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  Nigerians have been warned against self medication just as over five hundred indigents of the Ilorin emirates in Kwara State benefited from free medical outreach that involved medical enlightenment, diagnosing, free drugs. Beneficiaries at Gambari in ilorin which include children, aged, women and youths were treated for various ailments such as High Blood Pressure, […]

Malawi has become the first country in southern Africa and the fifth in Africa to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem – a disease that affected 7.6 million people nationwide in 2015. The disease is a devastating condition which can turn eyelashes inwards so that they scrape painfully against the eyeball and when left untreated can […]

About thirty months after the suspension of the liturgical practice of hands popularly known as ‘Kiss of Peace’, amongst Catholic members, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria has directed resumption of the handshake. Recall that the suspension of the handshake followed the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization as a global […]

The National Association of Resident Doctors has shelved its planned strike and will continue its negotiations with the Federal GoverNment and other stakeholders to drive home its demands. The President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Dare Ishaya, disclosed this on Thursday while speaking to newsmen. Ishaya explained that the decision was taken […]

The Federal Government of Nigeria during the Federal Executive Council Meeting held on Wednesday in Abuja approved the process to set up a vaccine production plant in Ota, Ogun State.   The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire made the disclosure while speaking to State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting.   He […]

THREE states of the federation recorded 70% of the 909 confirmed cases of Lassa Fever in the country,the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,NCDC,has said. NCDC also said out of 815 suspected cases of Monkey pox recorded in the country, 318 cases were confirmed cases while seven deaths were recorded in the ongoing year. The centre […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported twenty-one more cases of monkeypox in the country within the past seven days. The NCDC through its official website today disclosed that the disease could be spread by close contact and exposure to an infected person’s respiratory droplets, skin lesions or bodily fluids. The agency also […]

New York state is ending a 28-month-old Covid mandate requiring masks on public transport, Governor Kathy Hochul says. Royal Times reports that Masks will also no longer be required in airports and ride-share vehicles, she added. The state introduced the mandate in April 2020 as the virus was spreading throughout New York City. But now […]

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime to ensure payment of the newly approved hazard allowance to its members within the next two months. In a communiqué issued at the end of the association’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, signed by NMA President Uche OJINMAH and secretary-general Jide Onyekwelu, the association […]

The International Committee of the Red Cross has said about twenty-five thousand people have been reported missing in Nigeria, claiming fourteen thousand out of the figure are children whose whereabouts remained unknown. In a statement to mark the International Day of the Disappeared, the Head of Delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross to […]

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