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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

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

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.

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

UNDP, Japan assist NCDC with ambulances to fight COVID-19

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Government of Japan, handed over three ambulances to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday as part of

No improvement in young children’s diets – UNICEF

says situation ‘could get much worse’ under COVID-19 Children under the age of 2 are not getting the food or nutrients they need to thrive and grow well, leading to

Work-related accidents, illnesses kill close to 2m people annually – UN warns  

Work-related illnesses and injuries kill nearly two million people annually, largely due to long working hours, the UN said Friday, warning that the pandemic was likely to worsen the situation.

University of Calabar Teaching Hospital performs first open-heart surgery

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) has successfully performed its first open-heart surgery. The hospital’s Chief Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme, in  a statement titled, “Today we

400,000 Nigerian drug users who share needles responsible for spread of HIV  

About 400,000 Nigerian drug users who exchange needles and syringes as a group while ingesting drugs are responsible for the spread of HIV in the country. Dr Gambo Aliyu, Director-General,

MNP patent holder Kenny Acholonu urges protection for intellectual property as Nigeria fights infant malnutrition  

Quadruple patent holder Dr Kenny Acholonu has called on regulatory agencies and players in the Nigerian scientific community covering medical, pharmaceutical, and most importantly nutritional products to ensure recognition and

Ebonyi votes N100m as counterpart fund for health insurance scheme

Ebonyi State has set aside N100 million counterpart fund for health insurance scheme for civil servants. Mrs Mary-Rose Egwu, Executive Secretary, Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency (EBSHIA) made this known

NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu appointed Assistant DG of WHO

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed as the Assistant Director General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation

West Africa Covid-19 deaths surge amid Ebola and other outbreaks

West Africa has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began as several countries grapple with outbreaks of cholera, Ebola Virus Disease and Marburg Virus Disease that

NAFDAC accuses U.S., EU of ‘persistently rejecting Made in Nigeria food’

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called for synergy amongst government agencies to end the rejection of made in Nigeria food products by the

NCDC issues COVID-19 Public Health Advisory for Eid-el-Kabir

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today issued a public health advisory to members of the public, ahead of events to mark Eid-el-Kabir, urging Nigerians to take personal and

Nigeria to receive 41.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine soon

The Federal Government has disclosed Nigeria would receive a cumulative of 41,282,770 vaccines through the COVAX facility and the African Union Commission by September ending. It stated 3,924,000 doses of

UNICEF signs first COVID-19 vaccine agreement to supply African Union

UNICEF has signed an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to supply up to 220 million doses of the J&J single-dose vaccine for all 55 Member States of the African Union (AU) by the end

NNPC/CNL JV calls for stakeholders’ collaborations against  oil theft, vandalism

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has sought for more cooperation from stakeholders in Niger Delta to reduce oil theft and vandalism. Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs

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

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

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

                                                           

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