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FG creates self e-registration link for COVID-19 vaccination

As Nigeria prepares to receive COVID-19 vaccines, the Federal Government has created a self e-registration link that would enable Nigerians to personally register themselves, obtain their pre-vaccination numbers and schedule

Jigawa approves death sentence for rapists

Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has assented to a bill stipulating death penalty for rapists. Briefing Newsmen in his office, Anthony General and commissioner of Justice, Barrister Musa Adamu

Lagos begins construction of new Massey Street Children’s Hospital

Construction work has commenced at the site designated for the new Massey Street Children’s Hospital located at the Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos Island. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who

Ghana becomes 1st to get COVAX COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

600,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca doses arrive  Accra Ghana has received a historic first shipment of 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility.    Ghana is the first country to

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More Nigerians still at risk of COVID-19 infection

…As NCDC, NIMR release Household Seroprevalence Surveys in 4 States The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Nigeria Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)  among other partners on Monday released

Lagos shuts 16 illegal patent medicine stores

Lagos State Task Force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 16 illegal, substandard and unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores and premises at Ajegunle and Alaba Suru

UNICEF condemns attack on Government Science College, Kagara

UNICEF has condemned the Tuesday February 16  attack on students and staff of the Government Science College in Kagara, in Niger State. A statement by the UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter

NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has granted emergency use authorization for the use of  COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. Director General

NCDC Launches public awareness campaign ‘6232’

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the commencement of ‘Campaign 6232’. This is an activity to raise public awareness for the toll-free number ‘6232’ recently introduced by

Ebola outbreak: Red Cross calls for swift action in Guinea

In order to further curtail the  spread of Ebola virus in the rural community of Gouéké in Guinea’s N’Zerekore prefecture, the Red Cross society has called for a swift action

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Nigeria, UN to hold Summit on  food security

The Governments of Nigeria and the United Nations system have renewed  commitment to ensure substantial and positive changes in Nigeria’s food systems. Speaking to journalists during a virtual event recently,

Blood Donation: Lagos launches ‘Each One Reach 10’ chain campaign

Lagos State Government has commenced a voluntary blood donation chain campaign tagged ‘Each One Reach Ten’ campaign aimed at evolving a lifesaving culture of voluntary blood donation to meet the growing

NMA urges police to upgrade medical services

The Lagos State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)  today called on the leadership of the Nigeria Police to upgrade the Police Medical Services in the state to compete

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HEAL offers free medical care to Makoko community

No fewer than 150 residents of Makoko, a slum located in the Yaba area of Lagos, recently received free medical care and relevant drugs, thanks to as a non-governmental organization,

Nigeria to receive 16 million doses of  AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines

All is set for  Nigeria to receive 16 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines before the end of February. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development

FG releases handbook on COVID-19 home management

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), on Tuesday released a handbook on home management of asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases.

Buhari signs Executive Order on Coronavirus Health Protection Regulations 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Coronavirus Health Protection Regulation 2021 in a bid to strengthen and enforce Nigeria’s protocols on COVID-19. The President signed the six-part regulation on Tuesday

4 cases of the UK COVID-19 strain found in Nigeria

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC,  on Monday, disclosed that four Nigerians had tested positive for the highly contagious United Kingdom, UK, COVID-19 strain. Ihekweazu, who disclosed

Sanwo-Olu  unveils new Maternal and Childcare centre, School of anesthesia in Badagry

In an effort aimed at ending maternal and child mortality in Lagos, the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled a new Maternal and Childcare Centre and a School of

Africa may be left behind in COVID-19 vaccination – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Africa is in danger of being left behind in COVID-19 vaccination as prices spike due to competition in other regions. Matshidiso Moeti,

Genomics research company unveils lab in Lagos

A genomics research, services and development company, 54gene, on Thursday (January 21), unveiled a cutting edge new laboratory capable of human whole genome sequencing and a variety of other scientific

Osinbajo visits NCDC

Commends health workers for their efforts in fight against COVID-19 Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo yesterday paid a scheduled visit to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) commending the

Biden restores America’s ties with WHO

The United States of America is set to play its leading role in global health again as President Joe Biden yesterday (January 20), halted Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the World

WHO secures 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines

deliveries expected to begin next month Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, says the organisation had secured two billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, with a billion more in the pipeline and

We have not approved Covid vaccine for use in Nigeria – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says no vaccine has been approved for use in Nigeria as it has not received any application for registration 

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