Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Health

May 23, 2022

Africa loses 300,000 women, children yearly to firewood smoke: Adesina

AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina said that nine out of the 10 most vulnerable countries to climate change were in Africa.

Firewood smoke and Akinwunmi Adesina
May 23, 2022

Portugal reports 14 new confirmed monkeypox cases

With the health authorities’ new figure, the total tally of confirmed monkeypox cases now stands at 37.

Monkeypox
May 23, 2022

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.9 million children

The Ministry of Public Health of the Afghan caretaker government has launched a nationwide polio vaccination campaign.

Afghan kids
May 23, 2022

Malaria: Jigawa mosquitoes resistant to insecticide-treated nets, say Researchers

A team of researchers at the Federal University Dutse has discovered some species of mosquitoes that are resistant to insecticide-treated nets in Jigawa.

Mosquitoes
May 23, 2022

COVID-19 pandemic not over, WHO warns

World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that COVID-19 is not over in spite of reports that COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined significantly.

Shanghai COVID-19 facility
May 21, 2022

Zamfara budgets N17.1 billion for COVID-19 recovery programme

The “Matawalle Vision 2023” programme is to address the challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bello Matawalle
May 21, 2022

Senior citizens hail Buhari for signing new health insurance bill into law

The Buhari regime said the new law was part of its efforts to achieve universal health coverage for Nigerians.

Photo of elderly people used to illustrate the story
May 21, 2022

COVID-19: COVAX reaches 145 countries with 1.5 billion doses

COVAX said this feat was amidst supply shortages, export bans, intense competition and logistical challenges in many countries.

COVAX and COVID-19
May 21, 2022

Enrollees, experts seek full implementation of health insurance law

Some experts and enrollees have called for a framework that would guarantee full implementation of the newly signed National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) law.

NHIS
May 21, 2022

Nutritionist cautions against taking tea on empty stomach

Ms Onuorah said research pointed to teas containing natural substances called polyphenols such as Catechin that could fight chronic diseases.

a cup of tea