WHO World Health Organization has warned Nigeria and fifteen other African countries of a listeriosis outbreak that started in South Africa in 2017. The other African countries are Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Organization confirmed its support for their […]

METUH Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, who is facing corruption charges, yesterday arrived for continuation of his trial before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, in a wheelchair. Metuh was wheeled into the courtroom to continue his defense to the seven-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes […]

LASSA FEVER More than one thousand one hundred and twenty one cases of the disease have so far been recorded in 18 states with over one hundred and ten fatalities. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known yesterday on the sidelines of reports of the prohibitive cost of treating Lassa fever which is said […]

NAFDAC The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has rejected recommendation by Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led reform panel proposal to move drug matters presently on the Exclusive List (item 21 of part I of the second schedule of the 1999 constitution) to the concurrent list. In a statement by the Director- General […]

RESIT Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has kicked against the planned resit examinations of four hundred and thirty seven foreign trained Medical and Dental graduates that failed the last Licensing Examination set by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN. The NMA had earlier informed available information showed that the purported reseat examinations was fixed […]

French athlete, Abraham Kiprotich has emerged winner of the 2018 Lagos City Marathon #RunLagos #RunYourRace #LagosCityMarathon

HOSPITAL The Federal Government has announced special intervention funds for tertiary and specialist hospitals in the country. Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, made this known at the opening ceremony of the National Executive Council Meeting of National Association of Resident Doctors in Abuja yesterday. Adewole said each teaching hospital would get the sum of […]

NMA It was a sorrowful day for the medical profession yesterday as one of them Doctor Victor Idowu died at Irrua specialist hospital, Edo State from Lassa fever complications. An announcement by the Nigeria Medical Association, in Kogi State yesterday said the late Idowu was diagnosed with Lassa fever on January 19, 2018, which he […]

LASSA FEVER Ebonyi state government has shut down all private, government and mission schools following the out break of Lassa Fever in the state which has claimed the lives of health workers in the state and left many critical at Irrua specialist hospital. The State Commissioner for Education, Prof John Eke who made the announcement […]

HEARTS A fresh alarm has been raised about the rise of a type of heart disease known as the hypertensive heart disease in hospitals across the federation with an estimate of five in eight brought-in patients who reported cases of hypertension said to be at risk of a late stage of cardiac shutdown. A group […]

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