Health

U.S. shores up fight against TB with diagnostic equipment

The fight against tuberculosis received a boost recently with the donation of 86,500 “GeneXpert Ultra” cartridges by the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID.

The critical equipment was donated to the Nigeria’s National Tuberculosis (TB) and Leprosy Control Program [...]

Mon, 22 February 2021


28, 876 deaths as a result of tobacco smoking in Nigeria- Expert

An Abuja-based Centre for the Study of Economies of Africa, CSEA, has reported that a research it conducted had revealed that 28,876 deaths related to tobacco smoking are recorded annually in Nigeria.

Marco Castradori, a research associate with the CSEA, revealed this in Abuja, at a report diss [...]

Mon, 22 February 2021


When Lagos reiterated commitment to maternal, child health

As part of efforts to curb maternal and child mortality in the State, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has made fresh commitment to put the menace to an end.

The governor, who disclosed this to journalists in Badagry, while unveiling a new Maternal and Childcare Centre and the Scho [...]

Mon, 01 February 2021


Covid-19: People who recover are immune for 6 months

As the number of people who have fought off SARS-CoV-2 climbs ever higher, a critical question has grown in importance: How long will their immunity to the novel coronavirus last?

A new Rockefeller study offers an encouraging answer, suggesting that those who recover from COVID-19 are protected [...]

Mon, 01 February 2021


Abuja Lions Club earmarks N29m for Karu hospital psychotherapy unit

Abuja Mega Lions Club, District 404-A2 Nigeria, has earmarked sum of N29 million to rehabilitate the psychotherapy unit of Karu General Hospital, Abuja. The new President of the club, Lion Anthonia C Opusunju, made the disclosure during a fund raising programme during her installation and board of dir [...]

Mon, 25 January 2021


Leveraging on school feeding program to eradicate intestinal worms

Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis, STH also known as (intestinal worms) is a worm infestation which is caused by infection with a group of intestinal nematode worms, with most important species reported in Sub-Saharan Africa like the hookworms (both Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus), the roun [...]

Mon, 25 January 2021


What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine - NOA

In a bid to allay fears among Nigerians over COVID-19 vaccine safety, the Federal Government Authority, the National Orientation Agency, NOA, has explained government’s process of procuring vaccines, its safety and ability to protect citizens from contracting the virus.

The National Orien [...]

Mon, 18 January 2021


Covid-19 vaccine: Only Pfizer-BioNTech granted emergency listing - NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has raised the alarm that there are fake vaccines in circulation in Nigeria, as it warns unsuspecting members of the public to beware and do not order any vaccine online.

Revealing this in a recent Zoom meeting with journ [...]

Sun, 17 January 2021


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