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14 Oct
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announces it has awarded to date a total of $4 billion to more than 100 low- and middle-income countries to fight COVID-19, adapt Human Immuno-deficiency Virus...
6 Oct
The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine, the first against the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 400,000 people a year, mostly African children. The decision followed a review of a pilot programme deployed since 2019 in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi where more than two million doses were given of the…
3 Oct
Over 90,000 malaria or malaria related deaths are recorded in Nigeria every year, according to the National Malaria Elimination Programme, NMEP.
9 Sep
Scientists have successfully wiped out a population of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes by using a radical form of genetic engineering to render the females infertile – in the most advanced and largest ever use of the technology to fight the disease.
9 Sep
In the midst of the tragedy and turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s gratifying to see work continuing in Africa to find new ways of fighting malaria, a very old disease that has been a formidable foe for thousands of years and still kills 400,000 people every year...
9 Sep
A nonprofit charitable organisation, the Supportive Initiatives for Africa (SIA) has attributed worsening health indices in rural communities in Africa to lack of quality healthcare, poverty and poor government policies on healthcare.
29 Aug
Emzor has signed an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) manufacturing technology transfer and licensing agreement with India’s Mangalam Drugs and Organics Limited, to locally manufacture APIs in Nigeria and distribute in sub-Saharan Africa
16 Aug
A General Physician, Dr Saheed Adelaja , says resistance to antimalaria drugs contributes to malaria mortality. Adelaja made the assertion on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. “Malaria is a major public health burden throughout the world. “Resistance to antimalarial drugs has increased the mortality despite the various…
11 Aug
Three new candidate drugs are being tested in the latest phase of global Solidarity clinical trials to find effective treatments against COVID-19, the World Health Organisation...
10 Aug
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, yesterday, lamented the increasing malaria-related deaths, stating that nine persons die of the disease every hour in the country.
1 Aug
Experts have called for concerted effort to achieve zero tolerance to malaria, which is still a leading cause of death in Africa.
29 Jul
Why the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t be skipped as jab hesitancy is lower in poorer countries compared to developed nations

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The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has given reasons why Nigerians cannot feel the impact of Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) N100 billion intervention fund for the pharmaceutical sector until next year.
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Unless the world adopts universal availability of COVID-19 vaccines by ending ‘vaccine apartheid’, the global economic recovery will be much slower than expected, Director-General of the International Labour Organisation ...
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Nigeria’s hydra-headed challenges including smartphone affordability, network hitches and low awareness appear to weaken the adoption of eNaira in the country.
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Despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s promises at a recent international forum that allocation to education would be increased by at least 50 per cent in the next few years and by about 100 per cent by 2025...
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President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, will, today, lead federal lawmakers and other dignitaries to this year’s national prayer breakfast at the senate wing of the National Assembly complex, Abuja.