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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

 World Diabetes Day: DICOMA-I expresses concern over rising cost of drugs, devices  

says many patients can no longer control their condition As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2021 World Diabetes Day (WDD) on November 14, a non-governmental

Adetifa Ifedayo steps in as new NCDC DG

Chikwe Ihekweazu bows out to for WHO job                      Clinical Epidemiologist,  Dr Adetifa Ifedayo, on Monday October 18, assumed duty as

Cholera: NCDC gives update

Total of  22,130 suspected cases, 526 deaths so far reported from 18 states and FCT    No fewer than 22,130 suspected cases including 526 deaths from cholera have been reported

NAFDAC, chemical manufacturers agree to explore international market

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC and manufacturers of chemical products in Nigeria have agreed to explore the international market to enhance the nation’s foreign

NCDC commissions infectious disease treatment centre in Katsina

‘The treatment centre in Katsina is the fifth to be commissioned in less than one year, with 11 others at various stages of development’ The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

Nephrologist worries over rising cases of kidney disorders

says UBTH is installing more equipment to handle cases A Benin-based Consultant Nephrologist, Dr Ojeh Oziegbe Odije, has expressed worry over the rising cases of kidney disorder in Nigeria. Ozeiegbe,

‘You are not safe if only your citizens are vaccinated’

Experts warn developed countries against COVID-19 Nationalism Experts have warned developed countries currently overstocking the COVID-19 vaccine for exclusive vaccination of their citizens not to consider their shores safe from

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Lagos vows to strictly enforce international COVID-19 travel protocols 

“The Federal Government has put very strict guidelines in place for people coming from India, Brazil and Turkey. These passengers coming in are to be mandatorily isolated at any of the accredited State isolation facilities at their own expense.”

NAFDAC warns against using chemicals to enhance food, drinks

Apprehends Merchants of dangerous chemicals that killed three in Kano after consumption of adulterated Flavored drinks  The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has warned Nigerians against