Foundation launches global wash campaign
To accelerate progress towards water access and security for citizens in developing countries, Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) has disclosed plans to embark on a major global water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) campaign.
WHO raises Ebola risk to ‘very high’ after virus reaches Congo city
The Ebola outbreak in Congo poses a greater danger to the Central African country and the region than previously assumed, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
UN projects Nigeria’s popultion to 189m by 2050
The UN has projected that Nigeria’s population will reach up to 189 million by 2050.
‘Keto diet protects eyesight, drug defies ageing’
A low-carb diet favored by celebrities could prevent glaucoma - one of the leading causes of blindness - according to new research.
Africa’s public service and health sector brain drain
A report the other day by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation that Nigeria and other countries in Africa are losing about $2 billion annually via brain drain in the health sector is another badge of dishonour for a continent that has constantly been a symbol of shame and suffering.
Herbal cures for emerging viral infections
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is ‘here’ again! There is also an imminent threat of another deadly virus tagged Disease X by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Indeed, several coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS], Middle East respiratory syndrome [MERS]), flavivirus (yellow fever, West Nile, dengue, Zika), and alphavirus ...
WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak
The WHO on Monday confirmed 19 deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following an outbreak of Ebola between April 4 and May 13. The WHO also confirmed 39 suspected cases. It said 393 people who identified as contacts of Ebola patients were being followed up. Information about the outbreak in Bikoro, Iboko and Wangata…
WHO reports new Ebola case in DR Congo, vaccine this week
The head of the World Health Organization said Sunday there has been another reported case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and that an experimental vaccine to fight the disease is expected to become available in the country this week.
The youth and the scourge of drug addiction
The recent directive by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole banning the sale of Codeine - containing cough syrups without prescription across the country is, no doubt, a sad reflection of the alarming state of drug addiction in the country, especially among the youth.