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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

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.

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

Gov. Sanwo-Olu tests positive for COVID-19

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been infected with the dreaded Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Professor Akin Abayomi, the State’s Commissioner for Health made this known in a statement on Saturday.

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

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

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

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

Suspected yellow fever outbreak in Delta, Enugu states: NCDC steps in

Following reports of a sudden spike in cases and deaths in some communities of Delta and Enugu states from suspected Yellow Fever outbreak, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

NAFDAC warns traders against use of ‘Snipper’ for food preservation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has again warned the general public that the use of Sniper and all other brands of ‘’Dichlorvos’’ (DDVP) in

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Kaduna govt warns against consumption of drugs looted from NAFDAC store

Looted drugs include codeine, tramadol, other controlled substances The Kaduna State Bureau for Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment has warned against the consumption of drugs looted by thugs from the

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 has confirmed 181 COVID-19 positive cases among students and staff of a

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International Day of Older Persons: Physiotherapist offers free virtual care for Nigerian elderly

As part of activities marking the 2020 International Day of Older Persons,  a physiotherapist, Prof Efe Useh, has offered to provide free virtual physiotherapy assessments to Nigerian pensioners and other

COVID-19 halting mental health services in Africa – WHO survey

Critical funding gaps are halting and disrupting crucial mental health services in Africa, as demand for these services rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new World Health Organization (WHO) survey

World Sight Day: Eye specialists raise alarm on increasing rate of glaucoma

advocate regular eye check As the world marks 2020 Work Sight Day (WSD) today, the Medical Director of Skipper Eye-Q Super Specialty Eye Hospital, Timitope Tijani, has raised alarm over

Lagos shuts 21 illegal, substandard pharmacies, patent medicine stores

No fewer than 21 Pharmacies, Patent Medicine shops and unlicensed premises at Alakuko, Ajegunle, Ologogoro, Ijaiye, Abule-Egba, Agbado and Agege in Alimosho, Ifako-Ijaiye and Agege  Local Government areas of Lagos

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

COVID-19: Chevron donates PCR Lab to Delta State

also hands over Surgical Theatre/Consulting Rooms Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL (NNPC/CNL JV), has donated a Polymerase

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Sepsis kills 11 million yearly – WHO

WHO calls for global action New studies by the World Health Organization (WHI) has revealed that sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection,  kills