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NCDC issues COVID-19 Public Health Advisory for Eid-el-Kabir

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today issued a public health advisory to members of the public, ahead of events to mark Eid-el-Kabir, urging Nigerians to take personal and

FG renews Prof. Obaseki’s appointment as CMD, UBTH

The Federal Government of Nigeria has renewed the appointment of Prof. Darlington Obaseki as Chief Medical Director, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) Benin city. A Press Release by the

Nigeria to receive 41.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine soon

The Federal Government has disclosed Nigeria would receive a cumulative of 41,282,770 vaccines through the COVAX facility and the African Union Commission by September ending. It stated 3,924,000 doses of

NCDC confirms case of COVID-19 Delta variant

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed a case with the highly transmissible COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2.    The Head of Communications,

UNICEF signs first COVID-19 vaccine agreement to supply African Union

UNICEF has signed an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to supply up to 220 million doses of the J&J single-dose vaccine for all 55 Member States of the African Union (AU) by the end

TB Joshua’s burial: LASG inspects facilities at SCOAN to prevent COVID spread

A delegation from the Lagos State Government led by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi and the Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola visited

Patronage of Nigerian-made drugs will drive job creation, enables affordability – PMG-MAN

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN), has challenged Nigerians to patronize made in Nigeria medicines for more job opportunities. The association noted that when locally made

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LBS, Bloom others move to achieve drug security with new research study

Launch new research study to tackle these challenges         In the light of the gaps identified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and the fact that

Have your eyes tested at least once a year, Women Optometrists urges Nigerians

Offers free eye care in Lagos Women Optometrists in Nigeria, WON, have charged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of examining their eyes at least, once in a year to avoid

NAFDAC, chemical manufacturers agree to explore international market

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC and manufacturers of chemical products in Nigeria have agreed to explore the international market to enhance the nation’s foreign

NNPC/CNL JV calls for stakeholders’ collaborations against  oil theft, vandalism

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has sought for more cooperation from stakeholders in Niger Delta to reduce oil theft and vandalism. Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs

NCDC commissions infectious disease treatment centre in Katsina

‘The treatment centre in Katsina is the fifth to be commissioned in less than one year, with 11 others at various stages of development’ The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

Japan gives UNICEF $39 million for vaccine cold chains in Nigeria, other countries affected by COVID-19

The Government of Japan announced that it will provide approximately US$39 million in emergency funds to UNICEF for the development of vaccine cold chains in Nigeria and 31 countries in

Sanwo-Olu commissions 110-bed mother and child center in Epe 

Tasks pregnant women to avoid patronizing unregistered birth homes Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated his administration’s commitment to eradicating the twin issue of maternal and child

UNICEF Ambassadors urge G7 leaders to donate COVID-19 vaccine

By Nkeiru  Ibe UNICEF Ambassadors have demanded that G7 (Group of Seven) leaders-an organisation of the world’s seven largest advanced countries, commit to sharing at least 20 percent of the

EKO Hospital set to offer quality care with approval of 110,000,000 shares

To ensure that EkoCorp Plc owner of Eko Hospital delivers adequate healthcare and contribute it’s quota to solving some of the challenges bedeviling healthcare delivery in Nigeria, the company on

Why Nigerian doctors must embrace technology -Experts

Medicine has continued to change at an unprecedented pace right from the first industrial revolution to the fourth industrial revolution. And for healthcare professionals especially the medical doctors to deliver

Rotary to commission N12.9m medical facilities in Ogun communities

Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja District 9110 will, next week, commission two fully-equipped medical facilities worth about 12.9 million in two rural communities in Ogun State. The facilities, according to

USAID supports UNICEF to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene services in north-west

                                                           

How we solved problem of ‘Out of Stock’ syndrome in UBTH – Chief Pharmacist

The Head of Pharmacy, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, (UBTH), Dr. Caroline Olumese says the common problem of  ‘Out of Stock’ (OS) syndrome  in Nigerian hospitals is no longer an

Nigerian Children’s Day: COVID-19 threatening child rights progress – UNICEF

As the Nigerian Children’s Day is marked nationwide today, UNICEF says the COVID-19 pandemic  is threatening decades of progress that have been achieved in child rights. In a statement to

Nephrologist worries over rising cases of kidney disorders

says UBTH is installing more equipment to handle cases A Benin-based Consultant Nephrologist, Dr Ojeh Oziegbe Odije, has expressed worry over the rising cases of kidney disorder in Nigeria. Ozeiegbe,

NAFDAC destroys expired drugs, food products in North East

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed unwholesome foods and products worth N515.73 million in the North East. In a statement NAFDAC’s Resident Media

‘You are not safe if only your citizens are vaccinated’

Experts warn developed countries against COVID-19 Nationalism Experts have warned developed countries currently overstocking the COVID-19 vaccine for exclusive vaccination of their citizens not to consider their shores safe from

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Suicide, a health issue not a crime- Experts  

As book on suicide reporting guideline debuts Although suicide is a global public health problem but an observation from the content analysis of newspapers has revealed that Nigeria is one