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WHO prequalifies breakthrough vaccine for typhoid

The World Health Organization (WHO) has  prequalified the first conjugate vaccine for typhoid, Bharat Biotech’s Typbar-TCV®. Typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) are innovative products that have longer-lasting immunity than older vaccines,

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WHO rescinds Mugabe’s appointment as NCDs goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General,  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,  on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar against

The world is running out of antibiotics – WHO raises alarm

  A report,  Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis , launched today by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed

Experts worry over Nigeria’s low routine immunization coverage

as  review committee meets in Abuja ABUJA – Though Nigeria has remained polio-free for over a year, there is yet a challenge of poor immunization coverage in some parts of

Malaria in Pregnancy: Experts canvass early antenatal care as key to prevention

Pregnant women have been urged to cultivate the habit of reporting for antenatal care as soon as they miss their monthly period for proper checks for ailments such as malaria-related life-threatening

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World Hepatitis Day: Translate plans to action for elimination

• WHO urges countries GENEVA – Amid staggering statistics showing that viral hepatitis caused no fewer than 1.34 million deaths and affected 325 million people worldwide in 2015, The World

Gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable, WHO warns

Gonorrhoea infections are increasing, but doctors are running out of antibiotics that can fight the increasingly resistant bacteria causing the sexual disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Friday.

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Nigeria develops National Policy for Controlled Medicines

• Becomes first country with policy to provide access to controlled drugs for medical purposes while preventing diversion and abuse ABUJA – Nigeria is stepping out as the first country

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Why Nigeria can’t ban tobacco – Health Minister

Set to implement Tobacco Control Laws More Nigerian women now  smoke ABUJA –  The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, Wednesday, explained the reason Nigeria could not ban tobacco – the

WHO: New DG emerges

Ethiopia’s Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus makes history as first African WHO  DG Member States of  the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the ongoing 70th World Health Assembly yesterday elected Dr Tedros

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

3 dead, 6 hospitalised The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least three person have been reported dead after contracting the

Malaria vaccine coming soon, WHO reassures

Calls for more political commitments against scourge 300,000 die in Nigeria of disease, US says The World Health Organization, WHO, has reassured the world, especially Nigeria and other nations contending

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FG receives 1.3m doses of CSM vaccine

WHO’s International Review Group to meet on  additional vaccines ABUJA – The Federal Government yesterday announced that it has taken delivery of 1.3 million vaccines from the World Health Organization and

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Depression tops list of ill health causes, new WHO estimates reveal

Over 300 million people now living with depression worldwide DG  calls for re-think on countries’ approach to mental health Depression increases risk of substance use disorders,  diabetes,  heart disease etc GENEVA

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WHO publishes list of bacteria requiring new antibiotics

The World Heath Organisation (WHO) has  published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human

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Cancer kills 8.8 million yearly – WHO

… Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs New WHO figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to mark the World Cancer Day indicate that each year 8.8

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5m children for “emergency” vaccination in Borno, others

Nearly five million children are currently being immunized in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states against killer diseases by a team of World Health Organization, WHO, Federal Government and other stakeholders

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Final trial results confirm effectiveness of Ebola vaccine

Ebola virus may no longer constitute a threat to the world as witnessed in the past three years, as experimental vaccine has been adjudged to be “highly protective” against the

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WHO report reveals impact of devastated health services in North-East

One third of more than 700 health facilities in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, have been completely destroyed, according to a report released recently by the World Health Organisation (WHO}.  Of

Most of world’s population breathes dirty air·    

… WHO releases new air quality model A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.

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WHO confirms 3rd Polio case in Nigeria

The World Health Organization has confirmed a third case of polio in Nigeria, Rotary Club said Monday: a crippled toddler found in an area newly liberated from Boko Haram Islamic

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Wild polio virus resurfaces in Nigeria!

● cripples two children in Borno ● WHO expresses sorrow but confident that Nigeria will eradicate virus Prof. AdewoleHealth Minister The Minister of Health,  Prof.Isaac Adewole has confirmed an outbreak

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World No Tobacco day: Introduce plain packaging

WHO urges countries  GENEVA  – The world marks the World No tobacco Day today with a call by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on all countries to introduce plain (standardized)

Zika virus hits Africa

Just few months after containing the dreaded Ebola virus disease, the World Health Organization, WHO, has announced the presence of another rampaging virus, Zika, on the continent. In a statement

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WHO out with first global report on diabetes

… says 422 million adults now live with it. The World Health Organisation (WHO) today released the first WHO Global Report on Diabetes showing that the number of people living

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