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Marriage Compatibility Tests: Panacea for Avoidable Marital Health Crises

Marriage Compatibility Tests: Panacea for Avoidable Marital Health Crises

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: January 16, 2022

 Ibraheem Olasunkanmi Qoseem
Ilorin
 
It is one thing to see someone who is physically and intellectually attractive and another to be assured of your compatibility, medically and otherwise, to settle down with the person as husband or wife.More

Lassa Fever: Virologist Calls for Holistic Audit of IPC Infrastructure, Compliance Attitude

Lassa Fever: Virologist Calls for Holistic Audit of IPC Infrastructure, Compliance Attitude

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: December 15, 2021

Following the unfortunate news of the death of two medical doctors in Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, Nasarawa State, a virologist, Dr Solomon Chollom, who is also the pioneer National Secretary, Society for Scientists in Infectious Diseases (SSID) has called for a holistic audit of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) infrastructure of hospitals in Nigeria as well as compliance attitude of caregivers to same, to forestall outbreaks of hospital-acquired infections in an era of hieghtened global epidemics.More

Zawan Consultative Forum Dissociates Zawan Community from Statement Endorsing Hon Sanda as Speaker

Zawan Consultative Forum Dissociates Zawan Community from Statement Endorsing Hon Sanda as Speaker

Category: General Posted: November 11, 2021

Solomon Chollom, Jos

In what appears to be the undying ripples of the purported impeachement of Rt Hon Ayuba Abok as Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, the Zawan Community is enmeshed in exchanges for and against the development in the state AssemblyMore

Establishing the Microbiology Council of Nigeria Amounts to Anarchy- Elechi-Amadi

Establishing the Microbiology Council of Nigeria Amounts to Anarchy- Elechi-Amadi

Category: General Posted: November 10, 2021

MICROBIOLOGY COUNCIL OF NIGERIA: AN ANARCHY WAITING TO HAPPEN
Dr. K. N. Elechi-Amadi, Portharcourt 

The place and effects of Laws or Acts of Parliament in any society cannot be overemphasized. Such pieces of legislation can make or mar any sector or even the entire socio-political and economic activities of that society. An example is the Decree 10 of 1985, promulgated by the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida. That piece of legislation has caused a lot of havoc, some irredeemable, on our health sector. Today, Nigeria is shamefully ranking 181 out of 183 global health systems. The same health system that ranked 4th among the Commonwealth Nations before 1985 has so shamefully decayed today.More

Legislator Gives Youth Group 24hr Ultimatum to Tender Impeachment Document or Risk Litigation

Legislator Gives Youth Group 24hr Ultimatum to Tender Impeachment Document or Risk Litigation

Category: General Posted: November 9, 2021

Solomon Chollom, Jos

The purported impeachment of the Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Ayuba Abok by eight members of the State House of Assembly is opening up more issues. The latest in the series is the revelation by no least a person than the Secretary to the Government of Plateau State, Prof Danladi Atu who was quoted as implicating Hon Esther Simi Dusu, member representing Jos North West in the State Assembly as being one among two PDP members being accused of appending their signatures to the purported impeachment document to oust Rt Hon Abok.
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World Sickle Cell Day: Expert Advocates for Free Genotype Screening at Birth

World Sickle Cell Day: Expert Advocates for Free Genotype Screening at Birth

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: June 22, 2021

Dr. Solomon Chollom,
Jos

A call has been made for legislation to allow for free and mandatory genotype testing at birth for all children in Nigeria.The call was made by Sarah Sunday, the Laboratory Manager, Medi-Check Laboratory & Consult in Jos during a community-based free genotype testing organised to mark this year’s edition of World Sickle Cell Day
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Cholera Outbreak in Jos: Expert Issues Public Health Advisory

Cholera Outbreak in Jos: Expert Issues Public Health Advisory

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: May 30, 2021

Dr Solomon Chollom,
Jos
 

Health authorities in Plateau state have raised alarm over the outbreak of cholera in the state. The state commissioner for Health, Dr Nden Lar reported over the weekend that the disease has already claimed six lives with thirty three others hospitalized from five Local Government Areas of the state following it's laboratory confirmation through rapid diagnostic tests and culture.
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Medical Laboratory Scientists Release Roadmap to Laboratory Containment of Next Pandemic

Medical Laboratory Scientists Release Roadmap to Laboratory Containment of Next Pandemic

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: May 23, 2021

In what will be regarded as preparedness and proactiveness, medical laboratory scientists in Nigeria under the auspices of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria met to brainstorm on the lessons learnt from the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic with the view to prepare and position themselves for a more robust laboratory-based response in subsequent pandemics.More

Reproductive Health, Sex Education: Nigeria on the Verge - UK Based Physician

Reproductive Health, Sex Education: Nigeria on the Verge - UK Based Physician

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: May 18, 2021

John Joseph Ufot,
Abuja
 

As the nation battles the scourge of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Odocha Eze, a renowned physician, a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, has advised Nigerian Government to pay close attention to reproductive health and sex education.
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