Posts From Sam EFERARO

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New hope with Ebola drug trial

By the time Kambale Kombi Vianey arrived at the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo information late November, he was at death’s door.

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Nigeria hosts Lassa Fever International Conference

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and its partners will host the first Lassa Fever International Conference between 16th and 17th of January 2019 in Abuja. This is to mark

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NAFDAC seizes N60m fake drugs

The National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated fake drugs worth N60millon from a warehouse in Lagos. This was contained in a press statement signed by

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HIV/AIDS: Group seek removal of ART user fee in 2019

The Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) has called on governments to ensure Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is completely free, accessible and without user fee in 2019. Mr

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WHO DG concludes New Year visit to Ebola-affected areas in DR Congo

Dr.Tedro interacting with response staff in one of the affected communities. The Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has ended his visit over the New Year to

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Scientists use portable sequencing device to rapidly identify Lassa fever virus strains

For the first time during an ongoing Lassa fever outbreak, scientists have used rapid, portable genomic sequencing technology to identify viruses without prior knowledge of the cause of disease. This

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Nigeria to expect 25,685 new babies Tuesday – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says an estimated 25,685 babies will be born in Nigeria tomorrow (Tuesday January 1), the New Year Day. According to a statement issued on

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Kenya pilots breakthrough lymphatic filariasis treatment

A lymphatic filariasis patient NAIROBI, Kenya: IDA treatment, a new triple drug therapy with the potential to reduce the time to treat and break transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) from

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Tanzania gets ‘nuclear’ cardiology kit

Tanzania has joined Kenya in setting up nuclear cardiology services for diagnosing and treating complications related to heart conditions. Last week, the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Dar es

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South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

Musa Manzini plays the guitar during brain tumour surgery South African jazz artist Musa Manzini strummed his guitar while surgeons removed tumour from his brain, according to a video of

Buhari re-appoints Prof. Bode as LUTH CMD

Prof. Bode (Left) receiving his re-appointment letter from Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Prof. Chris Bode, as the Chief Medical Director (CMD),

Enabulele at HEWAN Symposium

• decries slow implementation of National Health Act Dr. Enabulele at the symposium Dr Osahon Enabulele, Vice President, Commonwealth Medical Association on Saturday decried the slow implementation of the National

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Public Relations expert advocates training, certification of PR practitioners

A Public Relations expert, Mr. Victor Anyaegbudike has advocated the training and certification of all practitioners of Public Relations to curb quackery and institute professionalism in the discipline. Mr. Anyaegbudike,

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WARIF turns orange for fight against gender-based violence

• Joins UN 16-day activism campaign   Women at Risk Foundation (WARIF), a non-profit organization, aimed at reducing the high incidence of sexual violence, rape and human trafficking in women

NCDC investigates fresh yellow fever cases in Edo state

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today announced that it has commenced investigation on a suspected outbreak of yellow fever in Edo State. In a statement signed by the

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: St Racheal’s Pharma to conduct Resistance Surveillance

  As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2018 World Antibiotic Awareness Week  (WAAW), one of Nigeria’s leading antibiotic manufacturers and marketers, St Racheal’s  Pharma has

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World Pneumonia Day: Pneumonia accounts for 16% of under 5 children death

DAKAR, Senegal, November 13, 2018/ — To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is

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Buhari signs bill to establish NCDC

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Bill for an Act to establish the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). This new Act which will establish NCDC as a full-fledged parastatal,

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UI hosts Federation of African Medical Students epic conference

The Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations General Assembly (FAMSAGA) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in grand style by hosting its first ever health conference at the University of

Nigerian Physiotherapist offers free on-call service

  A South Africa-based Nigerian physiotherapist has announced plans to provide on-call services to the public for a wide range of ailment requiring physiotherapy. In as press release, Prof. Efe

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‘No reason clinical trials cannot be done in Nigeria’

Prof. Folakemi Odedina is a cancer scientist and the convener of the first ever Clinical Trial Congress to be held in Nigeria on November 14-16. She is also the foremost

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World Stroke Day: Stroke Action Nigeria sensitizes public on basic issues

Advocates support for survivors In furtherance of its mission to provide services, reduce the  incidence, complications and burden of strokes, Stroke Action Nigeria, a national Stroke support organization, joined the rest of the

Nigeria must get involved in clinical trials – Prof. Odedina

Prof. Odedina As Nigeria prepares for the first ever Clinical Trial Congress in Lagos from November 13 to 16, the convener, Prof. Folakemi Odedina a USA-based cancer scientist says the

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Agbami Parties Handover 34th Science Laboratory Complex

• Boost Interest in STEM Star Deepwater Petroleum Limited, (a Chevron Company) and its parties in the Agbami field- Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Famfa Oil Limited, Statoil Nigeria Limited,

Experts advocate comprehensive NHIS cover for diabetes

as Sanofi  Summit ends Experts at the one-day Diabetes Summit organized by Sanofi Aventis, a global biopharmaceutical healthcare company focused on human health on Wednesday October 17, have advocated a