WHO restates commitment to health services in North-east

December 5, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has restated its commitment to provide leadership and coordination to support the government in reaching the underserved and vulnerable populations in North-east Nigeria with essential health services. WHO Country Representative to Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, Monday gave the assurance at 13th Joint Operational Review (JOR) held in Yola, Adamawa state. Dr Mulombo, stated that Read More

10 ways to boost your mental capacity

October 10, 2023 Editor 0

World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. According to WHO, “World Mental Health Day 2023 is an opportunity for people and communities to unite behind the theme ‘Mental health is a universal human right” to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental Read More

WHO, UNICEF, IRC renovate, equip, handover isolation centre to Yobe government

August 3, 2023 Editor 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, and IRC have renovated, equipped and handed over an Isolation centre located at Specialist Hospital Potiskum to the Yobe state government in its quest to curb and manage Diphtheria cases, among other diseases. Handing over the facility, the WHO Northeast Emergency Manager, Dr Beatrice Muraguri, and the state coordinator of the WHO, Dr Ningi Read More

Borno government, WHO, partners flag-off polio vaccination campaign

July 31, 2023 Editor 0

Borno state government in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) has flagged-off July 2023 Polio Outbreak Response Vaccination Campaign. The Executive Director of the Borno State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Professor Mohammed Arab Alhaji, revealed that the Polio Programme in the state was able to interrupt the transmission of the Circulating variant Polio Virus (cVP2). “It has been 13 Read More

UMTH @40: WHO, FG, Borno government strengthen ties towards better healthcare

July 27, 2023 Editor 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative, Dr. Walter Kazadi Molumbo, has pledged more support for the Nigerian government in strengthening the healthcare and public system, especially during emergencies. Dr. Molumbo, who was represented by the WHO zonal coordinator, Northeast Zone, Dr. Jalal-Eddeen Salah, disclosed this during the ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the University Maiduguri Teaching Hospital Read More

WHO, Borno government train 155 LG rapid response teams

May 18, 2023 Editor 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Borno State Government in collaboration with University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) have trained 155 local government Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) from all the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state including the security compromised areas. Declaring the four-day training open, the Director of Disease Control in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Aliyu Read More

COVID-19 no longer global emergency – WHO

May 6, 2023 BBC 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that Covid-19 no longer represents a “global health emergency”. The statement represents a major step towards ending the pandemic and comes three years after it first declared its highest level of alert over the virus. Officials said the virus’ death rate had dropped from a peak of more than 100,000 people per week Read More

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Indiscriminate use of pesticides: Changing the narrative

April 20, 2023 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

In what has become alarming, the use of pesticides by farmers in Nigeria has over the years increased tremendously to about 41 per cent. And this, stakeholders say, has a vast implication for everyone: BENJAMIN UMUTEME reports. What is meant to benefit mankind as the ever increasing task to feed the over 7 billion people on the surface of the Read More

Towards cleaner, sustainable environment in Nigeria

April 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria, a country endowed with abundant natural resources and a rich cultural heritage, faces the challenge of maintaining a clean and healthy environment.perspective Historical perspective The most close-to a cleaner environment Nigeria has come to when it gets to institutionalising environmental cleanness was during the Gen Muhammadu Buhari-Tunde Idiagbon military government of 1983 to 1984. Then, it was not only Read More

75th anniversary: Shehu of Borno commends WHO

April 18, 2023 Admin III 0

A high-ranking and reverend traditional ruler in Northern Nigeria, Shehu of Borno, His Royal Highness, Abubakar Ibn Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi, has commended and appreciated the World Health Organisation (WHO) Borno State Field Office, for working tirelessly with government in providing better healthcare services for the residents. The first class traditional ruler disclosed this when WHO team paid him visit as Read More

Borno government, WHO, UNICEF immunise 94% reproductive age women against Tetanus

February 15, 2023 Admin III 0

In its quest to minimise deaths resulting from Tetanus infections, the Borno state government in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and partners have immunised over one million women of reproductive age against tetanus. According to Executive Director, State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Lawi Mshelia, Tetanus is a preventable disease, but Nigeria is yet to eliminate the Read More

Integrated measles campaign: Cross River, WHO target 761,951 children for vaccination

