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Most Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits in Nigeria not Validated - Dr Casmir

Most Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits in Nigeria not Validated - Dr Casmir

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: October 14, 2020

Dr. Ifaenyi Casmir, the National Publicity Secretary, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist of Nigeria (AMLSN) has said that most rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits in Nigeria are not validated. Dr Casmir made this remarkon Tuesday, 13th October, 2020, while giving a good will message on behalf of the Association National President during the the press briefing by the Registrar/CEO of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Dr Tosan Erhabor, on progress report of second batch Validation of SARS -Cov-2 infection.…More

COVID 19: Is Vaccine Development an Enigma for the African Continent?

COVID 19: Is Vaccine Development an Enigma for the African Continent?

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: October 14, 2020

Okeke Christiana Chiamaka, Jos & Emmanuel Adamolekun, Akure
Correspondents

The advent of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spiked a lot of interests in multi - national institutions and organizations.  Countries are either partnering with the World Health Organization (WHO), or forming alliances with one another to fight the deadly virus.…More

Viasure PCR Kit Recommended for SARS CoV-2 Testing in Nigeria

Viasure PCR Kit Recommended for SARS CoV-2 Testing in Nigeria

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: October 13, 2020

Dr Solomon Chollom
Lead Correspondent

The Viasure PCR kit has been recommended for SARS CoV-2 (Covid-19) Testing in Nigeria following successful validation exercise carried on it by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria…More

MLSCN Set to Release Validation Report on Second Batch of SARS CoV-2 Test Kits

MLSCN Set to Release Validation Report on Second Batch of SARS CoV-2 Test Kits

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: October 13, 2020

Dr Solomon Chollom
Lead Correspondent, Jos

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) is set to brief the press today - Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 - on the outcome of the validation of SARS-CoV-2 test kits.This much is contained in a statement released on the verified twitter handle of the regulatory body as posted on Monday, 12th October, 2020.…More

Genotype Before Marriage: The Best Strategy to Eradicating Sickle Cell Disease

Genotype Before Marriage: The Best Strategy to Eradicating Sickle Cell Disease

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: October 13, 2020

Chibueze Obi-George, Correspondent, Enugu Ogbonna and Eberechi are lovers. They are based in Owerri, Imo state. They never knew their genotype until their church requested for it along with their HIV, hepatitis screening and syphilis results before they could be admitted for marriage counselling class ahead of their wedding. That is the norm in most churches.…More

Cold Water: Sweet but Disastrous

Cold Water: Sweet but Disastrous

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: October 11, 2020

Pharm Kim Jerry Bot
MD/CEO Kimky Pharmaceuticals

I enjoyed my childhood so well because I grew up in a rural setting, semi-urban though.

My enjoyment was knitted to so many things as a hardworking and ready-to-do-anything fatty bom bom. One of which was DRINKING COLD WATER, CRACKING ICE BLOCKS AND BATHING/SWIMMING IN COLD WATER…More

Abattoirs and Public Health Concerns

Abattoirs and Public Health Concerns

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: October 7, 2020

An abattoir is an institution set up for the sole purpose of organised, supervised and safe slaughter and merchandise of meat. It could be set up by government or private institutions.
The process of slaughter and sell of meat is beyond just butchering and sale of meat of animals. The institution is expected to put in place mechanisms that ensure professional assessment of animals meant for slaughter to ensure they are safe for human consumption. Other mechanisms are to ensure that the value chain from butchering to packaging and to sale of the commodity is done in a way that is safe and professional enough not to constitute public health concerns to the unsuspecting consumers.…More

Misdiagnosis of Diseases: What You Need to Know

Misdiagnosis of Diseases: What You Need to Know

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: September 28, 2020

Misdiagnosis of diseases is a challenge the health professionals and health institutions have been battling to trace, track and resolve. Everyone talks about it's existence but no one owns up to his culpability in the unfortunate development…More

World Contraceptives Day 2020: Health Professionals Call for Rational Use of Contraceptives

World Contraceptives Day 2020: Health Professionals Call for Rational Use of Contraceptives

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: September 26, 2020

World Contraception Day (WCD) is celebrated globally on September 26th every year. The campaign was launched in 2007 to raise global awareness around a vision which emphasizes that every pregnancy must be wanted. …More

Reasons Attributed to Declined National Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

Reasons Attributed to Declined National Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: September 26, 2020

Nigeria's effort in containing the global pandemic is currently experiencing a decline. This is attributed to lack of motivation for frontline health workers and lack of trust in government…More

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