Health

CSOs urge Reps to hold hearings on infectious diseases bill

A group of civil societies in Nigeria has urged the House of Representatives to hold both virtual and physical public hearing on the controversial infectious diseases bill.

While the coalition, consisting 65 CSOs, commended the House for bowing to pressure to subject the bill to a public hearin [...]

Sun, 10 May 2020


No definitive treatment for Covid-19 patients —Physicians

President of the Nigerian Medical Association NMA, Dr. Francis Faduyile, and a nephrologist, Prof. Babatunde Salako, say there is no definitive treatment for the treatment of the novel coronavirus.

Salako, who is also the director general of the Nigeria Institute for Medical Research, says that [...]

Sun, 10 May 2020


Covid-19: Patients develop stronger immunity- Virologist

Against the backdrop that some coronavirus patients who were treated for the global pandemic were re-infected in some countries, expert say such patient would rather develop strong immunity against the virus.

A Professor of Medical Virology at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-A [...]

Sun, 10 May 2020


Food supplements needed to boost immune system against Covid-19

There is no single food item that can prevent or cure coronavirus, at present, the Dietitians Association of Nigeria has said.

The association, however, said an adequate diet would help support the body’s immune system to fight infections.

It said its attention was drawn to several [...]

Sat, 25 April 2020


Fake test kits, inferior drugs, low-grade PPEs make winning COVID-19 war difficult —Experts

Health experts in frontline battle against Covid-19, have said that while the coronavirus pandemic presents a difficult situation globally, counterfeiters have used the situation to enrich themselves.

At an emergency press briefing in Abuja, the experts said that it was against the safety of fr [...]

Sat, 25 April 2020


Culture and belief affect exclusive breastfeeding - Expert

The Programme Manager, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Tilewa Denloye, has expressed worry over the perceived hindrance of cultural influence to exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria.

Denloye at an event organised by the foundation in Keffi, said it was unfortunate that a lot of mothers had been dece [...]

Sun, 29 March 2020


Expert calls for healthy sleep culture

The Chief Executive Officer of Mouka Foam, Mr Raymond Morphy, has advised Nigerians on the need to have adequate and quality sleep, saying sleep is a necessary part of human life.

At a World Sleep Day organised by the firm in Abuja, Morphy said the role of sleep in mental and physical health co [...]

Sun, 29 March 2020


NGO raises $3.6m for Africa healthcare supply chain

A non -governmental organisation, Field Intelligence, FI, has raised $3.6m equity to transform healthcare supply chain in Africa.

The amount was launched in Abuja. According to them, the money was raised in partnership with Blue Haven Initiative.

The head of growth department in FI, Pete [...]

Sun, 29 March 2020


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