Health

The lamentations of women living with Vesico-Vaginal Fistula, VVF, leave much to be desired. The stories of rejection and mental frustration abound of these helpless women are commonplace. And between 120, 000 and 150, 000 Nigerian women and girls out of the two million worldwide live with the despicable disease…
Governor Yahaya Bello, has expressed deep concern over 62 dead victims of an unknown disease and has directed that all the affected patients be treated at no cost. A strange disease struck the eastern part of Kogi State few weeks ago, claiming the lives of both children and adults within…
A suspected case of Lassa fever has been reported in Borno State, the Commissioner of Health, Haruna Mshelia, declared.    Mshelia told journalists in Maiduguri that the case was reported in Zabarmari community of Jere local government area of the state.   According to him, the patient was initially quarantined…
Health experts have identified consumption of contaminated food, unclean water and intake of drugs as the major causes of various categories of hepatitis. Recently, the disease has been a scourge as it has gained prevalence in the past few years. Federal Government has also embarked on immunizing people, especially children…
World Health Organisation, ‎WHO, has disclosed that many hepatitis cases could be prevented if hospitals reduced the vast number of reused injection tools and injection treatments, that help spread the disease. The UN agency launched a broad campaign against unnecessary injections on the eve of World Hepatitis Day, which is…
A new treatment for Hepatitis C has been recommended to be extended, to other Sub-Saharan African countries, after clinical trials proved effective in three countries of the region. Karine Lacombe, an associate professor at Saint-Antrine Hospital, Inserm, France, made the disclosure at the ongoing Ninth IAS Conference on HIV Science…
The Nigeria Society of Neonatal Medicine, NISONM, a sub-speciality group of paediatricians, on Thursday have called on the government to undertake a welfare support system for mother and child health to reduce neonatal mortality rate and make progress in newborn health. Prof. Chinyere Ezeaka, President of the society, spoke at…
The World Health Organisation has warned that an untreatable strain of gonorrhoea is spreading worldwide after the super bug was discovered in at least three people. The bug is said to be “very smart,” evolving to develop resistance to antibiotics every time a new one is used against it. Gonorrhoea is…
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