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US to screen travellers from Uganda for Ebola as ‘precaution’

US to screen travellers from Uganda for Ebola as ‘precaution’

President Joe Biden’s administration has announced it will test US-bound travellers from Uganda for Ebola, funnelling passengers through five airports that will conduct the screenings. The administration made the announcement on Thursday, and screenings are expected to begin immediately. Travellers who [...]

October 7, 2022 Health issues
DRC declares end to latest Ebola virus outbreak

DRC declares end to latest Ebola virus outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has declared an end to its latest Ebola virus outbreak, according to officials. The outbreak, the 15th recorded in the country, emerged when one case was confirmed in the eastern city of Beni, [...]

September 28, 2022 Africa, Health issues
Uganda confirms three more Ebola deaths

Uganda confirms three more Ebola deaths

Health authorities in Uganda have confirmed the death of three more Ebola patients in the country, days after declaring an outbreak of a strain of the disease in a central district. In a statement released on Friday, the health ministry [...]

September 24, 2022 Health issues
Uganda confirms seven cases of Ebola, one death

Uganda confirms seven cases of Ebola, one death

Uganda has confirmed seven cases of Ebola, as authorities try to track down 43 contacts of known Ebola patients – two days after the East African country announced an outbreak of the contagious disease. The cases confirmed on Thursday include a [...]

September 23, 2022 Health issues
22,500 children died from air pollution in Lagos in 2021

22,500 children died from air pollution in Lagos in 2021

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) says that 22,500 children died from air pollution in the state in 2021. It stated that the figure was 75 per cent of 30,000 people who died in 2021 in the state due to the [...]

August 29, 2022 Health issues
FG Begs Doctors, Nurses To Remain In Nigeria

FG Begs Doctors, Nurses To Remain In Nigeria

The federal government has reiterated its assurance that measures are being deployed to address the brain drain in Nigeria. Minister of State for Health, Joseph Ekumankama spoke with reporters on Monday at the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Meta, Lagos. He [...]

August 24, 2022 Health issues
Absence of vaccine heightens fear of monkeypox

Absence of vaccine heightens fear of monkeypox

Two weeks after Brazil, India and Spain recorded their first monkeypox deaths days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency, concerns over further spread of the virus and increase in global fatality have [...]

August 13, 2022 Health issues
Osun Festival: Devotees defy govt, drink contaminated water

Osun Festival: Devotees defy govt, drink contaminated water

In spite of the state government’s warning against drinking water from Osun River during the grand finale of the Osun Osogbo festival due to contamination, many devotees and visitors were sighted on Friday defying the warning. Correspondents of the News Agency of [...]

August 13, 2022 Health issues
Ned Nwoko Reveals Solution To Malaria Menace, Power Problems

Ned Nwoko Reveals Solution To Malaria Menace, Power Problems

Ned Nwoko reveals solution to malaria menace, power problems Former federal lawmaker and philanthropist, Mr Ned Nwoko, has advocated investment in vaccine research; in order to tackle malaria in Africa.  Fielding questions from journalists Wednesday in Abuja, Nwoko said the [...]

July 22, 2022 Health issues
Vice President, Osinbajo To Spend Few Days On Admission After Surgery

Vice President, Osinbajo To Spend Few Days On Admission After Surgery

A surgical procedure carried out on Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday, was successful, according to a statement by his doctors. SaharaReporters earlier reported that Osinbajo announced his admission into an undisclosed hospital for a surgery in his leg. Osinbajo [...]

July 19, 2022 Health issues
New Somali president tests positive for COVID-19

New Somali president tests positive for COVID-19

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and was in self-isolation. “My fellow citizens, I would like to inform you that today I tested positive for COVID-19. So far, I have no symptoms but I [...]

June 25, 2022 Health issues
MonkeyPox: Nigeria records 10 new cases in 7 days – NCDC

MonkeyPox: Nigeria records 10 new cases in 7 days – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC ) has recorded 10 additional monkeypox cases in the last seven days in the country. The NCDC disclosed this via its official website, in its latest monkeypox situation report released on Friday. NAN reports that [...]

June 11, 2022 Health issues
Nigeria records 21 fresh cases of Monkeypox, one death

Nigeria records 21 fresh cases of Monkeypox, one death

Twenty-one cases of Monkeypox disease have been recorded this year. Of the number, 15 incidents were captured as of April 30, 2022, while the other six happened between that time and May 29. Consequently, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control [...]

June 1, 2022 Health issues
Two decades later, Nigeria’s health insurance is still flailing

Two decades later, Nigeria’s health insurance is still flailing

These days, Saidat Olatunji is faced with the dilemma of choosing between her stomach and her sight. A small vial of an eye drop, the 64-year-old petty trader’s glaucoma medication, barely lasts a month and costs 6,000 naira ($14.38), enough [...]

May 12, 2022 Health issues
Nigerian robotics engineer designs smart bra to detect breast cancer

Nigerian robotics engineer designs smart bra to detect breast cancer

From smart glasses to haptic gloves, wearable’ technology has gone leaps and bounds in recent years. Now, researchers in Nigeria have developed a smart bra, which they say, can detect breast cancer early. According to a report published, yesterday, by [...]

