Despite efforts by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) to end Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) before 2030...
Malaria killed 409,000, infected 229m persons in 2019, says WHO
Malaria killed 409,000 and infected 229 million persons in 2019, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) latest report on the disease published yesterday.
Enugu neuropsychiatric hospital seeks assistance to solve infrastructure challenges
The Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, has urged the Enugu State government, organisations and philanthropists to assist it in solving some of its major facility challenges.
Concerns over COVID-19, Yellow Fever spike as yuletide beckons
As the yuletide season beckons amid COVID-19 pandemic and reported outbreak of Yellow Fever in some parts of the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised Nigerians...
Nigerian doctors pioneer target- organ delivery of adult stem cells
Two Nigerian-born but American trained medical doctors have pioneered target organ delivery of adult stem cells to treat sickle cell and kidney disease patients
More natural cures for COVID-19
Scientists have recorded more breakthroughs in the search for natural cures for COVID-19. They found that Xylitol and grapefruit seed extract nasal spray helps COVID-19 patients to recover faster and that pomegranate peel
Experts seek intensified surveillance to avert second wave of coronavirus
As part of measures to avert a second wave of COVID-19, medical experts have urged the government to improve surveillance and sustain internal vigilance.
40m Nigerians affected by river blindness, says minister
About 40 million Nigerian rural dwellers are affected with sleeping sickness otherwise known as trypanosomiasis, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said Onu disclosed this during the commissioning of the North-East zonal office of the Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR), in Gombe at the weekend. According to a statement signed…
How first rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus case in Sub-Saharan Africa was uncovered
Again, the African Centre of Excellence for the Genomics of Infectious Disease (ACEGID) at Redeemer’s University (RUN), Ede, Osun State, has blazed the trail on medical diagnosis and research.
WHO, experts call for urgent action to safely resume immunisation services amid COVID-19 pandemic
The World Health Organsation (WHO) and immunisation experts in the African Region have called on countries and health stakeholders to prioritize immunization services – which have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic