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Nigeria set to host international Lassa fever conference

Nigeria, Jan. 15 -- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is set to host the first-ever international Lassa fever conference in Nigeria. This will hold between January 16 and 17 in Abuja. The... Read More


Buhari rolls out Basic Health Care Provision Fund

Nigeria, Jan. 8 -- President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday rolled out the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) appropriated by the National Assembly in the 2018 budget. The BHCPF is the one per cen... Read More


Immunisation: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $75 million to Nigeria

Nigeria, Jan. 8 -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will commit $75 million to immunisation intervention in Nigeria over the next five years, the philanthropic organisation has pledged. The coun... Read More


How Nigeria fared in surveillance, management of communicable diseases in 2018

Nigeria, Dec. 31 -- Every year, Nigeria battles communicable diseases, some of which are on the national priority list for eradication. PREMIUM TIMES analyses how Nigeria fared in 2018 in the surveil... Read More


Suspension of NHIS boss, mass emigration of doctors, other major health stories in 2018

Nigeria, Dec. 31 -- For the health sector, the outgoing 2018 was eventful. There were lots of issues, controversies, medical breakthroughs and disappointments. The health sector started on a controv... Read More


Festive Season - 10 tips to maintain healthy diet

Nigeria, Dec. 20 -- Maintaining a healthy eating habit can be quite challenging especially during festive seasons. With the celebration come lots of food temptations such as chocolates, cakes, carbon... Read More


13 percent of Nigeria's Female Genital Mutilation performed by medical professionals

Nigeria, Dec. 20 -- 13 percent of women - about one out of every ten - who have been genitally mutilated (Female Genital Mutilation) in Nigeria were cut by medical professionals, Eugene Kongnyuy, Acti... Read More


Dolapo Osinbajo speaks against indiscriminate drug use

Nigeria, Dec. 19 -- The wife of the vice president, Dolapo Osinbajo, has appealed to Nigerians to stop the use of hard drugs. Mrs Osinbajo, in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Tue... Read More


Inserting finger, using soap in vagina kills sexual pleasure- Expert

Nigeria, Dec. 19 -- Inserting one's finger or soap into the vagina causes infections which can overtime kill sexual pleasure, a gynaecologist at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Imran Morhas... Read More


Nigeria needs N134bn to strengthen national health security - Health Official

Nigeria, Dec. 17 -- Nigeria needs to mobilise N134 billion over the next five years to enhance national health security in line with global standard. The Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease... Read More