UNIMED Signs Collaboration With Wesley University

  By Our Correspondent In a bid to bolster Nigeria's healthcare sector and address the dearth of medical professionals, the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH), Ondo, has sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wesley University, Ondo. The MoU entails collaborative efforts in providing clinical extern postings for specific categories of medical students and Allied Health programs. Acting Chief Medical Director of UNIMEDTH, Dr. Michael Gbala, hailed the partnership as a significant step towards combating the country's "Japa Syndrome" and enhancing healthcare delivery. Rt. Rev. Prof. Obeka Samuel Sunday (JP), Vice-Chancellor of Wesley University, lauded the amiable approach

By |May 16th, 2024|Categories: Health|Tags: |0 Comments

Ondo healthcare system in sorry state

To say the least, the ondo state healthcare system is in a pitiable state compared to its glorious moment during Dr Olusegun Mimiko’s regime which ended eight years ago. Starnews NG reports that the foundation for this monumental destruction was laid by the late Rotimi Akeredolu himself when, in his wisdom, chose to run the system as a one-man show by refusing to constitute the management board of the primary healthcare commission, the hospital management board, the teaching hospital management committee for the past seven years. It's now a gory sight to see all the health facilities, from the Local

By |May 10th, 2024|Categories: Health, Starnews Editorial|Tags: |0 Comments

Ejaculate Regularly To Prevent Prostate Cancer –Expert Advises Men

Officer in charge of Advocacy, Communication and Community Mobilisation, Oyo State, Mr Olarinde Olaoye Samuel, has revealed that consistent ejaculations during sexual intercourse will prevent men from contracting prostate cancer. Samuel, a health educator, made this known during an advocacy meeting with members of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, South West ‘B’ Zone in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State on Human Papilloma Virus, HPV, the newly introduced vaccine to end cervical cancer. He said research has revealed that any man not engaged in sexual activities for a long time has the possibility of accumulating some cells in the body system which

By |May 8th, 2024|Categories: Health|0 Comments

Nigeria Becomes first country to unveil new meningitis vaccine

  World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Nigeria is the first country in the world to roll out a new meningitis vaccine (called Men5CV). The new vaccine, uses the same technology as the meningitis A conjugate vaccine (MenAfriVac®), which wiped out meningococcal A epidemics in Nigeria. The vaccine and emergency vaccination activities are funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which funds the global meningitis vaccine stockpile and supports lower-income countries with routine vaccination against meningitis. WHO stated that the revolutionary new vaccine offers a powerful shield against the five major strains of the meningococcal bacteria (A, C, W, Y, and

By |April 13th, 2024|Categories: Health|0 Comments

Again, NCDC records one death, 15 new Lassa fever cases

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded one death and confirmed 15 new cases of Lassa fever nationwide within a week. This update was shared by the NCDC in its week 13 report, published on Friday via its official website. Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic illness, spreads to humans through contact with contaminated food or household items, typically by infected rodents or individuals. Common symptoms include fever, headache, sore throat, weakness, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pains, chest discomfort, and, in severe cases, unexplained bleeding from various body openings. While there's been a decrease in confirmed

By |April 13th, 2024|Categories: Health|0 Comments

JUST IN: Strange illness surfaces, NCDC begins probe

  Dr. Jide Idris, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, announced on Tuesday that the agency has launched an investigation into a mysterious illness identified in six wards within Sokoto State. Dr. Idris stated that a National Rapid Response Team has been deployed to collaborate with the Sokoto State Ministry of Health in addressing the situation. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Dr. Idris revealed that the agency was alerted by the state health ministry on March 21, 2024, regarding cases involving children showing symptoms such as abdominal distension (ascites), fever, vomiting, and weight

By |April 9th, 2024|Categories: Health|0 Comments

Ondo doctors begin 14-day warning strike over salary arrears

  The Association of Resident Doctors at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo State, has commenced a 14-day warning strike over the non-payment of seven months’ salaries to their new members. Members of the association, who staged a protest on the premises of the facility on Tuesday, vowed to ground the activities at the government-owned medical facility if their demands were not meant. President of the UNIMEDTH ARD, Dr John Matthew, who spoke with journalists during the protest, lamented that their members were yet to be paid their entitlements. According to him, other reasons for the warning strike,

By |April 2nd, 2024|Categories: Health, News|0 Comments

Tuberculosis treatment free in Government hospital – Ondo Govt.

  The permanent Secretary of the Ondo State Ministry of Health, Dr Adeniran Ikuomola has said that treatment of TB in all government hospitals in the state is free while also urging the citizens of the state not to see Tuberculosis as a death sentence rather they should come out and get tested in order to have immediate access to free medical service for the disease. Dr Ikuomola made this known during the commemoration of the World Tuberculosis day with a road walk to sensitize on the need to end tuberculosis in the state. The programme was organized by the

By |March 25th, 2024|Categories: Health|0 Comments

Scientists To Make Cancer Vaccines Ready In Three Years

  Russian President, Vladimir Putin, had said last month that the country was “one step away” from developing vaccines against cancer. With adequate funding and support from lawmakers, Russian medical researchers might be able to roll out oncological vaccines within the next couple of years, a high-ranking official at the Russia's Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA) said on Thursday. “If financial support is provided, I think that in two or three years existing organisations will be able to put oncology vaccines into practice,” Vasily Lazarev, deputy director of the Lopukhin Federal Scientific and Clinical Center for Physical and Chemical Medicine, told

By |March 22nd, 2024|Categories: Health|0 Comments

Japa: Address Health Workers Demands to stop brain drain, NARD, JOHESU

    By Miracle Ogunde   The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, (NARD) and the Joint Health Sector Unions, (JOHESU) have called on the federal government to address the demands of health workers to stop brain drain in the health sector.   The two unions also berated the ban on the issuance of leave of absence to health professionals going abroad.   NARD and JOHESU said the Federal Government should rather address the pull factors making health workers migrate abroad in search of greener pastures, a trend popularly called Japa.   Speaking in separate interviews with newsmen, the President of

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: Health|0 Comments
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