Tag: WHO

Polio-free status: ENSG reinstates commitment to eradicating vaccine-preventable diseases

Abdul Jimoh- June 23, 2020

The Enugu State Government says it is fully committed to eradicating all vaccine-preventable diseases in the state. Executive Secretary of the Enugu State Primary Health ... Read More

COVID-19: Nigeria lauds Africa CDC, WHO for providing trainings

Abdul Jimoh- May 14, 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the proactive steps by Africa CDC to National Public Health Institutes in strengthening the response capacity of ... Read More

COVID-19 Cases in Africa Rise to 24,000 – WHO

Henry Solomon- April 22, 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa had risen to ... Read More

WHO Regional Director Urges Caution in Lifting Coronavirus Lockdowns

Henry Solomon- April 21, 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday urged countries to apply caution in lifting COVID-19 lockdowns, warning of a resurgence of infections if current restrictions ... Read More

5,406 cases of COVID-19 in Africa -WHO

Abdul Jimoh- April 1, 2020

 The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are now 5,406 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the African ... Read More

Female Genital Mutilation hurts women, cost economies $1.4bn, says WHO

Abdul Jimoh- February 6, 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) exacts a crippling economic as well as human cost, and treating its health impacts amounts ... Read More

Coronavirus: WHO supports FG’s effort to scale up preparedness

Abdul Jimoh- February 5, 2020

Dr Clement Peter, Officer-in-Charge of World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria, says the agency is supporting Federal Government’s effort at scaling up preparations in handling ... Read More

Cholera cases drop by 60% globally – WHO

Abdul Jimoh- December 20, 2019

World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the number of cholera cases decreased globally by 60 per cent in 2018. The organisation disclosed this in a ... Read More

Why malaria still infects millions of people every year

Abdul Jimoh- December 4, 2019

The World Health Organisation has said on Wednesday that malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 – mostly children ... Read More

WHO Assists Measles Campaign Targeting Millions of Children in Northern Nigeria

Tanimu- November 27, 2019

The campaign got underway on Saturday and is being implemented by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and WHO, with the support of Gavi, ... Read More

WHO Identifies ‘More Effective’ Ebola Treatment Drugs

Henry Solomon- August 13, 2019

Two of four Ebola treatment drugs have been determined “more effective” than the others and will be the only ones used on patients going forward, ... Read More

Africa Records High Health Improvement, WHO Reports

Henry Solomon- August 31, 2018

A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has shown a high improvement in health in the region. WHO, at ... Read More

“Unsafe burial” Of Women Triggered Ebola Outbreak In DRC – WHO

Abdul Jimoh- August 3, 2018

The death and unsafe burial of a 65-year-old woman in Mangina in Democratic Republic of Congo was the critical event that set alarm bells ringing ... Read More

WHO Warns of Imminent Spread of Ebola From DRC

Henry Solomon- May 24, 2018

World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) may likely spread to more parts of the ... Read More

China on verge of eliminating malaria, health official tells UN gathering

inno.korie- May 23, 2018

China is on the verge of eliminating malaria, a senior Chinese health official told a side-gathering during the World Health Assembly (WHA) at which Beijing ... Read More

Ebola Alert: First Suspected Deaths in Congo Outbreak came in January – WHO

Henry Solomon- May 10, 2018

Cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in an area of Congo that is facing an Ebola epidemic as far back as December and the first ... Read More

Air pollution kills 7m people annually – WHO

admin- May 2, 2018

pollution The World  Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than seven million people die every year from exposure to polluted air. According to a WHO ... Read More

#WorldMalariaDay More Investment in Research Key to Reduction – Society

Henry Solomon- April 25, 2018

Dr. John Puddicombe, President, Malaria Society of Nigeria (MSN), has called for more investment into malaria research to reduce the infection rate in the country. ... Read More

Nigeria No Longer Constitutes Lassa Fever Threat to Global Health – Minster

Henry Solomon- April 25, 2018

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says Nigeria is no longer constitute a Lassa fever threat to global health as the country recorded only ... Read More

WHO Raises Alarm on Alleged Sale of Free Tuberculosis Drugs

Henry Solomon- March 29, 2018

Dr Michael Jose, the National Professional Officer of World Health Organisation (WHO) in  Nigeria,  has decried the alleged sale of free Tuberculosis (TB) drugs to ... Read More