Mum denies daughter cancer treatment

By Ndidi Chukwu A Non Governmental Organization, Global Initiative for Peace Love and Care has reported alleged refusal by mother of a two-year-old child access...

20 dangerous contraception that could kill you

Family planning has been recognised as a human right for 50 years this year. Yet safe and reliable forms of it are out of...

How delay worsened a meningitis outbreak that claimed 877 lives

Time delays worsened last year’s outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis which killed 877 people across Zamfara, Sokoto and Yobe, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...

WHO tags “gaming disorder” a mental health problem

It is official. Gaming disorder is, well, a disease, according to a new classification by the World Health Organisation. In the latest revision to the...

Meet the world’s top 10 killers

Nearly 57 million died worldwide in 2016, and more than half of them were due to the top 10 causes, according to an analysis...

Nigeria lawmakers fiddling with budget could stifle health interventions

A total N7.45 billion has been cut from funds allocated for strategic interventions in health care, after lawmakers adjusted portions of the 2018 Budget...

US approves new river blindness drug in 20 years

America’s Food and Drug Administration has approved moxidectin as the first new treatment for river blindness in 20 years. It adds new ammunition to the...

Court rules hospitals can’t set up parallel lab depts

Nigerian Medical Association has hailed a ruling by the Court of Appeal freeing hospital directors of any obligation to set up separate departments for...

WHO calls for urgent action against chronic diseases

A high-level commission of the World Health Organisation has proposed six recommendations to speed up action and tackle the growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases...

UN marks $2m for cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria

The United Nations has allocated $2 million (around N720 million) to support response to a cholera outbreak affecting thousands of people in Yobe. More than...

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