expert views

vaccine patent waiver

An interview with Barrister Davidson Oturu The COVID-19 pandemic is one major global health challenge that cannot be forgotten in a hurry. When COVID-19 broke in 2019, not many could foresee the amount of disruption

Alternative medicine

A fertility specialist, Dr. Ekinyi Ochete, says the benefit of Nigerian women choosing alternative medicine and acupuncture to help with sub-fertility will be seeking to completely rebalance their body. Ochete who is also the Chief

Antimicrobial Resistance

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa says Nigeria has made significant progress in building capacity to report Antimicrobial Resistance, AMR, since 2017 when it was reporting at

taxes on Carbonated drinks

Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Abuja, Felicia Anumah has urged the Federal Government to see the move to levy producers of carbonated drinks, as an opportunity to check the rising incidence of diabetes

Professor of Biochemistry says funds will ehance sufficiency in medicine.

Atawodi Sunday, a Professor in Federal University of Lokoja, Biochemistry Department has cited the greatest impediment to achieve self sufficiency in medicine Speaking to news men on Tuesday at the ongoing stakeholders international conference on

Research and development

The Federal Government has been called upon to make Research and Development (R&D) a top pirority so as to avoid a fire brigade approach to issues when the need arises. A Prof. at the National


The Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe says unless Nigeria develop its own capacity to produce medicines and vaccines, the country is going no where.

By Goodness Anenih, Abuja The World Health Organisation WHO says initiation of breastfeeding within the first hour of birth, followed by exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continued breastfeeding for up to two years or

covid-19 inequity

Geneva/New York City, 22 July 2021 – COVID-19 vaccine inequity will have a lasting and profound impact on socio-economic recovery in low- and lower-middle-income countries without urgent action to boost supply and assure equitable access

This is as a result of the migration of Health Care workers to foreign countries in recent years with focus on Clinical Oncologist that is cancer doctors. This call was made at a press briefing