Curious yellow fever outbreak
The reported outbreak of yellow fever in parts of Delta and Enugu states should be taken with great concern for many reasons. One is that having last been recorded many years ago in Nigeria...
Firm celebrates 5th anniversary with lecture
Honeycomb Confectioneries Limited, a quality premium food company in Lagos, is rolling out the drums in celebration of its 5th year anniversary. Some of the programmes and events already lined up to celebrate the anniversary include thanksgiving service, Distributors’ Forum and the first annual guest lecture tagged: “Eating Right, Eating Healthy in the State of…
Ethiopia accuses Tigrayan WHO chief of backing dissident region
Ethiopia's army chief on Thursday accused WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus -- the country's highest-profile Tigrayan abroad -- of lobbying for and seeking to arm leaders in the conflict-torn dissident region.
How to reduce more than 40% of new cervical cancer cases, five million related deaths by 2050
The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Tuesday, inaugurated its Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer. The strategy outlined three key steps: vaccination...
WHO launches strategy to eliminate cervical cancer
The World Health Organization on Tuesday launched a strategy to rid the world of cervical cancer, stressing that broad use of vaccines, new tests and treatments could save five million lives by 2050.
Vaccine will not be enough to stop pandemic: WHO chief
The head of the World Health Organization said Monday that a vaccine would not by itself stop the coronavirus pandemic.
World records 207,500 measles deaths in 2019, amid increases in cases to 869,770 – WHO
Global measles deaths increased by 50 per cent from 2016 to 2019, claiming over 207,500 lives in 2019, WHO said in a statement issued from its headquarters on Thursday in Geneva citing figures from a joint report it published with the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
Trolls get creative after WHO censors Taiwan
Alleged censorship of Taiwan on the World Health Organization's Facebook page inspired some creative trolling Thursday, with special characters and foreign scripts used to bypass filters that also censored Winnie the Pooh, a character used to poke fun at Chinese President Xi Jinping.
UNICEF, WHO urge action to avert measles, polio epidemics
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have alerted countries, including Nigeria, to the possibility of major measles and polio epidemics, as COVID-19 continues to disrupt immunization services worldwide.