Fertility experts want stricter regulations for IVF practice
President, African Fertility Society (AFS) and Medical Director of Medical Art Centre (MART) and MART Detox Clinic, Ikeja, Lagos, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, has urged governments across Africa to introduce stricter regulations for Assisted Reproductive Techniques....
Empowered women will help break cycle of poverty, disease, reduce HIV burden in Nigeria, says NACA
Ahead of the 2018 International Women’s Day, today March 8, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has called on all stakeholders to rededicate and reposition themselves towards improving the quality of life for women- mothers, sisters and daughters.
Next Einstein Forum launches survey to measure gender gap in STEM education and research in Africa
The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the Africa Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announces the launch of an important survey that hopes to measure the existing gender gap in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education and research in Africa. The survey results will be announced through…
Nigeria gets WHO-prequalification for lab test kits
The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has been listed as a World Health Organisation (WHO) prequalified evaluating laboratory to perform assessment of In Vitro Diagnostics (IVDs) commissioned by manufacturers.
‘Doctors’ Seal will eliminate quackery, malpractice’
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has provided more explanation why it introduced a Seal/Stamp for all approved doctors, hospitals and medical reports.NMA President Mike O. Ogirima, and Secretary General, Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu, said the Seal would ultimately help eliminate quacks and various ....
192 persons benefit from serving NYSC members’ free medicare outreach in Abia
No fewer than 192 persons benefited from the one-day free Medicare Outreach organized by National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in Umuahia North Local Government Area (LGA) in Abia state under the aegis of the NYSC Medical and Health CDS Group for indigent people.
Experts alert to rising cases of diabetes foot amputations, proffer solutions
Medical doctors and other stakeholders in the management of diabetes have raised alarm over the increasing cases of amputations due to diabetes foot ulcer, a major complication of diabetes mellitus.
ECOWAS, UNODC, EU partner to equip CSOs in anti-drug abuse crusade
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has kicked off support and pilot prevention initiatives against the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs that is increasingly becoming a problem in the West African community among the African youth.
The sun to be cooler by 2050 – study
The Sun might be unusually cool by 2050, according to a new study.
FG partners the vatican to build science centre in Imo
The Federal Government has entered into partnership with the Vatican in the area of science development in Africa. To this determination, both countries have concluded agreement in the establishment of a multi million naira International Science Centre in Ofekata Orodo, Mbaitoli Local Council of Imo State, known as Assumpta Science Centre, Ofekata – Orodo. Minister…