Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
How to reduce more than 40% of new cervical cancer cases, five million related deaths by 2050
The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Tuesday, inaugurated its Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer. The strategy outlined three key steps: vaccination...
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...
WHO, doctors, others split over ‘coronavirus drugs’
The World Health Organisation (WHO), research institutes, medical doctors and pharmacists are divided over safety concerns emanating from the use of malaria drugs
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...
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.
Global shortage of capacity threatens efforts to contain COVID-19
As the number Nigerians battling the COVID-19 rises above 97, there are indications that global shortage of testing capacities, Personal Protective Equipment...
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…