The Anambra state Commissioner for Health Dr Afam Obidike says the state government is doing everything humanly possible to ensure that Ndi Anambra are free from Lassa fever disease. Dr. Obidike gave this assurance over the recent Lassa fever pandemic in some states across the country including Anambra. The Health Commissioner noted that the ministry […]

NO fewer than 38 persons have died out of the 123 diphtheria cases recorded in Nigeria so far, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has said. The states currently facing the disease caused by serious infection of the nose and throat that is easily preventable by vaccine,are Kano, Lagos, Yobe and Osun, respectively. The […]

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has notified the public of two “substandard (contaminated)” cough syrups named AMBRONOL and DOK-1 Max containing “toxic” ingredients.   In a statement published Sunday on its website, the agency noted that the products were identified in Uzbekistan, a Central Asian nation and reported to […]

The late Professor Dora Akunyili’s daughter, Ijeoma has been named the Chief Medical Officer of the Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJ Barnabas Health facility, in the United States of America. Dr. Akunyili is the first African American medical professional to serve in the role, according to In a statement released on the official website […]

Medical Doctors in Abia State, Thursday, barricaded the entrance gate to Abia Government House Umuahia, to protest 24-month salary arrears owed medical and non medical staff of Abia State University Teaching Hospital Aba, ABSUTH. The doctors who thronged out in their numbers were also protesting 13 months arrears owed doctors and other staff of Health […]

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday advised that countries should consider recommending passengers wear masks on long haul flights.   WHO said this was to counter the latest Omicron sub variant of COVID-19 given its rapid spread in the U.S.   In a news conference in Europe, WHO officials said the XBB.1.5 sub variant is […]

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Akwa Ibom Command, says it has arrested 60 drug suspects and secured 11 convictions in the last three months. NDLEA Commander in Akwa Ibom, Mrs Obot Bassey, gave the figures in an interview with the Newsmen. Bassey said that apart from the 11 convictions secured, several cases were still pending […]

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released the malaria report for 2021, saying Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) accounted for global deaths from the disease. While Nigeria had 31 percent of fatalities, DRC recorded 13 percent of global deaths, and the other two countries trailing behind included the Niger Republic – 4% […]

Proceedings in a trial over a 2009 massacre in Guinea were adjourned for a week on Monday after former dictator Moussa Dadis Camara said he was too ill to give testimony. Survivors of the bloodbath and relatives of the dead had been eagerly awaiting the moment when Camara would take the stand. But the former […]

The Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency, ENS-PHCDA, will Saturday December 3rd begin free vaccination of Rotavirus vaccines, aimed at preventing diarrhoea among children. In a sensitisation and Engagement meeting on the Rotavirus vaccine introduction in Enugu, on Wednesday, the  Executive Director of   ENS-PHCDA, Dr. George Ugwu stated that from 3rd to 10th December […]

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