Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    World Bank appoints Nigeria’s ex-minister, Muhammad Pate, as global director for health

World Bank appoints Nigeria’s ex-minister, Muhammad Pate, as global director for health

The World Bank has appointed Muhammad Ali Pate, minister of state for health under former president Goodluck Jonathan, as global director for health, nutrition, and population.Pate was also appointed as director of Global Financing Facility (GFF) of the World Bank Group, which seeks to raise "trillions of dollars" to ensure the sustainable development goals (SDGs) are achieved before 2030.Congratulating the [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Does Nigeria have enough doctors – as claimed by Ngige?

FACT CHECK: Does Nigeria have enough doctors – as claimed by Ngige?

On Wednesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour, said Nigeria has "more than enough" medical doctors to cater for its needs. Ngige, who was speaking during a Channels Television programme, said there is nothing wrong with some of the doctors seeking green pastures elsewhere.The minister, who himself is a medical doctor, said: "We have more than enough doctors. You can quote [...]

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    World’s first malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

World’s first malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

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    How Saudi officials wooed Nigerian doctors in Lagos, Abuja

How Saudi officials wooed Nigerian doctors in Lagos, Abuja

Sodiq Abubakar (not real name) was not going to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; it was prayers answered for him and he was ready to deploy all his resources to get the job. And so as early as 6:30am, he joined hundreds of other doctors outside the Ladi Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, for the recruitment exercise being organised by [...]

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    NCDC: Nine cases of yellow fever discovered in Edo

NCDC: Nine cases of yellow fever discovered in Edo

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has launched an investigation into an outbreak of the yellow fever virus in Edo state.According to a statement signed by Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive officer, NCDC, the centre is collaborating with the Edo state epidemiology team, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to carry out [...]

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    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, [...]

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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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    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 [...]

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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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    ‘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 [...]

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    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, [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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