All you’ll need to know about MonkeyPox

I recently had a Chickenpox infection, one that could be tagged chronic as the rashess are unusually bigger than the normal Smallpox or Chickenpox that I have ever seen, it concentrated mostly on my face, palm of my hands and my thighs, very few on other parts. But its so much on my face am […]

HRW accuses Nigerian officials of raping and exploiting IDP women

HRW accuses Nigerian officials of raping and exploiting IDP women

The Human Right Watch (HRW) have accused Nigerian government officials and other authorities of sexually exploiting and raping of women and girls displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram. In a statement released by the Organisation on their official website, the government is not doing enough to protect displaced women and girls and ensure that they have […]

WHO de-lists Nigeria from Polio lists

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to formally pronounce the de-listing of Nigeria as a Polio endemic country before President Muhammadu Buhari. The event, which is scheduled for the State House on 26th October, 2015 will see the country hosting the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan, who will be represented by WHO Regional […]

Ebola survivors face severe pain, possible blindness

Ebola survivors face severe pain, possible blindness

Thousands of West Africans who were infected with the Ebola virus but survived it are suffering chronic conditions such as serious joint pain and eye inflammation that can lead to blindness, global health experts have said. Ebola survivors who fought off the most severe bouts of infection are the most likely to suffer ongoing medical […]

Sperm can carry Ebola for 82 days -WHO

Sperm can carry the Ebola virus for at least 82 days, the World Health Organization said Friday, urging men recovering from the disease to use condoms for three months after the onset of symptoms. “Because of the potential to transmit the virus sexually during this time, they should maintain good personal hygiene after masturbation, and […]

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola free

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola free

Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organisation says. Africa’s most populous country won praise for its swift response after an infected Liberian diplomat brought the disease there in July. The WHO officially declared Senegal Ebola-free on Friday. The outbreak has killed more than […]

WHO warning over Ebola in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt

WHO warning over Ebola in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt

LAGOS (AFP) – An Ebola outbreak in Nigeria’s oil producing hub of Port Harcourt could spread wider and faster than in the financial capital, Lagos, the World Health Organization warned on Thursday. The UN health body said the virus’ arrival in Port Harcourt, 435 kilometres (270 miles) east of Lagos and home to oil and […]

Nigeria’s Goal to Contain Ebola within Sawyer’s Contacts Wins UN Praise

Nigeria’s Goal to Contain Ebola within Sawyer’s Contacts Wins UN Praise

NEWS REVIEW Eddy Odivwri But for the ill-conceived visit of Patrick Sawyer, the American-Liberian who brought the killer Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to Nigeria on July 20, the country may have been spared the scourge being unleashed on its citizenry. Sawyer, who knew he had the deadly infection, flew into Lagos on July 20 purporting […]

Lagos govt, NMA condemn commercial blood donation

LAGOS — LAGOS State Government and Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, yesterday, condemned commercial blood donation in the country, saying that it was  against the Voluntary Non-Remunerated Blood Donation, VNRBD, approved by the World Health Organisation, WHO. Speaking at different fora to mark the World Blood Donor Day, WBDD, today,  the state government and NMA, said […]

Why people say I am mermaid – Quincy

Mrs. Quincy Olasumbo Ayodele is  pioneer Secretary General for the umbrella body of traditional medicine in Nigeria; and  an adviser for the development of African traditional medicine to the World Health Organization (WHO). Quincy has contributed  significantly to the development of traditional medicine to combat malaria and HIV, as well as research and development of […]