World Health Organization
Trump calls world health body 'puppet of China'
President Donald Trump attacked the United Nations health body as a Chinese "puppet" on Monday and confirmed he is considering slashing or canceling US support.
China's Wuhan reports first virus infection in over a month
China on Sunday reported the first case of coronavirus in over a month in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak first started in December last year.
Nigerians have politicised coronavirus
Public health experts around the globe are yet to ascertain the cause of the coronavirus pandemic that was discovered in Wuhan, a popular city in China around wee days of the month of December 2019.
Celine Dion Praises 'Heroic' Workers In Pandemic Fight
Multiple award-winning Céline Dion in a message of thanks has praised "heroic" workers on the frontline in the coronavirus fight and urged her fans to respect stay-at-home orders. The "Courage" singer shared two videos shot in her kitchen, one in English and the other in French to thank the heroes risking their lives. The video…
Addressing sexual assault in Nigeria
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), violence affects millions of women in Africa. In a 2005 study on women’s health and domestic violence, the WHO found that 50 per cent of women
Coronavirus cases hit 100,000 as cruise ship fears grow
The number of cases from the new coronavirus topped 100,000 worldwide as official data Saturday showed a significant hit to Chinese exports after the deadly outbreak brought much of the country to a halt.
Rotary Club joins fight to prevent cervical cancer
Members of Rotary International District 9110, an organisation that has over the years impacted thousands of Nigerians, have joined hands to create awareness and tackle the deadly scourge of cervical cancer in women.
How microplastics in drinking water impact human health, environment
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of current research related to microplastics in drinking water.
Measles kill more people in DR Congo than Ebola
Measles has killed 2,758 people in the DR Congo since January, more than the Ebola epidemic in a year, medical NGO Doctors Without Borders said, and called Saturday for a "massive mobilisation of funds." The disease, preventable with a vaccine, has infected over 145,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo between January and early August, it said in a statement.