Herbal cures for viral haemorrhagic fevers, hepatitis
The ongoing outbreak of Lassa fever that has gone unabated for more than thirteen months now has thrown fresh challenges for better and natural cures and prevention methods.
How to improve disease diagnosis in Nigeria, by Roche
In Nigeria, we have full range solutions at Roche diagnostic. We are popular in areas such as diagnostics, which handles things like viral loads, which is popularly in fields...
Cancer: Expert calls for inclusion of human papillomavirus, hepatitis in routine immunisation
The Chairperson, African Cancer Initiative (ACAI), Dr Obasohan Efe, has called for the inclusion of human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis in a routine immunisation, saying that they were the major cause of cancers in the world.
Hepatitis: Avoid contaminated food, water, unprotected sex
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The virus can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis scarring...
Understanding hepatitis: The silent killer - Part 1
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day (WHD). The term ‘hepatitis’ means inflammation of the liver. Viruses, other infectious agents, alcohol, and other chemicals can cause hepatitis. The two viruses that most commonly infect the liver are the hepatitis A virus and the hepatitis B virus. Although their names are similar, these viruses are not related.…
Taraba, firm move against hepatitis
The Taraba government is partnering with Roche Products Limited to screen and vaccinate hepatitis patients in the state. According to the memorandum of understanding (MOU), Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku had committed N1.3 billion to the project. During the kick-off at the weekend at the state specialist hospital in Jalingo, reiterated his administration’s commitment to prioritise…
Ambode commends WIHA, LWI on hepatitis elimination in Nigeria
Wife of Lagos State governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has lauded the contributions of Livewell Initiative (LWI) and its subsidiary, Women in Hepatitis Africa (WIHA), for their efforts towards eliminating viral hepatitis in Nigeria through advocacy, screening, vaccination and empowerment of women and children. She noted that the different types of hepatitis cause more than one…
Medical expert urges regular screening for Hepatitis
A medical doctor, Dr Ahmed Mohammed, has called for regular screening for Hepatitis disease, stressing that it is only through examination that it can be diagnosed.
Contaminated food, drug abuse are major causes of hepatitis, says medical practitioner
A medical practitioner has identified consumption of contaminated food, unclean water and intake of drugs as the major causes of various categories of hepatitis.Dr. Johnson Ogunmade spoke during an Annual Health Seminar,.....
Experts advise soldiers on hepatitis prevention, regular check up
The Nigerian Army has been charged to know their hepatitis status and engage in regular medical check up to prevent the disease.
Scaling up efforts to eliminate viral hepatitis
Today, July 28, 2017 is World Hepatitis Day (WHD) with the theme “Eliminate Hepatitis”. It is a day set aside by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to raise awareness on a silent killer...