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ABUAD Hospital Successfully Performs First Kidney Transplant

Written by on 27 October 2021

Afe Babalola University Multi-System Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, ABUAD, has recorded its first kidney transplant after a procedure that lasted five hours, fifteen minutes, thus making the successful transplant the first of its kind in Ekiti/Ondo axis of the country. The procedure was carried out on a 46-year-old player in the Entertainment Industry (name withheld) who was […]

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WHO intervenes as cholera death toll hits 23 in Adamawa

Written by on 20 October 2021

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has intensified its risk communication campaign around Adamawa State to mitigate cholera spread. The House-to-house sensitisation by WHO officials and agents to get household members adopt a safe lifestyle to prevent contracting the disease was observed in parts of the state capital, Yola on Tuesday and Wednesday. An official of […]

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U.S. To Allow Vaccine Booster ‘Mix And Match’

Written by on 19 October 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to allow “mix and match” coronavirus vaccine boosting, in which people get a different additional shot to the dose they initially received, US media reported. Citing sources familiar with the situation, the New York Times said the FDA might make the announcement on Wednesday when it […]

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Ihekweazu hands over to Adetifa as NCDC DG

Written by on 18 October 2021

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has officially handed over the position of Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, to Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa. This was announced by the Agency in a post on social media showing a photo of the handing over ceremony. “As we undergo this transition in leadership, we reflect on our collective efforts in […]

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Abia Is 6th In HIV Prevalence Ranking In Nigeria, Says US Envoy

Written by on 13 October 2021

The U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires (CDA), Kathleen FitzGibbon, has said that Abia had the sixth highest HIV prevalence rate in the country with an estimated 58,341 cases.FitzGibbon said this in Umuahia on Tuesday, at a stakeholder meeting organised by CDA, in collaboration with Catholic Caritas Foundation (CCF) and the Abia government. The CDA, who led […]

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