A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has revealed that antimalarial and antibiotics are medicines most commonly sold in substandard or falsified conditions in developing countries.
Lagos prepares for impending Ebola virus outbreak
Recent reports on the resurge of Ebola Virus Disease making rounds in the news raised fear among countries, as they move to strengthen their readiness and emergency response for possible outbreak.Barely a week after the Health Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oly Ilunga....
Hospital provides free surgery to save indigent 16 year- old Subdural Empyema patient
Mr and Mrs Godwin Ehi-Ebhodaghe would never forget May 21, 2018. It was a day the couple had lost all hope of seeing their 16 year-old son, Godisgreat, who was diagnosed with Subdural Empyema, fulfill his dream of becoming a medical doctor.
NIPRD gets international accreditation for drug development
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) has been granted the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation with certification by the United States (U.S) based ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board for the research and development of drugs, food, cosmetics, agricultural and herbal products.
World at risk of irreversible hot temperature, report reveals
Scientists have cautioned that the world is at risk of entering ‘hothouse’ conditions where global average temperatures will rise to 4-5 degrees Celsius higher, even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met. Presently, global average temperatures are just over 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial period and rises at 0.17C every…
‘Why blood moon was not visible in some areas’
Stargazers across the globe were treated to the longest celestial event of the 21st century last Friday as a lunar eclipse turned the moon bright red.But most Lagos residents and people in Southern Nigeria were disappointed they could not behold the latest celestial spectacle that graced the skies ....
‘Nigerians can see blood moon tomorrow from 6:44pm to 9:21pm’
Nigerians from every nook and cranny of this country can see one of the greatest astronomical spectacles of the 21st century tomorrow.
Stepping up efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance
Worried that most disease may soon become untreated, countries including Nigeria are making significant steps in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). But, according to a report released Tuesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO), serious gaps remain and require…
Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers
The longest "blood moon" eclipse this century will coincide with Mars' closest approach in 15 years to offer skygazers a thrilling astronomical double bill on Friday, astronomers say.
Nigeria’s quest for local vaccines suffers setback
Nigeria’s quest to get its first set of locally manufactured vaccines has suffered a setback. The country was expected to roll out its first locally produced vaccines in July 2019, beginning with the drugs against Yellow fever, Tetanus Toxoid and Hepatitis B.