Category: Health

COVID-19: NGO calls for more attention, respect for older persons

Suleiman Idris- July 23, 2020

Ms May Ikokwu, the Chief Executive Officer, Save Our Heritage Initiative (SOHI), on Thursday called for more attention to older persons as the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More

CSOs recommend sanitary pads use to boost girl-child enrolment in Gombe

Suleiman Idris- July 22, 2020

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), in Gombe State, has recommended the provision of sanitary pads as a strategy to boost girl-child enrolment in ... Read More

Coronavirus vaccine: WHO chief scientist thinks mid-2021 is possible

Abdul Jimoh- July 20, 2020

Widespread coronavirus vaccination could begin in the middle of next year, the chief scientist of the World Health Organisation, Soumya  Swaminathan said. She expressed cautious ... Read More

Kano govt. urges mothers to access malaria chemoprevention

Suleiman Idris- July 19, 2020

The Kano State government, on Friday, advised mothers in the state to access the free malaria chemoprevention offered as part of the Maternal and Child ... Read More

Kano Govt approves N941m for health, other projects

Suleiman Idris- July 19, 2020

Kano State Government has approved over N941 million for execution of health, environment and other viable projects in the state. Malam Muhammad Garba, the Commissioner ... Read More

WHO urges greater COVID-19 health services in Africa’s humanitarian settings

Abdul Jimoh- July 17, 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for greater access to COVID-19 detection, testing and care among vulnerable populations grappling with the impacts of protracted ... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine: 165 countries engage in global access facility – WHO

Abdul Jimoh- July 16, 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 165 countries have engaged in COVID-19 vaccine global access facility. WHO said in a statement posted ... Read More

Expert suggests adequate rest for pregnant women in first trimester

Abdul Jimoh- July 16, 2020

Dr Iwinosa Ehigiator, a Medical Practitioner and Gynaecologist in Estate Clinic, Benin, has advised pregnant women in their first trimester to get adequate rest to ... Read More

German Pharmacists Develop Gargle Test to Detect Coronavirus

Henry Solomon- July 15, 2020

Pharmacists at Germany’s University of Halle-Wittenberg have developed a way of detecting small amounts of coronavirus in gargling solution, a technique which could be used ... Read More

Indian pharma company Zydus begins human trials for COVID-19 vaccine

inno.korie- July 15, 2020

Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus said on Wednesday it has started human studies for its potential COVID-19 vaccine. The first dosage of its plasmid DNA vaccine ... Read More

Nigeria Inaugurates 2nd Voluntary Review Report on SDGs

Henry Solomon- July 14, 2020

Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SSAP-SDGs) on Monday inaugurated the 2nd National Voluntary Review Report on SDGs. ... Read More

Niger Assembly summons commissioners, others over COVID-19 response

Suleiman Idris- July 13, 2020

The Niger State House of Assembly Ad-hoc Committee on COVID-19 has directed that the chairman and all members of the state Taskforce Committee on COVID-19 ... Read More

Kano Govt, Malaria Consortium to spend N3 bn on prevention campaign

Suleiman Idris- July 12, 2020

Kano State Government in partnership with the Malaria Consortium have earmarked about N3 billion for malaria prevention activities in the state. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, made ... Read More

Lagos state COVID-19 mortality rises to 185

Suleiman Idris- July 12, 2020

Akin AbayomiLagos State Commissioner for Health The Lagos State Government says it has recorded three new COVID-19 related deaths, raising the number of COVID-19 related ... Read More

COVID-19: UCH receives N5m grant from Oyo State Govt. – official

Streaming Admin- July 10, 2020

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, says it has received N5 million grant from the Oyo State Government to support the COVID-19 response in the ... Read More

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