Is the Flu The Current Pandemic? Here is everything you need to know about it.

What is the Flu? Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. What are some of the common symptoms? Symptoms range from mild to severe: fever, cough, body aches, and fatigue. How Does it Spread? The flu primarily spreads person-to-person, with transmission possible before symptoms surface. Crowded places, […]

Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention: What Everyone Should Know

  Embarking on a journey to safeguard your well-being starts with knowledge and proactive choices. In recognition of Cervical Health Awareness Month, we delve into some cervical health essentials by answering frequently asked questions.   Understanding the significance of early detection and prevention strategies can be pivotal in steering the course towards a healthier future […]

Important Information Regarding the Cholera Outbreak in Ogun State

  There is currently a cholera outbreak in the Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State. Information regarding this outbreak was conveyed on Sunday, September 17th, to encourage people to implement preventive measures.   Cholera is a sudden-onset diarrheal illness resulting from consuming food or water contaminated with the Vibrio cholerae bacterium. It continues […]

Cause for Alarm: The Resurgence of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Diseases (MMR)

  This week, we take a deep dive into the most asked-about diseases from last week’s edition – MMR.   The MMR disease, also known as Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, is a combined term encompassing three distinct viral infections that are highly contagious, each with its own symptoms and severe complications that can lead to […]

Empowering Parents to Safeguard Their Kids Against School-Related Infections

  A new school year is upon us. We hope you are ready for an exciting one. Schools can be fun for children but you have to ensure that your child’s health and safety are secured especially when interacting with other kids. Today, we will look at possible diseases or viruses that children can encounter […]

Hope for Possible HIV Vaccine on the Way

  A new clinical trial is being conducted in Africa to test two HIV vaccine candidates called PrEPVacc. The study which aimed at testing the efficacy of the two vaccines, in addition to, offering HIV prophylactic medications.   The trial is being done in Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa, enrolling 1,513 participants who are between […]

Ghana Signs Agreement to Begin Production of Oral Cholera Vaccine

  The International Vaccine Institute (IVI), EuBiologics, and DEK Vaccines Limited (DEK) signs a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the fill and finish of oral cholera vaccine in Ghana.   Through this partnership DEK will be authorized to purchase, locally fill and finish, and distribute the oral cholera vaccine.    As at July 2023, the […]

Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Common in Men

  A recent the Lancet Global Health publication reveals 1 in 3 sexually active men over the age of 15 are infected with at least one Human Papillomavirus (HPV) strain. In addition, the study shows around 1 in 5 men are infected with one or more cancer causing high risk HPV strains.   This means […]

Stay Ahead of Respiratory Diseases

Hello there, Respiratory disease can be taxing to deal with. Would you want to know a bit about it?   It is any illness that affects the airways and lungs, impacting human respiration. Around 545 million people worldwide suffer from chronic respiratory disease, ranging from common colds to conditions like asthma, pneumonia, and influenza.   […]


  According to a publication in Vaccines Today, in France, trained pharmacists will be permitted to prescribe and administer vaccines.   Pharmacists played a major role in the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines, and they’ve been granted permission to administer shots against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis, flu, HPV, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, […]