Health

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.” The post Nig [...]
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GSK gets new Managing Director
Mr. Akshikar joined the Nigeria business in January 2017 from Mumbai, India. The post GSK gets new Managing Director app [...]
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Senate investigates NHIS chief, Usman Yusuf, for alleged N960 million procurement scam
Usman Yusuf was appointed head of NHIS in July 2016. The post Senate investigates NHIS chief, Usman Yusuf, for alleged N [...]
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Kidney theft: Patient surviving on life support machine – Commissioner
A doctor allegedly removed the victim’s kidney illegally during a surgery. The post Kidney theft: Patient surviving on [...]
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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. The post World Oral Health Day: Low Awareness o [...]
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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. The post Nigeria asks UNIC [...]
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Health in the news last week
The controversy surrounding consumption of coke and fanta dominated the news. The post Health in the news last week appe [...]
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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. The post [...]
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Court tells Nigerian health workers to suspend strike
The judge, B.B. Kanyip, said the union should put the strike on hold. The post Court tells Nigerian health workers to su [...]
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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. The post Mass bacterial infect [...]
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‎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. The post ‎NAFDAC reacts to court ruli [...]
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Nigeria’s Health Minister calls for urgent meeting over Sprite, Fanta crisis
A court ruled that Fanta and Sprite could be toxic. The post Nigeria’s Health Minister calls for urgent meeting over S [...]
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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.” The post Nigeria a [...]
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NBC reacts to court ruling, says Fanta, Sprite safe for consumption with Vitamin C
A court had ruled that the NBC provide more information to customers. The post NBC reacts to court ruling, says Fanta, S [...]
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EXCLUSIVE: Experts react as Buhari administration fails to appoint heads of Nigeria’s tertiary hospitals
About 20 of the 52 federal health care centres across Nigeria do not have substantive heads. The post EXCLUSIVE: Experts [...]
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My community loses 5 pregnant women monthly – District Head
The district head said there was no functional health centre in his community. The post My community loses 5 pregnant wo [...]
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Nigerian govt launches scheme to improve women’s access to healthcare, nutrition
The programme aims to use mobile technology to scale up health and nutrition outcomes in Nigeria The post Nigerian govt [...]
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Nigeria will save $1.5 billion yearly by investing in maternal health – UNFPA
“Investing in maternal health is a smart investment; if you put one dollar in maternal health, it will yield 120 dolla [...]
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