Nigeria could be certified polio free next year, says WHO
The Country Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, has expressed optimism that Nigeria could be granted a Polio-free certification by 2019, if no Wild Polio virus was detected in any part of the country within the period.
WHO revises childbirth guidelines to curb surge in caesarean delivery
The UN health agency said Thursday it has revised a benchmark used by health professionals worldwide in caring for women during childbirth because it has caused a surge in interventions like caesarean sections that could be unnecessary.
Polio, Lassa and Yellow fever: Where is the political will?
Since the conception of Nigeria as an independent country it has struggled with a number of deadly viruses and diseases. The most prominent and reoccurring have been polio, Lassa fever and yellow fever.
Eight diseases that could wipe out human race
The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Tuesday, released its 2018 list of priority pathogens that have the potential to cause a public health emergency and which have no, or insufficient, countermeasures.
Borno partners WHO, UNICEF, to vaccinate 1.2m IDPs against Yellow Fever
The Borno State Government is to partner the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF in the vaccination of 1.2 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) against yellow fever that has claimed 45 lives presently. The UNICEF Country Representative, Mohammed Fall disclosed this yesterday in Maiduguri. The targeted people to be vaccinated during the phase II exercise…
Sidmach unwraps medical information system
One of the greatest challenges in the healthcare sector in Nigeria is the poor information management, especially with regards patients’ information, and has led to many unwarranted deaths and mishaps in some cases.
‘Cancer crippling global economy with N417.6 trillion lost yearly’
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have alerted that the economic impact of cancer is significant and is increasing as the total yearly economic cost of disease was estimated at approximately $1.16 trillion (N417.6 trillion).
WHO, Nigeria and her Fever
When the World Health Organisation (WHO) the other day pledged a yearly donation of 20 million doses of vaccines to eradicate yellow fever in Nigeria, it was at once a cause for celebration, a source of shame and an indictment of the nation’s health care system. It is alright that the global body would assist…
WHO scores Kano low on routine immunisation
The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday scored the performance of Kano State Government on Routine Immunisation (RI) against polio and other diseases related vaccination below 40%.
WHO alerts to global rise in ‘untreatable’ infectious diseases
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. WHO’s new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500 000 people with suspected bacterial infections across 22 countries.…