Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "WHO"

    International parties adopt strategies to reduce consumption of tobacco

International parties adopt strategies to reduce consumption of tobacco

International delegates at the eighth session of the global tobacco treaty negotiations have adopted strategies to reduce tobacco consumption.The 181 parties met in Geneva, Switzerland, for the implementation of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).The parties met to set minimum standard to help them adopt strong control policies and legislation to tackle the widespread pandemic, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Doctors and the Nigerian festival of tears

Doctors and the Nigerian festival of tears

It was October 2013; I remember this month with so much pain in my heart. My family had just lost one of our finest -- perhaps the finest of us, to the cold hands of death, aided by the failing Nigerian medical system. She was my aunt, who doubled as a mother. She was clearly the best caretaker I had as a young [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    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, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Disease X’ could be world’s next epidemic, WHO warns

‘Disease X’ could be world’s next epidemic, WHO warns

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned ahead of a possible epidemic that could be caused by a yet to exist disease it refers to as 'Disease X'.The development is contained in the 2018 edition of the organisation's annual review of the Blueprint list of priority diseases.The report says it is the first time that the organisation puts an entry of unknown [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    WHO issues wake-up call, says no progress in fight against malaria

WHO issues wake-up call, says no progress in fight against malaria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said the progress in the global fight against malaria has stalled amid signs of flat-lining funding and complacency.WHO said in its annual world malaria report that malaria-infected about 216 million people in 91 countries in 2016, an increase of five million cases over the previous year.The UN organisation said malaria killed 445,000 people, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    WHO revokes appointment of Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

WHO revokes appointment of Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has withdrawn the appointment of Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a goodwill ambassador.Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, in a statement said the decision was taken following widespread outcry and criticism.Ghebreyesus said he had hoped Mugabe would use his goodwill ambassador role to "influence his peers in the region".He added that he consulted with the Zimbabwean [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Sahara Group partners WHO on #Makevisoncount campaign

Sahara Group partners WHO on #Makevisoncount campaign

Sahara Group has reaffirmed its commitment to fight blindness through the #makevisoncount campaign in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO).The corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme is designed to raise public awareness on blindness and vision impairment as major international public health issues.#Makevisoncount is in celebration of World Sight Day- an annual day of awareness focusing global attention on blindness [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UNICEF report: Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015

UNICEF report: Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015

A joint report by World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank says Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015.The report was released at the 2017 annual faculty day lecture by the faculty of public health and community medicine, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.The conference with the theme 'Transition in [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Chan: We were too slow with Ebola — but corrections were quickly made

Chan: We were too slow with Ebola — but corrections were quickly made

Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation, says the world body made mistakes with its response towards the Ebola outbreak but quickly made corrections.Chan made this statement while delivering her last opening remarks as WHO director-general at the 70th world health assembly."WHO was too slow to recognize that the virus, during its first appearance in West Africa, would behave [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Health minister orders screening of fever patients for Ebola

Health minister orders screening of fever patients for Ebola

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has directed Nigerian health workers to screen haemorrhagic fever patients for Ebola.This followed the outbreak of the disease in Congo.In 2014, Nigeria recorded cases of the disease after a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, imported it to the country.Ebola had ravaged Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, but it was eventually contained in the West African countries.But last [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Lassa fever kills NYSC member in Cross River

Lassa fever kills NYSC member in Cross River

Onwuegbuzie Stanley-Samuel, an NYSC member deployed to Cross River, has died of Lassa fever disease at the Universityof Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).Inyang Asibong, state commissioner for health, who disclosed this to journalists on Friday in Calabar, said the deceased hailed from Delta state and that he was serving in Obubra before he died.Abisong said that the deceased was first admitted [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    WHO confirms Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

WHO confirms Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.In a series of tweets on Friday, the organisation said a case was confirmed by a national reference laboratory in Kinshasa, the country's capital city.There was an outbreak of the virus in Nigeria in 2014, after an infected Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, entered [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Despite restriction on antimalarial resistant drugs – they are still used to treat malaria

Despite restriction on antimalarial resistant drugs – they are still used to treat malaria

With about 100 million cases and 300,000 malaria deaths annually, Nigeria has the highest burden of malaria in the world.The statistics are shocking and are as a result of a number of factors including lack of resources, weak political commitment and a lack of communication and ignorance of the causes and how to prevent malaria, a source who spoke under [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    WHO: Vaccines can save 1.5m lives yearly — if well utilised

WHO: Vaccines can save 1.5m lives yearly — if well utilised

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that the power of vaccines to ward off infectious diseases in children through immunisation is being underutilised.The organisation said this on Monday, as the world immunisation week begins.Margaret Chan, director-general of WHO, added that by increasing immunisation globally, the lives of an additional 1.5 million people could be saved every year.“Vaccinations stave off 26 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS359475418
KANO359476420
PH360476420
ABUJA359478419
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement