Ministries unveil project to tackle Ebola, Lassa fever, monkeypox, yellow fever
As part of efforts to contain Ebola, Lassa fever, monkeypox, yellow fever and others, the Federal Government has inaugurated a national One Health Strategic Plan.
What happened to disease control?
It is appalling that Nigeria frequently reports outbreaks, mortality and morbidity from diseases instead of sustainably promoting and implementing preventive measures.
Dutch doctor dies after Sierra Leone Lassa fever infection
A Dutch doctor who contracted Lassa hemorrhagic fever in Sierra Leone after treating patients has died in hospital, while a second doctor is undergoing treatment, the top Dutch health official said Sunday.
Combating Ebola, Lassa fever outbreaks in Africa
Scientists have said to improve global health security, there is need for Africa to adopt multidisciplinary approach to combat emerging infectious diseases outbreaks such as Ebola...
Hope for first ever Lassa fever vaccine as candidate enters Phase 1 clinical trial
There is hope for the first ever Lassa fever vaccine as Themis Bioscience and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) on Tuesday announced the first administration to healthy volunteers in a Phase 1...
Five die of lassa fever in Benue
The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Benue State has confirmed the deaths of at least five persons from the outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state.
Expert blames diabetes, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS on poor nutrition, others
Executive Director of Borno State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BOPHDA), Dr. Sule Meleh, has attributed diabetes, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS to poor nutrition, which lacks capacity to boost immune system.
American expert tasks Nigeria on better health sector to contain epidemics
A former Director of the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives, New York, Dr. Tom Frieden, has called for proper funding of the health sector at the three tiers of government to boost preparedness and response to epidemics in Nigeria.
‘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...