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In the past week, Nigeria has documented 109 cases and 20 fatalities

Nigeria has confirmed 109 new Lassa fever infections and 20 deaths across 16 states in one week, spanning 26 to 3 March. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) noted in its latest situation report published on its website for...

The Gates Institute Pushes Forward with Tuberculosis Vaccine Trial

The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute (Gates MRI) has announced the commencement of the third phase clinical trial evaluating the M72/AS01E tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate. According to an official statement Tuesday from the foundation, the initial doses of...

Duchess Hospital achieves a milestone with successful open-heart surgery for children

Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, has continued to record landmark clinical procedures and treatments in a variety of medical and surgical specialties since it opened its doors to patients in October 2021. The hospital, which commenced its cardiac (“open-heart”) surgery programme...

Nigeria collaborates with a Belgian company in biotechnology efforts

The Nigerian government has announced its partnership with Univercells SA, a Belgian public limited liability company on the deployment of biotechnology to achieve the much anticipated turnaround in the country’s health sector. The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare,...

More than 500 individuals successfully recover from meningitis outbreak in Yobe

No fewer than 564 patients out of the 636 recorded cases of meningitis outbreak in Yobe have recovered, an official has said. The Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer, Primary Healthcare Management Board, Haruna Umar, disclosed this in an interview with...

Official: Despite seriousness, 90% of people with glaucoma remain undiagnosed

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has stated that 90 per cent of people living with glaucoma are undiagnosed, despite its severity. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness globally, accounting for eight per cent of all blindness affecting...

Tinubu plans to establish Africa-CDC coordinating office in Nigeria and elevate dental college to university status

As part of efforts towards repositioning the nation’s health sector to meet the growing population demand, President Bola Tinubu on Thursday announced his plan to set up a regional coordinating centre for Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa- CDC),...

Lagos considers raising tax on sugary drinks to lower disease rates

The Lagos state Government is considering a pro-health levy on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB) to boost public health and lower the rising non-communicable diseases (NCDs) burden. Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure during a meeting with transparency watchdog, Corporate...

Lagos hosts a summit addressing period poverty.

On Wednesday, a Summit addressing period poverty was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. Themed “Innovative Solutions to Combat Period Poverty in Nigeria” and organised by Safety For Every Girl (SFEG), the summit coincided with Women’s...

Cross River government pleads with graduating nurses not to leave the state

Cross River government has pleaded with newly graduated nursing students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) not to migrate abroad, saying the health sector was in dire need of their expertise. Henry Ayuk, the commissioner for Health, Cross River,...

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