Sunday, June 26, 2022


23 million Nigerian children receive chemo-prevention against malaria

Some 23 million Nigerian children have received the seasonal malaria chemoprevention, aiding reduction in severe malaria in children in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari made the declaration on Friday in Kigali at the Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases...

WHO confirms 3,200 cases of monkeypox in 48 countries including Nigeria

The WHO says Nigeria is one of the countries that have reported cases of monkeypox. It says more than 3,200 cases have been confirmed in 48 countries and in five of its regions globally. “In Nigeria, the proportion of women affected...

Lack of innovation set to undermine antibiotic performance and health gains – WHO Report

By Grace Audu (HEALTH CORRESPONDENT) - Development of new antibacterial treatments is inadequate to address the mounting threat of antibiotic resistance, according to the annual pipeline report by the World Health Organization. The 2021 report describes the antibacterial clinical and preclinical pipeline...

Nigeria records 141 cases of Monkeypox – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that as many as 141 suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported in-country, up from the previous 110 cases. The NCDC, via its verified website, disclosed this on Friday. The News Agency...

WHO donates drugs, consumables to victims of Owo Church attack

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday donated drugs, medical equipment and consumable to Ondo State Government as succour to restore perfect health to victims of Sunday attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo. Dr Walter Muolombo, the Head of...

Nigeria has over 10,000 species of traditional medicinal plants — Mamora

The Minister of State, Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, says Nigeria is endowed with over 10,000 species of medicinal plants. He also said the country had good arable land and climatic conditions for harnessing the potentials of the plants, for health,...

WHO predicts 94% decrease of COVID-19 deaths in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted a 94 per cent decrease in COVID-19 deaths in Africa compared to 2021. That’s down from a “catastrophically high” average of 970 fatalities each day in 2021 to around 60 a day by...

African states report 1,400 monkeypox cases – WHO

Seven African countries have cumulatively reported about 1,400 monkeypox cases this year up to mid-May, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. These include 1,392 suspected and 44 confirmed cases. The cases were reported in Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic...

Nigeria has no laboratory where monkeypox virus is generated – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has dismissed insinuation that Nigeria has laboratories where monkeypox virus is generated. The NCDC gave the clarifications via its official website on Tuesday, as the country continued to report sporadic cases of monkeypox...

Monkeypox: Nigeria reports six cases, one death in May 2022

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in its latest report on Monkeypox, said the country recorded six cases and one death in May. The centre said that Nigeria’s risk of exposure to the Monkeypox virus was high based on...

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Ethiopian Airlines partners Aero HygenX for Autonomous UV-C Disinfecting Solution

Addis Ababa, 20 October 2021: In a virtual signing ceremony which took place October 12th, Ethiopian Airlines Group and Aero HygenX executives, inventors of...