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Piot, the ‘outbreak detective’ who discovered Ebola

Piot, the ‘outbreak detective’ who discovered Ebola

By Onche Odeh  (With Agency Reports) About 38 years ago, Professor Peter Piot made a daring trip to Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo that would later change his…

Nigeria may have been in long romance with Ebola

By Onche Odeh Nigerians were jolted by the death, last week, of a Liberian national from the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The story became even scarier with the discovery…

Nigerians seek own HIV/AIDS drugs, test kits

Nigerians seek own  HIV/AIDS drugs, test kits

By Onche Odeh A cross section of Nigerians has said the country could make remarkable progress in most aspects if the burden of HIV and AIDS is This is in…

Nigeria to make STI count in economic development

Nigeria is looking at how it could harness Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to build a sustainable and competitive economy. This was disclosed by newly appointed Minister of Ministry of…

Okei-Odumakin raises concern over health of Chibok mothers

• To table case for health bill before president By Onche Odeh Today makes its 101 days since over 200 girls were hauled away from a government secondary in Chibok,…

New drug flushes out HIV…But

Scientists say they have made an exciting step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its reservoirs.  But they have also warned that when the drug treatment stops,…

New clues on racial health differences

A novel study by researchers at University of South Carolina (USC) and Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has found evidence that the persistent health disparities across race may, in part, be…

Ecocide, a new dimension to crime against environment

By Onche Odeh   A new era in environmental protection has emerged in Nigeria and 94 other countries, where environmental violations by Transnational Corporations, especially those involved in oil and…

GIS data to be deployed in SURE-P projects monitoring

By Onche Odeh   The Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) is to deploy  Geographical Information System (GIS), Management Information System (MIS) and other Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to ensure…

Nigeria gets ‘own’ diagnostic method

By Yinka Shokunbi Nigeria is set to have its own localised and evidence based Laboratory ‘normal values’ to be acceptable in medical diagnosis of her population while using blood testing…

So much to worry about Nigeria’s health sector in July

So much to worry about Nigeria’s health sector in July

By Hassan Zaggi /  Abuja Monday July 1 call for strike by the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) may have set the stage for a cloudy month for Nigeria’s health sector. The…

FIIRO’s productivity challenged by poor funding – Elemo

FIIRO’s productivity challenged by poor funding – Elemo

Director General/Chief Executive Officer of Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos, Dr. Gloria Elemo, has barely spent three years on saddle; yet, she has recorded landmark achievements in…

Kasapreko gets NAFDAC’s endorsement

Ghanaian beverage maker, Kasapreko, has officially launched marketing operations in Nigeria with a firm endorsement of its products by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).…

Heartburn can lead to ulcers, stomach cancer – Experts

By Onche Odeh Nigerian medical experts have warned that heartburn, medically referred to as Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a more serious medical condition than known. The experts in the…

Climate change, biological weapons may worsen Nigeria’s security crisis

Climate change, biological weapons may worsen Nigeria’s security crisis

By Onche Odeh    Over two years ago, the United States listed climate change, use of biological and nuclear weapons, cyber attacks and transnational crimes as five major events that…

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