Health

A health researcher and director of Crimsonbow Sickle Cell Initiative, Miss Timi Edwin, has said the control of sickle cell disorder is being negatively affected by low awareness about the disease.

President Muhammadu Buhari has cited the emergence of new diseases as the reason why Nigeria, like most other nations of the world, would need to improve and prioritise spending on means and materials to survive the period.

The National Programme Officer of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Mrs Folusho Adelekan, said on Tuesday that Nigeria has been ranked as the highest in drug use prevalence rate in the world.

There was palpable tension in Enugu State on Monday following the report of a suspected Yellow Fever outbreak in three more local government areas of the state.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that progress has been made in responding to the public health on the COVID-19 pandemic.


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