Nigeria Battles Severe Cholera Outbreak, Reports 103 Deaths Across 34 States

Nigeria is facing a severe cholera outbreak, with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) reporting 103 deaths from 3,623 suspected cases across 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The outbreak has affected 187 Local Government Areas (LGAs), with Lagos, Bayelsa, Abia, Ebonyi, Katsina, and Zamfara states being the most impacted, […]

NHIA Launches Fistula Free Intervention Program to Aid Women with Obstetric Fistula

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has launched the Fistula Free Intervention Program, aimed at addressing the healthcare needs of women suffering from obstetric fistula and ensuring long-term access to care. NHIA Director-General, Dr. Kelechi Ohiri, announced that the initial phase will begin in obstetric fistula centers in Katsina, Bauchi, Ebonyi, and Edo states. This […]

“Tamil Nadu Toxic Alcohol Tragedy: 34 Dead, Dozens Hospitalized Amid Government Criticism”

At least 34 people have died after consuming toxic bootleg alcohol in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, officials reported. The incident occurred in Kallakuruchi district, where several residents fell ill after drinking the illicit liquor on Tuesday night. Currently, at least 80 people are receiving treatment in hospitals for various illnesses, including severe […]

Lagos State Confirms 15 Deaths in Cholera Outbreak, Implements Control Measures

The Lagos State government has reported that 15 people have died due to a severe outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by cholera. Akin Abayomi, the Lagos Commissioner for Health, provided the update on Saturday while discussing the measures taken to control the outbreak. On June 11, Abayomi noted that five people had died and about 60 […]

“Growing Concern: Mosquito-Borne Diseases Surge Across Europe”

An invasive mosquito species, the tiger mosquito, has established populations in 13 EU countries, contributing to a surge in dengue fever cases across Europe. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control attributes the spread of these mosquitoes to climate change, which creates favorable conditions for their proliferation. Even as far north as Paris, authorities […]

21 States to Commence Phase II of HPV Vaccination on May 27

Twenty-one states in Nigeria will commence Phase II of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination exercise on May 27, 2024. This was announced in a communiqué from the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) meeting held on Wednesday in Abuja. According to the communiqué signed by the Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman […]

Australian Doctor Richard Scolyer’s Groundbreaking Battle Against Glioblastoma

Australian doctor Richard Scolyer, renowned for his groundbreaking work on melanoma, has shared promising news a year after receiving a pioneering treatment for glioblastoma. This subtype of brain cancer is notoriously aggressive, with a grim prognosis for most patients. However, Prof Scolyer’s latest MRI scan revealed no signs of tumor recurrence, marking a significant milestone […]

UN Raises Concern as Cholera Cases Surge in Flood-Hit Kenya

Amid the ongoing devastation caused by floods in Kenya, the United Nations on Wednesday has expressed apprehension following a surge in cholera cases reported in flood-stricken areas. The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that Tana River County in eastern Kenya has witnessed 44 cases of cholera, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis resulting from weeks of relentless […]

The ‘Mpox’ Virus: NYC Health Department Issues Warning

Since last October, the New York City Health Department has observed a significant rise in reported cases of what is now termed the ‘Mpox’ virus. Additionally, authorities are cautioning the public about a more potent strain of the virus originating from the Congo, which has the potential to escalate locally. The demographic most affected by […]

CDC Identifies First Documented Cases of HIV Transmission via Cosmetic Needles

Federal health officials have identified three women who contracted HIV after undergoing “vampire facial” procedures at an unlicensed medical spa in New Mexico, marking the first documented cases of HIV transmission through a cosmetic procedure involving needles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an investigation spanning from 2018 to 2023 revealed […]