Tuesday, April 20, 2021



FCTA yet to pay many COVID-19 contractors

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, is yet to pay many of the contractors who supplied various items during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sex enhancement drugs causing cardiovascular diseases – Experts

Some medical experts say usage of sex enhancement drugs have both positive and negative implications on human health.

[email protected] organises webinar to mark 20th anniversary of Abuja Declaration on 15% healthcare budget

The Partnership for Advocacy on Child & Family Health, [email protected] project is organizing a webinar as part of activities marking the 20th Anniversary of the Abuja Declaration.

COVID-19: SEC to establish N100bn health fund

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, will establish an N100 billion Strategic Health Impact Fund for Transformation, SHIFT, to support the fight against COVID-19 in the country.

SERAP sues Buhari over ‘missing N3.8bn Health Fund’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over his alleged failure to probe the alleged diversion of ₦3,836,685,213.13 meant for the Federal Ministry of Health, teaching hospitals, medical centres, and National Food Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.

Those behind Africa-bound fake COVID-19 vaccines arrested in China — Ehanire

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has confirmed the arrest of those behind Africa-bound fake COVID-19 vaccines in China. The confirmation is in a circular...

AstraZeneca vaccine highly effective – Survey  

The British-Swedish pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca has provided new data which it says proves that its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective.

Japan records 1st case of mother-to-new-born transmission

A newborn in Japan is believed to have contracted COVID-19 from the mother in what may be the first case of mother-to-baby coronavirus transmission in the country, the NHK reported on Monday.

COVID-19: Austria breaks 2021 daily record with 3,515 new infections

Austria has broken the record for daily Coronavirus cases since the beginning of this year again, with 3,515 new infections reported on Friday.

Nigerian govt denies approving private importation of COVID vaccines

The Federal Government has not authorised private importation of COVID-19 vaccines, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has said.

People with “Group O” blood, less vulnerable to COVID-19 – Expert

People with Blood Group “O’’ may have a lower risk of contracting COVID-19.

COVID-19: We’re still studying AstraZeneca vaccine, despite approval for use – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, says it will continue to roll-out vital information relating to the AstraZeneca vaccine recently approved for the treatment of COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines will arrive Nigeria in 10 days’ time – Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said that Nigeria might get COVID-19 vaccines in the next 10 days.

Nigeria records 643 coronavirus infections, 6 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has recorded 643 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected people in the...

NHIS to extend health insurance to lawyers

The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, says it is planning to extend health insurance to lawyers across the country to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure for the legal practitioners.

Yobe govt enrols 185,806 civil servants in contributory healthcare scheme

The Yobe State Government has enroled 185,806 civil servants in the Formal Sector Contributory Healthcare Scheme.

IGP orders full enforcement of Covid-19 Health Protection Regulations

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered full enforcement of the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations 2021, signed into law by President Muhammadu...

Zamfara agency for providing affordable healthcare captures over 100,000 civil servants, others

Zamfara Contributory Healthcare Management Agency, ZAMCHEMA, says it has captured more than 100,000 enrollees in its data base as the state’s health scheme takes-off this February

Kano govt enrolls 526 leprosy patients for basic healthcare

Kano State Government says it enrolled 526 leprosy patients for basic healthcare under the State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency in 2020.

Researchers develop prediction model for cardiovascular disease

Chinese researchers have created a model for cardiovascular disease risk prediction among citizens, which will help improve the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease.

JUTH resident doctors protest sack of 100 members

Resident doctors of the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, on Monday staged a protest over the sack of 100 of its members by the...

Brain drain bane of Nigeria’s health sector – AU

The poor state of Nigeria’s health infrastructure has been attributed to surging brain drain among healthcare providers. The Director of Social Affairs, African Union Commission,...

Osun hospital staff, patients vacate ward as doctor “dies of Lassa fever”

There was panic among staff of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife as a resident doctor, suspected to have contracted Lassa fever, reportedly...

Kano destroys 80,000 flu-infected birds

No fewer than 80,000 birds have been destroyed in 45 farms, following the outbreak of avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu. The director of...

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