Deadly viral infection, Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates. It was established that four (4) drugs were tried on patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the virus has been prevalent.
A PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin, Misitura Arowona, has reportedly developed a drug that promises to be potent in the treatment of tuberculosis, an infectious disease that usually attacks the lungs. The revelation was brokered in the University's Bulletin, on Monday, noting that the student, who is being supervised by Prof. Joshua Obaleye, former Dean of the Faculty of Science Unilorin, is currently undergoing a sandwich fellowship at the Faculty of Science of the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, India.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital that the President, Muhammadu Buhari was aware of prevailing situations at the various IDPs camps, stressing that efforts were being made to address them.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has disclosed its plans to commence HIV preventive intervention programmes in Nigerian prisons by September 2109.
Dr Abiye Kalaiwo, Programme Manager in Nigeria made the disclosure to Newsmen on Thursday, 18th July 2019 in Abuja, saying the intervention is aimed at reducing the spread of the immunodeficiency virus among the key population in the country.