COVID-19 soars as NCDC records 1,064 new cases, 13 deaths

COVID-19 soars as NCDC records 1,064 new cases, 13 deaths The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 1,064 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as the deadly scourge continued its renewed surge in the populous African nation. The public health centre, in its verified website monitored on Sunday, said that 13 deaths were recorded on the date under review. It...... more

How I have lived with diabetes for 35 years, by Obasanjo

How I have lived with diabetes for 35 years, by Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday relived how has lived with diabetes for 35 years, lamenting the disease had claimed the lives of many of his friends. Obasanjo, who disclosed that he was diagnosed of diabetes at age 50, advised sufferers, particularly children, to manage the ailment well by maintaining good healthy...... more

Agency urges mothers to maintain optimal hygiene during exclusive breastfeeding

Agency urges mothers to maintain optimal hygiene during exclusive breastfeeding The Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENS-PHCDA), on Wednesday, urged mothers to maintain optimal hygiene and cleanliness of their environment while engaging in exclusive breastfeeding of their infants. Dr George Ugwu, Executive Secretary of ENS-PHCDA, gave the advice in Enugu at the World Breastfeeding Week Grand Finale/Baby Show for...... more

Cholera kills 60 in Katsina communities

Cholera kills 60 in Katsina communities At least 60 persons have lost their lives across many communities in Katsina State following the outbreak of cholera in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Yakubu Danja, disclosed this on Saturday during the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the State chapter of Nigerian Medical Association held in the state...... more

Kogi Commissioner inspects Hospitals' Project, restates Gov. Bello's determination to reposition Health Sector

Kogi Commissioner inspects Hospitals' Project, restates Gov. Bello's determination to reposition Health Sector The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, has restated the determination of His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello, to reposition the state health sector for quality healthcare delivery for the people of the state. The commissioner gave the assurance when he led a team on an inspection tour to...... more

Ugwuanyi receives award of honour as COVID-19 Response Champion

Ugwuanyi receives award of honour as COVID-19 Response Champion Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has been awarded the “COVID-19 Response Champion” by the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria(AMLSN). The award was presented at the 15th National Annual Public Health Lecture Series of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria which held in Abuja, Thursday. The event...... more

Why families must reduce intake of salt, seasoning

Why families must reduce intake of salt, seasoning A don, Prof. Henrietta Okafor, has urged families to reduce the intake of salt and seasoning to protect the kidney from malfunction. Okafor, who is a Professor of Peadiatrics with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), made the call in Enugu during 163rd Inaugural Lecture of UNN titled: “Sustaining Healthy Kidneys from Nascence: The...... more

COVID-19: Buhari replaces PTF with new committee

COVID-19: Buhari replaces PTF with new committee President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the transition of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 to Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19. This was announced during the task force’s media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday by Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss...... more

Tuberculosis kills 500,000 yearly in Africa - WHO

Tuberculosis kills 500,000 yearly in Africa - WHO Over 500,000 people are lost in Africa to tuberculosis yearly, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, who gave the figure in a message to mark the World TB Day 2021 with theme: “the clock is ticking”, said that this inglorious statistics...... more

Experts recommend sugarcane consumption for boosting immunity, preventing cancer, others

Experts recommend sugarcane consumption for boosting immunity, preventing cancer, others Some nutrition experts have recommended regular intake of sugarcane to boost immune system and prevent cancer and other diseases. The experts made the recommendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday. Mrs Olufunmilola Adewumi, Asst. Chief Nutritionist at the Orile Agege General Hospital, Lagos...... more

Another new coronavirus variant found in Nigeria, says Africa CDC

Another new coronavirus variant found in Nigeria, says Africa CDC NAIROBI (Reuters) -Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed. The news comes after Britain and South Africa both reported new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that appear to be more...... more

Yellow fever responsible for ‘strange deaths’ in states, says Fed Govt

Yellow fever responsible for ‘strange deaths’ in states, says Fed Govt The Federal Government has said an outbreak of yellow fever is responsible for the recent “strange deaths” in some states, including Delta and Enugu. Health Minister Dr. Osagie Ehanire made the clarification  Wednesday while addressing State House Correspondents after this week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President...... more

Yellow Fever cause of alleged unusual deaths in Enugu Ezike - Enugu govt

Yellow Fever cause of alleged unusual deaths in  Enugu Ezike - Enugu govt The Enugu State Government has confirmed that Yellow Fever is the cause of deaths from a reported strange illness in Ette Uno and Umuopu communities of Enugu Ezike town in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.  Unconfirmed reports from the area said no fewer than 50 lives had been...... more

COVID-19: ‘Kogi worst testing state with 250 samples’

COVID-19: ‘Kogi worst testing state with 250 samples’ The latest COVID-19 Situation Report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed that Kogi State is the worst-performing state in terms of testing since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. According to the report, out of 543,415 samples tested nationwide since the pandemic, Kogi State...... more

41,000 African health workers infected with COVID-19 -WHO

41,000 African health workers infected with COVID-19 -WHO Over 41,000 health workers have been infected with Coronavirus in Africa, the World Health Organisation, said on Thursday. While calling on African governments and other stakeholders to make greater investments and sustained commitments to the working conditions and safety of healthcare workers, the agency stressed the need for patients and health...... more

