Sunday, 28th May 2023


1 Feb
Super Eagles captain, William Troost-Ekong, has joined sports stars from across the globe to draw attention to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Africa by attending a special event at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The opening of the Reframing Neglect exhibition held yesterday, and will be available for viewing at the UN headquarters…
31 Jan
Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, yesterday, lamented Nigeria’s 25 per cent statistics of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Africa. According to him, while 122 million Nigerians are affected by Lymphatic Filariasis, 33 million have Onchocerciasis, 20.8 million with Schistosomiasis, 29.4 Transmitted Helminths, 5.3Trachoma and 6.5 million people affected by Human African Trypanosomiasis. He said…
14 Nov 2022
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect over one billion people globally and cause pain and disability, creating lasting health, social and economic consequences for individuals and societies.
16 Feb 2022
Super Eagles captain and Watford of England defender, William Troost-Ekong, is leading Team Thrive Africa in a fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)...
30 Jan 2022
As the second country with the highest burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the world, over 120 million Nigerians are at the risk of one NTD or the other.
29 Jan 2022
Ahead of the 2022 World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day, the Federal Government says it is reviewing existing studies, campaigns, WASH, and NTDs analysis in the country.
23 Dec 2021
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe, has expressed the readiness of the National Assembly to ensure prompt release of budgetary allocation
2 Feb 2021
A strange illness that causes swollen legs has hit Bara village of Kirfi LGA in Bauchi State with 10 villagers hospitalized.
21 Jan 2021
The END Fund, a private philanthropic initiative, has announced the appointment of Professor Moses John Bockarie and Dr. Caroline Karutu as a board member and head of programmmes respectively.    Bockarie has been involved in the control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) for over 30 years while Karutu has extensive experience designing and leading large-scale public health programs.   …
27 Nov 2020
Grassroots leadership has been identified as an effective means in planning and execution of public health projects to get the desired outcome on ending Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
12 Nov 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic may have worsened Nigeria’s poverty level, but experts say investing in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) elimination will improve the nations economy, preventing disability of millions of Nigerians.
7 Oct 2020
A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Ending Neglected Diseases (END) Fund has revealed that over 1.7 billion persons infected with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) require urgent treatment to avert disability and high mortality globally.


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Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), on Friday, foiled an attempt by two women to sell a two-month-old baby.
1 day ago
Eight years ago, amidst a wave of anticipation, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa solemnly placed his right hand on a Holy Bible in the heart of Asaba, the bustling Delta State Capital. In his usual calm, cool and collected style, he pledged to faithfully execute his duties, protect the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and,…
1 day ago
Five persons on Saturday drowned when a car plunged into a canal along River Niger in Kogi.
1 day ago
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says he is the most sued minister in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.
1 day ago
The Jigsaw command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has deployed 700 personnel for the inauguration of the state Governor-elect, Malam Umar Namadi.