World Health Organization
WHO predicts 900m people could suffer hearing loss by 2050
Some 900 million people could suffer from disabling hearing loss by 2050, according to new estimates released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the occasion of World Hearing Day (WHD) on March 3, 2018.Currently 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss, 34 million of who are children.
Nivea’s billboards are distasteful, but there’s a bigger problem
British-Ghanaian musician Fuse ODG drew attention to a billboard of the ad in Accra, and called on ‘every African everywhere’ to stop buying Nivea products.
Revolutionary malaria tests have unexpected downsides
In the early 2000s, researchers developed rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for malaria, a major childhood killer. Simple as a home pregnancy kit, RDTs need just one drop of blood from a finger prick to detect the malaria parasite.
Better data can help tackle stagnated vaccination rates
Like the shields of Sparta, vaccines protect each of us from an onslaught of deadly viruses and bacteria. And like those military formations, vaccines work best when everyone has a shield and we all protect each other.
Staying free from antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea
Gonorrhoea affects over 78 million people worldwide each year, mostly older teenagers and adults. It is mainly spread by having unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex.
Ebola outbreak in Africa ends, gaps in public health leave region vulnerable
On July, the Congolese government and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the DRC outbreak — but public-health officials caution that its low death toll doesn’t prove that the world has learnt all the lessons of the West African crisis.
Could honey prevent heart attacks?
A natural sugar found in honey could prevent heart attacks, new research suggests. The sugar, known as trehalose, activates a protein that causes immune cells to remove fatty plaque from arteries, the study found.
‘Why science, health should be declared national emergency’
The challenges are many and all hang on the people, First is our attitude to the “amalgam” we call Nigeria. There is no patriotic zeal in our people; there is no commitment to building a nation we can be proud of.