The spread of the coronavirus in Nigeria has affected nineteen states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. So far, only 17 out of 36 states in Nigeria, is free of the virus. The states are; Abia, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross River, Ebonyi, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba,...
The Senate said it has considered a bill seeking to give legislative backing for the establishment of the Federal College of Traditional, Complimentary and Alternate Medicine as an agency under the Federal Ministry of Health. A statement by the Special Assistant (Press) to President of the Senate, Ezrel Tabiowo said,...
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has stated that the ministry is currently verifying claims for the cure of Covid-19. He made this known in a press release after the ministry's quarterly management meeting with its agencies, Monday in Abuja According to the statement, the Minister said that...
In a bid to aid the treatment of Covid-19 patients in the country, India has donated Hydroxychloroquine and Other essential medicines to Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire disclosed this when the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, H.E, Shri Abhay Thakur came to deliver 586 Cartons of...
The government of Rivers State has said it is committed to further support the World Health Organization, (WHO) by way of partnership to better the health of the people. Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike revealed this when he hosted Representative of the WHO to Nigeria, Dr. Walter Kazadi Mulombo...
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora has expressed concerns over the continuing spread of COVID-19 infection among health workers in the country, despite all efforts being made to curtail it. Dr. Mamora revealed his bewilderment at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Press Briefing in Abuja...
The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed the COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.COV2.S, developed by Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), for emergency use in all countries and for COVAX roll-out. WHO made this known via its newsletter, saying that the decision comes on the back of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) authorization, which...
Online Health Company Limited has launched a one-stop hospital for all through a telemedicine app called “Ohealth Odoctor “ that bridges the gap between health consultants and the public bringing both parties together on-air for effective health delivery. The recent and sudden effect of the COVID 19 pandemic has again...
Across the continent, two-thirds of citizens interviewed expressed willingness to accept COVID-19 vaccines, according to a survey carried out by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the sentiment has varied across the continent. In the 19 member countries surveyed, 91% of the people surveyed in Morocco were...
Positive high-level results from an interim analysis of clinical trials of AZD1222 in the UK and Brazil showed the vaccine was highly effective in preventing COVID-19, the primary endpoint, and no hospitalisations or severe cases of the disease were reported in participants receiving the vaccine. There were a total...