February 24, 2017

Lassa Fever: Pregnant woman killed, medical staff isolated

Lassa fever claimed the life of a pregnant woman, and her unborn baby at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) on Thursday.
February 16, 2017

Boko Haram has created 54,000 widows and over 54,000 orphans

    This information was shared by the governor of the state,  Kashim Shettima, while at the Murtala Muhammed Memorial Lecture in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Monday.
February 15, 2017

9 countries promise to halve maternal & newborn deaths in health facilities

  Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – have committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next 5 years, according to reports by the World Health Organisation, WHO.
February 15, 2017

Using antibiotics when pregnant may harm your baby- Research

Pregnant mothers have been warned against using antibiotics in pregnancy, as it has been found to weaken baby’s immune system.
February 15, 2017

What people with commonsense do with expired drugs

I was on a bus yesterday morning and saw this poster. It struck me deeply and I immediately remembered the Nigerian health sector which needs major revival. Thoughts of Eric Arubayi came to my mind again and all I could think of was #UpgradeOurHealthSectors!!! In case you can’t read what’s […]
February 11, 2017

Air pollution in China increases deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory disease

In the largest epidemiological study conducted in the developing world, researchers found that as exposures to fine particulate air pollution in 272 Chinese cities increase, so do deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
February 1, 2017

Facts and misconceptions about the Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD)

  An intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is a small device made of plastic, sometimes with added copper or added slow-release progestogen, that is placed into the uterus as an effective method of contraception. It is also known as ‘the coil’. It sits inside the womb (uterus). Once fitted, it can […]
January 31, 2017

Survivors of Rann IDP bombing receiving treatment- Photos

  Several people died after a military plane mistakenly dropped a bomb inside the Rann IDPs camp in Borno State about two weeks ago. The Rann IDP camp in Kala-Balge Local Government Area caters for thousands of persons displaced by Boko Haram.