Sanwo-Olu’s wife launches free surgeries for 150 residents

Lagos State governor’s wife Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday launched a free surgical intervention programme for residents as part of activities to commemorate the 100 days in office of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. The free health mission, which is being organised by the government, in partnership with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation,…

Malaria Kills Over 1,800 People in Burundi – United Nations

In its latest situation report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.7 million cases of malaria had been recorded in Burundi in 2019 — a figure roughly equal to half its entire population. Of those cases, a total of 1,801 died from the mosquito-born disease in Burundi between Jan.…

Campaign for Youths Living with HIV

According to records, there are 5 million youth living with HIV. Young people’s risk of becoming newly infected with HIV is closely correlated with age of sexual debut. Abstinence from sexual intercourse and delayed initiation of sexual behaviour are among the central aims of HIV prevention efforts for young people. Decreasing the number of sexual…

WHO declares Ebola in Eastern Congo to be emergency of ‘international concern’

The World Health Organization took the rare step Wednesday of classifying an ongoing Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo as a “public health emergency of international concern,” just days after a first case of the virus was confirmed in the major city of Goma on the border with Rwanda.  The last time the global health body declared an…

Patient commits suicide at University of Benin Teaching Hospital

A male patient has committed suicide at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, the hospital confirmed on Tuesday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Spokesman for UBTH, Mr Joshua Uwaila, said the incident occurred at the Accident and Emergency Ward of the hospital on Saturday night. It was alleged that the victim took his own…

Bill Gates Foundation boosts Nigeria’s healthcare system with $75m

The Federal Government will receive the sum of $75m in the next five years from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for routine childhood immunisation. This is just as the government reiterated its commitment to childhood immunisation through innovative financing agreement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It is indicated that the fund might be directly invested in Nigeria’s Basic Health Care Provision Fund.

How To Get To Sleep At Night Fast

If you're one of the many who are on a quest for a better night's sleep, and have already tried such remedies as sleeping apps or luxury bedding to no avail, it may be because you still need to work on reducing anxiety. With so many distractions in today’s world, whether it’s social media or worrying about an early morning meeting, our minds are always going,