Category: Health

Health Emergency Bill Debuts in the Senate

By Reuben Nwankwo Sen Chukwuka Utazi, Sponsor of Health Emergency bill 2020 Following the challenges possed by the outbreak of Corona Virus disease (Covid 19) in Nigeria health system, a bill seeking to take care of health emergency in Nigeria titled, “National Health Emergency Bill, 2020”, has been introduced in […]

NAFDAC Faces Intellectual property theft Allegation

NAFDAC Director General, Prof Adeyeye In what appears as huge embarrassment to the nation by the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control NAFDAC, it is revealed that the much publicized and awards wining Mobile Authentication System, MAS Technology being used to detect fake dugs is alleged to have […]

Playing Politics with Cholera

African journalists, Yousra Elbagir criticizes the Sudanese government’s failure to get to grips with a cholera outbreak. After 10 months, Sudan’s Ministry of Health finally confirmed that there have been 265 deaths and more than 16,000 infected cases of “acute watery diarrhoea” in 11 of the country’s 18 states. A half-admission that came only after the […]

Giving Voice to the Deaf and Dumb

Communicating with the deaf and dumb may be a herculean task especially where there is no interpreter. IPAS in collaboration with Australian Aid recently seeks ways of giving voice to those with this form of disability in the society. By Reuben Nwankwo IPAS country director in partnership with Australian Aid has advocated that at […]

HIV Infection among South African Young Women on the Rise

South Africa has about 7 million people living with HIV and manages the globe’s largest antiretroviral program, keeping about 4 million people alive with the drugs. At the South African National AIDS Conference in Johannesburg recently, specialists voiced their concern about the spiking rates of infections among young women, a trend reflected […]

Nigeria loses 100,000 infants to sickle cell

At least 100,000 Nigerian infants die annually due to Sickle Cell Disease. Meanwhile, Nigerian youths have been urged to know the genotype of their proposed spouses before marriage. Speaking at an event organised by the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta to mark the day in Lagos, Medical Director of the hospital, […]