Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has said that Nigeria is currently considering local production of meningitis vaccines as death rises to above 800.
The House also mandated its committee on health to investigate the issue of scarcity of the vaccine for the treatment of patients and report back within two weeks.
The Ministry of health has said that the Nigerian Bottling Company Plc, NBC, adhered to both Nigerian and international safety standards in the making of its products, including Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite, and therefore, the soft drinks are fit for human consumption.
The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved a draft bill for the provision of legal framework for the Centre for Disease Control And Prevention in the country
In terms of the rate of women who die due to pregnancy-related causes, Nigeria has one of the worst maternal health outcomes, being in the same status with countries like Chad, Central Africa Republic, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and South Sudan.
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his administration’s commitment to prioritize healthcare delivery especially to people in rural areas and the vulnerable population of the society, such as women, and children under the age of 5.
The federal government has denied reports that ‘plastic rice’ was being sold in the country, days after the Nigerian Customs Service said it has confiscated 2.5 tonnes of suspected plastic rice.
A new research has discovered that the different health financing mechanism being used to finance health services in Nigeria are largely inefficient and could hamper effort to provide access to health care for all Nigerians.
Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has maintained his stance that tobacco companies should pay more in taxes as a way of discouraging the habit of smoking by majority of Nigerians.
A new report launched on Tuesday by the Family Planning 2020, FP2020, has ranked Nigeria among the worst countries in the delivery of family planning services. Nigeria is second to India in a global ranking on the number of women that die as a result of pregnancy.