April 26, 2017

Nigeria meningitis deaths rise to 813 – health minister

More than 800 people have died in a meningitis outbreak in Nigeria but the disease is now spreading more slowly, health minister Isaac Adewole said on Wednesday. “As of yesterday (Tuesday), the number of deaths stood at 813,” he told reporters in Abuja after a cabinet meeting. “As of now, […]
January 24, 2017

Watch the NCDC update on Lassa Fever on TV this morning

  The MD/CEO if the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu will be live on NTA Network Service 7.30am today, January 23, 2017. Tune in for an update on NCDC’s Lassa Fever Response.
January 18, 2017

1000 schoolgirls get free sanitary pads from Slim Girl founder

Juliana Richards, the founder of Slim Girl shapewear is giving out sanitary pads to a thousand girls out there who cannot afford it. From a vision she pursued as a college student, Juliana Richards built a women’s wear company from the ground up, and she has emerged as a global […]
January 17, 2017

Nigerian jet mistakenly drops bomb on refugee camp

Several people are feared dead after a military plane mistakenly dropped a bomb inside the Rann IDP camp in Borno State.
January 9, 2017

#EndMalaria: USAID strengthens the capacity of NMEP

It is common knowledge that Nigeria is an environment of limited resources and a significant health challenge like malaria.
December 29, 2016

Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto has rejected the gender equality bill

  An attempt to give Nigerian women equal rights with men seems to not be going down well with many people especially of the male gender.
December 28, 2016

Malfunctioning machines make cancer cases worse in Nigeria

Imagine knowing someone who urgently needs treatment ans can’t get it because the machines are not working at the hospital? There are times when for as long as two months, the major machines (Cobalt 60 and Linear Accelerators) for treatment of cancer at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba would […]
December 24, 2016

21 more abducted Chibok schoolgirls released just before Christmas

The governor of Adamawa state, Muhammadu Jubrila welcomes a new set of  21 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014 at their community in Chibok, Borno state.