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Nigerian laboratory receives WHO full accreditation for fight against measles and rubella

A Nigerian laboratory, the Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL), Lagos, recently attained a World Health Organization (WHO) full laboratory accreditation status in respect of its contribution to the fight against

Lassa Fever: Edo steps up containment efforts

Confirmed cases now 115 Health Commissioner announces hot lines The Edo State government has stepped up efforts to contain the upsurge of Lassa fever in different parts of the state

World Leprosy Day: Nigeria, 23 other countries contribute 95% of global burden

NMA urges pragmatic collaboration towards elimination Nigeria joined the rest of the world on Sunday to mark the 2023 World Leprosy Day amidst reports that the country is one of

USAID commends Edo’s response to lassa fever upsurge

Pledges more support As more partner agencies respond to the current upsurge of Lassa Fever in Edo State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has commended the state health ministry

We’re Unaware Of Alleged Deadly China Flu — Health Ministry

Diphtheria, lassa fever receiving adequate attention, NCDC says The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said Monday,  his ministry was unaware of the alleged deadly flu reported to have claimed

Why there’s resurgence of diphtheria – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has attributed the current resurgence of diphtheria in some states to the low vaccination coverage across the country. According to its

Diphtheria: NCDC calls for vigilance as Lagos, 3 others record cases

Diphtheria The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says it is responding to reports of diphtheria cases in Lagos and Kano States and is monitoring the situation in Osun

FGM cases in Osun drop by 30% in 3 years – State Health Ministry

The prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, in Osun state has reduced from 77.6 percent to 45.9 percent in three years as reflected in the record of the National Demographic

PrEP research: Why pregnant, lactating women shouldn’t be excluded – Expert

The Executive Director of New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), Mrs Florita Durueke, has called for the inclusion of pregnant and lactating women in the HIV clinical trial

18 feared dead from suspected diphtheria outbreak in Kano

No fewer than  18 people were Thursday, confirmed dead from suspected cases of diphtheria in the ancient city of Kano State. Diphtheria is an acute and highly contagious bacterial disease

Lassa Fever: WHO officials visit Edo Health Commissioner

Edo State Commissioner for Health Prof Obehi Akoria has assured that the government would leave no stone unturned as it collaborates with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partner

Lassa fever: Edo confirms one death, 12 new cases

Edo State, at the weekend, confirmed one death from Lassa fever and 12 new cases as the government steps up measures to contain the spread of the disease across all

My aged mother prefers farm work to quiet city life. Is this healthy?

Yes, keeping your hitherto active elderly mum in confined city environment could be detrimental to her health – Prof Useh Dear Prof, Happy new year to you. I’m a busy

Presidential candidate tests  positive to COVID-19

Cancels all public functions  As the 2023 elections heats up, the Presidential Candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Mr Dumebi Kachikwu has announced that he had tested positive for

NHVMAS restates call for adoption of new HIV PreEP product

In order for Nigeria not to be left behind in the fight against HIV,  the advocacy organisation, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), has again called for adoption

24-Month Salary Arrears: Abia doctors protest again

Medical Doctors in Abia State, Thursday, barricaded the entrance gate to Abia Government House Umuahia, to protest 24-month salary arrears owed medical and non medical staff of Abia State University

UBTH commences free cancer screening

as part of “Giving Back” programme to mark [email protected]  The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), today, kicked off the January edition of its “Giving back” series – a build

Upgrade of Stella Obasanjo Hospital: Edo Govt. signs contract agreement to procure non-medical equipment

In continuation of the ongoing expansion of the Stella Obasanjo Hospital, Benin City, the Edo State Government has signed a contract agreement with three companies for the purchase, supply and

Brain Drain: FG moves to hire Nigerian doctors abroad

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said that to address the brain drain in the sector, the federal government is setting up a mechanism to engage Nigerian doctors and

1 child or youth died once every 4.4 seconds in 2021 – UN report

Separate UN report reveals another 1.9 million babies were tragically stillborn during same period An estimated 5 million children died before their fifth birthday and another 2.1 million children and

WHO backs mask-wearing on long flights

Omicron variant spreads in U.S. World Health Oranisation (WHO) on Tuesday advised that countries should consider recommending passengers wear masks on long haul flights.  WHO said this was to counter

Lassa fever: Edo health officials, WHO, partner agencies, storm affected communities to sensitize members

Edo State Health Commissioner, Prof. Obehi Akoria yesterday, led senior officials of the health ministry, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partner agencies to some local governments most hit

Mental Health Bill: Network commends FG

The Founder, Nigerian Mental Health Network, Mr. Chime Asonye, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the National Mental Health Bill 2021, into law. He, however, urged incoming administrations to

Edo begins free medical outreach to local governments

as health Commissioner leads volunteers to provide services at Esan West LGA No fewer than 800 residents from various communities in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo state received

China COVID-19 surge: We are closely monitoring situation – NCDC assures Nigerians

urges more emphasis on  vaccination, non-pharmaceutical intervention  As COVID–19 infections surge in China and countries around the world are announcing measures aimed at restricting the dreaded infection from spreading to them, the Nigeria

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