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Experts raise alarm on increasing rate of antibiotic resistance

Say we may be heading towards pre-antibiotic era Experts, once again decried the rate of resistance by infection-causing germs to antibiotics, as the world marked  the 2021 World Antimicrobial Awareness

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Nigeria has highest number of air pollution-related child pneumonia deaths in the world – UNICEF

Air pollution, especially in the home, biggest driver of child deaths from pneumonia in Nigeria As the world commemorates World Pneumonia Day today, UNICEF revealed that Nigeria has the highest

 World Diabetes Day: DICOMA-I expresses concern over rising cost of drugs, devices  

says many patients can no longer control their condition As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2021 World Diabetes Day (WDD) on November 14, a non-governmental

Chevron appoints Anyaegbudike as Communications Manager

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture has announced the appointment of a new Communications Manager in its Policy, Government and Public Affairs Department (PGPA). He is

LASG shuts Vedic hospital for employing unlicensed expatriates

 To introduce policy to regulate foreign-based doctors The Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, has shut down Vedic Lifecare Hospital, for engaging unlicensed expatriates even as it disclosed that

Ikoyi collapsed building: Lagos to foot bill of rescued victims

9 rescued, 3 discharged  Lagos State Government has promised to take full responsibility for the treatment and medical bills of rescued victims of the Ikoyi building collapse. Deputy Governor of

UBTH fetes Edo Health Commissioner, World Medical Association President-elect

  The management of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) Benin city weekend honoured two of its staff who have distinguished themselves in local and international health care. Prof. Obehi

G20 members have received 15 times more COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita than sub-Saharan African countries, fresh analysis reveals

UNICEF Africa ambassadors write G20 Leaders at Rome Summit G20 countries have received 15 times more COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita than countries in sub-Saharan Africa*, according to a new

54gene Sponsors Nigerian Scientists to develop capacity in genomic prediction and analysis of large-scale genome data

54gene, a health- technology company equalizing precision medicine for Africans and the global population through genomics research, advanced molecular diagnostics and clinical studies, has given out millions of Naira to

Lagos launches  mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19  

Partners private sector to vaccinate 4 million Lagosians before Christmas Establishes Mass Vaccination Sites Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has launched a State-wide Mass Vaccination Campaign against the

UBTH campaigns against VTE

Reveals 2 in 4 deaths in hospitals due to causes related to blood clots.   Amid reports that blood clot within the veins, referred to in medical parlance as Venous

Adetifa Ifedayo steps in as new NCDC DG

Chikwe Ihekweazu bows out to for WHO job                      Clinical Epidemiologist,  Dr Adetifa Ifedayo, on Monday October 18, assumed duty as

Global Handwashing Day: 3 in 5 Nigerians lack basic facilities at home – UNICEF

Although handwashing with soap is critical in the fight against infectious diseases, including COVID-19, only 16 per cent of Nigerians have access to basic handwashing facilities at home – leaving

Abia ranks 6th in HIV prevalence in Nigeria – US Envoy

The U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires (CDA), Kathleen FitzGibbon, has said that Abia had the sixth highest HIV prevalence rate in the country with an estimated 58,341 cases. FitzGibbon said this

Lagos to host 7th African conference on ‘One Health and Biosecurity’

As part of efforts to ensure that the Africa continent improves on its preparedness and brace up to the challenges posed by emerging infectious diseases and biosecurity threats, the Lagos

Health writers congratulate Enabulele, World Medical Association President-elect  

Health Writers Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) yesterday sent a congratulatory message to  former President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Dr. Osahon Enabulele following his recent election as the  President

How to age gracefully by OBJ

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says ageing is a natural process that cannot be reversed with drugs but could be attained gracefully by eating right, adequate rest, regular medical checkups, mental

Nigeria’s  Osahon Enabulele emerges President, World Medical Association

Forner President Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele has  emerged  the President-elect of the World Medical Association, WMA.    Enabulele,   a Chief Consultant Family Physician,  is currently the President

WHO recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for children at risk  

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission.

NMA condemns murder of Akunyili, demands justice

              The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Thursday condemned the gruesome murder  of one of her members, Dr Chike  Akunyili, widower of  Late Prof Dora

UNICEF warns on impact of COVID-19 on children’s mental health

Says 1 in 6 young Nigerians aged 15-24 often feel depressed or have little interest in doing things Children and young people could feel the impact of COVID-19 on their

WHO prioritizes access to diabetes, cancer treatments in new Essential Medicines Lists  

Says high prices and low availability still a major barrier for patients’ access to new and old medicines                   World  Health Organisation

States, local govts not budgeting enough for Family Planning – Expert laments  

As the world yesterday marked the World Contraception Day, WCD Family Planning, FP expert, Dr Ejike Orji says the uptake has continued to remain low because states and local governments

Lagos Employs 400 Health Workers

To engage over 1500 more                     No fewer than  400 health workers have been employed by the Lagos State Government to

FG must address challenges of medical manpower – Cardiologists cry out

The group lamented that despite the fact that cardiovascular diseases are on the rise yet there is a massive brain drain of cardiologists which is induced by poor working environment.