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Doctors threaten service withdrawal from Teaching Hospitals over NUC’s PhD directive

The Medical and Dental Consultant’s Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), says its members will pull out from all Teaching Hospitals in the country if the National University Commission (NUC), fails to

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Students develop App to trap human traffickers

ABUJA – It was a tale of two marathons in one city – Lagos. One in the physical space, the other in the cyber  space. While athletes of different ages

Share love, not STDs, DG, NACA urges on Condom, Valentines Days

The Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Gambo Aliyu has stressed the need for people to share love not HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

For adolescents, a shoulder to lean on

as SFH ‘A 360’ project provides them with skills, health information and facts of life Sixteen year old Shade (not real name) got the beating of her life the day

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Chevron bags double awards at 2020 NIPS Oil/Gas Industry Awards

  Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture,was recognized for its outstanding performance in the Nigerian oil and gas industry as the company was presented with two

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Government should see private sector as partners, not competitor in science & Tech development – Nordica CEO

    To move science and medical field forward in Nigerian, Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi has urged the governments at all levels to see the private sector as partners, not

NCOV: Health minister commends Lagos level of preparedness

  The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Enahire has commended the Lagos State Government for its cutting edge preparedness against the outbreak of infectious diseases in the state especially the

Sex and heart disease: Can your heart take it?

Is it safe to engage in sex after a heart attack, heart surgery or a cardiac catheterization?  While sex can be important to quality of life, it’s not usually too big

Sanwo-Olu activates incident command structure for Coronavirus

Takes Charge as Incident Commander Increases surveillance systems and bio-security capacity As part of efforts to strengthen preparedness and reduce the risk of importation of the deadly Coronavirus into Lagos,

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Coronavirus: Lagos urges returnees from affected countries to observe self quarantine

• Says no suspected or confirmed case in the state Lagos State Government has advised all travelers returning from China or exposed to a traveler from China or any country

NCDC issues second health advisory on Coronavirus

ABUJA – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued another public health advisory in the wake of declaration by WHO that the dreaded virus is now a Public

WHO declares Coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency

The World Health Organization declared on Thursday that the novel coronavirus outbreak  a public health emergency of international concern,  saying the disease now represents a risk beyond China, where it

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Corornavirus: FG orders suspension of traveling schedule to China

Lagos, Chinese embassy agree to quarantine returning rationals   The federal government has advised all travellers from Nigeria, including Nigerians, planning to travel to China, to suspend their travel plans

FG gives update on Lassa fever, says death toll now 41

The Federal Government yesterday January 28, gave an update on the Lassa fever epidemic currently spreading in many parts of the country. Speaking at a press conference, Dr. Osagie Ehanire,

Lassa fever: Death toll now 29, 195 confirmed cases

No fewer than  195 confirmed cases and 29 deaths have been reported from the current Lassa Fever epidemic  in the 11 states of Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Delta, Taraba, Plateau, Bauchi,

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Global fund to give Nigeria $417m grant to tackle malaria

THE National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Dr Audu Mohammed, today, January 28,  said Nigeria would get three-year grant of $417 million from the Global Fund to tackle malaria.

UNICEF, Airtel Nigeria expand partnership to support U-Report

UNICEF has signed an agreement with Airtel Nigeria to further expand telecommunication services to boost U-Report, UNICEF’s unique social media platform that empowers young people and communities with information to

Lagos alerts public on Coronavirus

• Says no case has been identified in the state or Nigeria      The Lagos State Government has alerted the public to a new virus, the novel Coronavirus (nCoV)

Lassa fever death toll rises

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the number of deaths associated with Lassa fever in January 2020 had risen to 24, with 163 cases reported confirmed, The PUNCH reports.

CORONAVIRUS: WHO Emergency Committee urges countries to prepare for containment as death toll rises

NCDC issues Public Alert   The World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Committee today Jan 23, urged countries to prepare for the containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case

Regular sex may delay menopause, scientists say

If woman is not having sex, body ‘chooses’ to stop putting energy into ovulation Women who have sex every week may have a lower chance of an early menopause, according

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NLNG plans malaria elimination in Bonny

L-R: Dr. Okuns Ohiosimuan, Chief Medical Officer (NLNG); Mark Maire (CDC); Dr. Ibrahim Dalhatu (CDC); Dr. Anastasia Isodje, Technical Lead, Bonny Malaria Elimination Project (NLNG); Mr. Tony Attah, MD, NLNG;

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FG adds 3 new labs for yellow fever, measles rubella

The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever/measles/rubella laboratory network. The

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First person dies from mysterious virus in China

A patient died on Saturday from a mysterious illness after an outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, according to the local health commission. The emergence of the virus

Health minister lauds NCDC over leading role in prevention, control of communicable diseases

The minister at the lab The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, today, January 9, commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for its lead role in the prevention,