World Health Organization
Blood donation is our civic duty
The World Health Organization has recommended a minimum of 1% of a country’s population to participate in blood donations. However, In Nigeria, we are not able to even meet this minimum requirement.
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’.
Fighting infertility in women with the right diet
Infertility defined by the World Health Organization is “A disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.”
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 ...
WHO probed for linking bacon, coffee with cancer
A World Health Organization (WHO) cancer agency is under scrutiny for allegedly causing too many public health scares.
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...
Key to faster-acting insulin found in snail venom
A study of the crystalline 3-D structure of insulin extracted from the venom of a marine snail reveals a potential way to make insulin for the treatment of diabetes act more rapidly.
Eradicating polio from Nigeria
The battle against poliomyelitis, otherwise known as polio, has taken a pleasant turn as Nigeria marks two straight years without any reported case of the dreaded disease.