Nigeria: Researchers Move to Unveil Complete Protection Against Malaria
[Guardian] Ahead of the World Malaria Day (WMD) holding next Thursday, researchers are to begin the first large field trial in West Africa of a malaria vaccine that offers complete protection against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Three in Four Nigerian Women Use Skin-Lighteners? No Data Supports Claim
[Africa Check] Claim (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Phytonutrients for Disease Prevention
[Guardian] The heart is one organ that has benefitted tremendously from the phytochemicals. I intend to highlight those phytonutrients that have helped to prevent heart diseases. Phytochemicals are plant components that we eat as food. They can also be sourced from water we drink and from supplements. Also referred to phytonutrients, the phytochemicals are plant chemicals, which protect the plants against insects, bacteria, fungi and Ultra Violet (UV) radiation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Patients Relive Ordeal As TB Spreads, Becomes Untreatable
[Guardian] "I thought it was the end of the world for me when I was told I had tuberculosis (TB)." (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Developing Innovative Approach to Reduce Maternal Mortality
[Guardian] Despite several interventions to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Nigeria still contributes ten percent of global burden of maternal deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Shalina Mulls Local Manufacturing Plant to Ensure Access to Cheap, Quality Drugs
[Guardian] As part of its investment in the Nigerian health sector, Shalina Healthcare Limited has announced plans to set up a drug manufacturing plant in the country to ensure people have access to affordable quality drugs in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: African Foundries Staff Donates to Lagos State Blood Bank
[This Day] A leading steel manufacturing company in Nigeria, African Foundries Limited Ogijo, Ogun State, has mobilised 210 of its staff to give blood to Lagos Blood Bank through the State's Blood Transfusion Committee (LSBTC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dan-Fulani - Health Insurance Scheme Will Minimise Catastrophic Expenses
[This Day] The Programme Manager, Federal Capital Territory's Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Ahmed Dan-Fulani in this interview with Ebere Nwoji, at the recent second World Health Organisation's Africa Regional Office Health Forum held in Praia, Cape Verde recently, spoke on the relevance of health insurance scheme to Nigerians, the need for all states in Nigeria to adopt the scheme, among others. Excerpts: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 1.3 Million Nigerians Gets Trachoma Vaccination, Says Adewole
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has revealed that at least 1.3 million Nigerians have been vaccinated with trachoma vaccine, even as the figure has decreased from 22 million to 13 million in five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Mulls Specialised Surgery Centres to Check Medical Tourism
[Guardian] Lafia -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, yesterday said the Federal Government was mulling establishment of specialised centres to handle cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries in a bid to check medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Over Seven Million Exposed to Diabetes
[Guardian] Project Coordinator, Stop Diabetes Awareness Foundation (SDAF), Dr. John Ade Iguve, has said the prevalence of diabetes in Nigeria is at an alarming rate. According to him, over seven million adult Nigerians are currently exposed to the risk of diabetes, while about 2.5 million adult Nigerians are living with the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari Lauds Bill Gate for for Supporting Eradication of Polio, HIV
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari, has phoned Bill Gates to commend him for his consistent and generous support to public causes around the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Addictive' Use of Smartphones, Internet Worries Health Officials
[Premium Times] Experts have raised alarm over the adverse health impacts of the growing addictive use of smartphones and the internet among Nigerian youth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: It's Not Typhoid - Tackling Misdiagnosis of Typhoid Fever in Nigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: This week's blog is a personal story from a Nigeria Health Watch team member, Patience Adejo. She writes about her experience being diagnosed with Typhoid Fever multiple times using the Widal test, only to recently learn that the test does not give the most accurate diagnosis for typhoid fever. She delves into the standard procedure for diagnosing typhoid fever in Nigeria and the need for renewed scrutiny and adherence to diagnosis guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country May Be Certified Polio-Free in December
[Guardian] Nigeria may be certified polio-free this December when it would have accomplished interruption of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) transmission for over three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Only 30% of Under-5 Children's Births Registered - Unicef
