World Health Organisation
Report alerts to websites selling harmful skin-whitening creams
A new research has alerted that harmful skin-whitening products laced with Mercury, a highly poisonous substance-are still widely available for purchase in shops and online, despite being banned by governments.
WHO urges government to address gaps in Nigeria’s health security response
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged the federal government to come out with clear plans and strategies to address the existing gaps in its health security capabilities especially...
‘Stroke kills 88,000 Nigerians yearly’
Stroke affects about 200,000 people in Nigeria yearly while 88,000 die in the first three months. The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed this yesterday in commemoration of the World Stroke Day. Chief Executive Officer, Stroke Action Nigeria, Rita Melifonwu, said the day focused on stroke risks and prevention.
WHO laments inadequate mental health response
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Manager in the North East, Dr. Collins Owili, has said that systems were yet to respond adequately to the mental ill-health burden, despite global concerns.
Addressing rising cases of vision impairment
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given reasons why more than one billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment. According to the first World report on vision issued by the (WHO), the reasons are because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and farsightedness, glaucoma and cataract.
One person commits suicide every 40 seconds, says WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released frightening statistics on suicide rates worldwide, saying at least one person dies every 40 seconds from suicide. Each year, about 800,000 people die to suicide, WHO reports, with suicide being the second-leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29, after road injury.
Yobe, WHO, consortium to immunise 190,000 children against malaria
The Yobe State Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation (WHO) and Consortium have planned to immunise 190,000 children against malaria by delivering seasonal malaria prophylaxis to six local councils.
Suicide, depression and the need for increased mental health awareness in Nigeria
A follow-up investigation on recent suicide deaths revealed that a lot of Nigerians have been battling with depression or other forms of mental health illness, leading to withdrawal from everyone and the strong feeling of ending it all. The menace of suicide is becoming a worrying reality. In 2018 the country has the fifteenth highest…
Over one million new STIs recorded daily, says WHO
Everyday, over one million new cases of curable Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are recorded among 15 to 49 years population, a World Health Organisation (WHO) research reveals. The figure amounts to over 376 million new cases annually of four infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis. According to the research findings, in 2016, there were…
WHO revives 23 health centres to protect people's lives
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is to revive 23 health facilities; enhance healthcare delivery services to people affected by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. The rehabilitation projects; are funded by the European Union and Global Affairs Canada to strengthen weak healthcare system in the insurgency affected states. “This will enhance healthcare…
Ensuring universal health coverage in Lagos
Efforts by stakeholders in the health sector towards evolving the best funding arrangement that can bring about universal health coverage (UHC) in the country have gathered momentum. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), UHC means that all people and communities can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of…