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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.

Buhari signs Executive Order on Coronavirus Health Protection Regulations 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Coronavirus Health Protection Regulation 2021 in a bid to strengthen and enforce Nigeria’s protocols on COVID-19. The President signed the six-part regulation on Tuesday

4 cases of the UK COVID-19 strain found in Nigeria

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC,  on Monday, disclosed that four Nigerians had tested positive for the highly contagious United Kingdom, UK, COVID-19 strain. Ihekweazu, who disclosed

Sanwo-Olu  unveils new Maternal and Childcare centre, School of anesthesia in Badagry

In an effort aimed at ending maternal and child mortality in Lagos, the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has unveiled a new Maternal and Childcare Centre and a School of

Africa may be left behind in COVID-19 vaccination – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Africa is in danger of being left behind in COVID-19 vaccination as prices spike due to competition in other regions. Matshidiso Moeti,

Genomics research company unveils lab in Lagos

A genomics research, services and development company, 54gene, on Thursday (January 21), unveiled a cutting edge new laboratory capable of human whole genome sequencing and a variety of other scientific

Osinbajo visits NCDC

Commends health workers for their efforts in fight against COVID-19 Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo yesterday paid a scheduled visit to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) commending the

Biden restores America’s ties with WHO

The United States of America is set to play its leading role in global health again as President Joe Biden yesterday (January 20), halted Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the World

WHO secures 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines

deliveries expected to begin next month Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, says the organisation had secured two billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, with a billion more in the pipeline and

We have not approved Covid vaccine for use in Nigeria – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says no vaccine has been approved for use in Nigeria as it has not received any application for registration 

Africa CDC secures 270 million vaccine doses for African countries

The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) established by African Union Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa today reported to a special meeting of the AU Bureau of the Assembly that it

Nigeria records highest ever COVID-19 infections

1,354 cases on Tuesday January 5 Nigeria has recorded 1,354 new infections of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, disclosed on its verified website on

731 NYSC members test positive for COVID-19

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has revealed that 731 members of Batch B National Youths Service Corps (NYSC)   have tested positive for COVID-19. The chairman, PTF on COVID-19

Covid-19: Lagos PLWDs lament media neglect in highlighting plights

Says members resort to self help People who are living with disability in Lagos State, PLWDs, have called on the media to have vulnerable population in mind while reporting Covid-19.

UNICEF calls for an end to abduction of school children  

UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter Hawkins today condemned the abduction of 344 school children who were released yesterday describing the act as a “cruel disregard for humanity” which must come to

Gov. Sanwo-Olu tests positive for COVID-19

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been infected with the dreaded Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Professor Akin Abayomi, the State’s Commissioner for Health made this known in a statement on Saturday.

Lagos threatens to sanction international travellers evading COVID-19 testing

The Lagos State Government on Friday threatened to sanction  incoming passengers who shun the Federal Government’s guidelines against COVID-19, warning erring passengers  to stop or face the consequences. The government

ISN rewards ‘Lab Scientists of The Year’ with N1m

Mamora urges finalists to work harder to remain at peak of profession A Medical Laboratory Scientist from the University of Lagos Medical Center, Abiola Fashina, has emerged the  winner of

WAAW: Nigeria must implement laws to curb antibiotic resistance – Experts

As  Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2020 World Antimicrobial Week (WAW), experts have advocated the need to implement various regulations and policies on rational use

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African Health Ministers reaffirm joint determination to regain impact on TB

 Pledge to minimize  impact of COVID-19 on TB services            African Health Ministers at the recently concluded 33rd ‘Stop TB Partnership’ Board Meeting  held virtually on

Delta State, Sanofi commission diabetes, hypertension clinics

  The Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC), an agency under the Delta State government, on Monday commissioned four Diabetes and Hypertension Clinics  (DHC) across the state as part of