November 7, 2022 Admin III 0

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has commended the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners for working closely in supporting the state government to get rid of childhood diseases through routine immunization. Professor Ayade who was represented by his deputy, Professor Ivara Etsu, disclosed this at the flag-off of the 2022 State Integrated Measles Vaccination and introduction of Read More

Suicide: Measuring our wellbeing with pseudo scales

October 12, 2022 Admin III 0

An attempt to kill one’s self in response to a tragic or stressful situation is termed ‘attempted suicide’ while a success in such attempt is referred to as ‘suicide.’ This has profound effect on families especially when such attempt is successful, and when one survives, he or she battles other mental disorders. For suicide not to be seen only as Read More

Rash of child deaths in Gambia linked to cough syrups made in India – WHO

October 6, 2022 Admin III 0

The deaths of dozens of young children in Gambia from acute kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrups made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The findings, announced by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed tests on several medicinal syrups that were suspected of causing 66 child deaths in the Read More

WHO urges community on regular sanitation

September 26, 2022 Admin III 0

The World Health Organisation, (WHO), has urged the Karamajiji community on Airport road to put measures in place to ensure that there is regular sanitation activities in the market and at home to have a healthy environment. The Head of Mission and representative of WHO in Nigeria, Dr. Walter Kasady Malambo, represented by the lead experts on Public Health and Read More

Monkey pox: WHO’s ominous data

September 14, 2022 Admin III 0

Data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealing that Nigeria currently leads on the log of African countries with monkey pox infections and fatalities is a cause for concern by Nigeria’s health authorities, particularly, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, disclosed this last week during a virtual press briefing tagged, ‘Road Read More

Cholera: Yobe, WHO train community stakeholders on prevention measures

September 10, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe State Ministry of Health in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) has organised a one day training for 31 community stakeholders on prevention of epidemic diseases in the state. WHO Yobe state coordinator, Dr Nuhu Barau Ningi, said, the training was to empower the community stakeholders to be able to make and inform decision in the prevention of outbreaks Read More

Examining roles of men in heightening TB cases

August 26, 2022 Admin III 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) observes that Nigeria is one of the countries with the highest TB caseloads globally and number one in Africa.Also, the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) expressed concerns about the high burden of TB in the country. Worried by this, NTBLCP has declared that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder with 440, Read More

FG to commence implementation of compulsory Health insurance programme

The federal government has concluded plans to kick start the implementation of the long-awaited compulsory health insurance programme in order to make quality and affordable healthcare services accessible to 92 million vulnerable Nigerians. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure when the delegation from World Health Organisation (WHO) led its Country Representative, Dr Walter Mulombo Read More

Breaking: WHO declares monkeypox outbreak global health emergency

July 23, 2022 BBC 0

The monkeypox outbreak has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). The classification is the highest alert that the WHO can issue and follows a worldwide upsurge in cases. It came at the end of the second meeting of the WHO’s emergency committee on the virus. More than 16,000 cases have now been reported from Read More

Impose tax levies on tobacco, WHO charges African govts

June 1, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on African governments to impose environmental tax levies on tobacco across the value and supply chains, including production, processing, distribution, sales, consumption and waste management. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, stated this in a message to commemorate the 2022 World No Tobacco Day, which is always celebrated 31 May every Read More

Lack of physical exercise responsible for non-communicable diseases – WHO

May 23, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that lack of physical exercise is responsible for the rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Nigeria. The global health body said NCDs kill at least 41 million people across the globe every year. WHO Country Representative, Dr Walter Kazadi, who was speaking during the third edition of the global “Walk the Talk” health Read More

Hand hygiene plays significant role in epidemics, pandemics fight – WHO

May 6, 2022 Helen Oji 0

Regional Director for Africa of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has said frequent hand hygiene plays significant role in the fight against epidemics and pandemics. She stated this Thursday in her message to mark the World Hand Hygiene Day, which is to foster and support a culture of hand washing, while raising awareness and understanding about the Read More

Caring for hearing health

March 7, 2022 Admin III 0

On March 3, this year, the global community marked the World Hearing Day. The World Health Organisation (WHO) set aside the day to focus on the importance of safe listening as a means of maintaining good hearing health across the course of life. The theme for this year’s commemoration is: “To Hear for Life, Listen with Care.” According to experts, Read More