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Japan gives UNICEF $39 million for vaccine cold chains in Nigeria, other countries affected by COVID-19

The Government of Japan announced that it will provide approximately US$39 million in emergency funds to UNICEF for the development of vaccine cold chains in Nigeria and 31 countries in

Sanwo-Olu commissions 110-bed mother and child center in Epe 

Tasks pregnant women to avoid patronizing unregistered birth homes Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated his administration’s commitment to eradicating the twin issue of maternal and child

UNICEF Ambassadors urge G7 leaders to donate COVID-19 vaccine

By Nkeiru  Ibe UNICEF Ambassadors have demanded that G7 (Group of Seven) leaders-an organisation of the world’s seven largest advanced countries, commit to sharing at least 20 percent of the

EKO Hospital set to offer quality care with approval of 110,000,000 shares

To ensure that EkoCorp Plc owner of Eko Hospital delivers adequate healthcare and contribute it’s quota to solving some of the challenges bedeviling healthcare delivery in Nigeria, the company on

Why Nigerian doctors must embrace technology -Experts

Medicine has continued to change at an unprecedented pace right from the first industrial revolution to the fourth industrial revolution. And for healthcare professionals especially the medical doctors to deliver

Rotary to commission N12.9m medical facilities in Ogun communities

Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja District 9110 will, next week, commission two fully-equipped medical facilities worth about 12.9 million in two rural communities in Ogun State. The facilities, according to

USAID supports UNICEF to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene services in north-west

                                                           

How we solved problem of ‘Out of Stock’ syndrome in UBTH – Chief Pharmacist

The Head of Pharmacy, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, (UBTH), Dr. Caroline Olumese says the common problem of  ‘Out of Stock’ (OS) syndrome  in Nigerian hospitals is no longer an

Nigerian Children’s Day: COVID-19 threatening child rights progress – UNICEF

As the Nigerian Children’s Day is marked nationwide today, UNICEF says the COVID-19 pandemic  is threatening decades of progress that have been achieved in child rights. In a statement to

Nephrologist worries over rising cases of kidney disorders

says UBTH is installing more equipment to handle cases A Benin-based Consultant Nephrologist, Dr Ojeh Oziegbe Odije, has expressed worry over the rising cases of kidney disorder in Nigeria. Ozeiegbe,

NAFDAC destroys expired drugs, food products in North East

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed unwholesome foods and products worth N515.73 million in the North East. In a statement NAFDAC’s Resident Media

‘You are not safe if only your citizens are vaccinated’

Experts warn developed countries against COVID-19 Nationalism Experts have warned developed countries currently overstocking the COVID-19 vaccine for exclusive vaccination of their citizens not to consider their shores safe from

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Suicide, a health issue not a crime- Experts  

As book on suicide reporting guideline debuts Although suicide is a global public health problem but an observation from the content analysis of newspapers has revealed that Nigeria is one

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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.”

World Hand Hygiene Day: Nigerians must learn from India to avoid Covid-19 third wave – CMD UBTH

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to Mark the 2021 World Hand Hygiene Day on Wednesday May 5,  the Chief Medical Director, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH,

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Don blames lack of potable water on inability to implement laws, policies

 Prof. Josiah Babatola of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has blamed inability of government to execute its policies and decision as a major cause of inadequate potable water.

Lagos Govt. takes steps to prevent COVID-19 third wave

The Lagos State Government says all its facilities have been placed on high alert to pick up early trends that may suggest a third wave of COVID-19 in the state.

UBTH recounts success story of  COVID-19 response

Despite it’s location in one of the top five states worse hit by COVID-19, no member of staff of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) died of the dreaded

Experts task govts on increased funds for anti-malaria, private sector participation

As St. Racheal’s unveils Antimalarial Art Competition  For Nigeria to achieve zero malaria targets, speakers at St. Racheal’s World Malaria Day Colloquium,  organized by the company recently, to mark the 2021

NAFDAC warns against using chemicals to enhance food, drinks

Apprehends Merchants of dangerous chemicals that killed three in Kano after consumption of adulterated Flavored drinks  The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has warned Nigerians against

Doctors’ strike may end today as FG, NARD reach agreement 

The Federal Government and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have reached an agreement raising hope that the striking doctors may end their industrial action any moment from today.

Don’t neglect malaria because of COVID-19, expert warns

as St Racheal’s Pharma launches own brand of Artemether + Lumefantrine A parasitologist and specialist in the management of malaria has warned against  current neglect of the disease in the

NLNG, USAID sign pact to eliminate malaria in Bonny

  Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) today signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Agency For International Development (USAID) to make Bonny Island, its operational base, malaria free.

We’ll make UBTH a prime medical tourism centre – CMD

In its bid to attract patients from the West African sub-region and other parts of the world, the Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has embarked on

Nearly one third of Nigerian children do not have enough water to meet their daily needs – UNICEF

ABUJA, 22 March 2021 – As the world commemorates World Water Day, globally, more than 1.42 billion people – including 450 million children – are living in areas of high