For pregnant women in Nigeria, COVID-19 presents additional healthcare burden
Pregnant women in Nigeria lament the trouble they undergo while accessing healthcare in the midst of the pandemic.
Why Nigeria needs to manage electronic waste better
Perhaps less well-known is the electronic waste that’s becoming a serious problem in parts of the country.
Mobile technology can improve access to healthcare in Nigeria – if it’s regulated
Evidence from low- and middle-income countries suggests that digital and mobile communication technology can improve management of diseases.
INTERVIEW: How Gates Foundation helped eradicate polio in Nigeria – Officials
The officials also speak about the various successes Nigeria has achieved in the health sector in the past few years.
Coronavirus: Nigeria faces dire consequences as casualties among health workers increase
The various health workers’ unions accuse the government of focusing attention on “frontline workers” and that those saddled with the responsibility of manning the various public health facilities are ignored.
World Malaria Day 2020: Coronavirus threatens 2030 endgame for malaria
As countries focus energy and resources on containing coronavirus, achieving the global target to end malaria by 2030 has become even more unlikely, health experts said.
As lockdown continues, no learning option for students in Nasarawa communities
Many are calling on the government to provide the necessary facilities for online classes for students at all levels who are currently out of school due to coronavirus.
Nigerian lab joins global race to produce coronavirus vaccine
African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) is collaborating with Cambridge University in the United Kingdom to produce a vaccine against coronavirus.
Coronavirus Response: Why Cuba is such an interesting case
What happens next in Cuba will depend largely on the amount of testing. An indicator of commitment to this task is the ratio of tests to reported cases.
How digital surveillance can help bring the coronavirus pandemic under control
A government is using mobile phone data, credit card information and facial recognition software to track people who test positive for COVID-19.
Welfare of Nigeria’s health workers crucial in curbing coronavirus
The World Health Organisation said over 3,000 health workers have been infected with coronavirus globally while many died in the process of offering care to patients.
More than a million babies are born to young Nigerians every year: we explored why
In Nigeria, 145 babies are born to every 1,000 girls aged 15-19 annually.
World Health Day: Equipping Nigerian nurses, midwives for roles in curbing coronavirus
Healthcare professionals and this includes nurses and midwives, are on the front line of the battle with COVID-19 pandemic.
Mobile drive-through Coronavirus Testing: Lessons from Germany for Nigeria
Germany, the country with the world’s highest COVID-19 testing rates and an early adopter of drive-through testing provides lessons and parallels, as Lagos pioneers free mobile testing in West Africa.
Coronavirus: How prepared are Abuja hospitals to prevent transmission?
Abuja, the Nigerian capital, has at least six confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
What’s the difference between pandemic, epidemic and outbreak?
Simply put, the difference between these three scenarios of disease spread is a matter of scale.
Amidst coronavirus crisis, millions of Nigerians lack access to potable water
March 22 every year is set aside as World Water Day. The theme for 2020 is “Water and Climate Change.”
In Abuja community, abandoned SURE-P health centre turns dumping ground
After years of abandonment, the government this week began the process of clearing the refuse dump at the property.
INTERVIEW: How we’re helping to develop Abuja communities with World Bank support – Agency
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Community and Social Development Project (CSDP), a World Bank finance assisted project, has executed about 200 projects in poor Abuja communities.
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.
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.
What I’ve learnt about drug testing in Nigeria over the last 20 years
There have been initiatives in Nigeria to develop local technology. But in my experience, these initiatives fail to get traction.
Treatment for male infertility not effective, Study finds
The study found that supplements containing zinc and folic acid previously used to treat infertility in men make no difference.