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WHO certifies Paraguay malaria-free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973. “It gives me

Tobacco kills 7 million yearly

… says WHO on World No Tobacco Day The World Health Organization (WHO), Wednesday said no fewer than seven million people die, worldwide every year from tobacco-related diseases. WHO Regional

NCDC issues Public Health Advisory on Ebola

Following the recent confirmation of an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a public health advisory to assist Nigerians in preventing the

High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows

The first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance by the World Health Organnisation (WHO) has revealed high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both

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NTDs: Nigeria ranks 17 in mass treatment coverage index

66.6 million people received treatment in 2016 A scorecard by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) showed that Nigeria had mass treatment coverage index of 48 per cent for Neglected

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16 die of Lassa fever in 3 weeks – FG

16 persons in Nigeria have died of Lassa fever disease between January 1 and 21, 2018, Federal Government said on Wednesday. In a statement made available to Nigeria Health Online

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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

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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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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