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Medical experts in Nigeria want the federal government to make medical eye tests mandatory for students seeking admission or employment in the country. The experts told a gathering to mark the beginning of the World glaucoma day in Abuja, that the appeal is informed by the growing rate of glaucoma among Nigerians.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, says England will continue with its Plan B Covid measures, for the time being, saying it would be “folly” to think the pandemic was over. Boris Johnson says the measures – which include compulsory mask-wearing in some settings, working from home where possible, and Covid passes for some venues – […]

The Nigerian government says it remains committed to ensuring that no child is born Hiv positive across the country. The secretary to the Nigerian government, BOSS MUSTAPHA, gave the assurance during the inauguration of the 2021 world aids day celebration in Abuja.

Nigeria has confirmed its first two cases of Omicron variant of covid-19 also known as the B.1.1.529 lineage. The two cases of Omicron variants were identified among travellers from South Africa who arrived in Nigeria last week. A statement signed by the Director-General, NCDC, Adetifa Ifedayo, said the two cases though asymptomatic have been linked […]

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and its partners want Nigerians to minimize the use of antibiotics, especially without a doctor’s prescription. Speaking at stakeholders meeting in Abuja, organised by the FAO to review the national action plan implementation, the FAO assistant country director, Abubakar Suleiman called for stronger antimicrobial resistance surveillance systems […]

The Nigerian government says it remains committed to ensuring that no child is born Hiv positive across the country. The secretary to the Nigerian government, BOSS MUSTAPHA, gave the assurance during the inauguration of the 2021 world aids day celebration in Abuja.

The United States has set aside $125 million to strengthen global capacity to detect viral spillover from wildlife to humans that could cause another pandemic. Discovery & Exploration of Emerging Pathogens – Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN) will partner global community to prepare for future human health threats. In a statement issued by The United States […]

The Federal Government is expected to receive over 1 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine monthly from the end of October 2021 procured through the African Union, AU. Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on Covid-19, PSC, Boss Mustapha made this known on Monday at the national briefing in Abuja. He affirmed that over […]

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says ‘COVID-19 vaccine nationalism’ is hindering the efforts being made to restart the tourism sector, following the devastating blow it suffered as a result of the Pandemic. The Minister stated this in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, at the 44th Edition of the United Nations World Tourism Day […]

A group of lawyers from various countries known as the International Lawyers Assisting Workers, ILAW Network, is calling on the Nigerian government to implement the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU signed with trade unions in the health sector, including the Nigerian Medical Association. The lawyers, in a letter dated September 24, 2021, signed by its global […]


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