Nigeria’s healthcare system is faced with different challenges ranging from inaccessible and unaffordable care, lack of infrastructure and information technology thereby limiting efforts to meet the health needs of its teeming population
Stepping up investment in response to HIV, TB, malaria
The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held its 2018 retreat with call to the Federal Government to increase investment towards reducing the burden of the diseases in Nigeria.
Gene therapy reverses sickle cell anemia in early clinical trial
After over a decade of preclinical research and development, a new gene therapy treatment for sickle cell anemia (SCA) is reversing disease symptoms in two adults and showing early potential for transportability to resource-challenged parts of the world where SCA is most common.
Understanding peptic ulcers
Peptic ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the stomach, lower esophagus, or small intestine. They’re usually formed as a result of inflammation caused by the bacteria H. pylori, as well as from erosion from stomach acids. Peptic ulcers are a fairly common health problem.
Roche, ASLM move to prevent next pandemic in Africa
Roche Diagnostics has partnered with African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) to prevent and control the next pandemic in Africa.Briefing journalists on the health conference holding in Abuja, Roche Diagnostics Acting....
PAU graduates 41 PharmAccess participants in EDC programme
To deepen and strengthen healthcare service delivery in Nigeria, the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of Pan Atlantic University in partnership with the PharmAccess Foundation has graduated 41 participants of the Health Management Programme (HMP).
Health workers push for FMC bill for improved reforms
The Joint Health Workers Unions (JOHESU) has pushed for the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) bill amendment with the aim to cater for all the Federal Medical Centres in Nigeria and also serve as a reform to the health sector.
How Nigerian scientist developed method for producing flammable gases from urine
A Nigeria scientist, Ejikeme P. Nwosu, has thrown more light on how he fabricated equipment that converts urine into flammable gases, biomethane and hydrogen-rich gases, with 100 per cent indigenous technological inputs. The Innovation was awarded an Invention Patent Right of Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2014 while the abstract was published in 2005 by…
How to reduce rising cases of mental disorder in Nigeria, by experts
As part of efforts to reduce rising cases of mental disorders in the country, experts have called for integration of mental health programmes into the school curriculum.