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World Hand Hygiene Day: Nigerians must learn from India to avoid Covid-19 third wave – CMD UBTH

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to Mark the 2021 World Hand Hygiene Day on Wednesday May 5,  the Chief Medical Director, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH,

Don blames lack of potable water on inability to implement laws, policies

 Prof. Josiah Babatola of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has blamed inability of government to execute its policies and decision as a major cause of inadequate potable water.

Lagos Govt. takes steps to prevent COVID-19 third wave

The Lagos State Government says all its facilities have been placed on high alert to pick up early trends that may suggest a third wave of COVID-19 in the state.

UBTH recounts success story of  COVID-19 response

Despite it’s location in one of the top five states worse hit by COVID-19, no member of staff of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) died of the dreaded

Experts task govts on increased funds for anti-malaria, private sector participation

As St. Racheal’s unveils Antimalarial Art Competition  For Nigeria to achieve zero malaria targets, speakers at St. Racheal’s World Malaria Day Colloquium,  organized by the company recently, to mark the 2021

NAFDAC warns against using chemicals to enhance food, drinks

Apprehends Merchants of dangerous chemicals that killed three in Kano after consumption of adulterated Flavored drinks  The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC has warned Nigerians against

Doctors’ strike may end today as FG, NARD reach agreement 

The Federal Government and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have reached an agreement raising hope that the striking doctors may end their industrial action any moment from today.

Don’t neglect malaria because of COVID-19, expert warns

as St Racheal’s Pharma launches own brand of Artemether + Lumefantrine A parasitologist and specialist in the management of malaria has warned against  current neglect of the disease in the

NLNG, USAID sign pact to eliminate malaria in Bonny

  Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) today signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Agency For International Development (USAID) to make Bonny Island, its operational base, malaria free.

We’ll make UBTH a prime medical tourism centre – CMD

In its bid to attract patients from the West African sub-region and other parts of the world, the Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has embarked on

Nearly one third of Nigerian children do not have enough water to meet their daily needs – UNICEF

ABUJA, 22 March 2021 – As the world commemorates World Water Day, globally, more than 1.42 billion people – including 450 million children – are living in areas of high

Lagos commences COVID-19 vaccination

Gov. Sanwo-Olu, Deputy others get  shots Lists frontline health workers, journalists, policemen, among first groups to be vaccinated The Lagos State government, Friday, commenced the administration of  the covid-19 vaccine.  

NPHCDA assures of AstraZeneca vaccine safety

THE National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has assured Nigerians of the safety of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine saying no Nigerian has observed any adverse reaction, adding that all

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo today, March 6, received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. They were  by their Chief Personal Physicians Dr. Suhayb

Abuja begins Covid-19 vaccination

  Nigeria has officially rolled out the Covid-19 vaccination with four frontline health workers receiving jabs of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine at the National Hospital, Abuja.    The vaccines were administered

COVAX COVID-19 vaccines arrive Nigeria

Nigeria has received nearly 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.   The vaccines arrived at the

FG creates self e-registration link for COVID-19 vaccination

As Nigeria prepares to receive COVID-19 vaccines, the Federal Government has created a self e-registration link that would enable Nigerians to personally register themselves, obtain their pre-vaccination numbers and schedule

Jigawa approves death sentence for rapists

Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has assented to a bill stipulating death penalty for rapists. Briefing Newsmen in his office, Anthony General and commissioner of Justice, Barrister Musa Adamu

Lagos begins construction of new Massey Street Children’s Hospital

Construction work has commenced at the site designated for the new Massey Street Children’s Hospital located at the Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos Island. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who

Ghana becomes 1st to get COVAX COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

600,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca doses arrive  Accra Ghana has received a historic first shipment of 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility.    Ghana is the first country to

Lagos shuts 16 illegal patent medicine stores

Lagos State Task Force on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 16 illegal, substandard and unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores and premises at Ajegunle and Alaba Suru

UNICEF condemns attack on Government Science College, Kagara

UNICEF has condemned the Tuesday February 16  attack on students and staff of the Government Science College in Kagara, in Niger State. A statement by the UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter

NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has granted emergency use authorization for the use of  COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. Director General

NCDC Launches public awareness campaign ‘6232’

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the commencement of ‘Campaign 6232’. This is an activity to raise public awareness for the toll-free number ‘6232’ recently introduced by

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