Conditions

WHO to prevent cholera, malaria in Sierra Leone

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of malaria and cholera in the wake of last week’s mudslides and flooding in Freetown. Mr. Alexander Chimbaru, Officer in Charge of WHO in Sierra Leone, said the UN health agency was doing everything possible to prevent […]

Conditions

Drug resistant HIV rises in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is recording increased cases of drug resistant HIV which have contributed to shortages of Abacavier, a drug administered to patients a Senior Government Official said on Wednesday. Abacavier is administered to patients who would have failed or reacted to initial drug combinations. The Herald reported that the Secretary for Health and Child Care Gerald […]

Policy

Nigeria Loses $1bn Annually to Medical Tourism… Plug the Holes Now

President Buhari is back. While many are thanking God for yet another miracle in the life of the President, many more think it cannot all be an act of God… Man played a part to make sure the President is back, healthy and strong. They are simply asking that he should replicate all he ‘enjoyed’ […]

Physician

National Orthopaedic Hospital immortalizes former director

The National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, has named its Prosthetics and Orthotics Building after the late Dr. Francis Owosina, in recognition of his commitment and contribution to the medical profession. Owosina was the medical director of the hospital between 1977 and 1989. During his tenure, he developed the modernised general and specialised Orthopaedic and Emergency […]

Patient

Sperm Cell created in the Laboratory Beat Major Cause of Male Infertility

Sperm cells have been created in the laboratory, offering hope for a cure for a common cause of male infertility. Around one in 500 men have an extra X or Y chromosome, which disrupts their sperm production. Using male mice, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London created multi-purpose stem cells – which can […]

Social Media

PRESS RELEASE: Regional healthcare industry is set for a major boost with return of Medic West Africa show

Latest equipment and technology to be showcase to thousands of professionals Lagos, Nigeria: More than 300 leading healthcare companies will be joined by thousands of industry experts and professionals at Medic West Africa 2017 from 11-13 October – the largest and most prestigious event in the region. The event, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions and […]