Consultations between the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UK over a new, and more contagious, strain of the coronavirus are underway. The WHO Representative to Russia, Melita Vujnovic, gave the indication on Monday. Last week, the UK government announced that the mutated coronavirus strain that can transmit up to 70-per...
The Ebonyi House of Assembly on Thursday passed the maternal and perinatal surveillance bill. Perinatal is the health of women and babies before, during and after birth; major causes of perinatal complications were trauma (30.5 per cent), low birth weight (23.9 per cent), haemorrhage (13.7 per cent), toxemia of pregnancy...
African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (2,080,923) deaths (49,975), and recoveries (1,757,665) by region: Central (64,243 cases; 1,182 deaths; 60,226 recoveries): Burundi (664; 1; 549), Cameroon (23,842; 435; 22,177), CAR (4,911; 63; 4,817), Chad (1,648; 101; 1,476), Congo (5,632; 92; 4,891), DRC (12,278; 329; 11,386), Equatorial Guinea...
The fight against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), which took the better part of year 2020 is still raging, more than nine months after its emergence in the world, with many countries going into second lockdown to check its spread. It started in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has since spread...
The Kogi House of Assembly has called on State and Federal Ministries of Health to unravel the cause of the strange disease which has killed 50 persons in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state. The House made the call at Tuesday’s plenary sitting in Lokoja following adoption of a...
The United Nations International Children Emergency Funds (UNICEF), has enrolled over 1,135, 465 out of school girls back to school across six states in Nigeria through its education support programme. Mrs Azuka Menkiti, an education specialist with UNICEF Abuja office, made this known in an interview in Abuja at the...
Vifor Pharma and Angion Biomedica Corp. (Angion) announced the signing of a licensing agreement for the commercialization of ANG-3777, currently developed for treatment of delayed graft function (DGF) and cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI). ANG-3777 was engineered to mimic the biological activity of HGF, activating critical pathways in...
Test will be deployable to support risk-based management of COVID-19, Influenza and other severe respiratory disease SpeeDx Pty. Ltd., a developer of innovative molecular diagnostic solutions, has partnered with researchers from Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District’s (NBMLHD) Nepean Hospital in an exclusive agreement to commercialise a host gene expression...
EMist® Disinfection Solutions today announced the launch of the EX-7000 TruElectrostatic™ Disinfectant Sprayer. The EX-7000 is lightweight and ergonomic weighing in at just 14.9 pounds making it one-half lighter than other sprayers. Equipped with intelligent Charge Detect™ Technology, the EX-7000 electrostatic sprayer continuously detects the polarity of the user and...
Potentials to prevent COVID-19 complications by Blood sugar, lipid & coagulation balance. Caucasian, Hispanic and Afro-American population, when Covid-19 infected, are prone to abnormal blood clotting, that may lead to stroke. Pregnant women and people with comorbidities are also at high risk. Higher mortality has been reported in patients, whose...
Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho said on Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and was self-isolating. The ex-FC Barcelona and Paris St-Germain (PSG) player was in Belo Horizonte, where he played for local side Atletico Mineiro, when he got his diagnosis. “I arrived in BH (Belo Horizonte) yesterday (Saturday) and...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Lagos state the nation’s epicentre of the COVID-19, on Sunday recorded zero infection. The NCDC, on uts verified Website said it recorded  62 new cases of COVID-19 in the country. The centre said with the 62 new infection, the country now have 61,992 confirmed cases of...
Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a resurgence in the spread of the disease. The Reuters tally is based on official reporting by individual countries. Experts believe the true numbers of both cases and...
UNICEF on Thursday took a campaign to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Fufore, Adamawa, to sensitise inmates of the need for regular hand washing to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Mr Joel Isaiah, UNICEF Education Consultant called on the inmates to wash their hands regularly at home and in school...
The Minister of State for Health, Dr Adeleke Mamora, has paid special tribute to Concerned Abia Professionals, a group of Abia citizens, for donating a fully-equipped isolation centre in Abia for the fight against COVID-19. The minister made the commendation on Sunday evening at the inauguration a 50-bed ultra-modern isolation...
A former Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on Federal Government to adequately prepare the nation’s healthcare system against the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. Adewole made the call on Tuesday in Lagos, while speaking as a Guest Speaker at the Seventh Annual Public Lecture organised by the...
The Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection ( CEE-HOPE), an NGO on Sunday urged government to enact a policy on free distribution of sanitary pads to school girls. Mrs Betty Abah, the Founder of CEE-PEE made the call at a programme organised by the body, in collaboration with...