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Adetifa Ifedayo steps in as new NCDC DG

Chikwe Ihekweazu bows out to for WHO job                      Clinical Epidemiologist,  Dr Adetifa Ifedayo, on Monday October 18, assumed duty as

Global Handwashing Day: 3 in 5 Nigerians lack basic facilities at home – UNICEF

Although handwashing with soap is critical in the fight against infectious diseases, including COVID-19, only 16 per cent of Nigerians have access to basic handwashing facilities at home – leaving

Abia ranks 6th in HIV prevalence in Nigeria – US Envoy

The U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires (CDA), Kathleen FitzGibbon, has said that Abia had the sixth highest HIV prevalence rate in the country with an estimated 58,341 cases. FitzGibbon said this

Lagos to host 7th African conference on ‘One Health and Biosecurity’

As part of efforts to ensure that the Africa continent improves on its preparedness and brace up to the challenges posed by emerging infectious diseases and biosecurity threats, the Lagos

Health writers congratulate Enabulele, World Medical Association President-elect  

Health Writers Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) yesterday sent a congratulatory message to  former President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Dr. Osahon Enabulele following his recent election as the  President

How to age gracefully by OBJ

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says ageing is a natural process that cannot be reversed with drugs but could be attained gracefully by eating right, adequate rest, regular medical checkups, mental

Nigeria’s  Osahon Enabulele emerges President, World Medical Association

Forner President Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele has  emerged  the President-elect of the World Medical Association, WMA.    Enabulele,   a Chief Consultant Family Physician,  is currently the President

WHO recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for children at risk  

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission.

NMA condemns murder of Akunyili, demands justice

              The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Thursday condemned the gruesome murder  of one of her members, Dr Chike  Akunyili, widower of  Late Prof Dora

UNICEF warns on impact of COVID-19 on children’s mental health

Says 1 in 6 young Nigerians aged 15-24 often feel depressed or have little interest in doing things Children and young people could feel the impact of COVID-19 on their

WHO prioritizes access to diabetes, cancer treatments in new Essential Medicines Lists  

Says high prices and low availability still a major barrier for patients’ access to new and old medicines                   World  Health Organisation