The National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday, said that 10 coronavirus patients have so far died at its isolation centre. The hospital’s Spokesperson, Dr Tayo Hastrup, announced the figure when a non-profit organisation, the District Grand Lodge of Nigeria, came to donate face masks and hand sanitiser to the hospital in...
The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported zero COVID-19-related death for the ninth consecutive days as the nation’s fatality toll remains 2,061. The NCDC revealed this on its official Twitter handle yesterday being Tuesday, 20th April 2021. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the country last registered a...
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...
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...
he Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) launched the first Blood Genetic and Transfusion Research in the country and Smart Centre at the institute in Yaba, Lagos. The Director General of NIMR, Prof. Babatunde Salako, said at the launch on Tuesday that the research, which was in collaboration with Lifebank,...
President Donald Trump’s administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the Obamacare law introduced by his predecessor that added millions to the healthcare safety net but has been a major political controversy. Government advocate Noel Francisco argued in a filing late on Thursday that the Affordable Care Act...
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...
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 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...
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...
An Israeli Minister close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called for a renewed lockdown to prevent coronavirus infections from spiralling out of control. “I believe that we must go to a lockdown now,” Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said in an interview aired on Ynet, the online version of...
The face-off between the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Cross River chapter and the state governor has continued, with the association declaring that it would withdraw its services from all medical facilities in the state and proceed on an “indefinite strike”. This was relayed in a letter addressed to the Minister...
The European Commission said on Friday it had given conditional approval for the use of antiviral remdesivir in severe COVID-19 patients following an accelerated review process, making it the region’s first authorised therapy to treat the virus. The move comes just a week after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gave...
Africa COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index shows the 10 most vulnerable regions in Africa are found in six countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Cameroon, and Madagascar A new index designed to fill a critical information gap and help African governments, health officials, non-governmental organizations, and others respond to...
Mr Wilson Atumeyi, Founder, Water with Development (WaterWide), a non-profit organisation, has bagged the 2020 Africa Youth Awards. Atumeyi, who is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) advocate, was selected among 10 nominees including men and women across different African countries, as the winner in the Advocate of the Year category. With...
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday hit out at fans who sing and cheer at football matches, saying they were frustrating the fight against COVID-19 amid a surge in infections. Limited crowds have been allowed back in Dutch stadiums since the start of the new season this month. But that...
The Ogun Government says it has started the registration of 20,000 vulnerable individuals across its 20 local government areas for free and qualitative healthcare services in government-owned facilities. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, made this known on Tuesday, while monitoring the registration process under the Basic Healthcare Provision...