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.
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.
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.
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.”
How lack of spousal consent deters Nigerian women from family planning
According to a recent report on family planning in Nigeria, only 13 per cent of women aged 15 to 49, currently married or in a union, use FP method.
INTERVIEW: How Universal Health Coverage led to Algeria being Malaria-Free – WHO Representative
Algeria is now the second African country after Mauritius to be officially recognized by the World Health Organisation as malaria-free.
INTERVIEW: Meningitis: What we’re doing to keep Nigeria’s death toll low this year – NCDC Official
Health agency explains how to treat a disease which is currently in season in Nigeria
Arrest Of Women In Abuja: What Nigerian law says about prostitution
Authorities of the Nigerian capital have used prostitution as a justification to arrest women at nightclubs.
Studies show hope for millions of Nigerians with Type 2 Diabetes
Research indicates type 2 diabetes can be reversed.
Patients’ Bill of Rights: Making health a human right in Nigeria
The Nigerian government launched the Patients’ Bill of Rights about eight months ago, many do not know how to put the instrument to use
Views from Rwanda: How African countries can achieve Universal Health Coverage
1500 participants from over 40 countries gathered at the Kigali Convention Centre between March 5 and 7 for the second edition of the Africa Health Agenda International Conference.
How Nigerian govt’s inaction causes death of hundreds annually from snakebite
During one of such peak snakebite periods last year, 250 victims died within three weeks in Plateau and Gombe states.
Keeping fit: how to do the right exercise for your age
The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions.
World Cancer Day: How to avoid, detect, treat cancer
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says 70,327 Nigerians died from cancer in 2018, while 115,950 new cases of the disease were recorded the same year.
INTERVIEW: How we’ll disburse N55bn fund across Nigeria, implement health act – Minister
Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) is a major provision of the act for health funding which government, included in the budget.
Pneumonia: Why vaccine-preventable child-disease still kills thousands in Nigeria
UNICEF estimates that Nigeria records 6.7 million cases of childhood pneumonia every year, with about 200,000 under-five deaths.
Blindness: How health researchers failed Abuja community
The authorities are yet to get to the roots of a strange eye disease that has blinded 15 residents of Ruga in the Wuye Ruga community or city gate.
With govts failing, Nigerian youth take over fight against ‘menstrual period poverty’
Advocates want women sanitary pads to be given out free like condoms.
ANALYSIS: How government failure renders Nigeria’s Health Act ‘ineffective’ (2)
The Act, though signed into law in 2014, has been largely unimplemented.
World Toilet Day: Experts worried Nigeria may overtake India as number one in open defecation
The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2017 reports reveal that 28.5 per cent of the Nigerian population practise open defecation, while 110 million citizens lack access to improved sanitation.