Nigerian Vice President, Kashim Shettima has urged the Nigerian medical doctors to reside in Nigeria, collaborate with Tinubu administration in the ongoing efforts to salvage the nation’s healthcare.

Mental health experts have called on House of Representatives to enforce a total ban on sachet and small bottled alcoholic drinks, after research indicates that high intake is linked to mental health problems, particularly among young people. The psychiatrists insisted that the availability and ease access to sachets and small bottled alcoholic drinks has a negative consequence on mental health and said the ban is in the best interest of the Nigerians populace. 

A disease outbreak suspected to be a viral haemorrhagic fever (Lassa fever) has claimed the lives of three staff of 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna. The revelation was contained in a letter originated from the office of the Acting Commander Nigerian Army Medical Corps and copies were circulated to all Nigerian Army healthcare facilities across the country. According to the letter, “The Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department of 44 NARHK has witnessed the loss of three members of staff and a patient in the last 48 hours with some in critical condition. 

Following the surge in cases of kidney failure in the sub-saharan Africa which its major cause is yet to be identified, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advocated for the National Assembly to enact a legislative that will support people with kidney disease and enact laws on the emerging organ harvesting and trafficking in Nigeria. Obasanjo was speaking yesterday during the 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference of the National Association of Nephrology with the theme: “Optimising Dialysis Therapy To Prolong Survival”, at the main auditorium of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun State. 

The federal government has hinted its intension to ban the use of Styrofoam and single-use plastic goods in all ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs). Minister of state for environment, Iziaq Salako, gave the directive during a workshop and capacity building for chemicals and waste handlers conducted today, January 30, in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state.

Pope Francis has yesterday advocated for a global ban on surrogacy, saying the practice of a woman carrying another person’s child was “deplorable.” Surrogacy is the act of a woman having a baby for another woman who is unable to do so herself, and the later will lay claim to the baby. The catholic leader in his New Year address to diplomats at the Vatican said it was a “grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child”. 

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