400,000 Nigerian drug users who share needles responsible for spread of HIV  

About 400,000 Nigerian drug users who exchange needles and syringes as a group while ingesting drugs are responsible for the spread of HIV in the country. Dr Gambo Aliyu, Director-General,

MNP patent holder Kenny Acholonu urges protection for intellectual property as Nigeria fights infant malnutrition  

Quadruple patent holder Dr Kenny Acholonu has called on regulatory agencies and players in the Nigerian scientific community covering medical, pharmaceutical, and most importantly nutritional products to ensure recognition and protection of intellectual property rights and thereby encourage innovation even as he commended regulatory agencies pushing for enhanced utilisation of

Ebonyi votes N100m as counterpart fund for health insurance scheme

Ebonyi State has set aside N100 million counterpart fund for health insurance scheme for civil servants. Mrs Mary-Rose Egwu, Executive Secretary, Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency (EBSHIA) made this known during an advocacy/sensitisation meeting with the Organised labour and other stakeholders in health sector, in Abakaliki. The meeting was organised

NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu appointed Assistant DG of WHO

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed as the Assistant Director General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation (WHO). Ihekweazu’s appointment – which comes into effect on November 1, 2021 – was disclosed in a letter signed by

Lagos vows to strictly enforce international COVID-19 travel protocols 

“The Federal Government has put very strict guidelines in place for people coming from India, Brazil and Turkey. These passengers coming in are to be mandatorily isolated at any of the accredited State isolation facilities at their own expense.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
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