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Health and Social Issues Relating to Data and Women in Nigeria

Health and Social Issues Relating to Data and Women in Nigeria

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: November 3, 2020

Joseph Ufot,
Abuja

Two distinguished experts Charles Chinweike Onukwue, a humanitarian and a public health scientist with the University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia state and Taofik Olatunji Bankole, a consultant data analyst and a research associate with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ife, Osun state bare their minds on ssues around data, women and social issues including health with our correspondent Joseph Ufot in Abuja. Enjoy the interview…More

COVID-19 Vaccine: A Reality Check on Projected Availability Timelines

COVID-19 Vaccine: A Reality Check on Projected Availability Timelines

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: November 2, 2020

 Bobmanuel C. Echeonwu,
Jos

Since the declaration of COVID–19 as a global pandemic and the realization that the most tenable panacea to the pandemic would be a vaccine, there have been frantic global efforts in the race to produceglobally acceptable efficacious and safe COVID–19 vaccines. Several ambitious timelines have since been projected for the availability of such vaccines by many reputable biomedical and pharmaceutical organizations, some of which had estimated that as early as September 2020, there should be vaccines on the global market or available for free in certain locations across the globe. Perhaps it is time for us all to pause and have a reality check on how soon we expect to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 infection.…More

Northern Stakeholders Vote in Favour of Prof. Damen, Urge Dr. Casmir to Step Down

Northern Stakeholders Vote in Favour of Prof. Damen, Urge Dr. Casmir to Step Down

Category: General Posted: October 27, 2020

The Northern MLS Forum comprising elders, leaders and stakeholders of the medical laboratory science profession in the north have voted in favour of Prof. James G. Damen as the consensus candidate for the post of National President of AMLSN…More

Top Technological Advancement in Healthcare

Top Technological Advancement in Healthcare

Category: Medical and Health Journalism Posted: October 27, 2020

Nelson Igbokwe,
Port Harcourt

Technology has a profound impact on this global era. The advancement of many careers and businesses are facilitated by applicable technological innovations. In the sphere of medical practice, technology has introduced cutting-edge innovations that have swept health professionals and patients off their feet. This ranges from the simple glucometers to the more complex robotic systems which have collectively made medical practice and patient healthcare a whole lot easier.…More

Palliative Alarm in Homes of Government Officials False and Mischievous - Hon Manjang

Palliative Alarm in Homes of Government Officials False and Mischievous - Hon Manjang

Category: General Posted: October 27, 2020

Dr Solomon Chollom
Lead Correspondent

The Plateau State Government has come out hard on one Jonathan Yakubu Madaki, labelling him an alarmist following his post on Facebook that some government officials were housing palliatives in their homes.…More

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

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