World Health Organization
Scourge of child malnutrition, under-five mortality
Nearly 1million children under the age of five years die in Nigeria every year. This makes the country one of the highest contributors to the under–five mortality in the world and about half of these deaths are due to malnutrition.
Save lives, donate blood
Availability of safe blood means life for countless pregnant women and young children in Nigeria. Ensuring that clean safe blood is available in each hospital means life for so many.
300,000 women die annually during pregnancy, says UNFPA
Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director, disclosed this at the occasion of International Day of the Midwife, which honoured midwives as family ‘partners for life’.
No women's Zika vaccine likely before 2020
About forty potential vaccines for the Zika virus are being tested, but none are likely to be available for women of childbearing age before 2020, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
On lack of drug price control
Sir: According to the World Health Organization, a competitive market place is the best way to ensure low prices for drugs. Proper organization ...
The dangers of genetically modified foods
Currently, GMO foods comprise about 55%-70% of the processed foods in the supermarkets. Most of the imported food items we buy from our supermarkets here in Nigeria are genetically modified.
WHO Tobacco treaty a threat to public health – Reason Foundation
The brief, written by Julian Morris, vice president of research at Reason Foundation, looks at the work of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a treaty created by the World Health Organization in 2004...
The growing trend of tobacco smoking
Smoking is the single most important source of preventable morbidity. Simply put, if you are a smoker and you quit, you lower your chances of getting a preventable disease and therefore less likely to die a premature death.