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Guinean Student is First Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Senegal

On 29/Aug/2014 / In Medical News

DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, became the region’s fifth country to confirm a case of Ebola on Friday after a student arrived from neighbouring Gui[...]

Ebola And The Role Of Doctors

On 29/Aug/2014 / In Medical News

The news that a Port-Harcourt-based medical doctor, who secretly treated a diplomat who had primary contact with the late Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer,   had died from Ebola has again brought to the fore issu[...]

UCH Nursing School Graduates 172 Nurses

On 29/Aug/2014 / In Medical News

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan has on Thursday, graduated 172 nurses from its four schools of nursing, as part of its efforts to boost human capacity for health in Nigeria. Chairman, Medical Advisory C[...]

Nigeria Recalls Disengaged Resident Doctors

On 29/Aug/2014 / In Medical News

The Federal Government has lifted the suspension of Residency Training Program in all federal hospitals with effect from Thursday, 28th of August, 2014 (yesterday) while the ongoing appraisal of the program continues.[...]

FG Reverses Residency Training Programme Suspension in Nigeria.

On 29/Aug/2014 / In Medical News

The federal government has Reversed Residency Training Programme Suspension in Nigeria. While details are sketchy at this moment, the Nigeria Medical Association reports on its twitter handle a breaking news with[...]

Hospital Workers Protest Ebola Victim’s Body In Teaching Hospital’s Morgue

On 29/Aug/2014 / In Medical News

University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) workers protested yesterday against the storage in their morgue of the body of Dr. Iky Sam Enemua, who died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The displeased employ[...]

Over 20,000 People May Contract Ebola – WHO

On 29/Aug/2014 / In Medical News

The World Health Organisation has raised fresh alarm that over 20,000 people are at risk of contracting the Ebola Virus Disease going by the exponential effect of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The WHO in[...]

National Primary Health Care Development Agency to Reward Pregnant Women

On 29/Aug/2014 / In Medical News

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) yesterday inaugurated the Benue State steering committee for the first phase of conditional cash transfer programme for pregnant women. National Director o[...]

'Promising' Ebola Vaccine To Go Into Trials - And It Could Be Available By The End Of The Year

On 28/Aug/2014 / In Medical News

  . 60 healthy volunteers will be given the vaccine next month in Oxford trial . If vaccine performs as well in humans as in monkeys, trial will be extended . Entire trial programme is being fast-trac[...]

Trial and Error - Ebola Cure Offers Cautious Optimism - Heartbreak By Rodney D. Sieh

On 28/Aug/2014 / In Medical News

  Hopes were high recently when a consignment of the experimental drug ZMAPP arrived in Ebola-stricken Liberia to treat doctors suffering from the deadly virus, which has so far sickened more than 2,600 and kill[...]

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