Posts From Juliet Umeh

FG renews Prof. Obaseki’s appointment as CMD, UBTH

The Federal Government of Nigeria has renewed the appointment of Prof. Darlington Obaseki as Chief Medical Director, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) Benin city. A Press Release by the

NCDC confirms case of COVID-19 Delta variant

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed a case with the highly transmissible COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2.    The Head of Communications,

TB Joshua’s burial: LASG inspects facilities at SCOAN to prevent COVID spread

A delegation from the Lagos State Government led by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi and the Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola visited

Patronage of Nigerian-made drugs will drive job creation, enables affordability – PMG-MAN

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN), has challenged Nigerians to patronize made in Nigeria medicines for more job opportunities. The association noted that when locally made

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LBS, Bloom others move to achieve drug security with new research study

Launch new research study to tackle these challenges         In the light of the gaps identified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and the fact that

Have your eyes tested at least once a year, Women Optometrists urges Nigerians

Offers free eye care in Lagos Women Optometrists in Nigeria, WON, have charged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of examining their eyes at least, once in a year to avoid

Sanwo-Olu commissions 110-bed mother and child center in Epe 

Tasks pregnant women to avoid patronizing unregistered birth homes Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated his administration’s commitment to eradicating the twin issue of maternal and child

EKO Hospital set to offer quality care with approval of 110,000,000 shares

To ensure that EkoCorp Plc owner of Eko Hospital delivers adequate healthcare and contribute it’s quota to solving some of the challenges bedeviling healthcare delivery in Nigeria, the company on

Why Nigerian doctors must embrace technology -Experts

Medicine has continued to change at an unprecedented pace right from the first industrial revolution to the fourth industrial revolution. And for healthcare professionals especially the medical doctors to deliver

Rotary to commission N12.9m medical facilities in Ogun communities

Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja District 9110 will, next week, commission two fully-equipped medical facilities worth about 12.9 million in two rural communities in Ogun State. The facilities, according to

How we solved problem of ‘Out of Stock’ syndrome in UBTH – Chief Pharmacist

The Head of Pharmacy, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, (UBTH), Dr. Caroline Olumese says the common problem of  ‘Out of Stock’ (OS) syndrome  in Nigerian hospitals is no longer an

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Suicide, a health issue not a crime- Experts  

As book on suicide reporting guideline debuts Although suicide is a global public health problem but an observation from the content analysis of newspapers has revealed that Nigeria is one

World Hand Hygiene Day: Nigerians must learn from India to avoid Covid-19 third wave – CMD UBTH

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to Mark the 2021 World Hand Hygiene Day on Wednesday May 5,  the Chief Medical Director, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH,

UBTH recounts success story of  COVID-19 response

Despite it’s location in one of the top five states worse hit by COVID-19, no member of staff of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) died of the dreaded

Experts task govts on increased funds for anti-malaria, private sector participation

As St. Racheal’s unveils Antimalarial Art Competition  For Nigeria to achieve zero malaria targets, speakers at St. Racheal’s World Malaria Day Colloquium,  organized by the company recently, to mark the 2021

Doctors’ strike may end today as FG, NARD reach agreement 

The Federal Government and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have reached an agreement raising hope that the striking doctors may end their industrial action any moment from today.

Don’t neglect malaria because of COVID-19, expert warns

as St Racheal’s Pharma launches own brand of Artemether + Lumefantrine A parasitologist and specialist in the management of malaria has warned against  current neglect of the disease in the

Lagos commences COVID-19 vaccination

Gov. Sanwo-Olu, Deputy others get  shots Lists frontline health workers, journalists, policemen, among first groups to be vaccinated The Lagos State government, Friday, commenced the administration of  the covid-19 vaccine.  

NPHCDA assures of AstraZeneca vaccine safety

THE National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has assured Nigerians of the safety of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine saying no Nigerian has observed any adverse reaction, adding that all

Abuja begins Covid-19 vaccination

  Nigeria has officially rolled out the Covid-19 vaccination with four frontline health workers receiving jabs of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine at the National Hospital, Abuja.    The vaccines were administered

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COVAX COVID-19 vaccines arrive Nigeria

Nigeria has received nearly 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.   The vaccines arrived at the

FG creates self e-registration link for COVID-19 vaccination

As Nigeria prepares to receive COVID-19 vaccines, the Federal Government has created a self e-registration link that would enable Nigerians to personally register themselves, obtain their pre-vaccination numbers and schedule

Jigawa approves death sentence for rapists

Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has assented to a bill stipulating death penalty for rapists. Briefing Newsmen in his office, Anthony General and commissioner of Justice, Barrister Musa Adamu

Lagos begins construction of new Massey Street Children’s Hospital

Construction work has commenced at the site designated for the new Massey Street Children’s Hospital located at the Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos Island. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who

Ghana becomes 1st to get COVAX COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

600,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca doses arrive  Accra Ghana has received a historic first shipment of 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility.    Ghana is the first country to