Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Health

February 2, 2023

UN agencies welcome 12 African countries’ pledge to end AIDS

UN agencies have welcomed a pledge by 12 African countries to end AIDS in children by 2030, announced Wednesday at a meeting in Dar Es Salaam.

AIDS
February 2, 2023

Fake medicines kill about 500,000 Nigerians, other sub-Saharan Africans yearly: UNODC Report

UNODC says trafficked medical products kill almost half a million sub-Saharan Africans, including Nigerians, every year.

Fake Drugs
February 2, 2023

Planting more trees could reduce deaths, Lancet’s new research shows

A new study by The Lancet shows that planting more trees could reduce summer heat wave-related deaths in urban areas by a third.

Trees in Abuja
February 1, 2023

Eight suspects nabbed for selling unhealthy ice cream, yoghurt to school children

Mr Mohammed explained that the suspects produced and sold the products to unsuspecting schoolchildren in Suleja.

NAFDAC officials
February 1, 2023

Tattooing of eyebrows can cause infections, keloid, toxicity, dermatologist warns 

Ms Cole-Adeife stressed that poor aftercare of the tattooed eyebrows often results in infections.

Microblading
January 31, 2023

Global vaccination ‘only way out’ of pandemic, says UN chief Guterres

The UN chief said the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on developed and developing countries.

António Guterres
January 31, 2023

WHO warns COVID-19 remains international health threat

“There is little doubt that this virus will remain a permanently established pathogen in humans and animals for the foreseeable future.”

COVID-19 patients in the hospital
January 30, 2023

Ondo govt to establish special clinic to tackle NTDs

The government promised to complete the special clinic for neglected tropical diseases by June 2023.

Neglected Tropical Diseases
January 30, 2023

Nigeria records 244 cases of Lassa fever, 37 deaths in 16 states, FCT

Also, among five health workers confirmed infected in the line of duty, one of them died.

January 30, 2023

NAFDAC to intensify war against substandard, fake medicines

“The task of safeguarding the health of the nation is daunting in the face of the chaotic drug distribution system currently existing in Nigeria.”

Fake Drugs