Disease X could cause global pandemic, says WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has added a mysterious, yet-to-exist new malady to its list of nine diseases that may cause a worldwide epidemic.As if Ebola, Zika and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are not enough to worry about, the WHO has added a mysterious, yet-to-exist new malady....
Destruction of health facilities by insurgents weakens sector in North East
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the “massive destruction of 788 health facilities in North East by Boko Haram insurgents has weakened health system in the region.” In its 2017 yearly report made available to newsmen in Maiduguri yesterday, the global agency noted that the development had left Borno State and the entire zone with…
Lassa fever deaths rise to 110 in Nigeria
Lassa fever has claimed 110 lives in Nigeria since the beginning of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said Tuesday, in one of the worst outbreaks since 2016.
WHO alerts to rise in STIs among women in sub-Saharan Africa
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised alarm to the global widespread of Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis...
Record highs in Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak: WHO
Nigeria is suffering its worst outbreak of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, as local health officials said 72 people had died since the start of this year.
Intelligence crucial to monitoring drug distribution, says firm’s boss
The proliferation of fake and substandard medical products has continued to pose serious threat to global public health.
Nigeria could be certified polio free next year, says WHO
The Country Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, has expressed optimism that Nigeria could be granted a Polio-free certification by 2019, if no Wild Polio virus was detected in any part of the country within the period.
WHO revises childbirth guidelines to curb surge in caesarean delivery
The UN health agency said Thursday it has revised a benchmark used by health professionals worldwide in caring for women during childbirth because it has caused a surge in interventions like caesarean sections that could be unnecessary.
Containing current Lassa fever outbreaks in Nigeria
As part of efforts to contain an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria that has infected up to 450 people in 17 states within five weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO), on Tuesday, announced it is scaling up its response to the outbreak.