A man undergoes testing for blood sugar. Screening is the first step recommended in diabetes management

A beep in time to save a life

By Judd-Leonard Okafor Enoh Richard’s doctor is reducing the number of pills she takes daily to keep her blood sugar at a normal level. Previously, she...

A few tablets a day keep rickets away

1000mg of calcium a day, or a bit of corrective surgery, is all it takes to deal with a prevalence of rickets in Kaduna

WHO advocates environmental tax levies on tobacco

“The need to address related environmental damage has seen WHO redouble its efforts to counter the overall threat,

Severe nurse shortage threatens universal health coverage

Severe nurse shortage threatens universal health coverage

Obesity rising in Africa, WHO analysis finds

One in five adults and one in 10 children and teenagers are projected to be obese by December 2023 in 10 high-burden African countries...

Nigeria confirms 2 cases of Covid-19 Omicron

Nigeria has confirmed two cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in international travellers arriving the country. The first confirmation was in a traveller who arrived...

WHO classifies COVID-19 omicron variant of concern

The World Health Organisation has classified a newly discovered SARS-Cov-2 variant, B.1.1.529, as a COVID-19 variant of concern. The B.1.1.529 variant was first reported to WHO from South Africa on 24 November 2021. WHO’s Technical...

Jigawa parents to get cash for vaccinating children

Some 110,000 infants in Jigawa have been enrolled in a conditional cash transfer programme that will pay caregivers for each vaccine children receive in...

HIV Self – Testing: It is a simple test that anyone can do...

“It is a simple test that anyone can do, it's quick and assured. The best part is that you can do it in the...

Public health doctors launch 6-point call to end gender-based violence

The Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria (APHPN) has issued a six-point call to action on governments to stop gender-based violence and violence...

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