project will help to improve access to effective health and nutrition in five prioritized states.

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Nigerian govt approves new National Health Policy

The new policy “also lays emphasis on primary healthcare as the bedrock of our national health system.”

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC pickets health ministry, wants whistleblowers protected

“No worker that has actually given himself to serve as a whistleblower should be allowed to be punished.”

National Hospital, Abuja

Incessant strike affecting Nigeria’s health sector – Senator

He also said implementation of the National Health Act, 2014 will go a long way in improving the sector.

Lassa fever

Lassa fever: Ondo controverts Nigerian govt, says no new case of disease

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control had said at least two new cases were recorded in Ondo.


Valentine: Love carefully, play safe to halt HIV spread – NACA DG

Mr. Aliyu also urged Nigerians to know their HIV status.

Employ qualified doctors in revitalised PHCs, NMA President advises Nigerian govt

This will stop Nigerians from patronising quack doctors, the official said.

Senator decries Nigeria’s budgetary allocation to health

“We must give all it takes to find and consolidate lasting solutions to Nigeria’s maternal and child health challenges.”


Nigeria agency faults professor’s HIV cure claim

The government said on Monday it was investigating the claim by a Nigerian researcher.

‘In Nigeria, glaucoma affects south east region most’

Glaucoma can only be checked if detected before it deteriorates.

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

Nigeria AIDS agency warns against HIV cure ‘publicity’

The agency fears the claims may stop HIV patients from taking life-saving antiretrovirals.

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Nigerian govt laments lack of engineers to repair faulty cancer machines

“If we can have private sector participation it would greatly assist government.”

World Cancer Day: Expert calls for better awareness among Nigerians

About 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer yearly with more than 7 million dying of the ailment.

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano govt commissions newly renovated theatre in Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital

The governor also on Friday inspected a N7 billion diagnostic centre.

How to prevent, survive cancer – Expert

Cancer survivors narrated their experiences at the event.

NHIS wants Health Management Organisations investigated for corruption

“Some healthcare providers treat enrolees like lepers,” an official said

People exercising [Photo credit: Al Jazeera]

WHO raises alarm at sedentary lifestyles, urges exercise

The UN agency highlighted 10 facts and benefits of physical activity.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Exclusive breastfeeding averts 13 per cent childhood deaths – UNICEF official

“Breastfeeding drastically reduces deaths from acute respiratory infection and diarrhoea.”

Adequate funding needed to eliminate HIV/AIDS by 2030 – NACA DG

If Nigeria must win the fight to eliminate the scourge, it must act now

How Nigerian Psychiatrists learnt from Burundi, Rwanda to treat Boko Haram victims – ‎Official

At the beginning of Boko Haram insurgency, there was nothing on ground for care of people with psycho trauma.

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How Buhari is encouraging quackery in medical profession in Nigeria

“Based on complaints we receive as an association, I think quackery is on the increase.”

A Hospital ward with health workers used to illustrate the story

Nigerian Medical Association decries shortage of doctors, equipment in Ogun hospitals

The total number of doctors currently in the employment of the state is 150, the official said.

Nigerian hospital seeks independent investigation of alleged kidney theft

“One of the ridiculous allegations by a former patient is that one of his kidneys was removed by a doctor…”

File photo of Resident Doctors

Consultants caution against mass sack of resident doctors

A government circular asked that then striking resident doctors be replaced.


Major health stories in the news last week

Nigeria destroys its largest haul of fake drugs in 30 years.