How to achieve universal health coverage in 2020, by experts
Nigerians have ushered in the year 2020 with fresh and high hopes that the Federal and State Government would provide improved, quality and affordable healthcare
Managing and preventing sore throat
Sore throat can be caused by infections, such as viral infection, which accounts for the commonest cause of sore throat.
More Nigerian medics excel as Igwilo performs robotic surgery in U.S.
The medical community in Nigeria is excited, as their countryman in the United States, Dr. Obinna Chukwudi Igwilo, has reportedly performed a major robotic surgery in the American nation.
Coping with harmattan–related diseases
As Nigerians welcome the Harmattan season, there are warnings of its harsh weather conditions associated with infectious diseases and other ailments.
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Sensitive surveillance system required to prevent large outbreaks
These are disease conditions caused by many unique families of viruses namely: Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, Filoviridae and Flaviviridae.
Schistosomiasis and how to manage it
Dr. Olufela Oridota, a Consultant Public Health Physician/Epidemiologist at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), in this interview with GERALDINE AKUTU, talked about Schistosomiasis and how it can be managed.
Stakeholders advocate lasting solutions to address cardiac arrest
Burdened by the rising cases of cardiac arrest in Nigeria, the Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba, Prof. Chris Bode, has called for more enlightenment of the public on immediate resuscitation of a patient suffering from cardiac arrest.
Intensifying efforts to curb depression, anxiety, suicidal behaviour in Nigeria
Recent studies indicate that there are 800,000 suicide deaths yearly, and 76 per cent are from Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) like Nigeria. However, current evidence into suicide prevention is largely based on high-income countries (HIC) and suggests more than 80 per cent of suicidal behaviour is linked to psychiatric disorders.
Experts seek strategies to curb thrombosis
Worried that no fewer than 50 per cent of patients on admission in Nigerian hospitals may develop thrombosis, medical experts have called for prevention strategy to the medical condition, which is the leading cause of mortality worldwide and responsible for one in four hospital deaths.