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    Vaccination against Ebola has commenced in Congo, says WHO

Vaccination against Ebola has commenced in Congo, says WHO

Vaccination against Ebola has begun in DR Congo where recent cases of the deadly virus resurfaced after a major outbreak in 2014.Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said this during his opening speech at the commencement of 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.The WHA is the world's highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from member states."I’m pleased to [...]

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    WHO calls for universal health coverage for improve health security

WHO calls for universal health coverage for improve health security

Tedros Ghebreyesus, director general of World Health Organisation (WHO), says universal health coverage is the foundation for health security and prevention of outbreaks.He said this on Monday during the second plenary meeting of the 71st World Health Assembly holding in Geneva, Switzerland.Ghebreyesus spoke about the general programme of work (GPW) of the WHO, a “five year strategic plan (that) is [...]

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    Report: 2 of every 3 Nigerians do not believe their health needs are met

Report: 2 of every 3 Nigerians do not believe their health needs are met

Results from a survey carried out by Phillips Africa, a health technology company, show that two of every three Nigerians do not believe that their healthcare needs are met by local facilities.However, the results, which were unveiled on May 15 in Lagos at ‘The Future of Health’ summit in association with Forbes and CNBC Africa, said 52 percent of Nigerians [...]

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    This funding plan ‘could get 8m Nigeria children to school’

This funding plan ‘could get 8m Nigeria children to school’

Nigeria has one of the world’s largest populations of out-of-school youth in the world, and most children deprived of an education are girls, and this education plan is seeking to change that.Youth activists from around the world will meet in New York with United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres and carry a clear and simple message: "We need more and better [...]

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    ‘Kogi will be free of yellow fever in the next 40 years’

‘Kogi will be free of yellow fever in the next 40 years’

Yakubu Abubakar, executive director of Kogi state primary health care development agency (KSPHCDA), says the state will be free of yellow fever disease in the next 40 years.Abubakar made this statement at a press conference in Lokoja on Wednesday.Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected aedes mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting [...]

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    ‘They said my spirit husband was responsible for my mood swings’ — mental illnesses victim speaks

‘They said my spirit husband was responsible for my mood swings’ — mental illnesses victim speaks

In May 2016, Sam Adeyemi, senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, was delivering a series of Twitter lecture on sins. One of the tweets read, “sin is the root cause of mental illnesses and the foundational solution to mental illness is salvation”.Twitter went agog with two major divides - people defending his stance and people opposing his stance; fearing that [...]

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    Nigeria ‘unlikely to eliminate’ malaria by 2030

Nigeria ‘unlikely to eliminate’ malaria by 2030

A recent report by the Malaria Futures for Africa (MalaFa) says Nigeria may not be able to meet the 2030 target by Africa to eliminate malaria.This is contained in a statement issued in commemoration of the world malaria day, marked every April 25. The 2018 edition is themed 'Ready to Beat Malaria'.According to the 2017 world malaria report, there were [...]

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    UNICEF: 4.3 million Nigerian children don’t benefit from vaccinations every year

UNICEF: 4.3 million Nigerian children don’t benefit from vaccinations every year

The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says about 4.3 million children do not benefit from vaccinations every year.Mohamed Malick Fall, UNICEF representative in Nigeria, made this known in a statement on Monday.He said the recent multiple indicator cluster survey conducted by Nigeria government in 2016/17 shows that only one in four children in the country receive all the recommended [...]

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    FG to make malaria elimination national priority

FG to make malaria elimination national priority

The federal government has pledged to commit $300 million (N108 billion) to eliminate malaria in the country.A statement issued by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) on the just concluded Commonwealth meeting in London said the government promised to secure the fund from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development BankNAN reports that the federal government also promised [...]

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    59 million African children stunted, says WHO

59 million African children stunted, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 59 million children in Africa are stunted while another 10 million are overweight.The UN health agency also warned that Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent addresses the twin challenges of under-nutrition and obesity.Under-nutrition occurs when people do not get enough to eat, [...]

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