A Consultant Family Physician at the Family Health Department, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Dr John Ovuoraye, has asked pregnant women to stop taking malaria and cough medicines without doctor’s prescription. According to the physician, the use of malaria or
Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites transmitted through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito. The World Health Organisation says an estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 405, 000 in 2018, compared with 416,000 deaths in 2017.
The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that the state is recording cases of people treating themselves for malaria only for them to realise after testing that it is the dreaded coronavirus popularly known as COVID-19. Medical
A medical expert has revealed that malaria can cause pregnant women to have miscarriages, children with low birth weights, stillbirths, and also make a fetus to stop growing. Dr Chinonso Egemba, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
A team of researchers, in a new report, have given an idea of how soon the world could likely be completely free from malaria. They noted that the British Broadcasting Corporation’s claim that the world had already made huge progress against malaria
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday declared an important milestone has been reached in fighting the mosquito-borne disease-malaria. The two countries given a clean bill of health on malaria are Algeria in North Africa and Argentina in South America.
The world’s first malaria vaccine, RTS,S pilot programme was launched in Malawi last week Tuesday. This makes Malawi the first of three countries in Africa in which the RTS,S vaccine will be made available to children up to two years
According to reports making the rounds, no fewer than 50 children have died in a village in Jigawa State village of a strange disease. The village head Malam Bashari Galadima Gidan Gudu told The Nation that the kids who died
Adeolu Ande, a Professor of Entomology at the University of Ilorin, has decried killing mosquitoes, saying the insects are friends of humans that deserve to be properly managed. Ande made the statement on Monday in Ilorin in a paper he presented at
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The Director, Centre for Malaria Care, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Professor Olugbenga Mokuolu, reveals that malaria is a serious case or disease that can often be fatal; hence the need to refrain from describing it as “ordinary malaria.” He