Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa” owing to its large population and economy. There are more than 250 ethnic groups speaking about 380 languages ...
A Professor of Virology, Oyewale Tomori, says COVID-19 is diverting the country’s need to increase surveillance on other diseases of public health concerns.
The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, confirmed that the recent Monkeypox outbreak in United Kingdom and Northern Ireland originated from Delta State.
19 Nov 2020
Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred in colonies of monkeys kept for research, hence the name ‘monkeypox.’
24 Jan 2020
Monkeypox infection has persisted in Nigeria as latest figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the disease killed one person and infected 46 others in nine states last year.
13 Dec 2019
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.
6 Dec 2019
For the second time in fifteen months, a monkeypox case in the United Kingdom (U.K.) has been traced to Nigeria.According to a report published yesterday by Daily Mail UK, government officials have revealed a person in South West England...
24 Oct 2019
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said that about 66 per cent of Lagos residents cannot pay for quality healthcare as they live below the poverty threshold.
18 Oct 2019
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.
17 Oct 2019
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed five news cases of Monkeypox in Lagos, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. The resurgence comes two years after the index case was reported in the country.
15 Aug 2019
Medical experts have attributed the reoccurrence of Emerging Infectious disease (EIDs) to the inability of the government to control the disruption of the ecosystem through human activities.
12 Aug 2019
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.