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25 Jan 2019
The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the United Nations (U.N.) health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption. A series of anonymous emails containing the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year. The emails, addressed to WHO directors and obtained by the Associated…
20 Dec 2018
Edo State government has unveiled Yellow fever mass vaccination campaign, targeting 3 million people across 13 local council areas. The project is in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The vaccination campaign, which commenced yesterday would continue till December 24, 2018, having as its target, people…
14 Dec 2018
With about 6.7 per cent of Nigeria’s population having hearing impairment according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Kemi Remi-Dairo Hearing Foundation is raising awareness to reduce the rate of hearing loss in the country. To achieve this, the foundation will hold a thanksgiving service on Sunday, Dec. 16 at Victory Place 15, Ikeja, with…
2 Dec 2018
In the past, when rivers and lands in Goi, K-Dere and Bodo communities in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State were free from oil spill, the environment displayed aquatic splendour. Fish, periwinkles and other sea animals were healthy and alive in the rivers. Then, pregnant women and children in these communities enjoyed nutritious delicacies…
2 Dec 2018
With news of yellow fever outbreak in different parts of the country, Dr. Olayide A. Jinadu, Medical Director at Charis-Med Hospital, Lagos, sheds light on what the illness is about, what causes it and how to curtail it. GERALDINE AKUTU reports. What is yellow fever? Yellow fever is one of the acute viral haemorrhagic diseases…
1 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Yoruba nation over the passing of the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Fasehun. The President, in a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, also condoled with the family of the medical practitioner and the…
22 Oct 2018
World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced the discovery of a Type-2 Polio virus in Bauchi State. The state coordinator, Dr. Adamu Ningi, disclosed that the virus was discovered during the monthly collection of samples from different locations. He said that the CVDPV was formed at the Gwallaga mosque area, which links the three wards of…
24 Sep 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm on the rise in alcohol-related deaths globally. It said that alcoholics die through violence, injuries, mental health problems and diseases like cancer and stroke. According to WHO’s global status report on alcohol and health 2018 released at the weekend, more than three million people died as…
22 Sep 2018
Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency's latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year,…
18 Sep 2018
Some 186,840 of the 180 million Nigerians are expected to get cancer this year, and the patients are more likely to die because of poor healthcare. A new data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) tagged World Cancer League Table rated Nigeria 157th among 185 countries with cancer. Even as the ranking…
22 Jul 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with Borno State government has flagged off seasonal Malaria Prevention Campaigns (MPCs) against malaria for 1.1 million children in the state.
16 Jul 2018
When a pregnant woman develops elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, it is known as pregnancy-induced hypertension or gestational hypertension. Hypertension is a very common medical disorder seen in pregnant women. According to the World Health Organisation and the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria, gestational hypertension affects up to 10% of all pregnancies and is directly…

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