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Nivea’s billboards are distasteful, but there’s a bigger problem
British-Ghanaian musician Fuse ODG drew attention to a billboard of the ad in Accra, and called on ‘every African everywhere’ to stop buying Nivea products.
Kebbi records another 77 cases of measles
No fewer than 77 cases of measles have been confirmed across Kebbi State. The state is undergoing the last phase of the total elimination of the disease in a joint crusade between Birnin-Kebbi government and other donor agencies.
Better data can help tackle stagnated vaccination rates
Like the shields of Sparta, vaccines protect each of us from an onslaught of deadly viruses and bacteria. And like those military formations, vaccines work best when everyone has a shield and we all protect each other.
IVF practitioners to formulate policy for practice regulation
Meanwhile, the Chairman, AFRH Ethic Committee, and the Managing Director, Bridge Clinic, Dr Richard Ajayi said, with the increase in ART in Nigeria, there was need to formulate policies to regulate the practice in the country.
Ebola outbreak in Africa ends, gaps in public health leave region vulnerable
On July, the Congolese government and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the DRC outbreak — but public-health officials caution that its low death toll doesn’t prove that the world has learnt all the lessons of the West African crisis.
Mosquito-killing fungi engineered with spider, scorpion toxins to fight malaria
A mosquito-killing fungus genetically engineered to produce spider and scorpion toxins could serve as a highly effective biological control mechanism to fight malaria-carrying mosquitoes, scientists report.
‘Why science, health should be declared national emergency’
The challenges are many and all hang on the people, First is our attitude to the “amalgam” we call Nigeria. There is no patriotic zeal in our people; there is no commitment to building a nation we can be proud of.
Scourge of child malnutrition, under-five mortality
Nearly 1million children under the age of five years die in Nigeria every year. This makes the country one of the highest contributors to the under–five mortality in the world and about half of these deaths are due to malnutrition.