Tag: World Health Organisation

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

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

WHO: One million sexual infections recorded everyday

admin- June 6, 2019

The world has failed to combat sexually transmitted bacterial infections in the past few years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday in a ... Read More

WHO begins rehabilitation of healthcare facilities in North-east

admin- May 23, 2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is currently rehabilitating 23 selected healthcare facilities in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, as part of efforts to ... Read More

UN describes ‘Virginity testing’ as human rights violation

admin- October 18, 2018

A group of United Nations (UN) agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a ... Read More

WHO Vaccinates 377,000 People Against Cholera In Adamawa

Abdul Jimoh- October 11, 2018

  No fewer than 377,000 people have been vaccinated against cholera in Adamawa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. This was contained in the ... Read More

Half Of Mental Health Disorders Start At Adolescence – WHO

Abdul Jimoh- October 10, 2018

Half of all mental illnesses begin at the adolescent age – before the age of 14 – but most cases go undetected and untreated, the ... 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

‘We’ll Fight New Ebola Outbreak In DR Congo’ – WHO

Abdul Jimoh- August 2, 2018

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it would fight the resurgence of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) like it fought ... Read More

Nigeria To Be 24 Months Free Of Polio In August – WHO

Abdul Jimoh- July 5, 2018

Polio Immunisation The World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Cross River, Dr Thompson Igbu, says Nigeria would be polio-free by August 2018. Dr Igbu made ... 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

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

World Malaria Day: Pharmacists want increased awareness

admin- April 25, 2018

World Malaria Day: Pharmacists want increased awareness Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, Kwara chapter, has urged government at all levels and traditional rulers to ... 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

WHO Report: 3.8m Benefited from Health Services in Northeast

Henry Solomon- March 17, 2018

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it provided health interventions to 3.8 million people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast in the past ... Read More

WHO Says Complacency Stalls Global Fight Against Malaria

Henry Solomon- November 29, 2017

Progress in the global fight against malaria has stalled amid signs of flat-lining funding and complacency that the mosquito-borne disease is less of a threat, ... Read More

WHO Warn Farmers Against Giving Antibiotics to Healthy Animals

Henry Solomon- November 7, 2017

The food industry should stop using antibiotics to boost growth in healthy animals, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says in new guidelines that are meant ... Read More