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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

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo today, March 6, received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. They were  by their Chief Personal Physicians Dr. Suhayb

NCDC Launches public awareness campaign ‘6232’

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the commencement of ‘Campaign 6232’. This is an activity to raise public awareness for the toll-free number ‘6232’ recently introduced by

Nigeria to receive 16 million doses of  AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines

All is set for  Nigeria to receive 16 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines before the end of February. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development

Buhari signs Executive Order on Coronavirus Health Protection Regulations 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Coronavirus Health Protection Regulation 2021 in a bid to strengthen and enforce Nigeria’s protocols on COVID-19. The President signed the six-part regulation on Tuesday

4 cases of the UK COVID-19 strain found in Nigeria

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC,  on Monday, disclosed that four Nigerians had tested positive for the highly contagious United Kingdom, UK, COVID-19 strain. Ihekweazu, who disclosed

Africa may be left behind in COVID-19 vaccination – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Africa is in danger of being left behind in COVID-19 vaccination as prices spike due to competition in other regions. Matshidiso Moeti,

Gov. Sanwo-Olu tests positive for COVID-19

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been infected with the dreaded Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Professor Akin Abayomi, the State’s Commissioner for Health made this known in a statement on Saturday.

Suspected yellow fever outbreak in Delta, Enugu states: NCDC steps in

Following reports of a sudden spike in cases and deaths in some communities of Delta and Enugu states from suspected Yellow Fever outbreak, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

NAFDAC warns traders against use of ‘Snipper’ for food preservation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again warned the general public that the use of Sniper and all other brands of ‘’Dichlorvos’’ (DDVP) in

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Kaduna govt warns against consumption of drugs looted from NAFDAC store

Looted drugs include codeine, tramadol, other controlled substances The Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment has warned against the consumption of drugs looted by thugs from the

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International Day of Older Persons: Physiotherapist offers free virtual care for Nigerian elderly

As part of activities marking the 2020 International Day of Older Persons,  a physiotherapist, Prof Efe Useh, has offered to provide free virtual physiotherapy assessments to Nigerian pensioners and other

COVID-19 halting mental health services in Africa – WHO survey

Critical funding gaps are halting and disrupting crucial mental health services in Africa, as demand for these services rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new World Health Organization (WHO) survey

COVID-19: Chevron donates PCR Lab to Delta State

also hands over Surgical Theatre/Consulting Rooms Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL (NNPC/CNL JV), has donated a Polymerase

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Sepsis kills 11 million yearly – WHO

WHO calls for global action New studies by the World Health Organization (WHI) has revealed that sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection,  kills

Lagos Health Commissioner recovers from COVID-19

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has recovered from COVID-19 infection, a week after contracting the virus. Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, made

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Lagos Health Commissioner tests positive to COVID-19

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has tested positive to coronavirus, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotosho announced on Monday. “Subsequent to close contact with

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Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

 The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication officially declared on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus. This marks the

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We hope to be done with COVID-19 in less than 2 years – WHO boss

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed hope that the coronavirus pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu and last less than 2 years, if the world unites

Nigeria to get Gavi-supported COVID-19 vaccine – Ehanire

The Federal Government says it is working with global health and research organisations developing COVID-19 vaccines to get a part of the COVAX Facility and Gavi-supported 2 billion vaccine doses

Nigeria records second lowest COVID-19 figure since June

290 new cases, 5 deaths Nigeria on Monday recorded 290 new cases of COVID-19, the second lowest daily figure since June 8. Five deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours,

Novo Nordisk donates PPE to 12 hospitals to assist Nigeria in COVID-19 fight

     L-R : Mr. Adeniji Adele (Hospital PRO); Miss Fagbenro (HOD, Health Information Management); Dr Mrs Fasanmade (Consultant Endocrinologist); Dr Oluseyi Temowo ( Chief Medical Officer, A&E); Mr  Olatunbosun

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Nigeria, UNODC, IOM, ARK launch 4 new project to fight human trafficking, smuggling of migrants

With support of Canada and Switzerland On the eve of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Organization for

Use of RDT kits for COVID-19 test is illegal in Lagos – Abayomi

Warns Against Patronizing Unauthorized Health Facilities The use of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) Kits for COVID19 testing in Lagos is illegal until we can validate RDT kits that actually work,