COMMENTARY: THE THREAT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE STRATEGIC EFFORTS OF GOVERNMENT TO END THE SCOURGE IN EBONYI STATE

COMMENTARY: THE THREAT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE STRATEGIC EFFORTS OF GOVERNMENT TO END THE SCOURGE IN EBONYI STATE  By Uchenna Orji The administration of His Excellency, Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi FNSE, FNATE, Governor of Ebonyi state has worked round the clock to address the issues of preventive health services through the establishment of primary Health care centres at the various wards, the General Hospitals in each of the...... more

COVID-19: Call Kogi, Cross River governors to order, NMA urges Buhari

COVID-19: Call Kogi, Cross River governors to order, NMA urges Buhari The National President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Professor Innocent Ujah on Monday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately call to order the Governors of Kogi and Cross River states to avert further escalation of the COVID-19 cases in the two states. Ujah in a chat with Vanguard also...... more

Enugu records 68 new cases of coronavirus

Enugu records 68 new cases of coronavirus THE Enugu State Government has announced 68 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease thus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 144. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, made the announcement in a statement in Enugu on Monday. Obi said that the Ministry of Health...... more

Nigeria posts highest surge in COVID-19 cases with 681 new infections

Nigeria posts highest surge in COVID-19 cases with 681 new infections Nigeria posted its highest number of COVID-19 cases, with 681 infections recorded all over the country on Thursday. This took the nation’s caseload to 14,554. The new figure broke the record of 553 cases in a single day logged on 30 May. And there is no respite for Lagos yet, as...... more

Nigeria records 553 new COVID-19 cases, total now 9,855

Nigeria records 553 new COVID-19 cases, total now 9,855 Nigeria has recorded 553 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total cases close to 10,000. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control disclosed this Saturday night. The Centre noted that 2,856 patients have been discharged upon recovery while 273 associated deaths have been recorded. “On the 30th of May 2020, 553 new confirmed...... more

OraQuick: New HIV Self-test Kit Hits Market

OraQuick: New HIV Self-test Kit Hits Market This feature story discusses the simplicity and confidentiality of the new test kit for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus The numbers The Human Immunodeficiency Virus is one of the widespread diseases that have resulted in high mortality rate in the world. Since discovery in 1983, about 75m people have been infected globally,...... more

Nigeria records 242 new COVID-19 cases, total now 4,641

Nigeria records 242 new COVID-19 cases, total now 4,641 Nigeria on Monday recorded 242 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 4,641. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website. NCDC also announced ten new fatalities recorded from coronavirus-related complications in the country. Data from the centre’s website showed...... more

Nigeria records 248 new cases of COVID-19, total now 4399

Nigeria records 248 new cases of COVID-19, total now 4399 Nigeria has reported 248 new COVID-19 cases, increasing the total number of infections in the country to 4399 cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new cases in a tweet on Sunday night. It said “On the 10th of May 2020, 248 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths...... more

Nigeria records 386 new cases of COVID-19, total rises to 3912

Nigeria records 386 new cases of COVID-19, total rises to 3912 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported that the nation recorded 386 new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday as the total cases confirmed rose to 3912. Posting the recent report on its Twitter page, NCDC, highlighted the breakdown of the confirmed cases per states; “176-Lagos; 65-Kano;...... more

COVID-19: 183 test positive, 48 recover, two die in Lagos

COVID-19: 183 test positive, 48 recover, two die in Lagos Lagos State recorded 183 cases of coronavirus on Thursday, the highest daily figure to be reported in any state in Nigeria within 24 hours. This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control while giving the daily COVID-19 update in the country. It also stated that 381 new cases of...... more

Nigeria records 195 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 3145

Nigeria records 195 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 3145 The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 195 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking Nigeria’s total cases to 3145.  Of the new cases, 82 are in Lagos, 30 are in Kano, while 19 are in Zamfara and 18 in Sokoto. Ten are in  are in Borno, 9 in...... more

BREAKING: Nigeria records 245 new COVID-19 cases, total now 2,802

BREAKING: Nigeria records 245 new COVID-19 cases, total now 2,802 The total number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has increased to 2,802 after 245 new infections were recorded on Sunday.   The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its Twitter handle on Monday.     See new Tweets Tweet         NCDC   @NCDCgov ·...... more

Catholic Archbishop finds cure for novel Coronavirus

Catholic Archbishop finds cure for novel Coronavirus His Grace Samuel Kleda, an Archbishop of the Douala Metropolitan Archdiocese and an expert in medicinal plant research with 30years experience, said he has produced a herbal mixture which allievated the symptoms of the Coronavirus when administered to infected persons. The herbal medicine was originally for respiratory problems especially breathing problems,...... more

Nigeria records 195 coronavirus cases in one day

Nigeria records 195 coronavirus cases in one day Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed a total number of 195 new coronavirus cases in the country. Nigeria economic hub Lagos and Kano states have the highest numbers. While Lagos recorded 80 new cases, Kano State recorded 38 new cases. Ogun and Bauchi states also recorded a tally of 15 new cases each....... more

Nigeria records 91 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 1273

Nigeria records 91 new cases of COVID-19, total infections now 1273 Nigeria on Sunday recorded 91 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 1273, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC, in a tweet via its official handle, said 43 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos. “On the 26th of April...... more

 

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