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MLSCN closes 4 laboratories, seals 34 in Osun over regulation breach   

Medical laboratory scientist council of Nigeria (MLSCN)  disclosed that it has closed four laboratories and sealed 34 others in Osun state. It also said four quack practitioners were arrested and

Insecurity: Osun resident doctors embark on 72 hours strike

Resident doctors at Osun State University Teaching Hospital have embarked on 72 hours strike over lack of adequate security in the hospital complex. The resident doctors in a statement issued

Foundation donates 24-Bed Comprehensive Female Medical Ward to Katsina General Hospital

A home grown foundation, the Continental Computers has donated a 24-bed comprehensive female medical ward to the General Hospital, Katsina. The 24-bed medical female ward, built and equiped by the

It’s World Hepatitis Day

Nassarawa records high prevalence as 18,000 test positive Lagos holds awareness walk, tasks residents on screening as government restates commitment to reduction and elimination Affects more than 90 million people

Osibajo’s decision to have done surgery in Nigeria restores confidence in healthcare system – Emefiele says

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibajo’s decision to have his surgery done in Nigeria has

COVID-19: Virus still much around – Foundation 

Calls for increased awareness by media practitioners towards uptake of vaccine Plateau records 10,279 confirmed cases, 75 deaths Media practitioners have been challenged to use their various platforms to encourage

At last, Africa to begin vaccination against malaria as Gavi opens applications for vaccine roll-out support

All is set for the world’s first-ever mass vaccination against malaria as the Global Alliance for Vaccine And Immunization (GAVI) opens a process for countries to apply for funding and

Osinbajo expresses gratitude to Nigerians, hospital, over successful surgery

The Vice-President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday, expressed gratitude to Nigerians and all others who had sympathised with him over his recent successful thigh surgery. Osinbajo underwent a

You should lead research for vaccine production – Jonathan tells W/African pharmacologists  

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has charged members of the West African Society of Pharmacology (WASP) to spearhead research for the production of vaccines to contain epidemics that are endemic in

ABMH performs 6 kidney transplants in 7 months

Chief Medical Director, Afe Babalola Multi-system Hospital, (ABMH) Ado –Ekiti, Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe, says  the hospital has made significant breakthroughs  in kidney transplantation and the general management of renal disease,

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How dearth  of accessible healthcare facilities threatens lives of internally displaced Nigerians

Special Report By ISRAEL OLATUNJI TIJANI While young Nigerian men and women are living their dreams, smashing career goals and coming up with technological innovations from the comforts of their

WHO report shows poorer health outcomes for vulnerable refugees, migrants

Says World may not achieve SDGs health-related goals  The first World Health Organisation’s, WHO, report on the health of refugees and migrants has shown that globally, millions of refugees and

Cholera outbreak imminent as waste takes over Lagos markets, roads – NHO investigation reveals

We are already having diarrhoea, chest pain – Traders at popular Martins street cry out  As Nigeria fights COVID-19 pandemic with the rest of the world, there’s palpable fear that

Edo Community pharmacists demand inclusion in State Health Insurance scheme

Edo Community Pharmacists have called on the state government to, as a matter of urgency, commence  accreditation of Pharmacies into the State Health Insurance Scheme in order to provide primary

NCDC issues High Alert on Marburg Virus Disease

Says Nigeria has moderate risk for MVD based on data As the World Health Organsiation, WHO confirmed an outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease, MVD, in neighbouring country, Ghana, the Nigeria

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I didn’t allow sickle cell thwart my dream – Singer, Adekunle Gold shares experience

‘Sickle cell disease took away my freedom, my childhood … My mind and body were challenged (but) I’m stronger, more determined and ready to take on the world. I’m ready

Borno confirms outbreak of monkey pox in Maiduguri

The Director of Public Health, Borno State Ministry of Health, Dr. Lawi Mshelia has confirmed the outbreak of Monkeypox in the state.  In an interview with journalists in Maiduguri on

NMA lauds Osinbajo’s confidence in Nigerian healthcare

The Nigerian Medical Association has praised the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo for his confidence in the Nigerian healthcare system as he undergoes successful surgical procedure in the country. The President

Lagos seals 19 medicine outlets for non-compliance to regulatory standards 

Lagos State Government through its Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut down 19 medicine outlets around Igando-Ikotun in Alimosho Local Government area of the State

Over 1.2m Nigerians from 40 are blind –  Optometric Association

Says 2.7m adults with moderate visual impairment Seeks proper implementation of Nat’l Eye Health Policy The National Optometric Association, NOA, has said that over 1.2 million people from 40 years

25m infants missed out on life-saving vaccinations in 2021 – WHO, UNICEF

A new global data jointly released by the World Health Organisation, WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, today, has shown  that no fewer  than 25 million infants are

Breast cancer: Why women should self-examine their breasts regularly

… Expert says men can also get it In order to detect breast cancer before it becomes a big challenge, a medical expert has urged women to constantly examine their

Edo indigenes laud telemedicine initiative

Indigenes of Edo state have expressed gratitude to the state government for the introduction of telemedicine in health institutions across the state.  The initiative was launched by the government recently

NCDC raises alarm on increasing COVID-19 cases

… issues Pubic Health Advisory ahead of Eid-el-Kabir celebrations The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has raised the alarm on the rise of COVID-19 cases globally and

NIMR’s Prof. Stella Smith emerges President, African Helicobacter and Microbiota study Group

… as H. Pylori receives focus A Director at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, Prof. Stella Smith has been appointed the founding President of the African Helicobacter and Microbiota