HIV/AIDS transmission rate drops in Nigeria
Prof. Sulaimon Akanmu of Haematology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, says evidence abound that rate of transmission of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has dropped.
How Nigeria can end AIDS before 2030, by NACA
The gloomy picture painted by UNAIDS that without appropriate attention COVID-19 could cause hundreds of thousands of new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infections, and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome...
On Lagos’ renewed impetus for water transportation
“The current traffic situation indicates that 95 percent of transportation is done by road in our state of over 22 million people with about 25 percent of the landmass consisting of waterways.’’ – Babajide Sanwo-Olu Over the last one and a half years, addressing the transportation and traffic challenges of Lagos State has been a major…
Experts seek intensified surveillance to avert second wave of coronavirus
As part of measures to avert a second wave of COVID-19, medical experts have urged the government to improve surveillance and sustain internal vigilance.
31% of newborn deaths in Nigeria due to complications of premature births
Medical experts have warned of the rising cases of preterm births and deaths in Nigeria. They said 31 per cent of newborn deaths in Nigeria were directly due to the complication of preterm birth.
Experts canvass healthy body weight to prevent diabetes
Health experts have once again recommended maintaining healthy body weight, being physically active for at least 30 minutes regularly, moderation in intensity of activities on most days, is required for preventing diabetes.
Telco begins renovation of centre
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has commenced the refurbishing and equipping of a 4-story infectious disease center and admission facility for the use of Specialist Units in the Department of Medicine at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba. Airtel Nigeria had announced in July that as part of activities marking a decade of…
Reps seek intervention funds for hospitals
Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Health Institutions, Dr. Paschal Obi, has urged the Federal Government to allocate more funds to health institutions
How to reverse rising tide of brain drain, medical tourism in Nigeria after 60 years
At independence, Nigeria built a health system structured basically along the model of the colonialists. From the 60’s through the mid-eighties, the health system was anchored and led by seasoned...