U.S. CDC Leads 4th Biannual Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

The U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) wrapped up its fourth Biannual Stakeholder Engagement Meeting today. Themed “Improving Public Health Programmes Through Science,” the two-day event served as a forum for sharing scientific insights and fostering collaborations.…

NAFDAC Recalls Benylin Syrup, Declares It Toxic

National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has recalled Benylin Paediatric Syrup, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. NAFDAC, which disclosed this on its website yesterday, explained that the laboratory analysis conducted on the product showed that it…

Genetic engineer gets ‘Oscars of Science’ prize for cancer treatment

LOS ANGELES: French-Canadian scientist Michel Sadelain was awarded an “Oscars of Science” prize in Los Angeles on Saturday for his research into genetically modifying immune cells to fight cancer. The genetic engineer was awarded the Break­through Prize at a glitzy…

WHO: Hepatitis is second-leading infectious cause of death worldwide

More than 6,000 people a day are infected with viral hepatitis — and progress fighting the disease has stalled, a recently released World Health Organization report suggests. The analysis, released at the World Hepatitis Summit in Lisbon this month, looks at…

As World Marks Health Day, Health Care Remains Inaccessible to Many Migrants: IOM Report

Berlin/Geneva, 08 April – Only half of the countries worldwide assessed in a new report from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) grant access to government-funded health services to all migrants.The findings show that migrant inclusion and access to basic services is uneven…

WHO: 4.5bn people globally not covered by essential health services

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 4.5 billion people globally are not covered by essential health services. Tedros Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general, said this on Wednesday during an online media conference on global health issues. Speaking on the upcoming World…

UNODC Report: HIV Prevalence in Nigerian Prisons Twice National Average

 2.8% in prisons, 1.4% in general population  Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja  Although Nigeria appears to be edging closer to controlling the HIV epidemic, people in Nigerian prisons are two times more likely to be living with the virus than people…

Nigeria Police Release Names Of Deceased Girls, Women As Death Toll Rises To Seven In Bauchi Free Food Stampede

The death toll in the stampede that occurred during an almsgiving programme in Bauchi on Sunday has risen to seven. SaharaReporters reported on Sunday that the tragic incident happened on Sunday morning at the Shafa Holdings Company Plc headquarters along…

Delta commissioner calls for comprehensive approach to combat cervical cancer

I think one of the issues we were grappling with at that time was trying to sustain the HPV dosage. Delta commissioner calls for comprehensive approach to combat cervical cancer “I think one of the issues we were grappling with…

World Tuberculosis Day 2024

24 March 2024 Message from WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti  The 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa in Lomé, Togo, in 2022 ignited a powerful movement toward ending tuberculosis (TB) – that of prioritizing childhood…