Yellow Fever: Nigeria to vaccinate Rivers, Anambra residents
The Yellow fever campaign will be conducted in partnership with the World Health Organisation and Gavi.
NEC receives updates on Nigeria’s handling of coronavirus, Lassa fever
An official said testing facilities across the country have been activated for coronovirus and “all state governments have been told to have a level of preparedness”.
Iran’s Vice President tests positive to coronavirus
The country currently has the highest death toll from the virus outside China, which is the epicentre for the disease.
Red Cross to train 100 persons on First Aid in Kaduna
The agency says that People Living With Disabilities were among those targeted for the training.
Coronavirus: Senator laments Nigeria’s lack of preparedness
Africa, in the past 14 weeks of the outbreak, has been spared, “but the window seems to be closing,” officials said.
Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimage visa over fears of COVID-19
The visa suspension is coming some months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Chinese patient tests negative to coronavirus in Lagos – Official
The unidentified Chinese national arrived Nigeria seven weeks ago and complained of fever.
Nigeria’s death toll from Lassa fever hits 118 – NCDC
From January 1 to February 23, 2633 suspected Lassa fever cases, with 689 confirmed and 118 deaths have been recorded in the country.
Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in South America
The 61-year-old coronavirus patient is currently under quarantine in his home and 30 of his family members have been placed under observation
Pneumonia: Why preventable killer disease is still an epidemic in Nigeria
Pneumonia is a leading childhood killer disease in Nigeria. In 2018 alone, 162,000 children died from pneumonia, making Nigeria the country with the highest number of pneumonia-related deaths in the world.
Coronavirus, Ebola, Lassa fevers caused by corruption, Magu insists
Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, broke out in Wuhan in Hubei province of China in December.
Another African country confirms case of coronavirus
Coronavirus, which originated from China in December, has spread to about 30 countries.
Iran’s deputy health minister tests positive to coronavirus
The official was spearheading the country’s efforts to contain the coronavirus before he contracted the disease.
Health experts warn against use of paracetamol in cooking
Some food sellers have resorted to the use of paracetamol to reduce cooking time while boiling meat.
Nigeria’s long road to repealing Colonial-era Lunacy law regulating mental health
The Senate is holding a public hearing on a new bill to protect persons with mental health and substance abuse problems.
Chloroquine not yet confirmed as treatment for coronavirus
Mr Mamora said the use of Chloroquine for the virus is yet to be ascertained because lots of clinical trials are still on-going.
Buhari commends Doctors Without Borders for roles in Nigeria
The president said the sacrifices as individuals and as a group were quite enormous, particularly on non-profit basis.
FG appoints registrar for board of Nigerian dental technologists
Until his appointment, Mr Bappah was the Chief Dental Technologist at the Ahmadu Bello University.
Tribunal adjourns case against doctors over baby’s death
The doctors were alleged to have administered unnecessary drugs to a three-month-old baby, Peace Oluwole.