March 24, 2022 Health issues
In 2021, Nigeria lost 3,604 lives to Cholera

In 2021, Nigeria lost 3,604 lives to Cholera

In 2021, Nigeria lost no fewer than 3,604 persons to Cholera, says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country’s infectious disease agency. The data, which was published on Sunday by the disease centre for Week 52, spanning December 27 till [...]

January 18, 2022 Health issues
38 cases of polio virus confirmed in Bauchi

38 cases of polio virus confirmed in Bauchi

Thirty-eight (38) confirmed cases of mutant polio virus, type 2 (Cmpv2) have been recorded in 12 local government areas of Bauchi State, the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), has said. Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, the Executive Chairman of [...]

January 11, 2022 Health issues
Bill on free healthcare for Nigerian children divides lawmakers

Bill on free healthcare for Nigerian children divides lawmakers

The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill to ensure free healthcare for children from age 0 to 18 years in all hospitals, amidst debate. The general principle of the bill was debated by members of the House on [...]

November 18, 2021 Health issues
24m people living with diabetes in Africa

24m people living with diabetes in Africa

Ahead of World Diabetes Day (WDD) on November 14, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), yesterday, said an estimated 24 million people are living with diabetes in Africa and the continent is expected to experience [...]

November 13, 2021 Health issues
Buhari Spends Over 2 Days In London Seeing Doctors

Buhari Spends Over 2 Days In London Seeing Doctors

President Muhammadu Buhari has now spent two days in London visiting his doctors despite the presidency announcing only his visit to Glasgow, Scotland and Paris, France on official duties.  Hope For Nigeria Online learnt that Buhari, after his participation in [...]

November 5, 2021 Health issues
UBTH moves against blood clot-related deaths

UBTH moves against blood clot-related deaths

Following reports that blood clot within the veins, referred to in medical field, as Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), remains the leading cause of preventable deaths in medical facilities, the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has begun sensitisation of staff and [...]

November 2, 2021 Health issues
Kano Government Shuts Down Hospital Over Death Cases

Kano Government Shuts Down hospital Over Death Cases

The Kano State Government has shut down a private health facility in the state over cases of two deaths recorded in the hospital within the last six months. According to Daily Trust, the health facility, Green-Olives Hospital, situated at Sabon [...]

October 27, 2021 Health issues
Nigeria Plans To Borrow N82 Billion To Buy Mosquito Nets

Nigeria Plans To Borrow N82 Billion To Buy Mosquito Nets

The Nigerian Senate has condemned a proposal by the Federal Ministry of Health to borrow $200 million (N82,070,388,916.76) under the malaria programme to buy mosquito nets in the 2022 budget. A member of the Senate Committee on Health, Gershom Bassey [...]

October 27, 2021 Health issues
Udom Revives 117-Year-Old Akwa Ibom Hospital

Udom Revives 117-Year-Old Akwa Ibom Hospital

The dream of an improved healthcare delivery system for the people of Ikot Ekpene local government in Akwa Ibom State has finally been realised with the unveiling of a state of the arts modern secondary hospital and referral center for [...]

October 15, 2021 Health issues
Buhari Appoints New Boss For Nigeria Centre For Disease Control

Buhari Appoints New Boss For Nigeria Centre For Disease Control

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday approved the appointment of Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Buhari also approved the establishment of a health sector reform committee to oversee the development and [...]

September 7, 2021 Health issues
Malnutrition threatens child survival in North East

Malnutrition threatens child survival in North East

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that malnutrition is the biggest threat to child “survival and development” in the North East. The Chief Field Officer, Maiduguri, Samuel Sesay, raised the alarm, yesterday, at a three-day Media Dialogue on [...]

September 1, 2021 Health issues
Neurologist attributes increase in mental health

Neurologist attributes increase in mental health

The Chief Medical Director, Federal Neuro Psychiatry Hospital, Kaduna, Prof. Abdulkareem Jika- Yusuf has attributed the increase in mental illness to abuse of drug among other factors. Jika- Yusuf who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of [...]

August 10, 2021 Health issues
Nigeria enters third wave as cases of Delta variant spike

Nigeria enters third wave as cases of Delta variant spike

The Nigerian government Monday said the country is already seeing the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic as cases of Delta variant are increasing in several states. Nigeria’s minister of health Osagie Ehanire said the country has been recording a sharp [...]

August 3, 2021 Health issues
Nigeria receives 4 million doses of vaccine from U.S

Nigeria receives 4 million doses of vaccine from U.S

The Nigerian government on Monday received four million and eighty doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Biden-Harris administration of the United States of America. The vaccines, which were delivered through the COVAX facility, a vaccine alliance aimed [...]

August 3, 2021 Health issues
Europeans vaccinated but concern grows over Delta variant

Europeans vaccinated but concern grows over Delta variant

More than half of all European adults are now fully vaccinated, the European Union said, but the milestone came as countries across the world are battling fresh outbreaks blamed on the fast-spreading Delta variant. The EU said on Thursday that [...]

July 23, 2021 Health issues