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Health

COVID-19 in Africa declining steadily -WHO

The number of Coronavirus infections in Africa has been dwindling in the last four months, the World Health Organisation announced on Thursday.According to the report, the number of COVID-19...

What every couple should know about IVF

When it comes to the world of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), it is natural to be concerned about your best chances to conceive through this technique. Certainly, IVF is among the most effective trea...

Medical tourism: Igbinedion varsity hospital sets up diagnostic centre

As part of policy to stem the tide of medical tourism, the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, on Monday, commissioned a multi-million naira diagnostic centre.The 24 hours state-of-the-...

FG scraps PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers

Fully vaccinated inbound travellers would no longer be required to take a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test, the Federal Government said on Monday.The FG said they would, however, be subjected...

Lassa fever kills doctor, health worker in Zaria

Lassa fever has reportedly claimed the lives of a medical doctor, Dr. Abubakar Saleh Moriki, and a health worker, Hamza Abubakar, at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital and Kauran Wali Cl...

COVID-19: NGO calls for end to vaccine production monopoly

The Nigeria Network of NGOs says the exclusive control of COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments by “big” pharmaceutical companies continue to put the world at risk of the next deadly variant of t...

Moderna announces first African vaccine facility in Kenya

US vaccine maker Moderna announced Monday that it would build its first mRNA jab-manufacturing facility in Africa after signing an agreement with Kenya’s government to produce up to 500 million dos...

Senate passes bills to establish two orthopaedic, teaching hospitals

The Senate, on Wednesday, passed a bill to amend the Orthopaedic Hospitals Management Board Act to provide for the establishment of two new Federal Orthopaedic hospitals in Kwara and Osun States....

Polio: Gombe to immunise 817,300 under-five children in four days

No fewer than 817,300 under five children will benefit from the second phase of Polio Outbreak Response in Gombe State.Declaring the response open on Friday, Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Jat...

LUTH, 51 others get N50bn to equip isolation centres, ICUs’ fund

The Federal Government has revealed that it disbursed N50bn as part of the COVID-19 intervention fund to 52 federal tertiary institutions in the country.It explained that the fund was disbur...

World Cancer Day 2022: Bridging the gaps to cancer care

The first “World Summit Against Cancer” which was convened in Paris in 2000 established the World Cancer Day. It is an international day commemorated annually on February 4 to promote awareness of ...

120 million Nigerians at risk of leprosy, rabies, snakebites, others – FG

The Federal Government has said Nigeria is endemic to 14 of the 20 neglected tropical diseases listed by the World Health Organisation.It also stated that over 120 million Nigerians were at ...

Nigeria, 104 nations to get cheaper Merck COVID-19 pill

Generic drug manufacturers will make a more affordable version of Merck’s anti-Covid pill for 105 of the world’s poorer nations, in deals announced Thursday by a UN-backed organisation.The g...

Lagos nurses suspend strike

The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives has suspended its three-day warning strike.The nurses had on Monday commenced a three-day warning strike to...

High charges for PCR test, inadequate testing frustrate Nigeria’s effort to curb COVID-19 – Experts

Healthcare experts say Nigeria needs to develop new modalities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, noting that the testing procedure must be improved to protect the nation.They st...

Lagos nurses embark on strike over poor working conditions

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Lagos state chapter, has declared a three-day warning strike from Monday, January 9 to Wednesday, 12, 2022, to demand better working conditi...

Foundation advocates support for health sector, treats 1,500 patients free

An organization, the Ray of Hope Foundation has called on well-meaning Nigerians to assist the people of the grassroots in the area of the healthcare system.The foundation, who noted that th...

Lagos nurses to begin strike January 10

The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives on Friday said it will commence three-day warning strike on Monday.The state secretary of the union, Olorun...

Omicron: Biden to reverse South Africa, others’ travel ban

President Joe Biden formally announced Tuesday he will lift a ban this week on travel from South Africa and other countries in the region, imposed due to fear of the Omicron Covid-19 variant....

WHO will miss global 40% vaccination target

The World Health Organisation stated that it would miss its target to vaccinate 40 percent of the population in every country by the end of the year, and 70% by the middle of next year.  The W...