Combating Lassa Fever Resurgence

Combating Lassa Fever Resurgence

The fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in the country should give real cause for concern. Latest report has it that  the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja has recorded a new case of the disease, bringing the number of confirmed cases to three within three months. One of the two victims of the confirmed cases earlier recorded at Bwari Area Council of the FCT died in January. Similarly, in Ekiti State, three persons had reportedly died….

Read More

NGO, Africare Records High Improvements In Malaria Prevention Project

NGO, Africare Records High Improvements In Malaria Prevention Project

A premier non governmental organisation(NGO) committed to helping African people build a sustainable, healthy and productive communities, Africare, has recorded high improvements in the results of a six-year malaria prevention programme (MAP) in Nigeria that was implemented with the support of ExxonMobil. Among the top-line results of the evaluation of the project, it was found that the percentage of under-five children who received malaria treatment of Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) increased from 21 per cent…

Read More

Safety Helmet : FRSC Arrests 600 Motorcyclists In Bauchi

Safety Helmet : FRSC Arrests 600 Motorcyclists In Bauchi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC ) in Bauchi state, said it arrested over 600 motorcyclists towards the end of 2017 for non compliance with the use of safety helmet. The Deputy Corps Commander, Mr Paul Guar, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Bauchi. “Aside other offences like the number plate, lack of motorcycle papers, we arrested over 600 people for non usage of safety helmet,“…

Read More

Reversing The Alarming Statistics Of Neonatal Deaths

Reversing The Alarming Statistics Of Neonatal Deaths

Maternal and neonatal mortality rate in Nigeria is still high in spite of concerted efforts at eradicating the menace. In this report, ODIRI UCHENUNU-IBEH presents graphic report of the situation in Southwest states of Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ekiti. A report obtained by LEADERSHIP has revealed that neonatal mortality, which is the probability of a child dying within 28 days, constitute more than half of the under five deaths in south-west states in Nigeria. According…

Read More

Optometrists To Offer 40,000 Children Free Eye Services

Optometrists To Offer 40,000 Children Free Eye Services

As part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary, the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has concluded arrangements to offer free quality eye care services to over 40,000 children nationwide. National president of the association, Dr Damian Echendu, who made the disclosure at the launch of corporate social responsibility, said the initiative would correct errors of refraction, improve eyesight and reduce avoidable blindness among children. According to him, “The initiative, ‘My Sight, My Right’ is a…

Read More

Marijuana For Medicals

Marijuana For Medicals

In 2013, the world was taken aback when the President of the small Latin American nation of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, took a bold step of legalising marijuana.  What this meant was that marijuana was made commercially available to the citizens of adult age. Also known as Cannabis, report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Control, estimates that 183 million people worldwide used cannabis in 2015, more than 3.8 per cent of the planet’s…

Read More

Untold Truth About Cancer

Untold Truth About Cancer

The last time I came across people living and battling with this deadly disease, it wasn’t a good sight I must confess. And to make it worse, the treatment which seems to be the only alternative does more harm than good.  The question that keeps tugging at the sleeve of my mind is: Is it really worth it? Have you ever imagined using death as the remedy to death. That’s how bad it is! Well,…

Read More

Need For Reintegration of Women After Fistula Treatment

Need For Reintegration of Women After Fistula Treatment

Although an increasing number of women undergo surgical fistula repair, little is known about how they see their life prospects after repair and how they perceive being reintegrated into their community. VICTR OKEKE writes on this. For Ekaete Bassay, remaining at the VVF Ward of the Ogoja General Hospital, Cross River State after her treatment is her next home comparable to paradise. And frankly, she has nowhere else to return to. She had less formal…

Read More

Women Council Wants FG To Lift Restrictions On Abortion

Women Council Wants FG To Lift Restrictions On Abortion

The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has appealed to the Federal Government to remove legal restrictions on abortion to ensure safe services. Mrs Gloria Shoda, President of NCWS, made call at a one day sensitisation workshop for women on ‘Unsafe Abortion’ organised in collaboration with IPAS as part of activities to mark the 2018 International Women’s Day in Abuja. Shoda attributed the failure to reduce the high rate of death from unsafe abortion in…

Read More

Lassa fever deaths rise to 110 in Nigeria

Lassa fever deaths rise to 110 in Nigeria

Lassa fever has claimed 110 lives in Nigeria since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said Tuesday, in one of the worst outbreaks since 2016. The World Heath Organisation last week said the epidemic had reached record highs with 317 laboratory confirmed cases and 72 people dead. “Since the onset of the 2018 outbreak, there have been 110 deaths: 78 in positive-confirmed cases, 8 in probable cases and 24 in…

Read More
1 2 3 52