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  • World Mental Health Day: private mental hospital administers free screening

    October 8, 2017 7:04 PM 40

    The Retreat Healthcare, an Ikorodu, Lagos-based Nigerian purpose built private mental hospital, will hold a mental awareness and free mental health screening on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10: am to mark the World Mental Health Day which is always celebrated on that same day worldwide. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Mental

  • BREAKING: Monkeypox recorded in Akwa Ibom

    October 8, 2017 12:05 PM 37

    The Monkeypox viral disease has spread to Akwa Ibom state and has been confirmed by the state government. The Punch reports that Mr Charles Udoh who is the commissioner for information and strategy on Sunday, October 8. He said that one case of the disease has been discovered while two other suspects are under investigation. The cases were reportedly

  • BEWARE…Terms and conditions you may NOT know about TSTV

    October 2, 2017 2:17 PM 46

    A new pay TV service TVST is in town, after launching yesterday, 1st October. Lots of people are already excited on everything about TSTV. Meanwhile,there are lots of speculations going on how TSTV services would be delivered and particularly many people out there don’t really understand the nature of services that TSTV promises and hence the wrong information

  • Rotary Club offers medical treatment to Ibadan residents

    October 2, 2017 6:39 AM 39

    The Jericho Metro and Felele branches of Rotary Club in Ibadan on Sunday offered free medical screening and treatment to residents of Felele community. Adekunle Are, the President of Rotary Club of Ibadan, Jericho Metro, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the event that no fewer than 245 people would benefit on conclusion of the exercise

  • Nobel Foundation increases cash award for prizes

    September 26, 2017 11:23 PM 67

    STOCKHOLM-One week before the announcement of the 2017 Nobel prizes begins, the Nobel Foundation said that this year’s winners will receive a larger monetary award worth over a million dollars. “The Board of Directors of the Nobel Foundation decided at its meeting on September 14 that the 2017 Nobel Prize will amount to SEK 9 million ($1.1 million, 944.000 euros)

  • HIV drug to be more affordable in SA

    September 21, 2017 9:39 PM 48

    A state-of-the art HIV pill containing Dolutegravir‚ already widely used in rich countries‚ is set to become more quickly available at an affordable price in SA‚ thanks to an agreement announced by UNAIDS in New York on Thursday night. The deal guarantees a maximum price of $75 per person per year for three-in-one pills containing Dolutegravir‚ Tenofovir

  • 'I won't go down without a fight'

    September 20, 2017 8:52 AM 62

    Motivational speaker Criselda Dudumashe has been a source of inspiration for many people leading positive lives with HIV/Aids and on Tuesday reflected on how she was told she had two years to live. Criselda took to social media to reflect on 19-year-old journey she has been on as a person living with HIV/Aids and the ‘hopeless’ she felt when doctors

  • WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines as cholera crisis deepens

    September 18, 2017 3:31 PM 51

    The World Health Organization on Monday urged Yemen to approve cholera vaccinations it has offered to help contain an epidemic that could affect nearly a million people by year's end. Yemen, where a multinational conflict has caused a humanitarian crisis, had asked the UN health agency earlier this year for doses of the vaccine, said Dominique Legros

  • THIS WEEK: Mulago Hospital conducts brain surgery on an awake patient

    September 17, 2017 3:20 PM 86

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | During a medical camp organised by nuerosurgeons at Mulago hospital together with experts from the India based Yashoda hospital have conducted brian surgeries on over ten patient including one who underwent the procedure while awake but sedated. Speaking to the independent, Dr. Michael Muhumuza, the head of the nuerosurgery

  • South Africa: Bird Flu Detected in Eastern Cape

    September 15, 2017 4:57 AM 57

    The first case of bird flu in the Eastern Cape has been detected on a farm outside Uitenhage, a poultry producer said on Thursday. The case of bird flu was detected during routine testing at Sovereign Foods' Uitenhage operations, the company said in a statement. Sovereign Foods has already culled 5 000 birds, representing approximately 1% of the company's