WHO says 'high' cholera risk in DR Congo capital
The World Health Organization Monday said there was a high risk of a cholera epidemic after flooding in Kinshasa, the teeming and ramshackle capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
UBTH Department of Family Medicine organizes staff productivity, performance reward day
The Department of Family Medicine of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has organized its first ever Annual Staff Productivity and Performance Reward Day. It was well attended by all staff members of the department as well as an array of distinguished personalities which included the chairman of the occasion and former Chief of…
Lambo advocates implementation of Basic Health Care Provision Fund
Former Minister of Health, Prof. Eyitayo Lambo has called for the implementation of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund as provided in the National Health Act (NHA) 2014 “to ensure free access of all Nigerians to a well-defined minimum package of health services.
‘Medical marijuana has no public health risks’ should not be withheld from patients’
As legalization of cannabis has spread rapidly across the United States and around the world, health officials have cautioned that we do not have enough research to rule out any down sides.
Project set to reduce maternal, child deaths in Nigeria
Several studies including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nation International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) have shown that critical strategy...
Malaria cases rise as insecticide resistance spreads
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted to rise in malaria cases and the fears of resurgence as progress in the fight against a curable disease...
Uganda Marburg virus outbreak is contained, says WHO
Uganda has contained an outbreak of the Ebola-like Marburg virus weeks after it emerged, the World Health Organization said Friday, praising improved response systems since the disastrous West African Ebola epidemic.
Senate inaugurates committee to end HIV/AIDS scourge by 2030
Senate President Bukola Saraki has inaugurated the National Coalition Against AIDS (NASSCOA) to curb HIV/AIDS scourge by 2030.
Who confirms 10.5% failure rate of all medical products in Nigeria, others
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a red alert saying that an estimated one in every 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries, including Nigeria, is either substandard or falsified.