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Though COVID-19 has continued to be transmitted across countries with resultant waves of large-scale outbreaks continuing, Nigeria and many countries in the African Region appear to have escaped the worst predicted catastrophes so far...
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As part of activities to celebrate 26 years of awareness and advocacy campaigns against breast cancer in Nigeria, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Care Organisation Public Enlightenment (COPE)
After Akwa Ibom State confirmed its first five Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) cases on April 1, 2020, the state government, medical practitioners, as well as public-spirited organisations and individuals joined the rest of the country to wage a war against the lethal virus. And in the process of containing the major medical emergency, the state, which…
Arise Women, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has charged Nigerians to engage in regular physical exercise so as to minimise the risks of heart attack, manage weight better...
APPROXIMATELY 72,000 deaths are recorded in Nigeria yearly due to cancer. It is estimated that there are up to 102, 000 new cases of cancer yearly, with breast and cervical cancers being the two most common types, and accounting for approximately 50 per cent of all cases. Given this large number of women coming down…
Six of every seven COVID-19 infections in Africa go undetected due to low testing capacity, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed.
Researchers have demonstrated the detoxification capacity and protective effects of medicinal plants. They highlighted the detoxification ability of the medicinal plants...
•Scientists hail historic malaria jab approval but point to challenges ahead •Say WHO-approved RTS,S vaccine has modest efficacy, requires complex regimen of doses •At N3,250 per dose, vaccine rollout would cost N211.25b yearly to administer in ten African countries Scientists have hailed approval by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the first and, to date,…
Medical experts, including the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said the inauguration of Euracare Wellness Centre will help reduce foreign exchange lost due to medical tourism. Abayomi, who is also a public health physician, at the inauguration of the state-of-the-art Wellness Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, commended the management of Euracare…
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announces it has awarded to date a total of $4 billion to more than 100 low- and middle-income countries to fight COVID-19, adapt Human Immuno-deficiency Virus...
Medical doctors under the aegis of World Medical Association (WMA) have called for an end to travel restrictions and discrimination caused by certain vaccines not being recognised across the world.
Tackling SGBV with community-based surveillance: How team rescued traumatised survivor, nursing mother tied to a tree
It was one traumatic event, too many for a Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) survivor and nursing mother in Binji Local Government area of Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria.
The Prince Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Project, yesterday, hailed the approval by World Health Organisation (WHO) for wide-use of the RTSS malaria vaccine in countries and the endorsement of the Foundation to coordinate the national response to implement the jab in Nigeria