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India COVID variant of global concern – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the coronavirus variant first found in India last year as a "variant of global concern". It said preliminary...

Provide 5-year post-COVID intervention for persons living with disability, Senate tells...

The Senate, on Tuesday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to provide a five-year post COVID-19 special intervention programme for Nigerians living with various types of...

New malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthrough

A malaria vaccine has proved to be 77% effective in early trials and could be a major breakthrough against the disease, say its developers...

WHO aims to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is launching a new initiative which aims to halt the transmission of malaria in 25 more countries by 2025. The...

Global COVID-19 death toll passes three million

The global Covid-19 death toll passed three million on Saturday as the pandemic speeds up despite vaccination campaigns, leading countries like India to impose...

COVID-19: Lagos vaccinates 127,885 persons in 10 days

The Lagos State Government has said that at least 127,885 Lagosians have taken the Covid-19 vaccine, 10 days after the exercise began. This disclosure was...

South Africa sells its AstraZeneca vaccine doses to AU

South Africa has sold a million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for distribution in 14 fellow African nations, the health minister announced Sunday. South...

France, Germany and Italy suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Germany, France and Italy said on Monday they would hit pause on AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots after several countries reported possible serious side-effects, throwing Europe’s...

No reason to stop using AstraZeneca, says WHO

Countries should not stop using AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine over fears it causes blood clots as there is no indication this is true, the World...

UK suspends recruitment of doctors, nurses from Nigeria

The United Kingdom (UK) has announced the suspension of international recruitment of health and care workers from Nigeria and 46 other countries under a...

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