Three doses of COVID-19 vaccine neutralise Omicron variant —Pfizer

Preliminary laboratory studies demonstrate that three doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine neutralise the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529 lineage) while two doses show significantly reduced neutralisation titers, the vaccine manufacturing companies have said. The companies made this known in a joint statement on Wednesday titled, ‘Pfizer and BioNTech provide update on Omicron variant’. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer, Albert Bourla, said, “Although two doses of the vaccine may still offer… Continue Reading

CACOVID Urges Nigerians to Get Vaccinated in the Wake of the New COVID-19 Variant, Omicron

Just when it seemed like a semblance of normalcy was returning to the world after a gruelling battle with COVID-19, yet another variant of the virus simply known as Omicron has reared its head. The variant which was first identified by scientists in South Africa on November 24, 2021, has been labelled a “variant of concern” (VOC) by the World Health Organisation. While further epidemiological studies are currently underway to… Continue Reading

Heirs Life Assurance Partners Avon Medical on World Blood Donor Day

Newly launched specialist life insurance company, Heirs Life Assurance (HLA) has partnered Avon Medical to organize a blood drive in commemoration of the 2021 World Blood Donor Day. The event, which was held on Monday, June 14, 2021, at the ultramodern Avon Medical Dialysis Centre in Ikeja, Lagos had individuals present to donate blood for those in dire need of medical attention. This year’s edition, the first partnership between both companies,… Continue Reading


                            The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), in its commitment to ensure that residents at the grassroots have access to affordable, effective and quality healthcare, has partnered with First Bank of Nigeria Limited to utilise its over 13,000 Firstmonie Agents as payment channels for the Lagos State Health  Scheme (LSHS). The General Manager, Lagos  State Health… Continue Reading

HMO Firm Teams Up With PreDiagnosis to Push Telehealth

                          PreDiagnosis International, Nigeria’s leading grassroots telehealth service provider, has announced a partnership agreement with lifestyle-cum- Health Management Organisation, Medicard Nigeria, to further drive the spread of adoption of its innovative telehealth platform among the poor and vulnerable in the country. Medicard Health Management is a Global Lifestyle HMO Company with a presence in Philippines, Canada, and Nigeria. Speaking… Continue Reading

PDI Takes Telehealth To Grassroots Northern Communities

               Pre Diagnosis International has commenced a programme of spreading its service base to various parts of the country in the bid to push for greater adoption of innovative telehealth among the country’s vulnerable and underserved communities. The company announced the first of such tactical moves for the North Central and North Western parts of the country in a recent disclosure that the PDI… Continue Reading

PreDiagnosis Partners American University For Better Grassroots Healthcare

                       Nigeria’s leading grassroots telemedicine platform, PreDiagnosis International, has announced its partnership with the Project ECHO Institute of the University of New Mexico, USA for knowledge sharing and transfer on chronic and complex diseases with medical professionals in the country. According to Dr. Folarin Olasogba, the Chief Project Officer of PDI Telehealth Consult which is the arm of PDI driving… Continue Reading

Nine coronavirus patients die in Lagos

No fewer than nine COVID-19 patients have been confirmed dead in Lagos State. The state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, in a statement on his Twitter on Monday, said the latest casualties brought the total number of deaths from coronavirus to 59 in the state. “COVID-19 Lagos update as of 31st of May, 2020: 188 new COVID-19 infection confirmed in Lagos. “A total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in… Continue Reading


Health workers in Lagos are basking in the euphoria of success in Lagos following a successful delivery of a baby boy by a positive COVID-19 patient. The baby was delivered through a caesarean section at the Gbagada isolation centre on Saturday. Announcing the great feat recorded by the State Government through her health workers, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the feat is another validation of the Government’s position that it would… Continue Reading

Little done to prevent us from becoming infected, doctors working in COVID-19 front-lines say

… We’re conscripted, not volunteers  ……No one should be compelled to volunteer —Medical Guild, NMA …….. They’re voluntary warriors —LUTH                               Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital have alleged that they are being forcefully conscripted to work as volunteers for COVID-19 patients. According to some of the apprehensive health workers that spoke with PUNCH HealthWise on condition… Continue Reading

Prudential Zenith Life protecting its customers during the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) pandemic.

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown, Prudential Zenith Life Insurance is rolling out a range of services to help customers cope with the lockdown. The new services include a range of additional COVID-19 insurance cover enhancements, without additional premium charges, and a waiver for ‘pandemic’ exclusions as contained in its policy language. In line with the recent pronouncement of the federal government, the company will… Continue Reading


Prudential Zenith Life Insurance has launched a payment service which allows mobile phone customers in Nigeria to buy protection policies wherever they are. Customers who dial *5966# on their mobile phones will be able to purchase a life insurance or hospital cash plan policy in a matter of minutes. Speaking at the launch of the product at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Chairman… Continue Reading

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