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Nigerian traveller linked to newly-found rare monkeypox infection in the UK

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A Nigerian traveller has been linked to a rare viral monkeypox infection discovered by the English health authorities, it was reported on Saturday. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said in a statement that the case of a person who had recently travelled to Nigeria, was being treated at an expert respiratory infectious disease unit Read More…

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COVID-19 admissions have dropped to 0% in Lagos, death rate 0.7% – Abayomi

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. It is cheery news in Lagos as the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has reported that bed capacity utilisation in the state’s public and private COVID-19 care centres have dropped to zero per cent. Abayomi made this disclosure this through his Instagram account @profakinabayomi on Wednesday, while giving Read More…

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More Nigerians take up COVID shots after expired doses destroyed

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. Abubakar Yusuf, an informal Nigerian trader, said he was scared to get a COVID-19 shot after hearing the country had stocks of expired vaccines. That changed, however, when health authorities destroyed more than a million expired doses last month. Nigeria’s vaccine rollout has slowly gained pace since then as public confidence Read More…

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Lagos out of COVID-19 4th wave

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has announced that the state is out of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a Channels TV interview on Friday, the commissioner revealed that COVID-19 increased late last year when a lot of people returned to Lagos for the holidays but Read More…

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Sanwo-Olu says Lagos will build a world-class health system

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says building a world class health system is a priority of his administration. Sanwo-Olu said this on Friday in Lagos during the Y2021 Health Forum with the theme, “The Art of Building a World Class Health System.” The programme was organised by the Lagos State Government in collaboration with the Read More…

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Dozens of firms to make cheap version of Merck COVID pill for poorer nations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Merck & Co Inc/Handout/REUTERS. Nearly 30 generic drugmakers in Asia, Africa and the Middle East will make cheap versions of Merck & Co’s (MRK.N) COVID-19 pill, under a landmark U.N.-backed deal to give poorer nations wider access to a drug seen as a weapon in fighting the pandemic. Merck’s early greenlight to the Read More…

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Lagos psychiatric hospital ready soon – Abayomi

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it would soon complete a 500-bed psychiatric hospital and rehabilitation centre in Ketu Ejirin Local Council Development Area of the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure at a Lagos Mental Health conference, held in Victoria Island. The theme of the conference was Read More…

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Lagos administers 2.2m doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: UNICEF. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 2,195,779 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Lagos as at Jan.12. Abayomi disclosed this on Saturday through his official Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi while giving the state’s Vaccination Update. According to him, 1,026,144 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were administered as the Read More…

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UNICEF donates 200,000 units Micronutrient Powder to mothers in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: UNICEF. Ajeromi General Hospital in Lagos State on Thursday flagged off the distribution of over 200,000 units of micronutrient powder to mothers as part of efforts to eradicate malnutrition and hidden hunger in children. The micronutrient powder was donated by UNICEF and the Directorate of Family Medicine and Nutrition, Lagos State Ministry of Read More…

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Common cold T-cells may protect against COVID-19 – study

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Shutterstock. An Imperial College London study published on Monday suggests that high levels of T-cells from common cold coronaviruses can provide protection against COVID-19. The study said that this could inform approaches for second-generation vaccines. Immunity against COVID-19 is a complex picture, and while there is evidence of waning antibody levels six months Read More…