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Lassa fever: Edo health officials, WHO, partner agencies, storm affected communities to sensitize members

Edo State Health Commissioner, Prof. Obehi Akoria yesterday, led senior officials of the health ministry, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partner agencies to some local governments most hit

Mental Health Bill: Network commends FG

The Founder, Nigerian Mental Health Network, Mr. Chime Asonye, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the National Mental Health Bill 2021, into law. He, however, urged incoming administrations to

Edo begins free medical outreach to local governments

as health Commissioner leads volunteers to provide services at Esan West LGA No fewer than 800 residents from various communities in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo state received

China COVID-19 surge: We are closely monitoring situation – NCDC assures Nigerians

urges more emphasis on  vaccination, non-pharmaceutical intervention  As COVID–19 infections surge in China and countries around the world are announcing measures aimed at restricting the dreaded infection from spreading to them, the Nigeria

Edo splashes awards on best performing LGAs in Vaccination

The Edo State government honoured three local governments, penultimate  Wednesday, for their outstanding performance in the state’s immunisation programme in 2022. The Local governments – Akoko Edo LGA, Uhumwonde LGA

Lagos welcomes ‘Baby of The Year’

1st Lady presents gifts in government hospitals Triplets at LASUTH Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, in the early hours of today, welcomed and presented gifts items

HIV Prevention: Group calls for adoption of PrEP drug

For Nigeria not to be left behind in the fight against HIV, an advocacy organisation, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicide Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), has called for the adoption of a

Buhari approves Adeyeye as NAFDAC D-G for 2nd term 

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Prof. Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye as the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), for a second five-year tenure. Announcing

How effective use of PrEP ring reduces HIV in women by 50% – NHVMAS

says women aged 15–49 twice likely to be living with HIV than men Lately, it appears that there’s less mention of HIV on the lips and programs of government authorities

HEWAN initiates talk on re-emerging infectious diseases

Worried by the increasing rate of infectious diseases in Nigeria and the world at large, the Health Writers Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) has assembled a team of experts to discuss

Cross River  confirms outbreak of cholera in  community 

30 persons  including pregnant women feared dead – villagers  No fever than 30 persons have reportedly died in Ekureku community in Abi Local government area of Cross River State following

Edo State to roll out new standard of practice for health sector

Validates new policy  In continuation of its health sector reform, Edo State government has concluded the validation of fresh health care delivery policies that will define the standard  of practice

NMA raids illegal clinics, quack doctors in Aba

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, on Thursday, swept into action as it raided clinics in Aba, and fished out some alleged quack doctors. According to Vanguard newspaper, a number of

World AIDS DAY: Inequalities blocking end of pandemic – UN

“Of the 38 million people living with HIV, 5.9 million people who know they have HIV are not receiving treatment” As the world marks the World AIDS Day today, December

I’m losing self confidence because of  mouth odour

Dear Doctor, I’m a 32-year old guy and I’ve just got a job with an IT company in Lagos. I really want to put in my best in every aspect

CACPP seeks collaboration with relevant stakeholders to tackle menace of Counterfeit drugs

The Coalition Against Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products (CACPP)  in conjunction with Nigerian Representatives of Overseas Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NIROPHARM) and Pfizer is leading the charge in seeking collaborations between relevant stakeholders in

Nigeria-EU-UNODC Partnership Project on Drug Control closes

As the European Union funded project “Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime” implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC, comes to an end, stakeholders gathered

Lagos targets 1.3M school-based children for deworming

Lagos State Government has commenced free school based deworming exercise to treat soil transmitted helminthiasis (STH), targeting 1.3 million school aged children between ages of five and 14 year who

Prof, my daughter bends sideways while standing

“Could be Scoliosis, visit nearest public hospital for thorough examination” Dear Prof, I noticed that my eighteen-year-old daughter bends sideways while standing. She also complains of pain around the mid

No case of COVID-19 recorded in Nigerian Prisons since outbreak – Controller General

The Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS has again scaled up its environmental and health surveillance systems, as part of its mandate to provide good health services for the wellbeing, protection and

Rotavirus immunisation begins in Lagos Friday

The Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB) with the support of development partners will be conducting a statewide immunisation campaign against Rotavirus from Friday, 25th November to Wednesday, 30th

Rainbow Hospital begins free screening to mark World Diabetes Day

As part of activities to mark the 2022 World Diabetes Day (WDD), Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, a private hospital with focus on the management of diabetes and other endocrine and

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Is scabies incurable?

Dear Doctor, I’m a 32-year old man and unemployed. Four years ago at the university, I contracted scabies which covered my arms and some parts of the body. It took

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Learn about diabetes – DICOMAI urges Nigerians

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2022 World Diabetes Day (WDD) on November 14, a non-governmental organization, Diabetes Control Media Advocacy Initiative (DICOMAI) has urged

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My pregnant sister has swollen legs, constantly feels dizzy and tired. Is this normal?

Dear Doctor, My 27-year old sister is four months pregnant. It’s her first pregnancy but she’s yet to register at any hospital for her ante-natal care. Someone advised her to wait till