January 24, 2017

Nine global leaders introduce new council to end malaria

To raise funds towards the eradication of malaria, nine global leaders, have founded what would be known as the End Malaria Council. The End Malaria Council will grow to represent all of the key malaria-endemic regions, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Inaugural members include:
January 24, 2017

Watch the NCDC update on Lassa Fever on TV this morning

  The MD/CEO if the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu will be live on NTA Network Service 7.30am today, January 23, 2017. Tune in for an update on NCDC’s Lassa Fever Response.
January 24, 2017

More than 2 million Nigerians with HIV are not on medication

No fewer than 2.3 million Nigerians living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus are not on any form of treatment, says health experts who have raised alarm over the growing incidence of resistance to anti-retroviral drugs in the country.
January 23, 2017

Family Planning: Myths and misconceptions about female sterilisation

Female sterilisation, also called “tubal sterilisation” is a huge decision because it’s a permanent type of contraceptive. This means that it protects against pregnancy forever. Only adult women who do not want any children or do not want anymore should use this method of contraception.
January 23, 2017

Gang rape in Sweden streamed live on Facebook

A gang rape that was said to have been live-streamed on a closed Facebook group, has led to the arrest of three people.
January 20, 2017

WHO urges Africa to strengthen its food safety systems

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged African nations to strengthen their national food safety systems in order to improve the health of its citizens.
January 18, 2017

Lassa Fever resurfaces in Rivers State, Nigeria

The Rivers State Ministry of Health has confirmed a case of Lassa fever discovered in a private health facility in the State. This comes as the federal government announced resurgence of Lassa fever in some states of the country. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Theophilus Odagme said the patient […]
January 18, 2017

People should be screened regularly for Hepatitis B virus- Expert

A consultant Haematologist, Dr Garba Kangiwa, has called for regular Hepatitis B screening to enable early treatment.