African herb saved me from a 2-year stomach problem- Meek Mill

African-American Rapper, Robert Rihmeek Williams, known popularly as Meek Mill reveals how an African herb saved him from a long-standing health condition.  “My stomach has been messed up for almost 2 years. I have been to a bunch of doctors … I took an African herb and it fixed my stomach like magic!” The rapper […]

Failure of J&J’s HIV v.acc!ne trial in Africa raises major concerns

The recent failure of experimental HIV vaccine produced by American Multinational drugmaker Johnson & Johnson in Sub-Saharan African countries raises major concerns. According to claims by the company, the decision to withdraw the experiment themed “Imbokodo” was based on a record low efficacy rate. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and […]

Nigerian doctors on strike for the fourth time in the pandemic

For the fourth time since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic began, about 19,000 doctors throughout Nigeria are on strike. Staffing shortages have resulted at government-run hospitals and COVID-19 treatment facilities as a result of the strike. In addition, some of them have expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that they have not been paid in […]

Kigali under total lockdown as Rwanda battles third wave of Covid

Rwanda has re-imposed a complete lockdown on its capital Kigali for a period of 10 days, starting on July 17, as the nation fights a devastating third wave of Covid-19 outbreak that has seen the number of deaths rise in recent weeks. Rwanda reported 14,553 active coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, with a positive rate […]

Nigeria to suffer a shortage of 50,120 doctors, 137,859 nurses by 2030

Nigerian President, President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged by a team of medical professionals to declare a state of emergency following fears of the country facing a deficit of 50,120 doctors and 137,859 nurses by the year 2030. The team made this call on the federal government due to the threat this expected shortage poses […]

Liverpool star, Sadio Mané commissions hospital project in Senegal

Liverpool and Senegalese talisman, Sadio Mane has commissioned a hospital he constructed in his home country, Senegal. The hospital is specifically located in Bambali, his native village. The celebrated footballer took advantage of the international break to briefly hand over the facility estimated to cost a little over $600,000  to the government; the ceremony was […]

Picture of Six Nigerian siblings who are medical professionals go viral

Chinyere Okpaleke did not expect the massive reaction she got after posting a photo of herself in the company of her other siblings who practice as medical professionals. The image has so far attracted almost 200,000 likes with over 7,000 comments. In the caption, Chinyere wrote that, “I know our parents and ancestors are beyond […]

US state of Arkansas passes bill to ban sex-change medical access for minors

The US state of Arkansas is the first state to pass a bill prohibiting  medical practitioners from providing gender affirming medical care to transgender minors. The bill  passed 28-7 on monday by the state’s senate house. The bill would prohibits doctors from providing hormones treatment and surgery to minors vying to change their sex by choice. […]