No child should die from Pneumonia, says LASG
The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye has said pneumonia is one disease that should not be killing children, especially since it is a preventable disease.
Pneumonia is biggest killer of children, yet stakeholders unconcerned, says SCI
Despite the threat pose by Pneumonia as the foremost killer of children under five, stakeholders have continued to pay little attention to the disease. The Chief of Party, Save the Children International Inspiring Project, Dr Adamu Isa, disclosed this during the donation of Infection Prevention and Control materials to 23 Primary Healthcare Centres and two…
Two million children may die of pneumonia in next decade
No fewer than two million Nigerian children may die in the next decade if concerted efforts are not made to fight pneumonia.However, an estimated 809,000 of the deaths could be averted by significantly scaling up services to prevent and treat pneumonia.
2m children will die of pneumonia in Nigeria unless… UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Wednesday said that two million children may die of pneumonia in Nigeria in the next 10 years unless more is done to fight the diseases.
First case of new virus behind China outbreak found in Thailand: WHO
The World Health Organization confirmed Monday the first case in Thailand of a new virus from the same family as SARS that is behind a Chinese pneumonia outbreak.
China believes new virus behind mystery pneumonia outbreak
China believes a mysterious pneumonia outbreak that struck 59 people is caused by a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS, which killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago. Lead scientist Xu Jianguo told the official Xinhua news agency that experts had "preliminarily determined" a new type of coronavirus was…
Environmental, personal hygiene help to prevent pneumonia
Lagos State Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Save the Children International, last Thursday in Alausa, organised an event to mark this year’s World Pneumonia Day to create awareness about the ailment.
Pneumonia second leading cause of under-5 deaths — Report
A new report has revealed that of the more than six million children under age of five that die each year, pneumonia is the second leading cause of such deaths, with 880,000 deaths recorded in 2016.
Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Her Battle With Pneumonia
Oprah Winfrey has revealed she was forced to cancel all work after being diagnosed with a “very serious” case of pneumonia. On Monday, the chat show host opened up on her recent illness during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The 65-year-old talk show host explained that she thought she was suffering from a common cold following…
Menacing air pollution in Port Harcourt
Arriving in Nigeria a few years after a foreign sojourn to be confronted by black dust and a distasteful odour in Port Harcourt was a rude awakening. I initially ascribed my perennially blackened soles to residue in flooring, although an improbable explanation.