Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Africa’s twin battles: Covid-19 and fake news
Just under four months after Africa recorded its first coronavirus case, the number of confirmed cases has reached more than 250,000. Although this number is far lower than what we’ve seen...
Debate rages over new NCDC guideline on discharge, home treatment of asymptomatic patients
The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has explained that the newly introduced guideline for the discharge of COVID-19 patients...
How COVID-19 threatens healthy, aged persons, by WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted that the COVID-19 pandemic is claiming lives in hundreds of thousands globally, disrupting livelihoods and threatening recent advances...
UNICEF, WHO, others launch book to enlighten children on COVID-19
A new story book aimed at helping children understand COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organisations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization ..
WHO, medical practitioners, others canvass more support for nurses, midwives
The World Health Organisation (WHO), the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and other stakeholders on the World Health Day (WHD) April 7, have advocated more support for nurses and midwives, especially those fighting to contain COVID-19.
Mask slips: U-turn as leaders tell public to cover their faces
Having told their populations that wearing masks was all but useless against the coronavirus, several Western countries have performed dramatic U-turns in the last few days.
Scramble for COVID-19 test
There are concerns of global shortage of testing capacities, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilators, which threatens the chances of the patients to survive and nations to stop the spread of the virus.
WHO declares coronavirus pandemic
The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday finally declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and urged countries to take urgent and aggressive action to contain the spread.
New advice on curbing deadly non-communicable diseases
• NCDs kill 41m people yearly, 15m of them between ages of 30 and 69 World leaders and health experts, on Thursday, handed eight recommendations to World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that could save millions of lives and promote mental health. The WHO Independent High-level Commission on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) was…
WHO warns outbreak of flu-like illness could circulate in 36 hours, kill 80m people
A flu-like illness could travel around the world in 36 hours and kill 80million people, experts have warned. A century ago the Spanish flu pandemic infected a third of the world’s population and killed 50million people.