Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
One person commits suicide every 40 seconds, says WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released frightening statistics on suicide rates worldwide, saying at least one person dies every 40 seconds from suicide. Each year, about 800,000 people die to suicide, WHO reports, with suicide being the second-leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29, after road injury.
WHO preaches abstinence from tobacco, harps on wellness
“Quitting tobacco is one of the best things any person can do for his/her health,” Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has stated.
WHO calls for improved access to primary healthcare
As the World Health Day is marked globally today, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for improved access to primary healthcare to achieve universal health coverage (UHC).
WHO launches strategy to fight 'inevitable' flu pandemics
The World Health Organization on Monday launched a strategy to protect people worldwide over the next decade against the threat of influenza, warning that new pandemics are "inevitable".
Nigeria, others spending more on health but people still paying too much form their pockets, says WHO
A new report on global health expenditure from the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed that Nigeria and other low- and middle-income countries are spending more on health, but people are still paying too much out of their own pockets.
Travails of Africans working with UN agencies persist
If Nigeria had put one tenth of the looted funds to support programmes in WHO, United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), etc., Africans will not be suffering the disgrace we currently face in international circles. In times past, he who pays the piper dictates the tune, today he dictates not just the tune, but how…
Health benefits of meeting climate change goals
Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone. The latest estimates from leading experts also indicate that the value of health gains from climate action would be approximately double the cost of mitigation policies ....
'Just say no' to drug legalisation: WHO chief
With Canada on the verge of becoming the world's second nation to legalise recreational marijuana, the head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that countries should think twice before opening that door.
Reducing burden of heart disease in Nigeria
Today is World Heart Day (WHD). World Heart Federation (WHF) has set aside September 29 of every year to celebrate the WHD and to educate and raise awareness on risk factors of heart diseases.“
More Africans smoke, die of tobacco-induced sicknesses, says WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that unlike in developed countries where the number of people smoking and dying of tobacco products is on the decline, the figure is on the rise in developing countries and continents like Nigeria and Africa.