Untreated malaria may lead to mental disorder, expert warns

Mr Tobias John, a public health expert, on Friday warned that malaria might lead to Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) if left untreated. John, who is the Northeast Zonal Coordinator of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) gave…

Malaria: NLNG, US-PMI flag-off net distribution campaign in Bonny

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) and United States President’s Malaria Initiative (US-PMI), over the weekend, flagged off the distribution of treated mosquito net on Bonny Island as part of plans to make the island Nigeria’s first malaria-free zone. According to a…

Funding shortage puts future fight against pandemics at risk (Guardian)

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announces it has awarded to date a total of $4 billion to more than 100 low- and middle-income countries to fight COVID-19, adapt Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), Tuberculosis (TB) and malaria…

Trial suggests malaria sickness could be cut by 70%

A new approach to protecting young African children from malaria could reduce deaths and illness from the disease by 70%, a study suggests. Giving them vaccines before the worst season in addition to preventative drugs produced “very striking” results, London…

Oga Bello, Toyin Abraham, Bimbo Oshin, others pay tribute to Rachel Oniga

The Nigerian entertainment industry was thrown into another round of mourning when veteran actress, Rachel Oniga passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021. Though it was reported on some blogs that she passed away due to complications from COVID-19, her…

Malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthrough

A malaria vaccine has proved to be 77% effective in early trials and could be a major breakthrough against the disease, says the University of Oxford team behind it. Malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year, mostly children in…

COVID-19 Spike: We’re running out of treatment facilities, FG cries out

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Monday, raised the alarm that Nigeria had reached a critical level where hospital capacity could no longer cope with more serious COVID-19 cases. According to him, health workers may…

*Lagos police free anti-government protesters (Guardian) *Falling container deaths: Lagos to prosecute truck owner, driver (Nation)

Lagos police free anti-government protesters (Guardian) Police in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos have freed 25 protesters arrested at a banned anti-government demonstration, a spokesman said Thursday. “All the 25 suspects were released last night after being cautioned against unruly and…

How Lagosians have been mistaking COVID-19 for malaria – Commissioner

The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state is recording cases of people treating themselves for malaria only for them to realise after testing that it is COVID-19. Medical experts however say the best way to distinguish…

COVID 19; Lagosians resort to herbal concoction for prevention, treatment

The use of ‘Agbo’, herbal concoction, has continued to gain grounds among some people in Lagos State as a preventive medicine against contracting coronavirus especially in Oshodi. The consumers of the ‘Agbo’ believe that taking the herbal concoction will either…

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