Amidst concerns of hesitance towards recieving the Covid-19 vaccine, two thirds of respondents in a poll across Africa have expressed willingness to receive the vaccine.However, the Africa center for disease control in a statement after a webinar hosted by the African Centre for Diseases Control, public strategy firm, Gatefield, and the Global Health Advocacy Incubator,… Continue reading Coronavirus Vaccines: Two Thirds Respondents Across Africa Willing to Receive_Ada Ogar
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says the strange disease in Kano State is caused by food poisoning through a flavoured drink. The Director-General of the Agency, Mojisola Adeyeye, disclosed this on Wednesday during an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily. Adeyeye described the incident as “very serious,”… Continue reading Flavored Drink Responsible For Kano Strange Disease_Ada Nkong
Picture credit: Google If you want cheapIf you are carelessIf you are not observant The incidence of tuberculosis is on the increase. Many people including those in whom you would least expect it are developing the disease. Recently, I got involved with the case of a medical doctor who became paralyzed due to Tuberculosis in… Continue reading Are You Eating Tuberculosis? _Dr Biodun Ogungbo
About four million doses of the long awaited Aztrazeneca vaccine have been received in Abuja on Tuesday. This is the first recieved of several efforts been made to get the vaccine in Nigeria. 3.94 million doses of the vaccine manufactured by Serum institute of India arrived Abuja, Nigeria from Mumbai on Tuesday. Details later.
Healthcare financing in Nigeria remains inadequate with budgetary allocation to health barely exceeding 7% of the nation’s total budget. This allocation clearly falls below the April 2001 Abuja declaration of allocating a minimum of 15% of national budget to health. One hoped that we had better allocation of resources to start with. Health has a… Continue reading This is Nigeria: Help Yourself to Good Health_Dr Biodun Ogungbo
There is an explosion of mental illness all over the world due to the pandemic and the lockdown. Many people, especially the vulnerable, are stuck in limbo at home with little to do. Many people in abusive relationships are stuck with their abusers and undergoing a hellish time. This has increased anxiety and fears and… Continue reading Stigma of Mental Illness in Nigeria: Time for Change——Dr Sunday Neru, Consultant Psychiatrist, Luton, UK.Dr Ifeoma Anwunah-Okoye, Consulting Psychiatrist, NJ, USA.Dr Biodun Ogungbo, Neurosurgeon. Abuja, Nigeria.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has explained why Nigeria was not included among the countries to receive the Pfizer vaccine in Africa. Regional Director of the WHO, Matshidiso Moeti, had said only four out of 13 interested African countries were shortlisted to receive the Pfizer vaccines through COVAX, a mechanism backed by WHO for distributing… Continue reading Why Nigeria Was Not Included in First Batch of Pfizer Vaccines_Ada Nkong
The Lagos state government says oxygen for treating Covid-19 is free at all its facilities. Governor Sanwo-Olu gave the clarification in an update on the pandemic. According to him, the state while awaiting Federal government to take delivery of vaccines is also making its own plan for vaccines which he said will be prioritized for… Continue reading Covid-19: Lagos Government Says Oxygen is Free_Ada Nkong
The PTF National coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu has asked Nigerians to disregard false reports of an imminent lockdown. In a video being circulated by the PTF, Dr Aliyu urged Nigerians to go about their normal activities while observing the covid-19 guidelines. Follow link to See Video https://youtu.be/UYU58snFjJY