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Lagos begins COVID-19 clinical trial

Lagos begins COVID-19 clinical trial

The Lagos State  Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the state has concluded plans to start COVID-19 clinical trial in partnership with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and other institutions. The commissioner spoke in Ikeja at a [...]

April 7, 2020 Health issues
COVID-19

COVID-19: Give priority to health workers in distribution of masks – WHO

The World Health Organisation has advised countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic to make personal protective equipment such as face masks available for health workers before the general population. WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, stated this as the UN specialised [...]

April 7, 2020 Health issues
Outrage over government’s move to invite Chinese doctors

Outrage over government’s move to invite Chinese doctors

The move by the Federal Government to bring Chinese medical experts to help it check the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria has drawn the ire of local stakeholders. Health Minister Osagie Ehanire had announced last Friday that an “18-man team of [...]

April 6, 2020 Health issues
Coronavirus: Eleven states, FCT shun chloroquine clinical trial –NAFDAC

Coronavirus: Eleven states, FCT shun chloroquine clinical trial –NAFDAC

Weeks after the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control approved the use of chloroquine for the clinical trial treatment of the coronavirus disease, states affected by the wide-spreading virus have yet to signify interest to embrace the [...]

April 4, 2020 Health issues
Chinese medical team to arrive in Nigeria soon — Health minister

Chinese medical team to arrive in Nigeria soon — Health minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Friday, said that Chinese doctors, nurses and medical experts would arrive in Nigeria in a few days to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The minister said this during a briefing of [...]

April 4, 2020 Health issues
coronavirus cases top a million

Global coronavirus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50,000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far. Despite more than half the planet [...]

April 3, 2020 Health issues
Olopade tests positive

COVID-19: Olopade tests positive, becomes first case in Nigerian sports

Former Ogun State Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Bukola Olopade, has confirmed testing positive to the coronavirus, The PUNCH reports. He becomes the first sports personality to contract the virus in Nigeria. Olopade, who had earlier announced in a video [...]

March 27, 2020 Health issues
Six COVID-19 patients to be discharged in Lagos

Six COVID-19 patients to be discharged in Lagos

The Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Dr Tunde Ajayi, has disclosed that six COVID-19 patients to be discharged in Lagos Infectious Disease Hospital have recovered. Ajayi via his twitter handle, @thetundeajai, said the patients would be [...]

March 26, 2020 Health issues
Rivers State has recorded its first Coronavirus case

Coronavirus: Rivers records first case as toll rises to 51

Rivers State has recorded its first Coronavirus case since the pandemic disease broke out in the country. It is among the five new cases confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) late Wednesday night. Of the five new [...]

March 26, 2020 Health issues
Lockdowns have begun in Africa

Africa lockdowns begin as coronavirus cases above 1,000

ABUJA, Nigeria — Lockdowns have begun in Africa as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000, while Nigeria on Saturday announced it is closing airports to all incoming international flights for one month in the continent’s most populous country. Rwanda said all [...]

March 26, 2020 Health issues
VP Osinbajo Tests Negative For Coronavirus

VP Osinbajo Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative for coronavirus, 24 hours after he went into self-isolation following fears he could have physically interacted with some persons who tested positive. In a tweet by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the [...]

March 25, 2020 Health issues

Nigeria reports its first coronavirus-related death

Nigeria reported its first coronavirus-related death on Monday, the country’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said. The patient was a 67-year-old man who came back to Nigeria in March after undergoing medical treatment in the UK, the NCDC said in [...]

March 24, 2020 Health issues
Coronavirus

Okrika clothes, textiles can import coronavirus – NEMA warn Nigerians

As Coronavirus blow up in most countries, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has appealed to Nigerians to desist from buying fairly used imported clothes. NEMA head of Imo/Abia operations, Evans Ugoh said this in Owerri while addressing disaster stakeholders in [...]

March 20, 2020 Health issues
Peoples Democratic Party

Covid-19: PDP counsels APC, say fuel price reduction is Atiku’s advice

On Wednesday The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has counseled the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to play politics with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) but join other well-meaning Nigerians to seek solution for the scourge. PDP gave the advice in a statement [...]

March 19, 2020 Health issues
CORONAVIRUS

CORONAVIRUS: FG FEARS NYSC MEMBERS MAY BE TESTED POSITIVE

The Federal Government has ordered the immediate closure of the ongoing National Youth Corps Service camps nationwide over coronavirus fears. The 2020 Batch A Stream One NYSC members arrived on the camp on March 4 and are expected to leave [...]

March 18, 2020 Health issues
WHO cite Nigeria as the only country effectively tackling coronavirus-

WHO cite Nigeria as the only country effectively tackling coronavirus- See reasons

Nigeria has been refered to as a nation viably handling coronavirus by the World Health Organization, soon after the global office pronounced the fatal sickness as “pandemic”. At a public interview in Geneva, Michael Ryan who heads the WHO Emergencies [...]

