Fear as COVID-19 cases rise amid relaxed lockdowns
The COVID-19 pandemic appeared to have outwitted containment efforts at the weekend as the country recorded its highest daily figure at a time Nigerians...
NIMR begins drive-through test
To bridge the testing gaps for the novel Coronavirus, the Nigerian Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos has started a drive-through testing procedure.
Why Nigeria is recording more cases of COVID-19
The NCDC has criteria for testing so we are not testing everyone who wants the test. Rather, we are testing only those who fall into the categories of case definition. Yes, this may look like we are not testing enough, but we are targeting those who are at high risk
Why Nigeria needs more researchers on non-communicable diseases
With non-communicable diseases among the top causes of deaths globally and Africa in particular, scientists have said Nigeria requires more people to research...
Scientists advocate more molecular biologists, adopt QPCR to boost disease diagnosis, treatment
Scientists have called for capacity development in molecular biology to help Nigeria achieve personalised medicine management in identifying and treating disease accurately.
NIMR, FMC sign MoU on research, clinical trials development for disease management
The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta, Lagos on multi-disciplinary research and clinical trial development for improved treatment and management of morbidity related diseases. The management team of the research institute, hospital, scientists and other stakeholders, witnessed the signing of the agreement,…
Adopting Rwanda’s healthcare financing scheme to achieve UHC in Nigeria
With a population of about 197 million people in Nigeria, only less than five percent have access to comprehensive healthcare through pre-paid health insurance structure.
Stakeholders chide FG over decline in research
Scientists and academia have faulted the federal government over the gradual decline of research in Nigeria.They stressed that, while developed countries have strengthened their research - addressing economic challenges, bridging knowledge and skill gaps and building solutions to the problems of others...
How not to develop herbal medicine, by experts
Herbal medicineS have from time immemorial proven to be potent antidotes to different ailments and its abilities to prevent, combat and annihilate acute illnesses from the human body system.
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.