NACA, N’Assembly, others commit to fight HIV/AIDS beyond 2030

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS has partnered with the National Assembly, the United States Agency for International Development, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and the Jhpiego to sustain the gains from the HIV response beyond…

Air pollution can decrease odds of live birth after IVF by 38%, study finds

Research suggests impact of pollution begins before conception by disrupting the development of the egg. Air pollution exposure can significantly decrease the chance of a live birth after IVF treatment, according to research that deepens concern about the health impacts…

Indian-American Doctor Avoids Jail In Tesla Cliff Crash Through Mental Health Treatment

An Indian-American doctor in the state of California will undergo mental health treatment instead of serving jail time after driving his Tesla off a cliff with his wife and two young children in January last year. US psychologists testified that…

Tobacco-like plant produces breast milk nutrients with gene modification

The breakthrough with Nicotiana benthamiana could lead to more nutritious and affordable infant formula by incorporating a broader array of HMOs. Scientists have successfully genetically engineered a close relative of the tobacco plant to produce nutrients found in human breast…

Fever Control Could Be Harnessed To Mitigate the Emergence of Antibiotic Resistance

A new weapon in the battle against antibiotic resistance: temperature.Antimicrobial resistance of pathogens is a worldwide problem and is recognized by the WHO as one of the top global public health and development threats. There are two ways to fight…

Gavi to boost access to life-saving human rabies vaccines in over 50 countries: Gavi, WHO and UAR

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in collaboration with partners, is announcing support for human rabies vaccines for post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) as part of routine immunisation. Eligible countries are receiving guidance on how to access these vaccines under Gavi’s cofinancing policy. The first…

Nigeria: Cervical Cancer Vaccination Launched for Nigerian Girls

By Maryam Ahmadu-Suka, Kaduna Cervical cancer has emerged as the second most common cancer among women in Nigeria; hence Pathfinder has launched vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) for girls. Dr Sakina Bello, a senior technical adviser with, Pathfinder, has…

Anambra Governor’s Wife Calls For Active Participation On Routine Immunization

Anambra State governor’s wife, Mrs Nonye Soludo, has called for active participation and turn out from all stakeholders as the state kicks off the 2024 routine immunization programme. Mrs Soludo who stated this in a statement released in Awka, observed…

FG to begin second phase roll out of HPV vaccine on May 27

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says it is set to commence the second phase of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Rufai Garba, director of disease control and immunization at NPHCDA, announced the planned vaccination in  Abuja on Friday at a one-day…

WHO bacterial priority pathogens list, 2024: Bacterial pathogens of public health importance to guide research, development and strategies to prevent and control antimicrobial resistance

Overview Download (3.4 MB) The 2024 WHO Bacterial Priority Pathogens List (WHO BPPL) is an important tool in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. Building on the 2017 edition, the 2024 WHO BPPL updates and refines the prioritization of antibiotic-resistant…