Fresh controversies over GMOs
In recent times, there have been several reports on the benefits and demerits of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). In Nigeria, the National Biotechnology Development Agency NBDA)
Malaria remains leading cause of death in Nigeria, says WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Malaria Consultant, in the Northeast, Dr. Nglass Ini Abasi, has said that malaria remains the leading cause of poor health and death in Nigeria.
Global measles cases triple year-on-year: WHO
Measles cases nearly tripled globally during the first seven months of the year compared to the same period in 2018, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, amid growing concern over public resistance to the vaccine.
Two Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates
Scientists were a step closer to an effective treatment for Ebola after two drugs in a clinical trial were found to significantly boost survival rates, the US health authority co-funding the research said Monday.
Yobe, WHO, consortium to immunise 190,000 children against malaria
The Yobe State Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation (WHO) and Consortium have planned to immunise 190,000 children against malaria by delivering seasonal malaria prophylaxis to six local councils.
Tweaking labour policies for maternal friendly workplaces
As World Breastfeeding Week is observed, medical experts have urged mothers to breastfeed their babies, as breast milk provides infants with needed nutrients.
Exclusive breastfeeding: Experts canvass panacea for meeting WHO recommendation
Newborn babies always bring joy to their mothers. But Ngozi’s experience seemed to be a departure from the norm. The reason was not far-fetched. Ngozi had prolonged labour. This made even the cry of the newborn baby for care to irritate her. Ngozi’s mother had to use a feeding bottle to suckle the crying baby.
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 commends Nigeria's preparedness against ebola, others
The World Health Oganisation (WHO) has commended the efforts made by the Federal Government through the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) to prepare the country for possible Ebola outbreak and other disease epidemics.