End fistula now, UNFPA calls

The United Nations Population Fund has called for concerted efforts to end “needless suffering” caused by obstetric fistula—a childbirth injury caused by prolonged, obstructed...

Bow to JOHESU demands, face crisis, doctors warn Nigeria govt

Doctors in the FCT say government engaged in dialogue with the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) could precipitate another crisis in the health sector...

WHO releases essential diagnostics list for diagnosis, treatment

The World Health Organisation has published its first-ever list of essential tests to improve diagnosis and treatment of diseases. “An accurate diagnosis is the first...

MSF responds to new Ebola infection in DRC

A new case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)...

MSF aiding Bauchi mass vaccination against cholera

Five days of vaccination against cholera are underway in Bauchi to stop the spread of cholera. The target is to vaccinate some 600,000 people in...

Family planning expansion to include community pharmacists, patent dealers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria has called for expanding family planning services provided by community pharmacists and patent medicine vendors. It says getting access to...

Nigeria tightens border surveillance in wake of DRC Ebola outbreak

Nigerian authorities have raised alert level for Ebola after reported deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo were linked to the Ebola viral haemorrhagic...

Nigeria parliament assures 2018 Budget includes “1%” for health, 4 years on

Senate president Bukola Saraki says the 2018 appropriation bill expected to be signed in a few days will include 1% of consolidated revenue stipulated...

Where there are only doctors

The woman doesn’t exactly rush once she clears security at the gates of Wuse General Hospital; she and her daughter simply pass a notice...

New infections lowest in Nigeria Lassa fever epidemic

Weekly reports of new confirmed infections of Lassa fever has hit the lowest on record since the outbreak started, the Nigeria Centre for Disease...

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