Kenya: Red Cross – Over 500,000 Babies Missed Jabs During Nurses Strike

More than 500,000 new-born babies missed out on crucial vaccines during the recent nurses’ strike that lasted for five months, putting their lives at risk the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has said. Speaking during a press briefing at Travellers Beach Hotel in Mombasa,...

Child malnutrition: Jigawa treats 57,000 cases

The Jigawa State Government said it has treated 57, 657 cases of acute child malnutrition in the state in 2017. Mr Magaji Ahmed, Nutrition Officer of the state, made this revelation at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Bauchi Field Office end of year review on Tuesday...

U.S. Scientists Find Cure For Leukemia

A Group of American scientists have found a new possibility to cure leukemia, the results of a new study showed on Tuesday. Leukemia is a deadly disease that knocks down patients as young as only seven years old. In the study published in Journal Nature Medicine, the group of...

‘Nigeria Has One Endocrinologist To 850,000 People’

Consultant Endocrinologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Lagos, Dr Ifedayo Odeniyi, has said that less than 200 endocrinologists are currently practising in Nigeria. Odeniyi, who raised the alarm over the acute shortage of these diabetes care specialists in the...

Indigent Women Get Free Surgery in Sokoto State

Society of Gynaecology and Obsterics of Nigeria (SOGON) will spend spend N4 million on free treatment and specialised surgery to indigent women in Sokoto rural communities. Dr Yakubu Ahmad, the Chief Medical Director of Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) Sokoto...

Chloroquine Reduces Transmission Of Zika Virus From Mother To Fetus

  A new collaborative study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) and UC San Diego School of Medicine, United States (U.S.), has found that a medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus. The drug,...

World Children’s Day: Invest More In Children, UNICEF Urges Nigerian Govt

In celebration of the World Children’s Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has highlighted the importance of investing in every child in Nigeria. Speaking at the event to mark the day in Abuja on Monday, the Chief of Communications, UNICEF, Doune Porter, said that...

 ‘Never Miss Your Drugs Again With New Device’

A new device has been created that can clip onto birth control packs to make sure women remember to take their daily pill. ‘Popit’ uses a microphone to hear the ‘pop’ sound of a pill being pressed out of the packet and a touch-sensor to detect whether the packet has been handled....

U.S Spends Over $4 Billion On HIV/AIDS In Nigeria — Envoy

The United States Centre for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) said on Friday in Abuja that the organisation has spent over $4 billion on HIV/AIDS response programme in Nigeria since 2004. Mahesh Swaminathan, the Country Director said this in an interview with the News Agency...

FG Cuts State House Clinic Budget

The Nigerian government has allocated N1.03 billion to the State House Medical Centre for its recurrent and capital expenditure in the 2018 budget estimates, representing a huge slash compared to the facility’s budgets in the last three years. According to the breakdown of the...