Thursday, 21st October 2021
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3 days ago
Two Nigerians, Dr. Christian Happi and Dr. Chinwe Ochu, have been enlisted in a 26-man World Health Organisation (WHO) team of scientists to probe origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and other emerging diseases.
15 Oct
Six of every seven COVID-19 infections in Africa go undetected due to low testing capacity, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed.
7 Oct
Some health experts have commended the World Health Organisation (WHO) for recommending the widespread use of a new malaria vaccine among children.
30 Sep
As part of efforts to boost cardiovascular (heart) care in emergency and disaster situation, the Nigerian Cardiac Society (NCS) has employed telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
27 Sep
Scientists, yesterday, confirmed that malaria parasites in Africa had developed resistance to World Health Organisation (WHO)-approved drug-of-choice/frontline medication, Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs).
16 Sep
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
9 Sep
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.
9 Sep
The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has confirmed the attendance of the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), among others, for its flagship West Africa conference.
9 Sep
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.
2 Sep
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).
2 Sep
Nigeria needs about $70 billion to reach the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s target of reducing stunting and anaemia in women, as well as increased exclusive breastfeeding in 10 years
31 Aug
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.


The chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Buba Marwa Thursday said Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos is the epicentre of drug trafficking in Nigeria. Marwa based his assertion on the volume of drugs seized at the airport since the beginning of the year. "Murtala Mohammed International Airport remains the epicentre of the…
48 mins ago
A 25-year-old man appeared in court on Thursday after being charged with the murder of British MP David Amess, who was stabbed to death last week in what lawyers said was an attack with a "terrorist connection". Ali Harbi Ali, who was arrested at the scene of the killing in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, last…
53 mins ago
Danbatta sees huge role for the media in conflict resolution From January to August, 2021, about 34 million calls were made by Nigerians, who were seeking succor during emergencies or under any circumstance posing security issue and unrest within their communities. These emergency calls were made using the 122 Emergency Number. The calls were processed…
1 hour ago
R&B singer R. Kelly has been placed on suicide watch following his conviction for sex trafficking charges in New York. The 54-year old singer's attorney Steve Greenburg revealed this at the first court hearing since a jury found Kelly guilty three weeks ago. Greenburg told a federal judge in Chicago that R. Kelly had been…
1 hour ago
Antigua and Barbuda prime minister Gaston Browne said the authorities will arrest a Nigerian couple who are thought to be fleeing to the country after pulling off a N22billion fraud in Nigeria. Antigua Observer reported that Browne spoke in response to claims that the Nigerian couple Bamise and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi had obtained citizenship from Antigua…