Dr. Oluwafemi Ojo is a consultant physician/pulmonologist at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos. He spoke to PAUL ADUNWOKE on World Pneumonia Day (WPD) theme, ‘Championing The Fight Against Pneumonia,’ which aims at creating awareness about the ailment and also to make policymakers do the needful. What message is this year’s WPD…
27 Nov 2021
Pneumonia is an infection of one or both of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. It is a serious infection in which the air sacs is filled with pus and other liquid, causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty in breathing.
10 Mar 2021
A graphic that has been viewed over 4 million times since it was posted on Facebook on 8 January 2021 claims that face masks worn to slow the spread of Covid-19 cause brain damage and bacterial pneumonia, and starve your body and its organs of oxygen. It includes a photo of a newspaper article with the headline “Masks Causing…
13 Dec 2020
All over the world, there is no single infectious entity responsible for more deaths of children than Pneumonia. Every year, around 800,000 children die from it - more deaths in one year than deaths from AIDS and Malaria combined, which is analogous to 1200 jumbo plane crashes every year. Every minute, 2 children die from…
11 Dec 2020
Heart disease, dementia, diabetes and pneumonia are the four leading causes of death worldwide, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
15 Nov 2020
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.
8 Sep 2020
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…
30 Jan 2020
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.
29 Jan 2020
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.
13 Jan 2020
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.
11 Jan 2020
China on Saturday reported the first death from a virus believed to be from the same family as the SARS pathogen that killed hundreds in China and Hong Kong more than a decade ago.
9 Jan 2020
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…