News - World Health Organisation

Doctors Recommend Regulatory Body For Voluntary Blood Donation

3 days ago /
Nation 

Doctors from national blood transfusion service and trauma care international in Abuja have called for the prosecution of those involved in sharp practice in blood donation.  

WHO Introduces Five New Ebola Drugs In DRC

2 weeks ago /
Health 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has introduced five new investigational therapeutics to treat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following an Ebola outbreak in the country.

Health Experts Seek Increased Funding For Tuberculosis Treatment In Nigeria

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government wants the country’s academia to do more towards ending tuberculosis in the country.

Nigeria Increases Taxes On Cigarette, Alcohol

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The new excise duty for alcoholic beverages and cigarette earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will take effect from today, finance minister, Kemi Adeosun said.

WHO: Death Toll From Adamawa Cholera Outbreak Rises To 15, 913 Reported Cases

3 weeks ago /
Health 

Death toll from the cholera outbreak in Mubi Adamawa State has risen to 15, this according to the  latest figures posted by World Health Organisation technical staff providing coordination and support for containing the spread to other locations of the state.

Enforcing Laws Against Tobacco In Nigeria

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

To prevent millions of people from falling ill or dying from tobacco-related diseases, several attempts have been made in nigeria to control the sales, marketing and consumption of tobacco products.

D.R.C Ebola Patients Escape From Hospital

4 weeks ago /
Health 

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river port of Mbandaka.

Nigeria Ratifies Tobacco Control Protocol

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria has joined thirty four other countries of the World in ratifying a global protocol for the control of tobacco 

Ebola Outbreak Spreads To DR Congo City

1 month ago /
Health 

The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly hard to control.

W.H.O To Send Ebola Vaccine To D.R. Congo

1 month ago /
International News 

The world health organisation has procured 4,000 doses of Ebola vaccine for the democratic republic of Congo

Congo Hits Ebola Outbreak With Quick Response

1 month ago /
Health 

The Congo and World Health Organisation (WHO) have hit the outbreak of Ebola with quick response to contain the deadly disease.

Hand Washing: Toyin Saraki Partners WHO To Take Campaign To Schools

1 month ago /
Nation 

In a bid to curb the transmission of preventable diseases, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa is to partner the World Health Organisation (WHO) to take hand washing campaigns across Nigeria and Africa.

Nigeria’s Fibble Fight Against A Deadly Scourge

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigerian joins the rest of the world to mark world malaria day, at a time when 25% of global annual malaria deaths is recorded in Country.

One Billion Africans To Be Vaccinated Against Yellow Fever By 2026

2 months ago /
Health 

One billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high risk African countries by 2026 with the collaboration of the World Health Organisation, Gari-the Vaccine Alliance and UNICEF.

Nigeria Hosts WHO In Abuja

2 months ago /
Health 

Nigeria is set to play host to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Policy Group (GPC) meeting this week.

UN Organises Training On Values Of Ageing

3 months ago /
Nation 

Over the years in Nigeria, the development of policies to address the problems of the elderly have been ad-hoc and reactive as the ultimate care falls solely on the family.

Health Experts Speak On Fighting Cancer

3 months ago /
Health 

Breast cancer is increasingly becoming the leading cause of death among Nigerian women. Whereas the deaths of prominent Nigerians make news headlines, countless unknown Nigerian women in their small corners are dying needlessly from this disease

Victim Of Cancer Disease Struggles For Life

4 months ago /
Nation 

Cancer is a disease that is dreaded, but most people hardly do anything to prevent it. Although, some victims live to tell the story, others are not so fortunate following poor diagnosis, treatment and counseling. This is the story of 31 year old mother of four, recently diagnosed with invasive breast cancer...

Campaigners Lament High Cost Of Cancer Treatment In Nigeria

4 months ago /
Health 

The challenges associated with cancer and  its management took centre stage in Abuja at a sensitization walk across the Nigerian capital .

Nigeria’s Scary Maternal Mortality Rate

5 months ago /
Health 

Nigeria is said to be the country with the highest percentage of annual maternal mortality in Africa, according to the World Health Organisation, WHO. Medical experts however believe that the scary data can change for the better if more pregnant women get enrolled for antenatal care and there are increased resources...


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