ABUJA’s CITY GATE GOES BLUE FOR CHILDREN TODAY

  By Ndidi Chukwu   In commemoration of 2018 International Children’s Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be lighting one of Nigeria’s most iconic landmarks...

Reports finds record increase in women using modern contraceptives

At least 317 million women across 69 developing countries now use some form of modern contraception as at July 2018, according to the latest...

Pneumonia linked to 16 in 100 child deaths

To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is...

Results-based financing for health ‘enduring’

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says a funding model that pays health facilities on the basis of results (known as results-based...

Primary health care in crisis, says Lancet report

Global leaders are expected to convene late this October in Kazakhstan to renew commitment to primary health care. In the lead up to the conference...

9 in 10 health workers prefer to work in diaspora – Nigeria Health Watch

By Ndidi Chukwu The Nigeria Health Watch on Tuesday said a survey it conducted ahead of its 2018 annual "Future of Health" conference #BrainGain4Naija suggests...

Mental illness to cut off $16trillion from global economy by 2030

A new Lancet Commission report on mental health says mental disorders are on the rise in every country worldwide and could cost the global...

Novartis, SFH push raft of drugs for NCD therapy

Society for Family Health (SFH) has signed an agreement with pharmaceutical firm Novartis to distribute a portfolio up to 14 medications to treat chronic...

UK signs £16m agreement to help strengthen public health in 5 countries

The British public health institute has signed an agreement to help strengthen international health regulations (IHR) in Nigeria and four other countries estimated at...

After Borno, Yobe declares cholera outbreak as infection tops 3,000 cases

Barely two weeks after Borno declared a cholera outbreak, neighbouring Yobe state has declared its own epidemic of cholera, At least 3,126 cases have been...

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