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Good News: Drug shows ‘good clinical efficacy’ in treating coronavirus

A Chinese official says Favipiravir, an antiviral drug, has shown good clinical efficacy against coronavirus (COVID-19).

#Coronavirus: Africa records over 100 cases

South Africa on Wednesday reported six new confirmed cases of Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus – all involving people who had travelled to Europe.

COVID-19: Coronavirus finally given a name by world health organisation

The coronavirus causing a deadly outbreak in China has been named 'COVID-19' by the World Health Organisation. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the...

Coronavirus: Lagos set to quarantine Chinese returnees as WHO declares emergency

The Lagos State Government reveals it had reached an agreement with the China Embassy in Nigeria to quarantine all Chinese returning to Lagos from their country to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus.

Medical experts suggest solutions to high suicide rate in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its recent report says 800,000 people commit suicide every year across the world.

As a Nigerian you are expected to live for just 55...

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the average Nigerian should be able to live for 55 years. Meaning that if you are currently above 55 years of age as a Nigerian living in Nigeria, you have done well for yourself.

UN warns against testing girls for virginity, says it violates their...

A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of any female.

Preventive tips for childhood obesity

With the spotlight on obesity for National Obesity Week, now is the time to take a closer look at your family’s health and assess whether your child or children are healthy or at risk of childhood obesity.

WHO says video game addiction a ‘mental disorder’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has tagged compulsive video gaming as a mental health condition.

Atiku to build 100-bed medical facility in Abuja

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has sealed a partnership with Saudi German Hospital, Dubai, to establish a world-class medical facility in Abuja. He said the 100-bed hospital facility will break new grounds in medical services delivery in Nigeria.

United Nations expert to visit Nigeria to examine condition of IDPs

United Nations Special Rapporteur, Chaloka Beyani, says that he will carry out his first official visit to Nigeria from 23rd to 26th August to properly study the situation and human rights of internally displaced persons in the country.

Zika Outbreak: WHO Rejects Calls To Move Rio Olympics

We recall that about 150 prominent scientists, doctors, and medical ethicists suggested and signed a letter calling for this summer’s Olympic Games to be...

FG to donate Tuberculosis diagnosis tool to Health centers

In the bid to eliminate tuberculosis in Nigeria, the Federal Government through the ministry of Health would provide Gene expert machines for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in its early stage.

Unbelievable! Onitsha ranked the most populated city in the world

Interesting! A data released by the World Health Organisation today May 13, has ranked Onitsha, an Eastern-Nigerian city, as the most populated city in the world.

Malaria killed about 400,000 people in 2015 – WHO

It is well o. The World Health Organization has disclosed that about 400,000 persons died as a result of malaria infection in 2015.

Death toll rises to 225 in Angola’s Yellow fever outbreak

Angola’s Health Minister Luis Sambo reports that death toll from the yellow fever outbreak in the country has risen to 225, with about 1,600...

Suicide bomb blast in Pakistan leaves at least 15 dead

At least 15 people, mostly security officials, were killed and over 10 others injured today in a bomb blast apparently carried out by a...

40 dead in Lassa fever outbreak

It is well o. Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole, has confirmed that the death toll from the recent Lassa fever outbreak is now...

Last Ebola patient in Sierra Leone discharged from hospital

Sierra Leone’s last known Ebola patient was released from the hospital today, raising hopes the west African nation may finally have beaten the devastating...