Thursday, 21st September 2023

World Health Organisation (WHO)

31 Aug
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that chronic underfunding is threatening Africa’s fight to control and eradicate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Consequently, health officials and donors meeting for the WHO Regional Committee for Africa have called for increased investment to eliminate the illnesses that affect nearly 400 million people in the region. A survey…
28 Aug
Technical Officer, World Health Organisation (WHO), for Human Papillomavirus (NPV) in Bauchi State, Mustapha Umar, has said that vaccination against cervical cancer will avert 71,000 deaths among Nigerian women, yearly. Umar said this in Bauchi, at the weekend, during a stakeholders' meeting organised by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Integrated Health Programme (IHP),…
28 Jul
World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, warned that cancer treatment remains out of reach for hundreds of thousands of children diagnosed with the disease in Nigeria and other low and middle-income countries, severely limiting their chances of survival. Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at his weekly press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, said only a…
21 May
It's that time of year again when the global community recognises the need to commit to eliminate an ancient disease that dates back 4,000 years called 'malaria'. It's no secret that Nigeria, among the 87 endemic countries, has the largest proportion of malaria cases and deaths, especially in children under five. According to the 2022…
2 May
A new document tagged ‘Situation at a glance’ on Meningitis in Nigeria, released yesterday, by World Health Organisation (WHO), showed that from October 1, 2022 to April 16, 2023, a total of 1,686 suspected cases, 532 confirmed cases and 124 deaths, with a Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) of seven per cent were reported from 81 councils (LGAs) in 22 out of the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT.
25 Apr
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that fighters in conflict-ravaged Sudan had occupied the national public laboratory holding samples of diseases including polio and measles, creating an "extremely, extremely dangerous" situation. Fighters "kicked out all the technicians from the lab... which is completely under the control of one of the fighting parties as a military…
17 Feb
World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, said ongoing outbreaks across Africa highlight urgent need for every country to ramp up care systems.
5 Jan
• Tasks Nigerians on patriotism for nation’s greatness National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has reassured that Nigeria will attain World Health Organisation (WHO) Maturity Level 4 to strategically position it for vaccine production by first quarter of next year. The Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who gave reassurance in her…


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Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has sought forgiveness and reconciliation from his principal governor, Godwin Obaseki. Shaibu made the apology shortly after his investiture as the grand patron of the Catholic Men’s Organisation (CMO) of the Catholic Archdioceses of Benin on Thursday. The deputy governor, who has been at the centre of political…
1 hour ago
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on Nigerians living abroad to shift their mindset towards success and consider returning to Nigeria to settle down.
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...Predict outcome of election in Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi A Coalition of 25 Civil Society Organisations have called on security agencies to caution political parties against activities that could plunge states into serious crisis, ahead of the off-season governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states. The Civil Society Organisations, in a communique issued after a…
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.Protest, demand payment of N19.2bn for 8 months Members of oil-producing communities, under the umbrella of Association of Niger Delta Upland Communities have shutdown activities of International Oil Companies, (IOCs), operating in Rumuekpe community, Emohua local government area of Rivers State. The group stated that their action was borne following the exclusion in the multi-billion…
2 hours ago
Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State announced free and compulsory education from nursery to Junior Secondary School (JSS 3) in public schools in the state.