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UN introduces strategies to end violence against children
A group of United Nations (UN) agencies led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners has launched seven interlinked strategies tagged INSPIRE to reduce violence against children.
Living near road could send you to early grave, researchers find
Being exposed to a constant barrage of traffic noise raises the risk of a heart attack, a new study has found.
‘We are yet to kick out polio from Nigeria’
Let me correct this impression, polio has not been kicked out from Nigeria, but the country has been removed from the list of the polio-endemic nation.
Government to set up cancer centres, seeks WHO assistance
The Federal Government yesterday said it would set up cancer care centres in its tertiary institutions to reverse the rising trend of medical tourism.
The three deadly delays costing poor Nigerian women their lives
It’s a 20-minute speedboat ride from Lagos’ Liverpool jetty to Onisiwo island, and our small wooden outboard is dwarfed as we slip past giant dredgers and towering cargo ships towards ...
Malnutrition and child survival in Nigeria
Malnutrition is a major silent crisis in Nigeria as it contributes to over one-third of death in children - half of all child death worldwide - particularly in the first 1,000 days of life.
Malaria vaccine offers short-lived protection in clinical trials
A new clinical trial on world’s most promising malaria vaccine published June 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that it offered short-lived protection, fading away within a matter of years.
WHO, French govt hold second global confab on health, climate July 7
As part of efforts to mitigate the effect of climate change on health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Government of France, will on July 7 and 8, 2016 jointly host the second global conference on health and climate.