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...
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...
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who also heads the country’s cricket board (BCCI), was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata on Saturday after complaining of chest pain. One of India’s most successful captains, 48-year-old Ganguly, who hails from the state of West Bengal, took over as the BCCI president in...
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...
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...
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 new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,” WHO Director General...
The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, has died of cancer, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. This was contained in a statement issued by Bijan Farnoudi, Communication and Public Affairs Director, International AIDS Society (IAS) and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria...
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...
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...
The Federal Government has donated N67 million worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to aid the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in Sao Tome and Principe. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this on Monday during a briefing by the PTF in...
As soon as Kenya introduced a coronavirus curfew, Dr. Jemimah Kariuki, an obstetrician-gynaecologist at Nairobi’s Kenyatta Hospital, started seeing more death and complications. “Every time I went to the hospital it was fewer numbers but more complications...and when women died alone in childbirth, I was like ‘in 2020?’ You are...
Police in Zimbabwe arrested 12 nurses protesting outside state hospitals on Monday demanding to be paid in U.S. dollars as inflation running at nearly 800 per cent was eroding their salaries, the country’s nurses’ union said. An economic crisis under President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revived memories of the hardships of...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded  457 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 44,890. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday. According to the health agency, 17 more people had died from the disease. The NCDC said that...
The Concerned Abia Professionals has announced the commissioning of 'Abia Care Centre', a 50-bed ultra-modern isolation centre with a functional molecular laboratory fully built and equipped by the group. This was contained in a statement the CAP made available to journalists on Tuesday, and signed by one of its Project...
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...