Category: Health

Chinese origin, American name, wahala for NigeriaOpinion

| February 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Anyone familiar with the health system in Nigeria seeing the handling of the corona virus in China and its oversea colonies of Great Britain and North America will sigh for us. A hospital for a thousand beds built and equipped in ten days? Are you kidding? Thousands of potential patients tested on arrival and quarantined […]

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Nigeria examines two coronavirus cases, Egypt confirms one

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…as Kano places 75 under Lassa fever watch Olufemi Atoyebi and Tobi Aworinde with agency report The Federal Government has said that two cases of coronavirus are undergoing tests in the country. This came just as the Kano State Government said it had placed 75 residents with symptoms of Lassa Fever under watch While giving […]

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Five years of annual Lassa Fever occurrenceOpinion

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The annual resurgence of Lassa fever in the country should be a major source of worry. The scourge should be treated as an emergency to avoid needless morbidity and mortality in Nigeria. As such, the current upsurge in the cases of Lassa fever demands urgent attention of governments at all levels. Lassa fever is an acute […]

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Tackling the Cancer Scourge with Better Equipment

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One of the LINACS at LUTH The high fatality rate regarding cancer in Nigeria was a subject of discussion at an oncology summit in Lagos. Addressing the dearth in quality equipment is the topmost solution, writes Ugo Aliogu Last week in Lagos, stakeholders in Nigeria’s health sector met in Lagos to discuss the state of […]

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Major health stories published last week

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Some doctors and health professionals took to the streets of Abuja last week to protest the increasing cases of violence meted on their members by patients and their families. Also, on the international scene, WHO raised alarm over the slow development of new antibiotics to help fight drug-resistant diseases. Here is a roundup of some […]

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