WHO confirms drop in Lassa fever cases, deaths in Nigeria
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed steady decline in Lassa fever cases and deaths from 70 by February 18, 2018 to five by April 15, 2018.The WHO, yesterday, said: “… From the beginning of the outbreak in January 1, 2018 to the week ending February 18, 2018...
Health summit holds April 26 in Lagos
The Nigeria Health Summit holds on Thursday, April 26 at the Golden Gates Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos from 9am.
WHO, UNEP investigate cause of soot in Rivers
Officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) have commenced investigation into the cause of widespread soot in Rivers State. Leader of the UN Delegation to Rivers State, Charles Ekong, from WHO Brazaville, Congo, disclosed its mission at the Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday. He said the investigation was…
WHO harps on depression
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised individuals who think they are heading for depression to talk to someone they trust or seek professional help.
Scientists near effective malaria vaccine, solve 20-year-old mystery
Ahead of the World Malaria Day (WMD), April 25, scientists across the globe have recorded major breakthroughs in efforts to eradicate and eliminate the female anopheles mosquito-borne disease.
WHO tasks FG, African leaders on affordable healthcare services, SDGs
The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, has urged the Nigerian government and other African leaders to live up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pledges they made in 2015, and to commit to concrete actions to ensure that all citizens access quality and affordable healthcare services without facing financial…
Fake drugs: An albatross to healthy living
Sir: A medical doctor who is a consultant surgeon performed surgical operation and immediately recommended an anti-biotic tablet that will safeguard...
Tackling big tobacco’s menace towards a smoke-free generation
Louis Richard Albert and Lettie Semaru, both South African nationals, are suffering from lung disease and tuberculosis. They are undergoing treatment and care at the Lung Clinical Research Unit of the University of Cape Town’s Lung Institute-the world’s second largest facility.....
WHO warns Nigeria, 15 other African countries of listeriosis outbreak
WHO on Wednesday warned Nigeria and 15 other African countries of a listeriosis outbreak that started in South Africa in 2017, confirming its support for their preparedness and response to the disease.
How plastics in packaged water, food are ‘killing’ us
More reasons have emerged why Nigerians should stop using plastics to package food and water.The World Health Organisation had last week announced it is to review the potential risks of plastic in drinking water after studies found micro particles in popular bottled brands.