Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, Kwara chapter, has urged government at all levels and traditional rulers to increase awareness on malaria among rural dwellers. The association’s Chairman, Mr Adejuwon Otelaja, made the call on Wednesday in a interview with newsmen in Ilorin on the sidelines of a programme to mark World Malaria Day. Otelaja, who spoke on the theme for this year’s celebration “Ready To Beat Malaria”, stressed the need to keep the environment clean and avoid stagnant water where mosquitoes breed near residences. Quoting statistics from World Health Organisation (WHO) the pharmacist said about 3.4 billion people live in areas prone to malaria transmission in 91 countries and territories. He added that “malaria is a disease that is transmitted through the
Surgeons in an operating theatre- the first total penis and scrotum transplant done at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore For the first time, a team of US surgeons from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, has managed to transplant the penis and the scrotum from a deceased donor to a recipient who had lost his genital organs during armed service. According to a report by Medical News Today, the surgeons had been planning such an intervention since 2013. In the telebriefing statement of the institution’s genitourinary programme, the programmme’s clinical director, Dr. Rick Redett, called the procedure “the culmination of more than 5 years of research and collaboration across multiple disciplines.” The successful transplant was performed last month on a United States wa
A Mongolian non-governmental organization (NGO) announced Monday that it launched a special-purpose mobile portal, “Bird 1.0,” for communication of disabled people in Mongolia for the first time. This app was created by Bird developers NGO, with the aim to facilitate communication of disabled people, support them, and provide inclusive education of children with disabilities. The “Bird 1.0,” available on both iOS and Android devices, allows users to post more than 230 words. In addition, the users can enrich the vocabulary and imagery of the app fitting their needs. This app can be used by up to 30,000 people and it will be improved year after year by adding new words and images, developers said. As of the first quarter of this year, there are over 120,000 people with disabiliti
Mohammed Sani Sidi, the director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and seven of the agency’s directors allegedly stole over a billion naira, $284,000 and £95,000, the Nigerian presidency has revealed. All the officials have been suspended from office. Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi A Presidency official said Sani Sidi, maintained 20 different accounts in various banks despite his public servant status. The official alleged that the suspended staff had hurriedly and illegally taken the matter to the House of Representatives in a pre-emptive move to stonewall the ongoing investigations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) hoping for a cover-up. He said an authoritative report submitted to the Presidency by agencies involved in the investigation
Theresa May. the British Prime Minister,has urged Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth to legalize same-sex marriage. She said this at the first joint forum at Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings in Westminster on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said there should be no laws criminalizing same-sex relationships across the Commonwealth. May said she understands that most of the laws against same-sex marriages in the Commonwealth were made by the United Kingdom, adding that those laws were wrong then, and are wrong now. In her words, “Across the world, discriminatory laws made many years ago, continue to affect the lives of many people, tens of millions of young people. Criminalising same-sex relations and failing to protect women and girls. “I am all too aware
A 37-year old nanny, Fatimah Yakubu has been sent to the Kirikiri Prison, Apapa, Lagos till she fulfilled the bail conditions granted her by an Igbosere Magistrate Court for allegedly using burning stove to burn the buttock of an 8-year old girl entrusted in her care by her parents over excessive play. The accused was arrested on the ordered of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ilasan Division, Lekki, Lagos, SP Onyinye Onwuamegbu following a complaint by the parents of the victim. The accused was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on a one count charge of felony to wit, burning an 8-year old girl with hot stove which caused her severe bodily harm. Police Counsel, Friday Mameh informed the court in charge No F/26/2018 that the accused committed the offe...
Dr Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health The President of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Mr Josiah Biobelemoye, said on Monday that the the union would commence an indefinite nationwide strike by midnight on Tuesday. Biobelemoye said this when he led the union executive on a courtesy visit to the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital, Abuja, Dr. Jafaru Momoh, in his office. He alleged that the union members had been treated as slaves by the Minster of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole. He said that the minister failed to implement the agreement reached by the union with the Federal Government on Sept. 30, 2017 for upward adjustment of CONHESS. He said that the implementation of the agreement was supposed to begin five weeks after it was signed “as was done for medical
President Muhammadu Buahri has approved further healthcare intervention in the communities of Ogoni, Rivers State, to alleviate the suffering of residents of the area following much exposure to oil pollution. This came as the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, pleaded with the people of Ogoni ethnic nationality in Rivers State to be patient with the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP and the Federal Government as they work out modalities to clean up the devastated environment. HYPREP had on Saturday flagged off an eight-day health outreach to attend to the health needs of the people of the area and obtain records which would help them in the data and analysis of ailments in the area, as contained in the United Nations Environmental report on Ogoniland.
An environmental utility company, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, contracted by Lagos State Government to manage waste in the state following its introduction of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, CLI, weekend disclosed that the fight between PSP refuse collectors and the state government following the decision of the government to contract waste management to Visionscape has been resolved finally. Mr. John Irvine, the Managing Director of Visionscape, made the disclosure at an interactive session with the media, said: “Months of negotiations and round-table discussions have led to a new arrangement as announced by the state Ministry of the Environment. The two key parties, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions and the Private Sector Participants, PSP operators have reached an agreement, borne
Report by Halima Gombe US Government funded company, Nectome has rattled the science community with a plan to map the human brain and preserve its memories. However, the procedure referred to as vitrification is 100% fatal as it would involve assisted suicide or euthanasia. The process was initially aimed at people who are terminally ill. But healthy and even the wealthy are among the 25 people to pay $10,000 each to be on the waiting list according to MIT Technology Review. The company will preserve the live brains in a digital storage where people can access memories stored therein as anyone would from a computer hard drive. Massachusetts Institute of Technology which was prevoiusly collaborating with Nectcome on the project has pulled out, saying that such technology does not ...