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January 25, 2023

WHO demands action to protect children from contaminated medicines

WHO has called for action for countries to prevent, detect and respond to incidents of substandard and falsified medical products.

Medicines used to illustrate the story
January 11, 2023

Encephalitis Virus: Australia warns against mosquito bites

Health authorities of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) urged residents to be cautious with mosquito bites on Wednesday.

January 10, 2023

Over 150 nurses resigned from LASUTH in three years, relocated abroad: Official

The hospital management admitted that the situation arose as a result of health workers relocating abroad to practice.

January 10, 2023

COVID-19: NPHCDA says 76.16 million Nigerians partially vaccinated 

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says 65.7 per cent of eligible Nigerians have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

December 28, 2022

New PrEP ring reduces HIV in women by 50%: NHVMAS

NHVMAS says the PrEP ring, also known as the dapivirine ring, can reduce HIV infection in women by 50 per cent.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) ring
December 21, 2022

We treated over 77,000 patients at Yaba Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in 2022: Medical Director

Mr Owoeye said that a total of N601.63 million was expended on purchase of medications.

Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba and Dr Olugbenga Owoeye
November 29, 2022

Monkeypox: WHO renames virus ‘mpox’ to avoid stigma

The World Health Organisation has decided to use ‘mpox’ for a virus previously known as monkeypox.

November 24, 2022

Malawi worried cholera outbreak could worsen in rainy season

The outbreak now has a mortality rate of 3.1 per cent up from 2 per cent in March, according to the minister.

October 20, 2022

Nigerians, others not exercising to spend $27 billion treating diabetes, depression, dementia: WHO

Millions of people around the world do not get enough exercise, and this could have devastating consequences, WHO has warned.

Nigerians exercising
October 18, 2022

Underage marriage, depression to increase in Nigeria, other countries: WHO

In 2021, 150 million more people went hungry than in 2019. In the poorest countries, malnutrition rose from eight per cent in 2019 to 9.8 per cent in 2021.

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