Women sharing eye makeup kits risk infection, blindness – Physician

Country Director of Sightsavers Nigeria, Dr Sunday Isiyaku, tells LARA ADEJORO why it is important for Nigeria to eliminate trachoma, said to be the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness What is trachoma? Trachoma is one of the oldest diseases known to humans. Bronze Age forceps for depilation, thought to have been used to remove affected […]

‘150 nurses resigned from LASUTH in three years’

By Gbenga Salau Lagos partners eight firms to check quackery in hospitals, ensure standard Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has said that more than 150 nurses resigned their appointments with the tertiary hospital within the last three years. Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, who stated this, yesterday, during a media briefing […]

New coronavirus travel guideline takes effect from today, April 4

New coronavirus travel guideline takes effect from today, April 4 By Ima Elijah Mustapha said that the new guideline prescribed for the fully vaccinated would apply to travelers between ages 10 and 18 years. A new international travel guideline has been issued by the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, removing mandatory Polymerase Chain Reaction […]

Why doctors are leaving Nigeria in droves —NMA President

President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Innocent Ujah, yesterday identified lack of work tools, poor conditions of work and insecurity as some of the reason responsible for medical doctors leaving the country in droves, seeking greener pastures abroad. Ujah, who spoke on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily yesterday, stated that half of the […]

Nigeria, 10 others taken off UK’s Omicron red list

The United Kingdom, UK, has taken all 11 countries off England’s travel red list. It will be made official tomorrow, Wednesday, the health secretary, Sajid Javid, announced. The decision means England will no longer require hotel quarantine for travellers from Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. However, testing […]

Ghana to vaccinate all arrivals

Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Ghana’s Health Service Director-General Ghana will from Monday vaccinate returning citizens and residents against COVID-19 upon arrival at the airport if they have not received shots. Ghana’s Health Service Director-General, Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday, amid concerns over low take-up of vaccination. He said that all Ghanaians leaving […]

Uzodinma distributes 8100 covid 19 vaccines to Imo LGAs

From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Imo State governor,Hope Uzodimma has distributed 8100 Covid-19 vaccines delivered from Intercedd Health Products Ltd. to the 27 Local Government Areas of the State. Commissioner-designate, Rubby Emele who represented the governor during the distribution on Wednesday urged the 27 Interim Management Committee  (IMC) chairmen of the councils to ensure even distribution […]

‘Why UK imposed travel restrictions on vaccinated Nigerians’

By Chukwuma Muanya •How to meet global COVID-19 targets, by WHO, UN Chairman, Expert Review Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Oyewole Tomori, has provided reasons why the United Kingdom imposed travel restrictions on vaccinated Nigerians. The virologist, who is also a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition, noted […]

WHO: Africa Needs 150m Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Monthly

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja World Health Organisation (WHO), has said that COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa must rise by over seven times from around 20 million doses per month to 150 million each month on average if the continent is to fully vaccinate 70 per cent of its people by September 2022. It noted that […]

COVID-19, doctors’ strike combine to render Sokoto women stranded

Coronavirus in Nigeria On Saturday, Nigeria recorded 49 additional fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic with 964 fresh cases reported across 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that Nigeria’s total infection from the pandemic stood at 195,052 while the fatality toll increased to 2,544 […]

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