Sniper Insecticides used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Cleaneat Integrated Services)

Major health stories in the news last week

The declaration of a cholera outbreak in three LGAS in Adamawa was one of the top health news last week.

Sniper Insecticides used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Cleaneat Integrated Services)

Suicide: Nigeria bans ‘sniper’ chemical

This is coming days after NAFDAC said it may direct a change in the packaging of the agro-chemical to discourage its use for suicide.

Egypt to ‘support’ 14 African countries fight hepatitis C

The nations that will benefit from the expected intervention are listed.

FG denies reports of Ebola case in Nigeria

The NCDC had assured Nigerians that the country is not at risk of Ebola outbreak

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World Sickle Cell Day: Why couples should consider Genotype tests before marriage

24 per cent of Nigerians are carriers of the mutant gene and the prevalence of sickle-cell anaemia is about 20 per 1,000 births

Representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bea Reaud, the United Kingdom Agency for International Development (UKAID) Seyi Tetteh, and the Statistician General of the National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria, (NBS) Yemi kale who was represented by the technical adviser NBS, Lola Talabi-Oni.

U.S. inaugurates $225 million health programme in Nigeria

The programme will be implemented in Kebbi, Sokoto and other states

Journalists' Psychotherapy Sessions Initiative

How being a journalist in Nigeria can impact mental health

Evidence suggests that excessive demands of the occupation coupled with low income, job insecurity, low status and physical fatigue contribute to mental health occupational hazards.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

Nigeria not at risk of Ebola outbreak – NCDC

This conclusion was reached following a preliminary risk assessment conducted by the agency on the overall risk of the importation of the disease into the country.

Major health news last week

A report that over 20 per cent of Nigerians have mental illness was one of the top health news last week

Sniper Insecticides used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Haleemah Yahaya)

Suicide: NAFDAC announces plan to further regulate Sniper

Many Nigerians who committed suicide used sniper.

Why Nigeria, other African countries unable to tackle maternal, child deaths – UNICEF

Globally, the number of women and girls who die each year due to issues related to pregnancy and childbirth dropped by 43%.

Nigeria requires two million units of blood per annum – Health Ministry

The ministry says transfusion of blood and blood products save millions of lives every year.

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Nigeria, other African nations show poor progress in tackling Hepatitis — WHO

A new report says only Uganda, Rwanda and Cabo Verde out of the 47 African countries are on track to eliminating the deadly disease.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

NCDC partners German agency to strengthen health security in Nigeria

Health security in Nigeria remains a public concern, locally and globally.

Nigerians lineup to board BRT buses used to illustrate the story

Over 20 per cent of Nigerians have mental illness – Psychiatrist

The psychiatrist says the situation is further compounded by the non-passage of Mental Health Bill by the National Assembly.

Special Report: How personnel shortage, ‘internal brain drain’ threaten primary healthcare in Niger

An investigation by PREMIUM TIMES shows how primary healthcare centres in Niger State are gradually losing their usefulness due to the dearth of personnel and abandonment.

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South-south leads Nigeria’s huge alcohol consumption, NBS data shows

The seven states of Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Sokoto, and Zamfara, making up the North West zone, have the most restrained drinkers.

Hepatitis B more infectious than HIV – Expert

Expert says people must first know their status so that if they are negative, they can be vaccinated, which gives up to 95 per cent prevention

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What Nigeria must do to combat HIV/AIDS- U.S. Diplomat

A Nigerian official says 1.6 million pregnant women have been tested for HIV in a bid to prevent the transfer of the virus from mothers to children.

Karishi General hospital

Traditional ruler turns palace to clinic to assist residents

He said that lack of health facility in the six communities made him to turn his palace to a clinic.

Major Health News Last Week

A research finding that exercise is probably the best way to prevent heart disease among people with type 2 diabetes was one of the major health news

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Street food consumed in Lagos, Kano ‘highly contaminated’ – Study

Food experts urge the Federal Government to pass and implement the food safety bill.


Over 1 million sexually transmitted infections reported daily — WHO

More than 376 million new cases are reported annually of four infections – chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis.


World Food Safety Day: 420,000 people die from eating contaminated food — WHO

The first-ever World Food Safety Day will be commemorated on June 7.

Silent dangers in methods of bleaching Nigerians adopt

“While bleaching is being promoted overtly or covertly by the media, the regulatory agents appear to be running against the wind in terms of control.”