Top Ten News Items on Health, 10 March 2017


FG explains plans to upgrade seven cancer centres across Nigeria. Eight years after raising billions, Turai Yar’Adua’s Cancer Centre remains abandoned, overtaken by weeds. Nigeria loses $1.5bn yearly to maternal deaths – UNFPA. Minister inaugurates Primary Health Care Supply Chain Revitalization Committee. Council approves 10 training institutions for medical lab technicians. FG to engage 200,000 community health volunteers. Disease outbreak: NCDC calls for evidence based prevention strategies. Too many petitions crippling Kaduna neuropsychiatric hospital. Health workers begin strike over alleged corruption, unpaid salaries. “I banged on the hospital door at 1 a.m. with my daughter screaming in pain” – The difficulty of healthcare access in Nigeria.


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