The World Health Organization and US health authorities said Friday they are closely monitoring a new variant of Covid-19, although the potential impact of BA.2.86 is currently unknown.   The WHO classified the new variant as one under surveillance “due to the large number (more than 30) of spike gene mutations it carries”, it wrote […]

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has explained why he paid unscheduled visits to Island Maternity Hospital and Lagos Island Hospital, catching the medical personnel unaware. The governor made this known in a statement on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile. According to Sanwo-Olu, his visit to the hospitals was predicated […]

Professor of political economy and founder of Centre for Values and Leadership, Patrick Utomi, on Friday, while revealing that he was diagnosed with cancer in 2022, said that many people his age are also facing similar challenges.   Utomi explained via a Twitter post on Friday, that he tested positive after a biopsy adding that […]

A total of 529 foreign-trained medical and dental graduates failed the assessment examination conducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.   This is according to the examination report obtained from the MDCN on Sunday.   The two-day assessment examination was conducted on Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, 2023, at the University […]

The Federal Government has officially confirmed the first case of anthrax in the country.   A statement released by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Monday signed by Dr. Columba T. Vakuru , Chief Veterinary Officer of Nigeria, said animals showing signs of a possible case of anthrax on a farm in Suleja, […]

The Nasarawa State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association has declared a five-day warning strike following the failure of the state government to meet its demands.   The state’s NMA said the strike will commence at 8 am on Wednesday, July 5, and will end on Monday, July 10, 2023, at 8 am.   The […]

The Federal Capital Territory has announced the breakout of Ditheria in parts of the city of Abuja. The FCT Director, Public Health Department, Dr. Sadiq Abdulrahman, announced the outbreak, at a news conference on Monday, in Abuja. Abdulrahman, while addressing the news conference, said the disease had already killed a four-year-old, adding that outbreaks earlier […]

The National Coordinator of National AIDS and STDs Control Programme (NASCP) Dr Adebobola Bashorun, says by 2030, Nigeria should be moving towards epidemic control of HIV. He said this at the end of the pilot activity dissemination of the Strengthening HIV Self-testing in the Private Sector (SHIPS) project of the Society for Family Health, a […]

The Federal Government has appealed to religious leaders to restructure its hospitals to help improve the country’s healthcare system. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Engr. Adebiyi Olufunsho, made this appeal on Tuesday at the commissioning of the modern hemodialysis machines and other equipment donated to the Federal Medical Centre by the Church of Jesus […]

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