Ijeoma UKAZU

Lab test key to fast track malaria elimination in Nigeria

Professor Wellington Oyibo is the Head of Research and Principal Investigator and Director, ANDI Centre of Excellence for Malaria Diagnosis, College of Medicine, University of Lagos. In this interview with journalists in Lagos, the university don explains the efficacy of malaria Artemisinin based comb [...]

Tue, 26 April 2016


NGO raises alarm over obesity rise in Africa

With the increasing rate of obesity in the continent, going by the projection of World Health Organisation, WHO, that more than one- third of African women and a quarter of African men are overweight, a non-governmental organisation, InVcap, has raised worry over the development.

Founding partn [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016


33% of couples in Nigeria have fertility issues - Orebamjo

A medical expert, Dr. Taiwo Orebamjo, has revealed that 33 percent of couples in Nigeria are faced with fertility problems.

Orebamjo, medical director of Parklande Specialist Hospital as well as Lifeshore Fertility Unit Lagos, in a chat with our correspondent in Lagos, disclosed that 1 In 3 cou [...]

Fri, 15 April 2016


422 million adults have diabetes globally - WHO


As the world commemorates the World Health Day, the World Health Organization, WHO, has revealed that the growing number of adults suffering from diabetes worldwide is almost 422 million.
In a statement made available to our correspondent in Lagos, WHO in its first global report on diabet [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016


Power failure is killing production - MAN

Dr. Frank Udemba Jacobs is the president, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, [...]

Tue, 12 April 2016


Stakeholders’ eyes policy direction on essential drugs

Stakeholders in the health sector have called on the Lagos state government to create policy direction for essential drugs to boost the fight against childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea.
The drugs include amoxicillin dispersible tablet, amoxicillin dt, and zinc/ low osmolarity oral rehydration sal [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


Expert unite, projects end of TB by 2035 globally

In order to reduce the epidemic burden of tuberculosis, TB, globally, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, join hands with international community to fight the scourge, projects end of the disease by 2035.

Director General of NIMR, Prof. Innocent Ujah, said ending the epidemic by 2 [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


Emergencies should be treated within 24 hours - Adewole

As part of efforts to boost healthcare delivery to Nigerians, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said directed that all accident and emergency cases should be treated within 24 hours at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.

Addressing journalists at LUTH, the minister said [...]

Wed, 06 April 2016


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