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WHO sets mid-2022 target to vaccinate 70% of world’s population
Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and a group of global health leaders, yesterday, pledged to vaccinate 70 per cent of the population
Scientists one step closer to wiping out malaria
Scientists have successfully wiped out a population of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes by using a radical form of genetic engineering to render the females infertile – in the most advanced and largest ever use of the technology to fight the disease.
Concerns as multi-billion naira crusade to eradicate polio suffers loss of steam
The polio juggernaut, which has skidded past eradication deadline after deadline, seems to have finally run out of fuel, suggests an investigation published by The BMJ.
NCDC boss, Ihekweazu, gets WHO job
Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed Assistant Director-General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation (WHO).
WHO backs local therapies for COVID-19
As the African Traditional Medicine Day (ATMD) holds today, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, has harped on promotion of the continent’s rich and diverse medicinal plants and herbs in improving well-being.
700m of 1.28b hypertensive patients untreated, says WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, revealed that more than 700 million of the 1.28 billion persons living with high blood pressure (hypertension) were not on treatment.
WBW: Mothers, experts weigh obstacles to proper breastfeeding, chart way forward
“I breastfed exclusively for the first six months and we are still breastfeeding at the 19th month. I think my breasts are a little saggy now,” said Aderonke Jibowu, a 30-year-old teacher.
Third wave hits harder as 35 Ogun corps members test positive, 18 in Niger
New data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, showed that weekly COVID-19 deaths in Africa reached a record peak in the week that ended on August 1, marking the highest...