Late Professor Dora Akunyili was a former director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and was once the Information and Communications minister of Nigeria from 2008 - 2010. She was especially known for her fight against counterfeit drugs and unsafe food alongside a team of
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
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
According to the World Health Organization on Sunday, May 14, a second case of Ebola was confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eugene Kabambi the spokesman fro WHO in Congo spokesman said health officials were currently trying to trace 125 people believed to be linked to the identified cases
Advantage Healthcare India 2016 (AHCI 2016), the 2nd edition of International Summit on Medical Value Travel is being jointly organized by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) & Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with support