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WHO says coronavirus outbreak not pandemic

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has said the coronavirus outbreak was not yet pandemic, but a global public health emergency

According to WHO, Coronavirus has claimed 425 lives, with more than 20,000 reported cases in China and 158 cases outside China.

WHO, which stated this at a new [...]

Sun, 09 February 2020


World Leprosy Day: Early detection, treatment prevent disability - WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, says early detection and treatment of leprosy will prevent patients from disabilities.

Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, stated this in commemoration of World Leprosy day held in Abuja.

He noted that World Leprosy Day is [...]

Sat, 01 February 2020


NHIS plans new phase of scheme

The executive secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Mohammed Sambo has unveiled the Health Insurance Under One Roof.

The NHIS Boss, disclosed this at the leadership of the State Social Health Insurance Agency in Abuja.

According to him, the new concept recommends clear defin [...]

Sun, 26 January 2020


USAID launches ‘Water for Agric’ for farmers in Northeast

The U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, has awarded a three-year, $8 million Cooperative Agreement to Catholic Relief Services, CRS, that will boost the livelihoods of crop and livestock farmers in the conflict-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe by improving the water supply in c [...]

Sun, 26 January 2020


NAFDAC drums urgent need for salt input in food products

The National Agency for food and drugs, Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has said that it would move against manufacturers of foods not fortified with vitamin A.

The agency expressed regret that some of the companies producing foods such as milk, sugar, salt and oil had not been adding vitam [...]

Sun, 26 January 2020


Nigeria on red alert for new coronavirus outbreak in China -NCDC

Nigeria has gone on alert for the new coronavirus after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has issued a health advisory detailing five ways individuals can reduce their risk of contracting the new virus that has emerged in China.

The Director of Nigeria Centre for Disease control, NC [...]

Sun, 26 January 2020


NCDC, build three new laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has activated three laboratories to test disease outbreak samples.

The Director General of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this in Abuja, during a media tour of the NCDC National Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa a suburb in Abuja.

According t [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020


Smoking cigarette can lead to depression - Study

A new study has found that smoking cigarettes can affect our mental and emotional well-being.

The study, which appeared in the journal of Plos One, revealed that there were clues that point to smoking as a predisposing factor to depression.

The senior and corresponding author of the stud [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020


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