Posts From Sam EFERARO

SFH holds International Leadership Retreat to commence new work Strategy

Marks 40th Anniversary    The Society for Family Health (SFH) yesterday commenced activities to round off its strategic plan operation, Facilitating People-Centred Healthcare (FPCH) and also to herald the development

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

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

Cross River  confirms outbreak of cholera in  community 

30 persons  including pregnant women feared dead – villagers  No fever than 30 persons have reportedly died in Ekureku community in Abi Local government area of Cross River State following

Edo State to roll out new standard of practice for health sector

Validates new policy  In continuation of its health sector reform, Edo State government has concluded the validation of fresh health care delivery policies that will define the standard  of practice

NMA raids illegal clinics, quack doctors in Aba

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, on Thursday, swept into action as it raided clinics in Aba, and fished out some alleged quack doctors. According to Vanguard newspaper, a number of

World AIDS DAY: Inequalities blocking end of pandemic – UN

“Of the 38 million people living with HIV, 5.9 million people who know they have HIV are not receiving treatment” As the world marks the World AIDS Day today, December

Nigeria-EU-UNODC Partnership Project on Drug Control closes

As the European Union funded project “Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime” implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, comes to an end, stakeholders gathered

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Rainbow Hospital begins free screening to mark World Diabetes Day

As part of activities to mark the 2022 World Diabetes Day (WDD), Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, a private hospital with focus on the management of diabetes and other endocrine and

Prof. Efe Useh writes for NHO

To enlighten readers on conditions requiring physiotherapy Renowned Nigerian physiotherapist and Director for Lifestyle Diseases at the Faculty of Health Sciences, North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa, Professor Ushotanefe Useh

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

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

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

Be prepared for next pandemic after COVID 19 – West African lab scientists alert countries

Considering the short period it took for the world to move from one pandemic to the other in modern times, compared to such occurrences earlier in history, the West African

World Health Assembly re-elects Tedros Ghebreyesus as WHO DG

The World Health Organisation (WHO) member states have  re-elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the organisation. Dr Tedros was first elected in

I’ll improve Nigeria’s healthcare, Bakare pledges as he declares for president

Renown cleric, lawyer and business man, Pastor Tunde Bakare today formerly joined the race to contest for the office of Nigeria’s president with a pledge to address Nigeria’s fallen standard

West African scientists in Ghana for CelebrateLAB conference

Local vaccine manufacturing tops agenda Medical Laboratory and research scientists from across West Africa will this week converge in the Ghanaian capital Accra to deliberate on how West Africa can

Support waiver for intellectual property rules on COVID-19 vaccine production – NGO coalition tell FG  

In a bid to have equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria and other African countries, the Nigeria Network of NGOs in collaboration with the Global Call to Action Against

International Women’s Day: Climate change damaging women’s health – WHO Regional Director for Africa

 As the world marks the International women’s Day today, the WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said the increasing incidence of extreme weather conditions is impacting negatively on

More than half of parents, pregnant women exposed to aggressive formula milk marketing – WHO, UNICEF

New report details exploitative practices employed by $55 billion formula industry, compromising child nutrition, violating international commitments More than half of parents and pregnant women (51%) surveyed for a new

Nigeria destroys over 1 million expired COVID-19 vaccines in Abuja

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC) alongside the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has destroyed one million, sixty-six thousand, two hundred and fourteen

Court convicts patient’s relatives for assaulting UBTH health workers

CMD says hospital will not tolerate assault against its workforce Restates commitment to protect staff and students in lawful performance of their duties     A magistrate court in Edo State,

NCDC confirms emergence of Omicron variant in Nigeria 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday December 1, confirmed three cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Nigeria. According to a statement released by the NCDC, which

Prolonged COVID-19 pandemic deepening HIV epidemic inequalities, UNICEF warns, ahead of World AIDS Day  

 Says one child was infected with HIV every two minutes in 2020   No fewer than 300,000 children – one in every two minutes – were newly infected with HIV in

Experts raise alarm on increasing rate of antibiotic resistance

Say we may be heading towards pre-antibiotic era Experts, once again decried the rate of resistance by infection-causing germs to antibiotics, as the world marked  the 2021 World Antimicrobial Awareness