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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

Measles  cases  up 300 percent in 2019, WHO says

UNICEF expresses concern More than 112,000 cases of measles  already reporter this year  ‘Many countries are in the midst of sizeable measles outbreaks,’ WHO says Measles cases have continued to

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Partners support Nigeria HIV response

  Nigeria’s response to HIV received a boost on Tuesday March 12, with the donation of official vehicle and an upgraded office structure from by the World Health Organization (WHO),

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WHO warns on dangers of diabetes complications

• Expresses concerns over global rate of antibiotic resistance ABUJA – The World Health Organization, WHO, has warned of dangers associated with diabetes. WHO said persons living with the disease

World leaders budget US$ 13 billion yearly to fight TB

From Akin Jimoh, (DEVCOM) with Agency report NEW YORK – World leaders at the first-ever UN High-level meeting on TB, have agreed to mobilize US$ 13 billion a year by

It’s national shame we are 7th nation with highest TB burden – Minister declares as PPM Summit ends

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole at the close of the Public Private Mix (PPM) Summit for TB Control in Nigeria in Lagos yesterday, September 4, declared Nigeria’s heavy

Exclusive breastfeeding still not catching on

• Only 23 countries achieve above 60 per cent rate • Nigeria among lowest countries with 17% rate WHAT A WONDERFUL WOLRD: Some mothers still deny their babies this The

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WHO congratulates Congo DRC as Ebola outbreak ends

• calls for international efforts to stop other deadly outbreaks in the country   The World Health Organisation (WHO) has congratulated the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and all the

WHO to distribute Paediatric chewable worm medicine to endemic countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) will begin distributing a paediatric (chewable) formulation of mebendazole to countries with a high prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthiases (intestinal worms). Mebendazole is one of the

WHO study shows drug could save thousands of women’s lives

A new formulation of a drug to prevent excessive bleeding following childbirth could save thousands of women’s lives in low- and lower-middle-income countries, according to a study led by the

WHO certifies Paraguay malaria-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973. “It gives me

Tobacco kills 7 million yearly

… says WHO on World No Tobacco Day The World Health Organization (WHO), Wednesday said no fewer than seven million people die, worldwide every year from tobacco-related diseases. WHO Regional

NCDC issues Public Health Advisory on Ebola

Following the recent confirmation of an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a public health advisory to assist Nigerians in preventing the

High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows

The first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance by the World Health Organnisation (WHO) has revealed high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both

NTDs: Nigeria ranks 17 in mass treatment coverage index

66.6 million people received treatment in 2016 A scorecard by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) showed that Nigeria had mass treatment coverage index of 48 per cent for Neglected

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16 die of Lassa fever in 3 weeks – FG

16 persons in Nigeria have died of Lassa fever disease between January 1 and 21, 2018, Federal Government said on Wednesday. In a statement made available to Nigeria Health Online

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WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine for typhoid

The World Health Organization (WHO) has  prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®. Typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) are innovative products that have longer-lasting immunity than older vaccines,

WHO rescinds Mugabe’s appointment as NCDs goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General,  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,  on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar against

The world is running out of antibiotics – WHO raises alarm

  A report,  Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis , launched today by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed

Experts worry over Nigeria’s low routine immunization coverage

as  review committee meets in Abuja ABUJA – Though Nigeria has remained polio-free for over a year, there is yet a challenge of poor immunization coverage in some parts of

Malaria in Pregnancy: Experts canvass early antenatal care as key to prevention

Pregnant women have been urged to cultivate the habit of reporting for antenatal care as soon as they miss their monthly period for proper checks for ailments such as malaria-related life-threatening

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World Hepatitis Day: Translate plans to action for elimination

• WHO urges countries GENEVA – Amid staggering statistics showing that viral hepatitis caused no fewer than 1.34 million deaths and affected 325 million people worldwide in 2015, The World

Gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable, WHO warns

Gonorrhoea infections are increasing, but doctors are running out of antibiotics that can fight the increasingly resistant bacteria causing the sexual disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Friday.