Sunday, June 13, 2021


Scientists, researchers in joint effort to end malnutrition in Nigeria

By Esther Alexander (ABUJA) - Worried about the growing rate of childhood malnutrition in Nigeria, scientists and researchers in nutrition and dietetics are partnering to try to end malnutrition in the country. The two parties arrived at this resolution on Friday...

Nearly 90% of African countries may miss urgent COVID-19 vaccination goal – WHO

By Grace Audu (HEALTH CORRESPONDENT) -  The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed the fear that as COVID-19 cases in Africa rise for the third week running and vaccines are increasingly scarce, 47 of Africa’s 54 countries—nearly 90%—are set to...

WHO validates Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organisation (WHO), today validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities the assurance that it meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing. The vaccine is produced by the Beijing-based...

WHO moves to help people quit tobacco use

By Grace Audu (HEALTH CORRESPONDENT) - The World Health Organisation (WHO), is set to scale-up programmes in 22 countries to help people to quit tobacco use. WHO Representative to Nigeria, Dr Walter Mulombo, made this known in Abuja today during a news...

Nigeria records 31 new COVID-19 infections as active cases near 8,000

By Grace Audu (HEALTH CORRESPONDENT) - With 31 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections confirmed in the country yesterday, Nigeria's total active cases now stand at 7,657 up from 7,637 on Friday. The 31 new cases have also raised the total number of...

COVID-19: UNICEF presents $8m PPE to Nigeria

By Grace Audu (HEALTH CORRESPONDENT) - As part of the continued response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has handed over $8 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Nigeria. The equipment were...

HealthPlus partners Canadian provider on telemedicine

By Grace Audu (HEALTH CORRESPONDENT) - Outpost Health, a Canadian digital health provider, has partnered with HealthPlus to deliver its award-winning telemedicine platform to the largest pharmacy chain in Nigeria. The agreement will allow HealthPlus to utilize the Outpost platform, a...

NAFDAC destroys counterfeit products worth N516m in North-East

By Sadiq Abubakar, (MAIDUGURI) NAFDAC on Saturday said it has destroyed fake or substandard products worth N515. 6 million on Saturday in Gombe. The confiscated products destroyed included antibiotics, hypertension, diabetes and malaria drugs. Others were Spaghetti, vegetable oils, non-alcoholic beverages,...

Coronavirus variants threaten Southern Africa amid sluggish vaccine rollouts

On 8 May, South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that the presence of two additional Covid-19 variants had been discovered in the country. These are the B.1.1.7 variant which was first detected in the United Kingdom (UK) in...

Why people suffering from asthma are more at risk with COVID-19 – Expert

By Grace Audu - A Public Health expert, Dr Gabriel Adakole, has disclosed that people suffering from asthma are more at risk with the  COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Adakole, who made the disclosure in Abuja on Wednesday, noted that it...


Gbajabiamila urges dialogue in resolving political challenges

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for dialogue in resolving all the challenges facing Nigeria’s democracy. In a statement...