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World Immunization: Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks on the rise in Africa – WHO

As the World Immunization Week 2022 ends today, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the continent is witnessing a surge in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases over the past year. According

Deaths from non-communicable diseases on the rise in Africa

Non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are increasingly becoming the main cause of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, where the diseases were responsible for 37% of deaths in

WHO recommends two new drugs to treat COVID-19

WHO has recommended two new drugs for COVID-19, providing yet more options for treating the disease. The extent to which these medicines will save lives depends on how widely available

WHO prioritizes access to diabetes, cancer treatments in new Essential Medicines Lists  

Says high prices and low availability still a major barrier for patients’ access to new and old medicines                   World  Health Organisation

Work-related accidents, illnesses kill close to 2m people annually – UN warns  

Work-related illnesses and injuries kill nearly two million people annually, largely due to long working hours, the UN said Friday, warning that the pandemic was likely to worsen the situation.

NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu appointed Assistant DG of WHO

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed as the Assistant Director General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation

West Africa Covid-19 deaths surge amid Ebola and other outbreaks

West Africa has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began as several countries grapple with outbreaks of cholera, Ebola Virus Disease and Marburg Virus Disease that

Africa may be left behind in COVID-19 vaccination – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Africa is in danger of being left behind in COVID-19 vaccination as prices spike due to competition in other regions. Matshidiso Moeti,

Biden restores America’s ties with WHO

The United States of America is set to play its leading role in global health again as President Joe Biden yesterday (January 20), halted Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the World

WHO secures 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines

deliveries expected to begin next month Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, says the organisation had secured two billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, with a billion more in the pipeline and

Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

 The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication officially declared on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus. This marks the

We hope to be done with COVID-19 in less than 2 years – WHO boss

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed hope that the coronavirus pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu and last less than 2 years, if the world unites

POLIO: Buhari congratulates Nigerians on WHO certification

Africa’s wild polio-free status to be determined in August President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated fellow citizens on the joyous and historic occasion as Nigeria becomes Wild Polio Virus Free. Buhari

Nigeria yet to meet up to 10% of blood need, says Haematologist on World Blood donor Day

Transfusion service to convert commercial blood donors to voluntary Lagos requires 260,000 units  annually A Consultant Haematologist at the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Uche Nwokwu says Nigeria is yet

US cuts ties with WHO

President Donald Trump announced on Friday he was severing the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization, claiming China had “total control” over the organization and pressured the body

WHO declares COVID-19 as a pandemic

Says it would be the first pandemic in history to be controlled. The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday (March 11) declared the global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic.

COVID-19: UNICEF urges public to seek information from trusted sources

LAGOS – As concerns increase around Covid-19 (coronavirus) globally, with information shared on WhatsApp and other social media platforms, UNICEF urged the public to trust information only from verified sources.

WHO declares Coronavirus outbreak a global public health emergency

The World Health Organization declared on Thursday that the novel coronavirus outbreak  a public health emergency of international concern,  saying the disease now represents a risk beyond China, where it

Lagos alerts public on Coronavirus

• Says no case has been identified in the state or Nigeria      The Lagos State Government has alerted the public to a new virus, the novel Coronavirus (nCoV)

CORONAVIRUS: WHO Emergency Committee urges countries to prepare for containment as death toll rises

NCDC issues Public Alert   The World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Committee today Jan 23, urged countries to prepare for the containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case

Nigeria, 11 other African countries still prone to vaccine-derived poliovirus

NPHCDA says eradication bid on track Last polio case recorded in Borno State on August 22, 2016 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed Nigeria among twelve countries that are

More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwide

Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention

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Happy story of mothers who survived Ebola while pregnant

and also cuddle their babies afterwards “I put my feet on the ground and wiggled my toes. It felt strange to touch the ground for the first time in weeks.

Save The Children unveils INSPIRING project to fight pneumonia in Lagos, Jigawa

In a bid to save children from the scourge of pneumonia now rated as the second biggest killer of under-5 children worldwide, Save The Children International yesterday unveiled the  report

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Malawi  launches  world’s first malaria vaccine

The World Health organisation has commended Malawi for launching the world’s first  vaccination against malaria yesterday, April 23, in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three