Posts From Juliet Umeh

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

Nephrologist worries over rising cases of kidney disorders

Says UBTH has prioritized management of kidney diseases A Consultant Nephrologist at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Dr Ojeh Oziegbe Odije, has expressed worry over the rising

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

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

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More Nigerians still at risk of COVID-19 infection

…As NCDC, NIMR release Household Seroprevalence Surveys in 4 States The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Nigeria Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)  among other partners on Monday released

Lagos shuts 16 illegal patent medicine stores

Lagos State Task Force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 16 illegal, substandard and unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores and premises at Ajegunle and Alaba Suru

Ebola outbreak: Red Cross calls for swift action in Guinea

In order to further curtail the  spread of Ebola virus in the rural community of Gouéké in Guinea’s N’Zerekore prefecture, the Red Cross society has called for a swift action

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Nigeria, UN to hold Summit on  food security

The Governments of Nigeria and the United Nations system have renewed  commitment to ensure substantial and positive changes in Nigeria’s food systems. Speaking to journalists during a virtual event recently,

Blood Donation: Lagos launches ‘Each One Reach 10’ chain campaign

Lagos State Government has commenced a voluntary blood donation chain campaign tagged ‘Each One Reach Ten’ campaign aimed at evolving a lifesaving culture of voluntary blood donation to meet the growing

NMA urges police to upgrade medical services

The Lagos State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)  today called on the leadership of the Nigeria Police to upgrade the Police Medical Services in the state to compete

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HEAL offers free medical care to Makoko community

No fewer than 150 residents of Makoko, a slum located in the Yaba area of Lagos, recently received free medical care and relevant drugs, thanks to as a non-governmental organization,

Sanwo-Olu  unveils new Maternal and Childcare centre, School of anesthesia in Badagry

In an effort aimed at ending maternal and child mortality in Lagos, the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled a new Maternal and Childcare Centre and a School of

Genomics research company unveils lab in Lagos

A genomics research, services and development company, 54gene, on Thursday (January 21), unveiled a cutting edge new laboratory capable of human whole genome sequencing and a variety of other scientific

Covid-19: Lagos PLWDs lament media neglect in highlighting plights

Says members resort to self help People who are living with disability in Lagos State, PLWDs, have called on the media to have vulnerable population in mind while reporting Covid-19.

Lagos threatens to sanction international travellers evading COVID-19 testing

The Lagos State Government on Friday threatened to sanction  incoming passengers who shun the Federal Government’s guidelines against COVID-19, warning erring passengers  to stop or face the consequences. The government

ISN rewards ‘Lab Scientists of The Year’ with N1m

Mamora urges finalists to work harder to remain at peak of profession A Medical Laboratory Scientist from the University of Lagos Medical Center, Abiola Fashina, has emerged the  winner of

WDD: Subsidise cost of diabetic care, healthcare professionals tell government

Cost of  antidiabetic drugs, monitoring devices now beyond reach of Nigerians      (L-R Sitting) Business Unit Head, Novo Nordisk English West Africa, Mr. Jude Abonu and keynote speaker Mrs.

Lagos confirms 181 COVID-19 positive cases in private school

260 students, staff under isolation Just few weeks after the Lagos State government reopened school, the State Government today, confirmed 181 COVID-19 positive cases among students and staff of a