When women do science, society benefits in myriad ways.
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Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. The biases and perceptions that keep women and girls out of STEM must be tackled.
Many Nigerians are expected to travel during the Christmas holiday season.
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In this video interview, Dr Doyin Odubanjo, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Academy of Science and a public health expert, talks about keeping safe while celebrating Christmas during COVID-19.
The Nigerian government struggles to contain COVID-19 while other diseases suffer some measure of neglect
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Over nine months into COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, there are concerns about how well the country has managed the disease pandemic and how this might affect its handling of other diseases.
It is important for information on the coronavirus to be put out in a balanced and fair manner.
An aerial view of a new isolation and treatment centre established by the Lagos State government at the main bowl of the state-owned Stadium.
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While testing is central to the fight against COVID-19, there are a myriad of factors to consider, especially by African countries, when taking decisions to curtail the spread of the disease.
A National Youth Service Corps member leaves the orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja, following an order by the Nigerian government to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
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What is needed is the calm implementation of a clear and effective strategy.
How to stay safe from the novel coronavirus which has reached Lagos, Nigeria.
Alarmed by a rapid spread of Lassa fever, the Nigerian Academy of Science is calling on government to declare a health emergency.
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Concerned about rising cases and spread of Lassa fever, the Nigerian Academy of Science has called on government to declare it a national health emergency.
Innovative efforts have been put in place to reach populations in partially and totally inaccessible parts of Borno state.
Ending the Boko Haram insurgency is the last hurdle in Nigeria's race against polio
Nigeria’s education system is under funded.
Government funding in Nigeria's education sector has been chronically low and needs to be changed.
Nigeria was quick to respond and control the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
Nigeria's health systems are overwhelmed and incapable of sustaining high quality disease surveillance, prevention, control and response.
The polio vaccination campaign in Nigeria is being hampered.
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Social media rumours are putting Nigeria's vaccination campaigns at risk.
The Monkeypox virus was isolated most recently in 2012 from a dead infant mangabey (species of monkey) in Ivory Coast.
A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.
Lassa fever in several Nigerian states is being spread by rats.
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Lassa outbreaks are becoming more widespread in Nigeria but have not been given national emergency status like Ebola.
Africa is home to many disease outbreaks yet is ill-prepared to deal with them.
African leaders need to up their health allocations to help the new World Health Organisation Director-General meet his health care targets for the continent.
Nigerian women who formed part of the country’s previous polio immunisation campaign.
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A new polio outbreak in Nigeria has hampered the country's efforts to be declared polio free by 2017.
A health worker vaccinates children with drops of polio vaccine in a classroom in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nigeria's strategy to eliminate polio was so effective that it was duplicated to deal with ebola. So why did the country take so long to get off the list of polio-endemic countries?