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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

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

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US pulls cuts ties with WHO

President Donald Trump announced on Friday he was severing the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization, claiming China had “total control” over the organization and pressured the body

Exxon Mobil donates ambulances, medical supplies to support Nigerian COVID-19 response

Two states and National Centre for Disease Control to receive test kits and hospital beds  Mobil Producing Nigeria, an Exxon Mobil affiliate, and operator of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation/Mobil

EU donates COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment to drug treatment centres

Implemented through UNODC’s “Response to Drugs and Related Organised Crime” project                    L- R: Kurt Cornelis, Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation to

Madagascar COVID-19 drug: Save our nation this shame, PSN begs FG

Wants government to try local herbal drugs first                                            

Madagascar’s COVID-19 drug sent to Nigeria

NAFDAC, others to carry out analysis before testing The Republic of Madagascar has offered its herbal drug – COVID Organics (COV) – to Nigeria and other African countries  for the

Nigeria Police partners UNODC, EU to safeguard frontline officers against COVID-19

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), the Nigeria Police Force, and the European Union have launched new Guidelines for Policing During the COVID-19 Emergency, tailored specifically for

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Asthma still poorly diagnosed and inadequately treated – Prof. Erhabor

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2020 World Asthma Day on Tuesday May 5, renowned Professor of Medicine and leading Consultant Chest Physicians Professor Gregory

Bauchi governor orders treatment of COVID-19 patients with chloroquine, zithromax

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has ordered the state’s task force and healthcare personnel to use chloroquine and Zithromax in treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients to avoid deaths in the

Relaxing COVID-19 lockdown at communal infection stage is dangerous, NMA warns govt

Describes  Bauchi Governor’s order for use of Chloroquine and Zithromax as improper and unethical The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), on Friday May 1, spoke against the decision of the Federal

World Malaria Day: Global partnership tasks countries on timely action against malaria

The Roll Back Malaria (RBM), a partnership towards ending malaria, has called on countries to act and save almost 400,000 additional lives from malaria, even as the world was grappled

Reproductive health expert predicts unplanned baby boom from November

as COVID-19 hinders access to family planning in  midst of knockdown A Reproductive Health expert has predicted that Nigeria will begin to see unplanned COVID-19 babies from November 2020. As