World Health Organization
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.
Tanzanian rats with nose for trouble train to save lives
They have proven their worth in detecting landmines but Africa's giant pouched rats have a lesser-known but equally critical vocation - saving lives by speeding up tuberculosis detection.
WHO probes birth control pill, HIV infection link
*41% of southern Nigerian women accept reversible contraceptive device after delivery *Age, educational attainment, marital status, parity, number of living children, previous use affected choice The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it would convene an expert review group later in 2016 to examine the links between the use of various hormonal contraceptive methods and…
Lagos decries 28% exclusive breastfeeding rate
Lagos State government has said that part of the reasons why it extended maternity leave from three months to six and introduced two weeks paternity leave was to encourage exclusive breastfeeding ...
Experts call on government to employ more physically challenged persons
An appeal has gone to the Federal Government and corporate organisations to employ more physically challenged persons, as well as improving legislations and infrastructural facilities in work and business ...
Lifestyle and the issue of health
The big question now on the lips of concerned citizens is – what could be held responsible for the galloping nature of diseases in the world today? Thank God, the answer actually seems not to be far fetched.
Nigeria: Health of the nation
The WHO standard of minimum budgetary allocation for the health sector has consistently been tinkered with by government, to the detriment of our health delivery system.
Diesel cars pollute higher in cold weather, says report
A new report by Emissions Analytics said toxic emissions from diesel cars are much worse than dreaded when temperatures fall below 18°C.
$122 million needed to fight Zika over 18 months
The World Health Organization said Friday that $122 million (108 million euros) is needed to fund an 18-month anti-Zika battle plan that will focus on women of child-bearing age.