Health sector nears collapse as FG neglects resident doctors’ demands
There are fears that the health sector and efforts to contain the deadly Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) might collapse as resident doctors may resume their suspended strike soon.
NIMR urges Nigerians to patronise innovations to curb coronavirus
The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has urged Nigerians to encourage and patronise locally-made COVID-19 innovations to preserve the country’s economy
100 days of COVID-19: Examining the numbers
One hundred days after Italian contractor on February 27, 2010 became the index case of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country...
Fear as COVID-19 cases rise amid relaxed lockdowns
The COVID-19 pandemic appeared to have outwitted containment efforts at the weekend as the country recorded its highest daily figure at a time Nigerians...
NIMR begins drive-through test
To bridge the testing gaps for the novel Coronavirus, the Nigerian Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos has started a drive-through testing procedure.
Why Nigeria is recording more cases of COVID-19
The NCDC has criteria for testing so we are not testing everyone who wants the test. Rather, we are testing only those who fall into the categories of case definition. Yes, this may look like we are not testing enough, but we are targeting those who are at high risk
Minister urges proper hygiene as Nigeria records second case of disease
Minister of State for Health, Adeleke Olurunimbe Mamora, has urged Nigerians to prioritise their personal and respiratory hygiene, insisting that the call became necessary due to discovery of a second case of coronavirus in the country.
Nigeria has capacity to diagnose, contain coronavirus
Certainly as an institute for medical research we should be concerned about such outbreaks. And for the fact that recently quite a number of foreigners have been visiting Nigeria especially from China.
Why Nigeria needs more researchers on non-communicable diseases
With non-communicable diseases among the top causes of deaths globally and Africa in particular, scientists have said Nigeria requires more people to research...