Posts From Juliet Umeh

Lassa fever: Edo restates commitment to stop upsurge

As NCDC Response team visits state Edo State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Obehi Akoria has reiterated government’s commitment to halt the current upsurge of Lassa fever in the state saying

WNTD: Lagos to assess prevalence of neglected tropical diseases in 20 LGAs

Commemorates 2023 World NTD Day with Awareness Walk Lagos State Government has concluded plans to conduct assessment of the prevalence of some neglected tropical diseases, NTDs including Lymphatic Filariasis and

Lassa Fever: Edo steps up containment efforts

Confirmed cases now 115 Health Commissioner announces hot lines The Edo State government has stepped up efforts to contain the upsurge of Lassa fever in different parts of the state

Diphtheria: NCDC calls for vigilance as Lagos, 3 others record cases

Diphtheria The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says it is responding to reports of diphtheria cases in Lagos and Kano States and is monitoring the situation in Osun

FGM cases in Osun drop by 30% in 3 years – State Health Ministry

The prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, in Osun state has reduced from 77.6 percent to 45.9 percent in three years as reflected in the record of the National Demographic

PrEP research: Why pregnant, lactating women shouldn’t be excluded – Expert

The Executive Director of New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), Mrs Florita Durueke, has called for the inclusion of pregnant and lactating women in the HIV clinical trial

18 feared dead from suspected diphtheria outbreak in Kano

No fewer than  18 people were Thursday, confirmed dead from suspected cases of diphtheria in the ancient city of Kano State. Diphtheria is an acute and highly contagious bacterial disease

Lassa fever: Edo confirms one death, 12 new cases

Edo State, at the weekend, confirmed one death from Lassa fever and 12 new cases as the government steps up measures to contain the spread of the disease across all

Presidential candidate tests  positive to COVID-19

Cancels all public functions  As the 2023 elections heats up, the Presidential Candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Mr Dumebi Kachikwu has announced that he had tested positive for

NHVMAS restates call for adoption of new HIV PreEP product

In order for Nigeria not to be left behind in the fight against HIV,  the advocacy organisation, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), has again called for adoption

24-Month Salary Arrears: Abia doctors protest again

Medical Doctors in Abia State, Thursday, barricaded the entrance gate to Abia Government House Umuahia, to protest 24-month salary arrears owed medical and non medical staff of Abia State University

UBTH commences free cancer screening

as part of “Giving Back” programme to mark [email protected]  The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), today, kicked off the January edition of its “Giving back” series – a build

Lagos welcomes ‘Baby of The Year’

1st Lady presents gifts in government hospitals Triplets at LASUTH Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, in the early hours of today, welcomed and presented gifts items

HIV Prevention: Group calls for adoption of PrEP drug

For Nigeria not to be left behind in the fight against HIV, an advocacy organisation, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), has called for the adoption of a

Buhari approves Adeyeye as NAFDAC D-G for 2nd term 

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye as the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), for a second five-year tenure. Announcing

How effective use of PrEP ring reduces HIV in women by 50% – NHVMAS

says women aged 15–49 twice likely to be living with HIV than men Lately, it appears that there’s less mention of HIV on the lips and programs of government authorities

CACPP seeks collaboration with relevant stakeholders to tackle menace of Counterfeit drugs

The Coalition Against Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products (CACPP)  in conjunction with Nigerian Representatives of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM) and Pfizer is leading the charge in seeking collaborations between relevant stakeholders in

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Ascent to Mental Health Bill now – WMA President urges FG at Vanguard Mental Health Summit

The President of the World Medical Association, WMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele, has called on the federal government to ascent to the Mental Health Bill to address the challenges of mental

Lagos targets 1.3M school-based children for deworming

Lagos State Government has commenced free school based deworming exercise to treat soil transmitted helminthiasis (STH), targeting 1.3 million school aged children between ages of five and 14 year who

No case of COVID-19 recorded in Nigerian Prisons since outbreak – Controller General

The Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS has again scaled up its environmental and health surveillance systems, as part of its mandate to provide good health services for the wellbeing, protection and

Doctors raise alarm over high rate of hernia, diabetes in Abia

Medical doctors have decried the high rate of hernia, diabetes and high blood pressure in Abia communities. They also expressed concern over the rising cases of eye-related diseases, and called

Nigerian governors worry over brain drain

Health Minister confirms 1000  out of  3000 doctors who  graduate annually leave the country  The 36 State Governors under the umbrella of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, weekend expressed worry

Lagos calls for collaborative efforts against breast cancer 

holds Awareness Walk to commemorate Pink October Lagos State Government has called for strategic collaborative efforts; including raising necessary awareness; sensitizing the populace; raising funds to help support life-saving treatment

COVID-19: TB incidence on increase – Report  

A new report by the Global Tuberculosis Report 2022 has revealed that there has been an increase in the number of TB deaths and incidence in the last two years

Lagos hosts 8th African conference on ‘one health’, biosecurity 

No fewer than 400 global health, security and environmental experts including policy makers and researchers in various fields from Africa and continents around the world are expected to converge in