August 14, 2017

Lassa Fever Virus: Prevention Through Clean Environment 

Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness of 2-21 days duration that occurs in West Africa. The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces. Lassa fever is a zoonotic disease, meaning that humans become infected from contact with […]
August 11, 2017

Lagos: Three More Hospital Staff Test positive for Lassa Fever 

Out of the 100 hospital workers  who had contact with a pregnant woman who died of Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, three more have tested positive for the infection. LUTH’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, confirmed this at a joint briefing by the hospital’s management […]
December 28, 2016

Malfunctioning machines make cancer cases worse in Nigeria

Imagine knowing someone who urgently needs treatment ans can’t get it because the machines are not working at the hospital? There are times when for as long as two months, the major machines (Cobalt 60 and Linear Accelerators) for treatment of cancer at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba would […]
December 15, 2016

Nigerian woman births baby with two heads

A newborn baby was delivered on Tuesday at a hospital in Ogudu, Lagos. The baby has two heads with oxygen tube strapped on each, a neck, chest, two legs and two hands.
December 5, 2016

Many Nigerian doctors are resigning and leaving the country

  ‘A labourer is worthy of his hire’ This quote is of biblical origin and it means that the someone should be properly recompensed for effort. This is the case of many Nigerian and African medical personnel and health workers who are leaving the countries as a result of poor pay […]
August 3, 2016

Lagos Vice Principal admitted at LUTH still yet to be found 3 years after going missing from hospital bed

A 58-year-old Vice-Principal of Ijaye Ojokoro Junior Secondary School II, Adeyinka Afolabi, who was on admission at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, for an illness, has beenn reported missing.   Acccording to The Punch,  Adeyinka, a Level 16 Grade Officer cadre at the Lagos State Government Education District 1, […]