The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, (NGF) on Saturday night brokered a truce with the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), to call off the one week strike, consequent upon which the doctors have agreed to suspend the action. They have appealed to the doctors...
The mysterious respiratory illness has sickened about 300 people in Asia. In the United States, a case of the new coronavirus from China has been confirmed in a patient just north of Seattle, federal health officials said Tuesday. The mysterious pneumonia-like illness has killed at least six...
China on Sunday expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain a viral contagion that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000, as the United States and France prepared to evacuate their citizens from a quarantined city at the outbreak’s epicentre. China has locked down the hard-hit province...
The Lagos State Government has urged the public to desist from stigmatising health facilities that might have been exposed to COVID-19 cases in the state. Dr Abiola Idowu, Executive Secretary, State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), made the plea in a...
The Federal Government has released N13.642billion for the payment of hazard allowances and group life insurance for health workers and Federal civil servants nationwide, The Nation reports. It said all the issues raised in the 14-day strike action notice have been met.
...Its below the expectations of civil servants - protesting doctors Doctors in Lagos State, under the aegis of Medical Guild, have rejected the new minimum wage paid to workers by the state government, saying it is below the expectations of civil servants.
A Medical practitioner, Dr. Ajayi Abass, on Friday advised residents to keep cats at homes to checkmate rats and guard against the spread of Lassa fever. Abass, the Assistant Secretary-General, National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Shika, gave the advice in an...
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Cross River State chapter has withdrawn its services from all medical facilities in the state. This contained in a letter addressed to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, from the state chairman of the association, Agam Ayuk, on Sunday.
Nigeria, with the help of World Health Organisation (WHO), has acquired in-country capacity to test for coronavirus. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this in a statement issued by Mrs Enefaa Bob-Manuel, the Head of Media and Public Relations in the ministry on Sunday...
A Nigerian Twitter user has taken to the social media app to share photos of an infected mouth after he gave a woman 'head'.  He has been urged to go and treat the disease which appears to be herpes and also let the woman...
Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) Anambra state chapter has called on Governor Willie Obiano to redeem his promise on the upgrading of Umuchu General Hospital in Aguata Local Government Area as Centre for Primary Health Insurance Scheme. The chairman, Vincent Ezekwueme who made the...
The 2020 World Hepatitis Day is very much approaching and it is a day set aside to create awareness about the viral disease which has killed many people silently as compared to COVID 19. On Tuesday 28 July 2020 which is the Hepatitis...
Vietnam has suspended all China flights as part of "strengthening measures" against the coronavirus outbreak, its civil aviation authority said in a statement on Saturday. The directive applies to all airlines "which have routes between Vietnam and China", it added. Details...
Russia concludes plans to deport foreigners diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Monday, as the government postponed an investment forum over the deadly infection. "Now it's been added to the list of, especially dangerous illnesses. That will allow us to deport foreign citizens if...
Treatment Centre China on Sunday reported 573 new infections, the highest figure in a week after a dip. All but three of them were in Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital. The virus has spread to more than 60 countries...
The Federal Government has said that conducting mass testing for Coronavirus in Nigeria would not be feasible now given the nation’s over 200 million population. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen after the arrival of the Chinese...
The US has approved the anti-malarial drug chloroquine for use as a treatment against the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Thursday. “We’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately, and that’s where the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has been so great,”...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged on Wednesday to commit up to $100 million for the global response to the novel coronavirus epidemic that has claimed nearly 500 lives. The funding will be used to strengthen detection, isolation and treatment efforts, the foundation said, including protecting...
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Nigeria has expressed interest to be part of the global solidarity trial of the vaccines being developed to tackle COVID 19 pandemic and efforts are underway to start the process in the country.  The Officer...
The Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Ndam, has confirmed five cases of Lassa fever in the state. Ndam told News Agency of Nigeria in Jos that the patients of the ailment had been admitted in two hospitals in the state, adding that three...
Report reaching Fox Channel indicates that Lassa fever has killed two medical doctors and 17 others in Kano and Ondo states. The Ondo State Government said 16 people had so far been killed by the deadly Lassa fever while 84 cases were recorded in the state this...
The Osun State Government on Monday confirmed two cases of Lassa fever in the state. Dr Rafiu Isamotu, the state Commissioner for Health, made this known on Monday in Osogbo, at a news conference also attended by Dr Olasiji Olamiju, the Special Adviser to Gov. Gboyega...
Following the intervention well meaning Nigerians the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide strike with immediate effect from Monday, June 22. Dr Aliyu Sokomba NARD President in a statement made available to The DAILY VENDOR News stated that the...
Experts have warned that every country in the world could expect to have cases of coronavirus because the epidemic is “only just getting started” outside of China. Chinese health bosses claim the disease may be completely eradicated by April, after the country reported its lowest number of...
As Yobe sets Up Mobile Courts The Borno task force on COVID19 says at least 104 persons had contact with the index case in the state. And neighbouring Yobe State sets up Mobile courts at all the state borders to try...
Following the detection of the first case of the novel Coronavirus disease and the placing in quarantine of the patient, identified as a 44-year-old Italian, at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, a health worker at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, said on Friday that the patient was angry and...
The Nigeria TB Caucus was launched on the 22nd of March 2018 in the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Secretariat is hosted by the Stop TB Partnership Nigeria and works closely with other key stakeholders to advocate for legislation and domestic resources...
The Lagos State government on Tuesday announced the discharge of eight coronavirus patients after making full recovery from the deadly virus. “8 more people; 2 females and 6 males have tested negative and fully recovered from #COVID19,” Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said...
The Kaduna State government on Saturday confirmed a case of Lassa fever at Chikun Local Government Area of the state. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed - Baloni, who confirm the case, said a 36-year-old male patient was receiving treatment at a designated Infectious Disease...
Iran has reported another 11 new coronavirus deaths. Fox Channel reported that at least 210 people have died in Iran from the new coronavirus, BBC Persian reported Friday citing unnamed sources in the Islamic republic’s health system, promoting an angry denial from a health ministry spokesman.