Health

How to improve health sector performance in Nigeria, by NMA

How to improve health sector performance in Nigeria, by NMA

• Healthcare key to national development says Jonathan Medical doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have made recommendations on how to improve health sector performance in the country. At the flag of the 2021 Physicians’ Week in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, yesterday, NMA President, Prof. Innocent Ujah, said the doctors gathered to…

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Foundation meets Media Executives

Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Foundation meets Media Executives

:”The media parley will address how NIMR Foundation activities are geared towards achieving two key outcomes for which it was established: development and expansion of capacity for translational healthcare research by early career investigators and promotion of innovation and capacity for healthcare products (medicines, vaccines) and technology discovery, development and commercialization. Nigerian Institute of Medical…

World Heart Day: Experts warn on spike in heart disease cases, deaths

World Heart Day: Experts warn on spike in heart disease cases, deaths

• Say heart disease claims 18.6m lives per year, still number one cause of death worldwide• Blame menace on rise in smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, air pollution• List avoidance of tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity as remedy to stop 80% of deaths from heart disease To mark the World Heart Day (WHD)…

Scientists confirm resistance of malaria parasites to WHO treatment in Africa

Scientists confirm resistance of malaria parasites to WHO treatment in Africa

Scientists, yesterday, confirmed that malaria parasites in Africa had developed resistance to World Health Organisation (WHO)-approved drug-of-choice/frontline medication, Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs). The ‘gold standard’ treatment for the ailment, the drug family, including artemisinin and its derivatives, are often administered alongside ‘partner’ medicines in what are called ACTs, because multiple drugs are more difficult for…

Mustapha reaffirms government’s seriousness on mandatory vaccination of civil servants

Mustapha reaffirms government’s seriousness on mandatory vaccination of civil servants

• SGF, Mohammed laud Nigeria’s unity at pre-independence event Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has reiterated the seriousness of the Federal Government’s call for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of civil servants. Speaking yesterday at the unveiling of ‘Nigeria at 60 Photo Exhibition’ with the theme, “60 Years of Our Togetherness, in Abuja, the…

COVID-19 vaccination: CSOs tackle Edo govt on restrictions, profiling

COVID-19 vaccination: CSOs tackle Edo govt on restrictions, profiling

• Ondo declares no vaccination, no access to church, mosque, others• Three die as Edo inoculates 19,579 persons• Coalition cautions Obaseki over compulsory vaccination• Nigeria records 93 deaths, 362 new cases – NCDC As the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, strident reactions, yesterday, trailed Edo State government’s decision to…

Cholera: NCDC to submit vaccination request to ICG, GTFCC, NPHCDA

Cholera: NCDC to submit vaccination request to ICG, GTFCC, NPHCDA

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is to submit a cholera vaccination request to the International Coordinating Group (ICG) and the Global Task Force for Cholera Control (GTFCC). The Director-General NCDC, Dr Chike Ihekweazu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that the centre will also submit the request to…

WHO alerts to fake COVID-19 vaccines as FG receives more doses, begins vaccination

WHO alerts to fake COVID-19 vaccines as FG receives more doses, begins vaccination

• Warns that new, more dangerous variants of concern may emerge• Hundreds besiege Abuja FMC for vaccination • After deaths of three professors, UI reverts to virtual lectures• NIMC Lagos office shut as worker contracts COVID-19 As Nigeria commences rollout of the phase two of vaccination programme with 4,000,080 Moderna vaccines donated by the United States…

Nigeria records 541 COVID-19 cases

Nigeria records 541 COVID-19 cases

Nigeria has registered 541 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) as active cases continue to soar in the West Africancountry. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which made this known via its verified website on Monday morning, said the additional infections, though declined from the 655 recorded on Saturday, raised the cumulative cases to 182,503….

Single dose J&J COVID-19 vaccine costs Nigeria $7.50 per dose, says Afreximbank

Single dose J&J COVID-19 vaccine costs Nigeria $7.50 per dose, says Afreximbank

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), which facilitated the procurement of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ vaccine, says the vaccine costs Nigeria $7.50 as against $10 per dose. The bank’s Regional Chief Operating officer, Mr Abdoulaye Kone, who disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Thursday, in Abuja, said…