INTERVIEW: How we’ll disburse N55bn fund across Nigeria, implement health act – Minister

PREMIUM TIMES’ Ebuka Onyeji in December had an interview with Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole,…

At least 14.3 million Nigerians into drug abuse – EU Report

Following a report that about 14.3million people in Nigeria use drugs outside prescription, drug control experts…

Nigeria gets $29 million Global Funds grant to fight TB

The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) on Wednesday says the Global Funds has provided $29…

Pneumonia: Why vaccine-preventable child-disease still kills thousands in Nigeria

Alisa Umar, a middle-aged woman, lost her baby two years ago. “Fatima was my ninth child…

Despite controversy, Nigeria ‘approves’ first genetically modified crop

The Nigerian government has approved for use its first genetically modified crop: the Pod Borer Resistant…

Nigeria has 11 million stunted children – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says Nigeria has the second largest number of stunted children…

Lassa fever outbreak, bleaching creams’ impact, others top health stories last week

Nigeria Declares Lassa Fever Outbreak The Nigerian health authorities have declared a Lassa fever outbreak in…

World Leprosy Day – Nigerians urged to stop discrimination against lepers

As the world marks the World Leprosy Day, Nigerians have been urged to stop discrimination against…

Why Nigeria needs a huge tobacco tax hike to curb smoking

By Laura Rossouw, University of Cape Town Cigarette sales in most African countries are going up…

Five Reasons Sudden Weight loss Could Be A Serious Health Problem

Are you dropping weight unexpectedly? Before you start dancing for joy, make sure that your weight…

Nigeria signs N2.6 trn support agreement from Global Fund to tackle Tuberculosis, AIDS

In an effort to step up the fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, the federal government…

Residents express delight as solar-powered electricity system opens in Abuja community

Residents of Dutsen Alhaji are excited about the commissioning in their community of a solar-powered electricity…

Blindness: How health researchers failed Abuja community

In July 2018, the preparedness of Nigeria’s health researchers to respond to emerging challenges was tested…

Nigeria declares Lassa Fever outbreak, activates emergency response

Nigeria on Tuesday declared a Lassa Fever outbreak in the country. This followed the increase in…

South Sudan bans bleaching products

South Sudan’s Drugs and Food Control Authority (DFCA) has banned importation and sale of all skin…

Health stories that made headlines last week

JOHESU: Health workers’ strike looms in Nigeria The Nigerian health workers under the Joint Health Sector…

VIDEO: Open Defecation: The ugly side of Nigeria’s glittering capital city

Groups threaten no vote over gender equality bill

Some civil society organisations in Nigeria have called on the National Assembly to pass the Gender…

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