Health

COVID-19: Spain Donates 4.4m J&J Vaccines To Niger

Thursday, May 26, 2022
The Spanish government has donated 4.4 million Johnson Johnson vaccines to Nigeria, in order to align with its unconditional defence of fair, equitable, and universal access to vaccines against COVID-19. This was disclosed in a statement by the Embassy of Spain in Nigeria on Wednesday. The E ...

Monkeypox: Another Red-Alert for Nigeria 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
There is a shock wave in several countries as there is now an outbreak of Monkeypox, a viral infection that has spread to several countries in Europe as well as to the United States, Canada and Australia. Only last Friday, more than 100 cases were either suspected or confirmed in Europe. It is also ...

Monkeypox: NCDC Says There Is No Treatment For Infected Patients

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has urged Nigerians to take certain measures to prevent monkeypox infection, stating that there are no specific treatments available for the disease. This is just as the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, allayed the fears of Nigeria ...

Oyo State Government Suspends Doctor, Nurse Over Alleged Misconduct

Sunday, May 22, 2022
The Oyo State Hospitals Management Board has suspended a medical officer and a nursing officer over alleged involvement in unprofessional conduct. This was contained in a statement by the Chairman of the HMB, Dr. Gbola Adetunji, obtained on Saturday. The suspended officials were accused of div ...

The Allies Protecting Pregnant Women From Malaria In Africa

Saturday, May 21, 2022
Delourice Shambala is nearing the final days of her pregnancy, and she attributes her malaria-free pregnancy and good health to a trio of community-based health workers. The trio includes David Smith Kange, a community health assistant and two community health volunteers. One of ...

Monkeypox Case In The United Kingdom With Travel History To Nigeria

Thursday, May 12, 2022
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has been officially notified by United Kingdom (UK) authorities of a confirmed case of Monkeypox with a connection to Nigeria. We would like to provide some more details about this case. On 7th May 2022, the NCDC was notified by the UK International H ...

Oyo Commences Fumigation Of Dumpsites

Monday, May 9, 2022
Oyo State Government, and its Waste Management Consultant, Mottainai Recycling, has begun fumigation of dumpsites, starting with Lapite in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state. This is in its bid to eliminate communicable diseases within the neighbourhood and epidemic in the State This was jointly re ...

Chinua Achebe's Son, Chidi Chike, Bags Award In Medicine And Science At US Colle

Sunday, May 8, 2022
Chidi Chike Achebe, son of the late Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe, has received the John and Samuel Bard Award in Medicine and Science. Chidi Chike Achebe is to be conferred the award on May 27 by the Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, United States of America for his excel ...

Lassa fever: Six Deaths, 76 Cases Recorded In Gombe

Thursday, April 28, 2022
At least, six deaths and 76 suspected Lassa fever cases had been reported in a new outbreak in the Kaltungo Local Government Area of Gombe State. It was learnt that the outbreak happened at an almajiri school in Dogon Ruwa ward of the LGA. Comfort Dalami, the Coordinator of Primary Health Care ...

World Malaria Day:  Expert Reveal Impediments To Malaria Vaccine Development.

Thursday, April 28, 2022
In spite of combined efforts by the World Health Organization, United States Agency for International Development, governments of various countries and other partners, malaria over the years has continued to pose a very serious health challenge, especially in the tropics. Malaria is said to be re ...
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