Tag: WHO

Africa on alert of 2nd wave as COVID-19 cases top 2m

Abdul Jimoh- November 19, 2020

African countries are on high alert of a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak as the number of confirmed cases in the continent hit two million ... Read More

WHO says over 30 COVID-19 vaccines undergoing clinical trials, including in Russia

Abdul Jimoh- September 10, 2020

More than 30 vaccines against COVID-19 are currently undergoing clinical trials in different countries, including in Russia, and this is very encouraging, the World Health ... Read More

World Health Organisation certifies Nigeria Polio Free

inno.korie- August 25, 2020

It is now official, Nigeria is free of Poliomyelitis This followed the certification of wild polio virus eradication in the Africa region by the world ... Read More

Medical Director, others charge mothers on exclusive breastfeeding

Abdul Jimoh- August 7, 2020

Dr Madewa Adebajo, the Medical Director of the Alimosho General Hospital, Igando on Friday advised mothers to adhere to the six months exclusive breastfeeding for ... Read More

Public Health Consultant faults Nigerian-trained U.S based doctor’s claims

Abdul Jimoh- July 29, 2020

A Public Health Consultant, Dr Adegboyega Oyefabi, has faulted Dr Stella Immanuel, a Nigerian-trained U.S based doctor’s claims of using Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc and Zithromax, for curing some ... Read More

Coronavirus vaccine: WHO chief scientist thinks mid-2021 is possible

Abdul Jimoh- July 20, 2020

Widespread coronavirus vaccination could begin in the middle of next year, the chief scientist of the World Health Organisation, Soumya  Swaminathan said. She expressed cautious ... Read More

WHO urges greater COVID-19 health services in Africa’s humanitarian settings

Abdul Jimoh- July 17, 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for greater access to COVID-19 detection, testing and care among vulnerable populations grappling with the impacts of protracted ... Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine: 165 countries engage in global access facility – WHO

Abdul Jimoh- July 16, 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 165 countries have engaged in COVID-19 vaccine global access facility. WHO said in a statement posted ... Read More

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