News Reports

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

Red blood cells of sickle cell anaemia disease[Photo Credit:]

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

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.

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.

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.

Nigerian Army

Polio Vaccination: Nigerian soldiers to lead health workers to hostile locations – Buratai

But for the 2016 outbreak of polio virus in Borno State, the world would have declared Nigeria polio-free


Major Health News Last Week

The discovery of 83 cholera hotspots in Nigeria is one of the top news last week.

Abuja on map

Residents of Abuja community resort to herbalists for healthcare

Some of the herbalists speak on their work.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo:]

Nigerians urged to support implementation of tobacco control act

NTCA is an anti-tobacco law which was signed into law in 2015.

Female Genital Mutilation thrives in Oyo despite laws banning it

The report shows the prevalence of FGM in Ibadan North-east, Ibadan North, Akinyele and Afijio local government areas of the state.

Cigarette smoking

World No Tobacco Day: Ten reasons you should quit smoking

Tobacco has grave consequences on the health of both the users and people around the users who inhale the smoke.


Kano discovers new polio case — first in three years

An official says the virus was suspected to be from Zaria in Kaduna State where two cases of CPV were discovered earlier this year.

Lassa fever

After 129 deaths, Nigeria declares Lassa fever emergency over

An official says the emergency was declared over following a joint epidemiological review by NCDC, WHO Nigeria and other partners.