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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

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

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.

We’ll make UBTH a prime medical tourism centre – CMD

In its bid to attract patients from the West African sub-region and other parts of the world, the Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has embarked on

Nearly one third of Nigerian children do not have enough water to meet their daily needs – UNICEF

ABUJA, 22 March 2021 – As the world commemorates World Water Day, globally, more than 1.42 billion people – including 450 million children – are living in areas of high

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

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo today, March 6, received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. They were  by their Chief Personal Physicians Dr. Suhayb

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

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

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

NCDC Launches public awareness campaign ‘6232’

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the commencement of ‘Campaign 6232’. This is an activity to raise public awareness for the toll-free number ‘6232’ recently introduced by

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

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

Nigeria to receive 16 million doses of  AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines

All is set for  Nigeria to receive 16 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines before the end of February. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development

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.