COVID-19: How to boost immunity, avoid blood clot
With the growing evidence that a significant number of Coronavirus patients are developing dangerous blood clots or thrombosis, the Iyayi Efianayi Foundation...
No, Nigeria hasn’t found Covid-19 vaccine yet – but hunt is on
Has Nigeria developed a vaccine against Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus? News of this potentially significant development was widely shared on social media in late June 2020. A barrage of local headlines also broadcast it, with some international media joining in. “Breakthrough As Nigerian Scientists Unveil Covid-19 Vaccine,” said the headline of…
Leveraging polio elimination strategies to contain COVID-19, disease outbreaks
Nigeria’s documentation to be declared polio free was on Thursday, June 18, 2020, accepted by the African Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (ARCC).
How to attain medicine security, self-sufficiency, by PMG-MAN
Local manufacturers of medicines under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN) have unveiled how Nigeria can attain medicine security and national self-sufficiency.
Local herbs boost blood count
Until now, Nigeria and other developing countries struggle to make safe blood available because donations are low and equipment to test blood is scarce.
Fertility experts assess impact of COVID-19 on human reproduction
Worried about the unique threats and challenges posed by the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on human reproduction, fertility experts have instituted several studies on the impact of the virus. The fertility experts under the aegis of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), and the International…
Social stigma threatens COVID-19 response but patients heal faster with support, says WHO
Experts are concerned that the rising stigmatisation of persons with Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and those who have survived the virus is fueling the spread of the disease and worsening the mental health of the infected and affected population.
Aella to give users free health cover against COVID-19
Aella, a fintech start-up, has stated its readiness to provide quality health insurance coverage for over 500,000 Nigerians in 2020 by making available to them a 30-day, N800, 000 worth of health care cover whenever they signed up on its Aella app. The company which recently launched Aella Care, a health insurance scheme in partnership…
Dokun-Babalola: Government should encourage research into novel pharmaceutical products
The health sector is also not spared from the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic, as the prices of essential and prescription drugs have gone high and are beyond the reach of the common man. The President, Guild of Medical Directors, Prof Femi Dokun-Babalola told NKECHI ONYEDIKA-UGOEZE that the solution to the problem should be long-term,…