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Lagos confirms 181 COVID-19 positive cases in private school

260 students, staff under isolation Just few weeks after the Lagos State government reopened school, the State Government has confirmed 181 COVID-19 positive cases among students and staff of a

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International Day of Older Persons: Physiotherapist offers free virtual care for Nigerian elderly

As part of activities marking the 2020 International Day of Older Persons,  a physiotherapist, Prof Efe Useh, has offered to provide free virtual physiotherapy assessments to Nigerian pensioners and other

COVID-19 halting mental health services in Africa – WHO survey

Critical funding gaps are halting and disrupting crucial mental health services in Africa, as demand for these services rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new World Health Organization (WHO) survey

World Sight Day: Eye specialists raise alarm on increasing rate of glaucoma

advocate regular eye check As the world marks 2020 Work Sight Day (WSD) today, the Medical Director of Skipper Eye-Q Super Specialty Eye Hospital, Timitope Tijani, has raised alarm over

Lagos shuts 21 illegal, substandard pharmacies, patent medicine stores

No fewer than 21 Pharmacies, Patent Medicine shops and unlicensed premises at Alakuko, Ajegunle, Ologogoro, Ijaiye, Abule-Egba, Agbado and Agege in Alimosho, Ifako-Ijaiye and Agege  Local Government areas of Lagos

Health workers abandon patients on World Patients Safety Day

Patients in Nigeria clearly did not know that yesterday, September 17, was the 2020 World Patients Safety Day, marked globally to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement

COVID-19: Chevron donates PCR Lab to Delta State

also hands over Surgical Theatre/Consulting Rooms Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL (NNPC/CNL JV), has donated a Polymerase

Sepsis kills 11 million yearly – WHO

WHO calls for global action New studies by the World Health Organization (WHI) has revealed that sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection,  kills

Neglecting TB while fighting COVID-19 portends danger – Experts warn

Experts yesterday,  Monday September 7, decried the decline in tuberculosis (TB) control activities as the country concentrates all efforts towards  curtailing  the COVID-19 pandemic,  warning that  neglecting  TB could worsen

Lagos Health Commissioner recovers from COVID-19

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has recovered from COVID-19 infection, a week after contracting the virus. Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, made

COVID-19: NLNG donates medical equipment to Edo, Adamawa

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has donated medical equipment to Edo and Adamawa states as part of its contribution to the N11.4 billion Oil and Gas Industry Collaborative Initiative, spearheaded by

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Lagos Health Commissioner tests positive to COVID-19

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has tested positive to coronavirus, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotosho announced on Monday. “Subsequent to close contact with

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Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

 The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication officially declared on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus. This marks the

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We hope to be done with COVID-19 in less than 2 years – WHO boss

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed hope that the coronavirus pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu and last less than 2 years, if the world unites

Nigeria to get Gavi-supported COVID-19 vaccine – Ehanire

The Federal Government says it is working with global health and research organisations developing COVID-19 vaccines to get a part of the COVAX Facility and Gavi-supported 2 billion vaccine doses

Nigeria records second lowest COVID-19 figure since June

290 new cases, 5 deaths Nigeria on Monday recorded 290 new cases of COVID-19, the second lowest daily figure since June 8. Five deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours,

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Novo Nordisk donates PPE to 12 hospitals to assist Nigeria in COVID-19 fight

     L-R : Mr. Adeniji Adele (Hospital PRO); Miss Fagbenro (HOD, Health Information Management); Dr Mrs Fasanmade (Consultant Endocrinologist); Dr Oluseyi Temowo ( Chief Medical Officer, A&E); Mr  Olatunbosun

Lagos plans improving healthcare delivery with new blueprint designs

As part of efforts geared towards improving health service delivery in Lagos, the State Government has engaged a consultant to develop blueprints for healthcare infrastructure across primary, secondary and specialist

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Nigeria, UNODC, IOM, ARK launch 4 new project to fight human trafficking, smuggling of migrants

With support of Canada and Switzerland On the eve of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Organization for

Use of RDT kits for COVID-19 test is illegal in Lagos – Abayomi

Warns Against Patronizing Unauthorized Health Facilities The use of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) Kits for COVID19 testing in Lagos is illegal until we can validate RDT kits that actually work,

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Drug development the Nigerian way

Policy grants approval based only on safety profile:  Use whether it works or not, as long as it’s safe for human consumption. Manufacturer to conduct clinical trial after drug hits

Lagos doctors suspend warning strike

Striking medical doctors in Lagos have called off their three-day warning strike. The doctors had  on Monday embarked on a warning strike over wage disparity between the federal government doctors

UNICEF raises alarm on decline in global vaccine coverage due to COVID-19 pandemic

“This is a critical moment for Nigeria’s children. We can either seize it – or condemn millions of children to preventable illness or even death, ”   says Representative in Nigeria,

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UN Resident Coordinator calls for citizen-centred approach in fight against corruption

                                                           

Lagos urges striking doctors to return to work

As doctors under the aegis of the Medical Guild commenced its 3-day warning strike in Lagos, the state government urged them to the strike and return to work. In a