WHO releases health challenges for next decade
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released urgent health challenges for the next decade, urging world leaders to invest more resources in core health priorities and systems.
‘No country is fully equipped to deal with epidemics, pandemics’
The new Global Health Security (GHS) Index has warned that no country is fully equipped to deal with the next global pandemic. The inaugural GHS Index released on October 24, 2019, found severe weaknesses in all 195 countries’ abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to significant disease outbreaks.
Recycling solid waste to curb epidemics, disasters
Nigeria's waste generation by 2025 is estimated to reach over 75.49 tonnes yearly, at a projected rate of 0.85 kg of waste/capita/day. An estimate that poses a grave danger to the country as it is expected to experience an increase in environmental hazard, epidemic and severe health conditions among other consequences. According to experts, Nigeria…
Towards ending epidemics in Nigeria
Recent report has listed Nigeria as the least able to protect against emerging health threats due to weaker health infrastructures. This, according to the report, was evident with the Ebola crisis in 2014 West Africa, which saw a loss of 11,000 lives and $2.8 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) losses in the countries hit…
1,000 Nigerians die annually of disease epidemics, says ex-LUTH CMD
No fewer than 1,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of disease epidemics, a public health expert, Prof. Akin Osibogun, said on Saturday in Lagos. Osibogun, a former Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH, Lagos, disclosed this at the 8th annual symposium of the Health Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HEWAN). The symposium’s theme was “Emergency…