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Over 100 Global Organisations Call For New Human Right-Right To Healthy Planet

Today, over 100 civil society organisations from around the world have called on the United Nations to add a new article to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – enshrining a universal right to a healthy natural environment. If successful, this amendment would be the first addition to the declaration since it came to life […]

WHO To Provide Insulin In Nigeria, Others

By Bayo Akinloye Last November, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the start of a pilot programme to prequalify human insulin to increase treatment for diabetes in low- and middle-income countries like Nigeria. This is important to forestall a looming medical disaster. According to eMediHealth (a resource of expert-reviewed health information drawn from the knowledge and experience of several practising […]

WHO To Address Mental Disorders In Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it would be addressing emergencies and mental disorders in Nigeria and many other countries this year. In a report it published on Wednesday, WHO listed other countries affected to include Bangladesh, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, South Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Statistics in the […]

Nigeria May Get Food Aids From U.S-China Trade Wars

Tayo Olanipekun The U.S President, Donald Trump, has said the trade war with China will benefit “poor and starving countries in the form of humanitarian assistance.” In a flurry of tweets on Friday morning, he said the over $100bn his country would make from the tariff slammed on goods coming from China would enable the […]

Immunization In Nigeria Below Global Target–UNICEF

Bayo Akinloye Immunization coverage in Nigeria is below the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) target of 90 per cent which was only 57.2 per cent in 2018, UNICEF has said, as the United Nations agency is launching a new global campaign on April 24 to emphasize the power and safety of vaccines among parents and […]

130 000 African Children Contracted HIV In 2017–UN Agencies

Around 130, 000 children and adolescents became newly infected with HIV in western and central Africa in 2017, making the number of persons living with the condition to reach 800, 000 that year, said agencies of the United Nations (UN). The UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), who […]

Nigeria, 9 Others Account For 70% Cases Of Malaria —WHO

Tayo Olanipekun About two thirds of all malaria cases and deaths last year were concentrated in Nigeria and nine other African countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The global body made this known in its World Malaria Report 2018 released on Monday as it announced the launch of efforts to get the reduction […]

Nigerians Drink 91% Ogogoro, Burukutu Less Beer, Fine Wine—WHO

–Says Alcohol Abuse Killed 3 Million Persons In 2016 Tayo Olanipekun Nigerians drink more of Ogogoro, Burukutu, Palm wine and other locally fermented beverages than they do beer, spirits and fine wine, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed. Fortified wines, rice wine, palm wine or other fermented beverages made of banana, sorghum, millet or […]

LASUTH Gets New Road As Gov Orders Ayinke House Completion

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday, commissioned a new road linking the premises of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja from Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way. Ambode, who also inspected the progress of work on the LASUTH Maternity Hospital popularly known as Ayinke House, also ordered contractors handling the project to work day […]

Over 1.2 million preventable adolescent deaths recorded annually – WHO

More than 1.2 million adolescents across the world die annually of mainly preventable causes including road traffic injuries, lower respiratory infections and suicide, the World Health Organisation reported on Tuesday. With more than two-thirds of recorded adolescent deaths in 2015 taking place in low and middle-income countries in Africa and south-east Asia, WHO said. It […]