Family planning prevents 1.4m unwanted pregnancies in Nigeria

The number of women of reproductive age using family planning methods to manage their lives has topped 6.43 million, according to latest data released...

Multi-drug Resistance Tuberculosis Nigeria’s biggest worry

  By Ndidichukwu Odoh The moment Abigail noticed her cough had been consistent and dry for one month, she visited Maitama General Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria’s...

9 African countries agree to pooled vaccine procurement

Nine middle-income countries in Africa have agreed to work towards pooled procurement mechanisms by first sharing vital information on their vaccine purchasing practices,...

Nurses slapped her during childbirth. 5 years on, woman wins suit against staff

A pregnant woman who was physically and verbally abused by hospital staff has won a landmark case against staff at Bungoma country hospital who...

Doctors demand regulatory body reconstituted before Sep 30

The Nigerian Medical Association has demanded federal government to immediately re-constitute a council before September 30 for the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria,...

Single dads face high risk of early death

Single fathers have a higher risk of dying prematurely than single mothers—or even partnered parents, a study says. The study, published in the Lancet Public...

Nigeria mobilises 1,586 midwives for primary health care

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has begun mobilizing 1,586 basic midwives for deployment to primary health centres nationwide in a modified Midwives...

Nigerian patient treated for monkey pox commits suicide

One of 21 patients being treated for monkey pox in the Nigerian state of Bayelsa killed himself on Monday, health officials  have said. The unnamed...
Ebola

Guinea launches infectious disease centre to fight Ebola

Guinea launched a new infectious disease centre Friday designed to safeguard the west African nation against a new resurgence in the Ebola virus, almost...

Global Action Plan: WHO, D-8 HSP chat way forward for D-8 countries

By Ndidichukwu odoh The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Developing 8 Health and Social Protection Secretariat have commenced plan to support Nigeria, Indonesia, Egypt,...

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