Nigeria first to introduce new 5-in-1 vaccine against meningitis – WHO

Nigeria has become the first country in the world to roll out a new vaccine – Men5CV – recommended by World Health Organisation(WHO), to protect people against meningitis.

Nigeria first to use ‘revolutionary’ meningitis jab — WHO

Africa’s most populous nation Nigeria has launched a “revolutionary” vaccine against meningitis, in what the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said was a world first. “Meningitis is an old…

Why unprotected eclipse gazing will leave you seeing stars

Just a single, unguarded glance at a solar eclipse can result in a lifetime of vision loss, eye health experts warn. On Monday, tens of millions of spectators across Mexico,…

WHO announces giant rollout of cholera tests as cases surge

The largest-ever global deployment of cholera rapid diagnostic tests got underway Friday, the World Health Organization and its partners said, boosting the fight against surging infections. Malawi received the initial…

Global Health Security: A United Front Against Pandemics and Emerging Threats

The 21st century has ushered in an era of unprecedented global interconnectedness.  Travel and trade crisscross continents, bringing people and goods closer than ever before. This interconnectedness has fostered economic…

US conspiracy theorists monetize ‘Disease X’ misinformation

Coined by the World Health Organization to denote a hypothetical future pandemic, “Disease X” is at the center of a blizzard of misinformation that American conspiracy theorists are amplifying —…

Navigating the Healthcare: Emerging Issues to Watch Out for in 2024

As we are still welcoming 2024, everyone’s attention is still firmly fixed on health and wellness. New and developing health issues demand attention, even while well-known problems like viral outbreaks…

Federal Gov’t Mulls Inclusion Of Cancer Treatment In NHIS

The National Coordinator, Cancer Control Programme in the Federal Ministry of Health, Uche Nwokwu, has disclosed government's plan to include cancer treatment in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Navigating the Healthcare: Emerging Issues to Watch Out for in 2024

Navigating the Healthcare: Emerging Issues to Watch Out for in 2024

Healthcare Progress and Challenges in Africa

African nations like Ghana, South Africa, and Rwanda have over the years adopted innovative healthcare strategies, thereby making significant strides in creating a universal healthcare system that guarantees access to basic medical treatments for all its citizens. They have also had success in improving the provision and easy access to primary healthcare by utilizing community-based health planning and services.