[Guardian] The births of nearly 230 million children under the age of five worldwide have never been officially recorded, says UNICEF. The Agency said only 30 per cent of births of Nigerian children below five had so far been registered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Measles Cases Rose By 300% Globally Between January and March - WHO
[Vanguard] United Nations, UN, yesterday said measles cases across the world rose by 300 per cent through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, as concerns grow over declining vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Jigawa Govt Targets 155,395 Persons for Trachoma Treatment
[Premium Times] The Jigawa Primary Health care Development Agency (JPHDA) has said it is targeting 155,395 people Gumel Local Government Area of the state for treatment against trachoma. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: OAU Pharmacy Student Emerges Best Pharmacy Brain in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Shalina Healthcare, is set to promote pharmacy as a profession in Nigeria by engaging tertiary health institutions in the country in the professional development of young pharmacists. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: OAU Pharmacy Student Emerges Best Pharmacy Brain
[Vanguard] Shalina Healthcare, is set to promote pharmacy as a profession in Nigeria by engaging tertiary health institutions in the country in the professional development of young pharmacists. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Reports Raise Fear of Imminent Epidemic Outbreaks
[Guardian] Reasons have come to the fore why the next outbreak of epidemic in Nigeria and some other African and Asian nations might not be far off. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Akwa Ibom Blames High Rate of HIV/Aids On Influx of Visitors
[Premium Times] The Akwa Ibom government has attributed the high rate of HIV/AIDS in the state to the influx of visitors. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: PrEP - HIV 'Prevention' Drug Many Nigerians Need, Don't Know About and Can't Afford
[Premium Times] Joan, a lady in her late 20s, makes a living by having sex with people she barely knows; some she has never met before. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Govt Approves HIV Self-Test Kit
[Premium Times] Nigerians will soon be able to ascertain their HIV status from the comfort of their homes, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Approves HIV Self-Test Kit
[Premium Times] Nigerians will soon be able to ascertain their HIV status from the comfort of their homes, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO and Partners Successfully Vaccinate Over 400,000 Children Against Measles in Borno State -
[WHO] Maiduguri, 10 April, 2019 - With on-going Measles outbreak in Borno State, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Federal and State authorities, Gavi, the Vaccine alliance and Measles partners are organizing a 2-phase vaccination campaign to protect children aged between 6 and 71 months against the disease. During the first phase, 437,515 children were successfully vaccinated while 838,582 children more will be targeted in the second phase. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Nigeria Making Progress in Improved Access to HIV/Aids Services'
[Guardian] Abuja -Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria is making steady progress in improving access to HIV/AIDS services through increased number of facilities offering such services in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Disaster management: knowledge, attitude, behavior, willingness, and preparedness among Nigerian dentists - Odai ED, Azodo CC, Chhabra KG.
This study's objective was to explore the disaster management knowledge, attitude, behavior, willingness, and assistance among Nigerian dentists. METHODS: This cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study was conducted in Edo State (Nigeri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Nigeria: Uncertain Nigeria Population Data Makes Claim About Stunted Kids Hard to Verify
[Africa Check] Claim (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Insures 48 Health Institutions Against Fire, Flood, Others
[Vanguard] Disturbed by the recurrent losses recorded on Nigeria's health investments, the Federal Government has insured the assets of 48 tertiary health institutions against risks associated with fire, flood and other natural disasters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Establish Emergency Centre to Tackle Maternal, Infant Mortality
[Premium Times] The federal government has said it will establish a National Emergency Maternal and Child Health Intervention Centre (NEMCHIC) to address public health concern on maternal, newborn and child deaths across Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Nigerians Don't Seek Medical Attention Early - Experts
[Premium Times] Nigerians do not seek early medical attention because of the high poverty rate in the country and lack of adequate health information, some experts have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria, Japan Sign U.S.$14.2 Million Grant On Disease Diagnostics
[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria and Japan yesterday in Abuja exchanged notes on a $14.2 million grant aid that would strengthen the diagnostic capacity of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Provision of Basic Amenities Will Reduce Non-Communicable Diseases in Nigeria - Experts
