Hepatitis kills more people than COVID-19, says Commission
No fewer than 21 million Nigerians living with viral hepatitis do not know they are infected, and this places them at greater risk for severe, even fatal, complications...
Police officers receive free hepatitis, yellow fever vaccines in Kaduna
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Ashmed Specialist Hospital has commenced hepatitis and yellow fever screening and vaccination for over 1,000 officers of the Nigeria Police in Kaduna.
Experts canvass dedicated budget for viral hepatitis
Perturbed by the current global burden of viral hepatitis, which purportedly affects over 325 million people, the need for the federal and state governments to ensure dedicated budget line for the scourge has become a source of concern to medical professionals.
Why Nigerians should know their hepatitis status
Tina Adesina is a Senior Public Health Specialist and Data Monitoring Coordinator at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), United States, Nigeria Programme. She said people needed to be more informed and aware of their hepatitis status and get vaccinated. NKECHI ONYEDIKA-UGOEZE writes. Excerpts
‘Why only 27% of Nigerian women practice exclusive breastfeeding’ CHAI
According to the National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) 2018, which is the most recent survey, in Nigeria, only 27 per cent of children less than two years are exclusively breastfed...
Roche expands global access programme beyond HIV
Roche has announced that the Global Access Programme is expanding beyond HIV, to include Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), Hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) for low and middle-income country programs where the disease burden is the highest.
Hepatitis: Stay away from contaminated food, water, unprotected sex — Experts
As World Hepatitis Day is observed today, Nigerians have been advised to avoid unsafe/contaminated food/water; avoid sharing sharp objects, such as needles, blades, and clippers. They should also avoid patronising quack medical personnel/facilities, as well as unprotected sexual intercourse.
Furore over achieving open defecation free environment in Nigeria by 2025
“Pay for shit? I cannot try that.” These are the exact words of Abdul when he was queried by The Guardian newspaper for practicing open defecation. Abdul is a motor boy that fled his home when herdsmen attacked his village. He found succour on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, now turned trailer park.