Category: Health

Impact of COVID-19: Poor People in Africa to Increase by 49.2m in 2021 -AfDB

Henry Solomon- July 7, 2020

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says the number of extreme poor people could increase by 34 million and 49.2 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More

Ministry of Hajj and Umrah: Selection of Hajj 2020 pilgrims to follow rigorous health standards

Tanimu- July 6, 2020

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has indicated that health standards are the primary selection criteria for Hajj 2020 pilgrims. As per the Saudi government’s ... Read More

Give Men, Women Equal Attention on Delayed Conception – Gynaecologist

Henry Solomon- July 6, 2020

Dr Abosede Lewu, a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist says women get more support and attention while experiencing delay in conception or infertility issues than men ... Read More

Face Mask Mandatory, Gathering Ban During Hajj – Saudi Arabia

Tanimu- July 6, 2020

Saudi Arabia on Monday said all the intending pilgrims in 2020 Hajj must wear face masks at all times, while workers would ensure no overcrowding ... Read More

Don Jazzy Urge Nigerians to be Careful when They Visit Barber Shop

Tanimu- July 6, 2020

Nigerian Music star, Micheal Ajereh a.k.a Don Jazzy has urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to safety measures approved by health authorities to avoid contracting the ... Read More

Osun records 2 COVID-19 deaths, 14 new cases

Suleiman Idris- July 5, 2020

The Osun Government says it has recorded two coronavirus related deaths with 14 new cases in the state. Dr Rafiu Isamotu, the state’s Commissioner For ... Read More

Polio-Free Status: President Buhari Praises Merkel, Osinbajo, CAN, Sultan Of Sokoto, Others For Job Well Done, Pledges To Revitalize Nigeria’s Primary Health Care System

Suleiman Idris- July 3, 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari, has written world leaders and partners to appreciate their support towards helping Nigeria attain a Wild Polio Virus (WPV) free status, pledging ... Read More

Kebbi Sickle Cell association sensitises members on COVID-19 prevention

Suleiman Idris- July 2, 2020

The Kebbi State Sickle Cell Association (KESCA) says it had sensitised its members on measures to prevent them from contracting the Coronavirus disease. The state ... Read More

ActionAid Donates Hand Sanitizers to NTA

Streaming Admin- July 2, 2020

ActionAid Nigeria has donated hand sanitizers to the Nigerian Television Authority to protect journalists from contracting COVID-19. Communications coordinator, ActionAid Nigeria, Lola Ayanda who presented ... Read More

COVID-19: Akeredolu tests positive

Suleiman Idris- June 30, 2020

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has tested positive for COVID-19. Akeredolu made the disclosure on Tuesday on his verified twitter account, @RotimiAkeredolu. The governor, ... Read More

COVID-19: Gombe discharges 350, records 19 deaths

Suleiman Idris- June 30, 2020

Gombe State Task Force on COVID-19 says 350 persons infected with Coronavirus have been treated and discharged, while 19 deaths were recorded. The Chairman of ... Read More

COVID-19: Adamawa records 84 cases, 6 deaths – Official

Suleiman Idris- June 29, 2020

The Adamawa government says it has recorded 84 COVID-19 cases and six deaths from March till date. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Abdullahi Isah, ... Read More

COVID-19: CSOs call for community testing in Enugu

Suleiman Idris- June 29, 2020

Some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Enugu have appealed to the state government to start community testing for COVID-19 in the state. The CSOs made ... Read More

Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 10 Million

Henry Solomon- June 28, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide rose to 10 million on Sunday, according to a tally collated by Johns Hopkins University. The United States, ... Read More

Drug Addicts, Substance Users Susceptible to COVID-19 Infection, Expert Says

Henry Solomon- June 27, 2020

A Mental and Behavioural Medicine Specialist, Dr Kola Okunade, on Saturday said drug addicts and substance users were more susceptible to COVID-19 and other deadly ... Read More

NMBA Stresses Need for Bio-safety Measures on Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

Henry Solomon- June 27, 2020

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), says biosafety measures should be applied in ensuring that genetically modified mosquitoes, aimed at reducing the spread of malaria, ... Read More

FG Sets Regulations, Performance Simulation Flight Ahead of Reopening of Airports

Henry Solomon- June 27, 2020

Ahead of the reopening of the aviation sector in Nigeria, Minister of Aviation, Sen Hadi Sirika and other members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) ... Read More

COVID-19: FG inaugurates isolation centres for IDPs in Borno

inno.korie- June 26, 2020

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has inaugurated two health facilities and two ambulances to serve as COVID-19 ... Read More

NGO commends FG over robust response to curb drug abuse

Abdul Jimoh- June 26, 2020

The Centre for Ethical Rebirth Among Nigerian Youths (CERANY) has felicitated with Federal Government for the giant steps taken so far and quick response toward ... Read More

COVID-19: No evidence face shield alone can provide primary protection — NCDC

Abdul Jimoh- June 24, 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says there is no evidence that face shields alone can provide primary respiratory protection against coronavirus disease (COVID-19). ... Read More