On October 4, news broke that there was a suspected outbreak of monkeypox in Bayelsa state. The health commissioner said: “Recently in Bayelsa State, we noticed a suspected outbreak of monkeypox. It has not been confirmed. We have sent samples to the World Health Organisation’s reference laboratory in Dakar, Senegal.
Seven internally displaced persons (IDPs) were yesterday confirmed dead as a result of a cholera outbreak at some IDP camps in Borno State. This came just three weeks after about 100 others were discharged from Muna and Dala Lawanti Cholera treatment centres. The Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Maiduguri said the Cholera
Oxford University is embroiled in an ethics row after scientists were accused of questionable conduct over a controversial trial of a new vaccine on African babies. Professor Peter Beverley, a former senior academic at the university, complained that scientists planned to test a new tuberculosis vaccine on more than a thousand infants without
For decades, Nigeria's health sector has been characterised by a disturbing degree of deterioration due to neglect by successive administrations. Indeed, the sector is now near a total collapse with very little hope of revival. Indeed, that President Muhammadu Buhari continues to be treated abroad for his health challenges is a
As the International AIDS Conference took place in Paris this week, UNAIDS issued a report with an encouraging statistic. For the first time, more than half of the 36.7 million people with HIV have access to treatment. That means most people with HIV are taking the antiretroviral medicines needed to suppress the virus. The report cited
Fitness and healthy lifestyle has taken centre stage amongst young Nigerians. This is a trend we are particularly excited about here at AHM. We have observed quite a few Nigerian celebrities showing off their workout routines/healthy lifestyle choices and 3 women have totally made us fall in love with their
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that an untreatable strain of gonorrhea is spreading worldwide after the superbug was discovered in at least three people. The bug is said to be “very smart,” evolving to develop resistance to antibiotics every time a new one is used against it. It is estimated that 78 million people
Alcohol consumption was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in a large study of African-American women, indicating that they, like white women, may benefit from limiting alcohol. These study results have been published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.