WHO set to make statement on Mugabe role
The World Health Organization said its director general will issue a statement Sunday on the naming of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, amid speculation that the controversial move will be reversed.
Nigeria, four others account for half of newborn deaths, says UN
A new United Nations (UN) report indicates that Nigeria and four other countries account for half of all newborn deaths.
Home-grown solution for malaria eradication
Is this tropical disease called malaria becoming untreatable? Why is the resistance-to-treatment level growing? These are relevant questions even ordinary people would want indigenous researchers on this scourge to answer with home-grown solution sooner than later.
Monkeypox and memories of Ebola Virus Disease
The news first hit the airwaves last Tuesday, where it was initially described as a “strange disease,” while some said it was either chicken pox, or smallpox, which was eradicated world-wide in 1980.
The Retreat promises free screening to mark World Mental Health Day
As part of activities to mark the World Mental Health Day (WMHD), Tuesday, October 10, 2017, The Retreat, Nigeria’s purpose built private mental hospital, based in Ikorodu...
Tips against diseases after disasters
Hurricanes, flooding, heavy rains may increase the risk of water-borne diseases (example typhoid fever, leptospirosis) and and vector-borne diseases (example malaria, dengue, Chikungunya). Consult a doctor at once if you have any sign or symptom of illness.
Imperatives of boosting quality in local drug manufacturing
Several studies have shown that drug manufacturing is key to nation building. Local manufacturing not only provides employment to the Nigerian citizens, it also contributes to Gross Domestic Product...
Delta to vaccinate children in riverine communities
In order to ensure the wellbeing of children below five years, the Delta State Commissioner for Health, Nicholas Azinge, has restated government’s commitment to cover the routine Vaccination Programme.
WHO, UNAIDS, NACA laud FG’s move to help additional 50,000 people living with HIV
Director General of NACA, Dr Sani Aliyu, in a statement, said: “We are encouraged by the enthusiasm that the Federal Government is showing towards putting more of its own financial resources to the HIV response.