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UNICEF: Babies At Risk Of Contracting HIV


The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that about six thousand (6,000) newborns in Kaduna State may be at risk of contracting HIV in 2019 if elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV interventions is not implemented.

HIV Prevalence In Geo-Political Zones Of Nigeria


According to Nigeria HIV and AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), 2018 as revealed by Professor Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, while giving an overview of NAIIS on Thursday, the 14th of March, 2019 in Abuja, informed that the South-South has a prevalence rate of 3.1 percent, making it the highest compared with the other regions of the country.

MTN Nigeria Flags Of Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign


MTN Nigeria has embarked on a campaign to fight against the high rate of substance abuse in the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) advanced Cancer treatment center on Saturday in Idi Araba, Lagos. According to NAN, the cancer center was established to provide proper tertiary healthcare for Nigerian Cancer patients.

The numbers of individuals whom got infected with lassa fever since the beginning of year 2019 has rose to two hundred and thirteen (213) this week, out of which 42 of them have died. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) declared the outbreak of the disease after sixty persons were confirmed to have contracted the disease from across the eight states in the first two weeks of January, 2019 alone.

Liberia Uncovers Ebola In Bats


Following a routine test by scientists of the Health Ministry in Liberia, the Country's health ministry on Thursday announced that the deadly Ebola virus has been found in a bat. Making the disclosure in Monrovia, the Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), Tolbert Nyenswah asserted that Zaire Ebola virus was detected in one bat.

Lassa Fever Cases Drop Down - NCDC

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Following the widespread attack of Lassa fever in the Country, the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced a decline in the number of new cases.

15 Reported Cases Of Lassa Fever In Ondo State

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A total number of fifteen (15) persons relating to Lassa fever have been reported dead between January and February 2019 in Ondo State.

Four Ebola Patients Escape Congo Clinic

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Four patients with Ebola virus have gone missing from a Medicin Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) clinic in eastern Congo after armed assailants attacked it.

Ebola Scare Rocks Uganda Over Suspected Death

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Ugandan authorities yesterday announced that thirteen people have been quarantined following their contact with a body suspected to have been infected with Ebola Virus.

National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)

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In a bid to curb the rising surge of Lassa fever outbreak in the Country, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has perfected plans to partner the Federal Ministry of Health to bring the outbreak under control.

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has commenced online processes for the registration of products, NAN reports. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye on Thursday disclosed this during an interview in Abuja.

International Day Of Happiness: Nigerians One Of The Most Cheerful In Africa


March 20 every year has been stated as the International Day of Happiness by the United Nations (UN). Today March 20, 2019, wasn't any different with  #InternationalDayOfHappiness trending over the Nigeria Social Media Space.

Buhari Specialist Hospital Conducts First Brain Surgery


Muhammadu BUHARI Specialist Hospital, in Kano state, has conducted its first brain surgery. The operation which is said to be the first of its kind was conducted by a team of medical doctors at the facility which was established in early 2018 by Governor Umar Ganduje's administration.

Ebola Outbreak in DRC Ranked Second Worst in History


The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ranked the 2nd worst in history with 426 casessurpassing the 2000-2001 outbreak in Uganda and 2014 which recorded cases of over 11,000 deaths, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).

One in Every Five Nigerian Suffers from Mental Disorders says FG


The Federal Government said an estimated 40 million Nigerians are believed to be suffering from mental disorders.

According to Vanguard report, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, AbdulazizMashiAbdullahi, made this assertion at the on-going Mental Health Action Committee and Stakeholders Workshop in Abuja. 

Scientists from the University of Toledo were completely surprised to discover a previously unknown structure in the human sperm, since sperm cells are well-studied.

The new study, which was published online June 7 in the journal Nature Communications also found that the new structure could contribute to infertility, miscarriages and birth defects.

However, the positive thing here is that once the researchers understand this structure better, it may assist them develop new therapies for male infertility and learn more about early human embryonic development.

A study published in the Journal of Science says blood tests can accurately identify if pregnant women will deliver babies up to two months prematurely. According to the study, the blood biomarkers could also estimate gestational age or the delivery date with comparable accuracy to ultrasound, at a lower cost.