Posts From Sam EFERARO

Biden restores America’s ties with WHO

The United States of America is set to play its leading role in global health again as President Joe Biden yesterday (January 20), halted Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the World

WHO secures 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines

deliveries expected to begin next month Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, says the organisation had secured two billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, with a billion more in the pipeline and

We have not approved Covid vaccine for use in Nigeria – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says no vaccine has been approved for use in Nigeria as it has not received any application for registration 

Africa CDC secures 270 million vaccine doses for African countries

The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) established by African Union Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa today reported to a special meeting of the AU Bureau of the Assembly that it

Nigeria records highest ever COVID-19 infections

1,354 cases on Tuesday January 5 Nigeria has recorded 1,354 new infections of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, disclosed on its verified website on

731 NYSC members test positive for COVID-19

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has revealed that 731 members of Batch B National Youths Service Corps (NYSC)   have tested positive for COVID-19. The chairman, PTF on COVID-19

UNICEF calls for an end to abduction of school children  

UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter Hawkins today condemned the abduction of 344 school children who were released yesterday describing the act as a “cruel disregard for humanity” which must come to

WAAW: Nigeria must implement laws to curb antibiotic resistance – Experts

As  Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2020 World Antimicrobial Week (WAW), experts have advocated the need to implement various regulations and policies on rational use

African Health Ministers reaffirm joint determination to regain impact on TB

 Pledge to minimize  impact of COVID-19 on TB services            African Health Ministers at the recently concluded 33rd ‘Stop TB Partnership’ Board Meeting  held virtually on

Delta State, Sanofi commission diabetes, hypertension clinics

  The Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC), an agency under the Delta State government, on Monday commissioned four Diabetes and Hypertension Clinics  (DHC) across the state as part of

Health workers abandon patients on World Patients Safety Day

Patients in Nigeria clearly did not know that yesterday, September 17, was the 2020 World Patients Safety Day, marked globally to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement

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Neglecting TB while fighting COVID-19 portends danger – Experts warn

Experts yesterday,  Monday September 7, decried the decline in tuberculosis (TB) control activities as the country concentrates all efforts towards  curtailing  the COVID-19 pandemic,  warning that  neglecting  TB could worsen

COVID-19: NLNG donates medical equipment to Edo, Adamawa

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has donated medical equipment to Edo and Adamawa states as part of its contribution to the N11.4 billion Oil and Gas Industry Collaborative Initiative, spearheaded by

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Drug development the Nigerian way

Policy grants approval based only on safety profile:  Use whether it works or not, as long as it’s safe for human consumption. Manufacturer to conduct clinical trial after drug hits

SFH, Oyo State partner to meet adolescents’ reproductive health needs during COVID-19 pandemic

                                                           

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The unsung heroes of Polio eradication

                                                     Dr. Fasail Shuaib   

Madagascar COVID-19 drug: Save our nation this shame, PSN begs FG

Wants government to try local herbal drugs first                                            

UNODC supports Nigeria’s correctional service to raise awareness on COVID-19

Following the spread of COVID-19 in prisons around the world, the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has donated information materials providing basic facts about the virus to

UNODC launches DrugHelpNet to provide over-the-phone assistance to drug users, others

UNODC  has launched DrugHelpNet, a network of Nigerian Doctors, Psychologists, Nurses and Counsellors to provide over-the-phone assistance to drug users or families who need such services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Isolation or quarantine? NCDC confused over word to describe DG’s condition

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) momentarily lost its path finding role in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis yesterday as it failed to work out the appropriate term to describe

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For adolescents, a shoulder to lean on

as SFH ‘A 360’ project provides them with skills, health information and facts of life Sixteen year old Shade (not real name) got the beating of her life the day

WHO declares Coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency

The World Health Organization declared on Thursday that the novel coronavirus outbreak  a public health emergency of international concern,  saying the disease now represents a risk beyond China, where it

CORONAVIRUS: WHO Emergency Committee urges countries to prepare for containment as death toll rises

NCDC issues Public Alert   The World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Committee today Jan 23, urged countries to prepare for the containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case

Health minister lauds NCDC over leading role in prevention, control of communicable diseases

The minister at the lab The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, today, January 9, commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for its lead role in the prevention,

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US pharmacy chains to stop sale of Zantac

Pharmacy chains in the US have moved to stop selling Zantac –  a drug for  heartburn –  and its generic versions following the announcement by the (US) Food and Drug