[Premium Times] The provision of basic social amenities such as clean water and electricity will go a long way in reducing the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in the country, a medical practitioner, Leo Egbujiobi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: What Nigeria Must Do to Achieve Universal Health Coverage - Experts
[Premium Times] It will be almost impossible for Nigeria to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 if the Primary Health Care (PHC) system is not improved and if health insurance remains voluntary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Only 4% of Nigerians Covered By Health Insurance - Minister
[Vanguard] Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has lamented the poor state of Nigeria's healthcare system, saying only four per cent of Nigerians are covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Minister Warns Nigerians Seeking to Study Medicine in Ukraine
[Premium Times] The Federal Government has warned Nigerians seeking to study medicine in Ukraine to ensure the authenticity of the institution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Gets $14.2m Japan Aid to Fight Disease Outbreaks
[Premium Times] Nigeria and Japan on Tuesday in Abuja signed a $14.2 million aid project to strengthen the diagnostic capacity of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Trial Shows How Universal Home Visits Can Help Reduce Maternal Risks
[The Conversation Africa] Nigerian women are at high risk of death related to pregnancy and child birth. Accurate figures are hard to come by, but the World Health Organisation estimates there are more than 800 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births in Nigeria. That's about 100 times higher than rates in Canada or the United Kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Urged to Increase Coverage of Kidney Treatment in NHIs
[Vanguard] The President of Beatitudes Kidney and Eye Foundation, Dr Chimezie Okwuonu has expressed concern over the little coverage given to kidney dialysis in the nation's National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, and called on the government to review the policy to make more accommodation for kidney dialysis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dementia Increases 400% in Nigeria in 20 Years - Report
[Vanguard] While Nigeria is still struggling with recent reports that ranked the country 6th among miserable people in the world, the country has again, scored another negative point with regards to its already battered health indices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: What to Know About Meningitis
[Daily Trust] It is the dry season again, the period during which the country usually experiences cerebrospinal meningitis outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Second Opinion Minimises Risk of Misdiagnosis - Expert
[Vanguard] With rampant cases of misdiagnoses in Nigeria, the need for a second or even third medical opinion to minimise diagnostic errors that could lead to incorrect treatment, delayed treatment, or total loss of treatment has become desirable in recent times. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 12,000 Women Develop VVF Annually in Nigeria - Official
[Vanguard] No fewer than 12,000 women develop new cases of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) annually in Nigeria with 5,000 VVF cases treated, according to the National Obstetric Fistula Centre, Babbar-Ruga, Katsina. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trends in road traffic accidents in Anambra State, South Eastern Nigeria: need for targeted sensitization on safe roads - Anebonam U, Okoli C, Ossai P, Ilesanmi O, Nguku P, Nsubuga P, Abubakar A, Oyemakinde A.
This study describes trends and causes of road traffic accidents in Anam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence, before and during pregnancy among attendees of maternal and child health services, Enugu, Nigeria: mixed method approach, January 2015 - Ezeudu CC, Akpa O, Waziri NE, Oladimeji A, Adedire E, Saude I, Nguku P, Nsubuga P, Fawole OI.
This study determined the prevalence of IPV and types of IPV, complications and factors associated with IPV among women accessing health services. METHODS: we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Nigeria: Survey - Only 9% of Nigerians Have Health Insurance Cover
[This Day] Despite efforts by federal and state governments to ensure that Nigerians embrace health insurance scheme, only nine percent of the country's population have subscribed to the scheme, a survey has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'How Nigeria Can Achieve Universal Health Coverage By 2030'
[Guardian] Lagos and Maiduguri -Experts are optimistic that Nigeria and indeed the rest of the world can achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Firm Offers Discounted Medical Consultation
[This Day] Newly launched telemedicine audiovisual mobile application, SeekMed, is hoping to improve early customer experience with the announcement of a discounted consultation which will run for a limited period of time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Health Day - Obaseki Harps On Attaining Universal Health Coverage in Edo With Reforms
[This Day] Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured of his administration's commitment to attain Universal Health Coverage with ongoing reforms in the health sector, which are geared towards providing access to responsive, affordable, efficient health services especially at the primary healthcare centers across the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news