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WHO commends Nigeria over improved response to disease outbreaks

Isaac Adewole

The Nigeria Country Director of World Health Organisaton (WHO), Dr Wondi Alemu, has commended the Federal Government over improved response to outbreak of diseases in the country. The country director made the commendation during the Emergency National Council of Health Meeting organised by Federal Ministry of Health on Monday, February 5, 2018 in Abuja. Alemu said he observed a lot ...

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World Cancer Day: 70% cancer cases manifest late

UCH_ibadan

The Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan in Oyo State, Prof. Temitope Alonge, said on Monday, February 5, 2018 that over 70 per cent of cancer cases manifest very late, making early care  impossible. Alonge told a media briefing to mark 2018 World Cancer Day that people within the age bracket of 40 and 45 years and 50 ...

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World Cancer Day: Cancer death rate expected to double by 2030 – WHO

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has said that an estimated 8.8 million people in the world die from cancer annually, representing almost one-sixth of total deaths. She added however that cancer death rate is expected to double by 2030. According to her, the WHO is ready to provide the support and guidance needed ...

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World Cancer Day: Group urges awareness campaign in rural areas

World Cancer Day

In the spirit of the World Cancer Day (WCD) observed on Sunday, February 4, 2018, the Women Hood Foundation has called on stakeholders to channel cancer awareness campaigns to the rural areas. Malam Nurudeen Bello, an official of the non-governmental organisation (NGO), said in Kaduna on Saturday at an awareness lecture that poor advocacy had left victims of cancer to ...

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Organisation sensitises Nigerians on early detection, treatment of leprosy

Leprosy patients

The National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (NTBLCP) on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Abuja held a road walk to sensitise residents of the federal capital city on the dangers of leprosy. Leprosy is a disease caused by “germ’’, a bacterium which is airborne that affects the skin. The sensitisation was organised by NTBLCP under the auspices of ...

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Remote Nigeria communities welcome child health programme

WHO Nigeria

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Integrated community case management (iCCM) is a cost-effective strategy that engages community health workers living in hard-to-reach areas to diagnose and treat three deadly but curable illnesses: malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea. We have travelled for over two hours from Minna in Nigeria’s rural Niger State. The final 45 minutes are on unpaved ...

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WHO embarks on yellow fever vaccination in Borno

measles vaccination

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will commence vaccination against yellow fever in Borno State as part of effort toward eliminating the disease in the country. Field Communication Officer of the organisation, Mr Chima Omiekwe, who disclosed this to newsmen on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Maiduguri, said the campaign would commence on Tuesday, Feb. 6 and end on ...

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UNICEF, NOA partner NYSC to tackle malnutrition in Kaduna

Pernille Ironside

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with the UN Children’s Educational Fund (UNICEF) is partnering with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to tackle malnutrition in Kaduna State. Malam Lawal Haruna, the NOA Deputy Director in the state, who is UNICEF’s focal person in the agency, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Thursday, ...

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Punjab government’s ban on sale of toxic pesticides lauded

Chandra Bhushan

The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of the government of Punjab on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 issued directions to discontinue the sale of 20 pesticides (insecticides) which are harmful to health of humans and environment with immediate effect. It also directed not to issue any fresh licenses for these pesticides. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed this ...

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African leaders commit to elevate nutrition as driver for economic growth

malnutrition

African leaders on Monday, January 29, 2018 made a landmark commitment to remove nutrition-related barriers that prevent children and societies from realising their full potential. The leaders made the commitments at the launch of African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) − an initiative championed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Union Commission (AUC) – in Addis Ababa, where ...

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