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Use of RDT kits for COVID-19 test is illegal in Lagos – Abayomi

Warns Against Patronizing Unauthorized Health Facilities The use of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) Kits for COVID19 testing in Lagos is illegal until we can validate RDT kits that actually work,

Drug development the Nigerian way

Policy grants approval based only on safety profile:  Use whether it works or not, as long as it’s safe for human consumption. Manufacturer to conduct clinical trial after drug hits

Lagos doctors suspend warning strike

Striking medical doctors in Lagos have called off their three-day warning strike. The doctors had  on Monday embarked on a warning strike over wage disparity between the federal government doctors

UNICEF raises alarm on decline in global vaccine coverage due to COVID-19 pandemic

“This is a critical moment for Nigeria’s children. We can either seize it – or condemn millions of children to preventable illness or even death, ”   says Representative in Nigeria,

Lagos urges striking doctors to return to work

As doctors under the aegis of the Medical Guild commenced its 3-day warning strike in Lagos, the state government urged them to the strike and return to work. In a

Lagos set to deliver quality healthcare through improved data governance – Health Commissioner

Lagos State Government has said that it is set to develop an improved data governing systems to enhance the health care delivery systems in the state. Commissioner for Health, Prof.

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Nigeria needs sustainable plan to fight COVID-19 – Psychiatrist

A Consultant Neuro-Psychiatrist, Dr. Maymunah Kadiri has call on the federal government to be proactive and put implementable polices in order to check outbreak of pandemics. She says sustainable plan

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SFH, Oyo State partner to meet adolescents’ reproductive health needs during COVID-19 pandemic

                                                           

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Lagos doctors declare 3-day warning strike

Medical doctors in Lagos on Sunday declared a three- day warning strike over the state government’s failure to meet their demands. The doctors under the auspices of Medical Guild are

DevComs calls for adequate protection for women, girls against COVID-19

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s World Population Day, WPD, Development Communications Network, DevComs, has called on the federal government to provide adequate protection

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Benue Vice-Chairman on COIVID-19 committee dies

The Vice-chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Godwin Achinge, has died of Coronavirus complications. The state Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Sunday Ongbabo, confirmed this

Lagos Govt says COVID-19 testing remain free

The  Lagos State Government has reiterated that COVID-19 testing for residents of the state was free of charge. Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy said this

NCDC isuues another Public Advisory on face masks

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today issued another Public Advisory of the use iof face masks for the prevention of COVID-19. The Advisory said the use of face

Lagos expands COVID-19 response capacity

Approves private health facilities for testing and management of sases Lagos State government has expanded its COVID19 response capacity with the accreditation of seven private laboratories to boost its testing

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35 million people suffer drug use disorders globally – UNODC report reveals on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

As the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is marked worldwide today, the World Drug Report 2020 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has

How my family and I survived COVID 19 – Bukky George, CEO, Healthplus Pharmacy

Pharm. (Mrs) Bukky George, CEO of Healthplus, biggest Pharmacy chain stores in Nigeria and CasaBella International, has narrated her ordeal in the hands of the dreaded novel Coronavirus. The Healthplus

Nigeria Health Watch partners MEEDAN to counter misinformation on COVID-19

Concerned by the rapid spread of misinformation around COVID-19, Nigeria Health Watch, a leading health blog, and Meedan,  a technology that builds software and designs human-powered initiatives for newsrooms, NGOs

NNPC/SNEPCo donates medical equipment, ambulance to support Lagos of COVID-19 fight

Lauds State Government’s Effort to Contain Pandemic   Lagos State Government on Friday (June 19)  received multi million naira state-of-the-art medical and ancillary equipment and consumables from Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation

Rape: NAWOJ urges FG to expedite action

Comrade Adeola Ekine Chairperson, NAWOJ Lagos   The Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has called on the federal government to expedite action on rape to end the menace.  

POLIO: Buhari congratulates Nigerians on WHO certification

Africa’s wild polio-free status to be determined in August President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated fellow citizens on the joyous and historic occasion as Nigeria becomes Wild Polio Virus Free. Buhari

Resident doctors begin nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria today commenced an indefinite  nationwide strike. NARD President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, disclosed this in Abuja, during a press briefing on decisions taken

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AFICTF seeks technology intervention in healthcare

 To tackle the impact of COVID-19, a foundation, African ICT Foundation, AfICTF, has called for more information technology interventions by private donors in the health sector especially as countries are

Nigeria yet to meet up to 10% of blood need, says Haematologist on World Blood donor Day

Transfusion service to convert commercial blood donors to voluntary Lagos requires 260,000 units  annually A Consultant Haematologist at the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Uche Nwokwu says Nigeria is yet

COVID-19: Nigerians must guard against poor nutrition status – NSN

Laments neglect of nutrition as part of measures to fight pandemic Mrs Eluaka The Nutrition Society of Nigeria, NSN, has urged Nigerians to guard against what they eat irrespective of their

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We are suffering – Resident Doctors

Following its nationwide strike notice, The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors says there’s no going back unless both federal and state governments accede to its demand.  Speaking on a radio