Posts From Sam EFERARO

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

NLNG, USAID sign pact to eliminate malaria in Bonny

  Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) today signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Agency For International Development (USAID) to make Bonny Island, its operational base, malaria free.

UNICEF condemns attack on Government Science College, Kagara

UNICEF has condemned the Tuesday February 16  attack on students and staff of the Government Science College in Kagara, in Niger State. A statement by the UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter

NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has granted emergency use authorization for the use of  COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. Director General

FG releases handbook on COVID-19 home management

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), on Tuesday released a handbook on home management of asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases.

Osinbajo visits NCDC

Commends health workers for their efforts in fight against COVID-19 Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo yesterday paid a scheduled visit to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) commending the

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

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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

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