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Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19 

Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19 

Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has disclosed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Gates shared the news on Twitter, adding that he is fortunate to be vaccinated, boosted and have access to testing and great medical care. He tweeted;  “I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’m experiencing mild symptoms and...

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Shortage of midwives may increase to 1million by 2030, says WHO

Shortage of midwives may increase to 1million by 2030, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that shortage of midwives will trigger an increase of one million by 2030 with serious implications for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organsation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, said this in a message to mark the International Day of the Midwife 2022 which...

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God Told Me Coronavirus Won’t Go Away—Pastor Adeboye

God Told Me Coronavirus Won’t Go Away—Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye says the current outbreak of COVID-19 across the world will only subside but will not be ‘completely eradicated’. Adeboye disclosed this on Sunday at the National Headquarters of the church in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State while delivering a...

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Measles cases spike as Nigeria, 4 others record largest outbreak in one year 

Measles cases spike as Nigeria, 4 others record largest outbreak in one year 

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and the World Health Organisation, WHO, have warned of a “perfect storm” of conditions for measles outbreaks, as measles cases increased by 79 per cent in the first two months of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021. In a related development, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Ethiopia recorded...

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Face masks now optional – FG says Covid-19 restrictions to go soon 

Face masks now optional – FG says Covid-19 restrictions to go soon 

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has said the use of face masks in public places is now optional and other Covid-19 restrictions will soon go. The PSC also announced that it would stop demanding proof of PCR tests from fully vaccinated travellers. The Head of the Technical Secretariat, who also doubles as the Secretary of...

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health is wealth: enugu rep Deputy Minority leader, okechukwu gives his constituents a touch of love through free YEArly health services

health is wealth: enugu rep Deputy Minority leader, okechukwu gives his constituents a touch of love through free YEArly health services

Nigerians are fond of this saying that ‘a healthy nation is a wealthy nation’, but as we all know, Africans are the most hypocritical people in the world, and even with the way we sing it, we still find it difficult to go for monthly checkups and will rather buy over the counter drugs from...

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Lassa Fever kills Doctor, one other in Kaduna

Lassa Fever kills Doctor, one other in Kaduna

The suspected case of Lassa Fever has killed Dr Abubakar Saleh Moriki and  Hamza Abubakar at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Shika-Zaria and Kauran Wali Clinic in Zaria respectively. According to a source, Dr Moriki died at the hospital on Monday. “The hospital has already liaised with the state epidemiology unit, which has...

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Dentists warn Nigerians against patronising beauty salons for tooth whitening

Dentists warn Nigerians against patronising beauty salons for tooth whitening

Ahead of this year’s World Oral Health Day, the Nigerian Dental Association, NDA, has warned Nigerians against patronising beauty salons for their tooth whitening even as it called on the Federal Government to urgently address what they described as ‘nagging’ – drain in the country’s health sector. Addressing a press conference to herald this year’s...

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Obama tests positive for COVID-19, encourages vaccines 

Obama tests positive for COVID-19, encourages vaccines 

Barack Obama has tested positive for a mild case of COVID-19, the former US president said on his Twitter account Sunday. “I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise,” Obama tweeted, adding that his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, has so far tested negative. “Michelle and I are...