March 13, 2020 Health issues
Angola Bans Travellers

Angola Bans Travellers From Nigeria, China And Others Over Coronavirus

Angola Bans Travellers: As part of control measures towards preventing the outbreak of deadly coronavirus, Angola has placed an immigration restriction on seven countries with records of reported cases of the spreading epidemic. Akelicious notes that since its outbreak in [...]

March 4, 2020 Health issues
NHIS

NHIS Applauds Gov. Emmanuel on Health Insurance Law … As Health Stakeholders Task Business Owners on Healthcare

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has commended Gov Udom Emmanuel for his backing on the Akwa Ibom State Health Insurance Bill, which will soon receive his executive assent. Speaking in Uyo, Friday February 28, the Akwa Ibom State coordinator [...]

February 29, 2020 Health issues
Kenya Installs the First Solar Plant

Kenya Installs the First Solar Plant That Transforms Ocean Water Into Drinking Water

Water should not be a luxury product, but still in these modern times, one out of nine people does not have access to clean drinking water, so Kenya Installs the First Solar Plant That Transforms Ocean Water Into Drinking Water. [...]

February 28, 2020 Health issues
Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Travellers from China test negative for Nigeria

Coronavirus: For inside tweet, di agency say dia protocol, na to test all returning travellers wey dey come from China with symptoms of cough and difficult respiration. Since the beginning of #COVID19 outbreak, the protocol in Nigeria is to TEST [...]

February 16, 2020 Health issues
Coronavirus

Britain Declares Coronavirus a serious Threat To Public Health

Britain on Monday declared the new coronavirus a serious and imminent threat to public health, giving the government additional powers to isolate those suspected of being infected. Britain has recorded four cases of coronavirus so far while British nationals, who [...]

February 12, 2020 Health issues
Kaduna's 300-Bed Specialist Hospital

Kaduna’s 300-Bed Specialist Hospital Taken Over By Weeds

Kaduna’s 300-Bed Specialist Hospital: The site for the construction of a 300-bed ultra-modern Specialist Hospital in the New Millennium City, Kaduna, which was awarded since 2009 has become a habitat for weeds. The project was initiated during the tenure of [...]

October 23, 2019 Health issues
EFCC Arrests 26 Adulterated Palm Oil Producers

EFCC Arrests 26 Adulterated Palm Oil Producers In Gombe (Photos)

The EFCC in Gombe state has arrested 26 suspects for allegedly producing adulterated palm oil by mixing some quantity of palm oil with unknown substances and selling the same to the public as genuine palm oil in the Gombe main [...]

October 20, 2019 Health issues
Over Exposure To Phones, Computers & TV Screens Could Blind One

Over Exposure To Phones, Computers & TV Screens Could Blind One

Over Exposure To Phones, Computers & TV Screens Could Blind One Chioma Uchendu, a consultant ophthalmologist with the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, has advised regular break from smartphones and other devices like computer and television screens to avoid damage to [...]

October 19, 2019 Health issues
Nurses abandon Cross River hospitals

Nurses abandon Cross River hospitals over poor renumeration, 93 in 1,011 health facilities

Nurses abandon Cross River hospitals: Exodus of nurses has hit Cross River State Government as the State has 93 nurses working in 1, 016 health facilities across the eighteen local government areas of the State. Hope For Nigeria Online findings [...]

October 19, 2019 Health issues
Nigeria

Nigeria, seven others ‘yet to make progress on TB eradication’- Report

A new global report on Tuberculosis released by the World Health Organisation on Thursday has shown that Nigeria and seven other countries are yet to make considerable progress in their efforts to reduce the incidence of TB. The report showed that despite [...]

October 19, 2019 Health issues
Drinking Tea Improves Brain Health

Drinking Tea Improves Brain Health, Study Suggests

Drinking Tea Improves Brain Health: A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) revealed that regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions — and this is associated with healthy cognitive function — compared to [...]

October 7, 2019 Health issues
Nigerian scientist develops cancer drugs from African plants

Nigerian scientist develops cancer drugs from African plants

Nigerian scientist develops cancer drugs from African plants Mansurah Abdulazeez discusses how her visionary plant research could help in fight against tumours Mansurah Abdulazeez is a molecular biologist at the Center for Biotechnology Research, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. Her research [...]

October 5, 2019 Health issues
Yankari Games Reserve

Strange Deadly Illness Reported In Yankari Games Reserve

Please, Advice people not to go to Yankari games reserve in Bauchi state. There is currently an outbreak of a strange and yet to be identified disease that is claiming lives of those who visited within the last weeks. There [...]

September 6, 2019 Health issues
NMA outlines agenda for new health ministers

NMA outlines agenda for new health ministers

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has asked the new ministers of health to intensify efforts aimed at making primary healthcare services accessible to Nigerians. It’s president, Francis Faduyile, at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, set three tasks for the ministers. [...]

August 27, 2019 Health issues