Health Metro

Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu welcomes first babies of 2023 at LASUTH

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State’s wife, celebrated the birth of triplets on Sunday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), in Ikeja. Three infants were delivered via caesarean section by Mrs. Olufoye: a girl weighing 2.2 kilogrammes was born at 12:07 a.m.; a boy weighing 2 kilogrammes was delivered at 12:08 Read More…

Health Nigeria

Anti-drug advocacy group worries about drug consumption by youths during festive period

Reading Time: 2 minutes An anti-drug advocacy group, the Vanguard Against Drug Abuse (VGADA), has warned youths in Nigeria against using illicit drugs and substances, especially during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Dr. Hope Omeiza, the VGADA’s executive director, sounded the warning while speaking to reporters on Friday in Abuja. According to Omeiza, substance use can lead to Read More…

Health Metro Policy

Lagos reaffirms commitment to food safety

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Lagos State Government has reaffirmed its dedication to improving the state’s food safety and decreasing food contamination. This was announced by Dr. Lola Akande, the Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, and Cooperative, on Tuesday during the second annual Lagos State Food Safety Conference & Exhibition in Alausa, Lagos. The Lagos State Consumer Protection Read More…

COVID19 Health Nigeria

Nigeria yet to achieve 70% COVID-19 immunisation coverage, says NPHCDA

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Nigeria has not yet achieved the year-end worldwide vaccination target of 70% target coverage with the COVID-19 vaccinations. Shuaib disclosed this in an interview with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja. “We are 21.6 million eligible persons away from Read More…

Health Mental Health Metro

Children can develop same mental health conditions as adults – Psychiatrist

Reading Time: 2 minutes Children can suffer the same mental health disorders as adults, but Dr. Oluwayemi Ogun, a consultant psychiatrist, said that their symptoms may vary. At the Vanguard 2nd Mental Health Summit in Lagos, Ogun, the former Medical Director of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Read More…

Environment Health Health Nigeria

Reduce rising air pollution, thoracic society implores govt

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Nigerian Thoracic Society (NTS) has called on all levels of government to take additional action to reduce air pollution in the nation. In a statement released in Abuja following its two-day Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference with the topic “The Environment and Lung Health,” the organisation made the appeal. The communique was signed Read More…

Health Metro

Lagos adds rotavirus vaccine to routine vaccinations

Reading Time: 2 minutes In order to prevent the mortality of children under the age of five, the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB) reports that the state has added rotavirus vaccines to its routine immunisation (RI) programme. This was revealed by Mrs. Taiwo Onoro, the state vaccination officer, on Wednesday in Lagos during the LSPHCB sensitization meeting Read More…

Africa Health Top Story World

FG commits to Abidjan-Lagos corridor

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to facilitating the free movement of products and persons among member countries by supporting the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organisation’s activities (ALCO). In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ebenezer Adeniyan, the Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, said this while receiving ALCO’s Read More…

Health Metro Shopping

LASG will crack down on sale of contaminated, expired items

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government has issued a warning to retailers and producers of perishable goods not to sell products that are out-of-date or tampered with, especially during the ember season and the upcoming holiday season. In an interview with Newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos, the general manager of the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), Read More…