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World Clean Air Day: Keeping our footprints in the air

air-pollution

Air pollution results from the atmospheric pollution which are deleterious to the human health and our planet too. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that every year, air pollution is responsible for nearly seven million deaths around the globe. Children exposed to air pollution. The WHO says that more than one in four deaths of children under five years ...

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Smoking in Nollywood and next generation of Nigerian youth

smoking scene

What seemed like an insignificant issue in 2007 when tobacco control activists screened 10 randomly selected movies and found out that the tobacco industry has been using Nollywood to promote tobacco smoking has grown into a mega monster. Screen shot of a smoking scene in a recent edition of Big Brother Naija A new research carried out by Corporate Accountability ...

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COVID-19: NCDC reports spike in fatalities as infections surge

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has recorded more deaths from COVID-19 complications as infections continue to surge in the country. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC confirmed 650 new cases in 16 states of the federation and the FCT, with 56 deaths across the country on Saturday, August 28, 2021, via its verified ...

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Cote d’Ivoire declares first Ebola outbreak in over 25 years

Matshidiso Moeti

The Ministry of Health of Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday, August 15, 2021 confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola since 1994. This came after the Institut Pasteur in Cote d’Ivoire confirmed the Ebola Virus Disease in samples collected from a patient, who was hospitalised in the commercial capital of Abidjan, after arriving from Guinea. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for ...

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Joseph Magero: WHO doing untold harm to Africa’s desperate smokers

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is failing in its duty and Africans have particular reason to feel aggrieved. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Its latest attack on alternative nicotine products is unscientific, dogmatic and an effective death sentence for millions of smokers who are trying to quit cigarettes, particularly those in less affluent nations ...

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WHO, WFP inaugurate innovative project on emergency health facilities

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a new project to improve emergency response to health crises. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images In a joint statement posted on WHO website, the UN agencies said the project, called INITIATE2, would ...

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Africa’s COVID-19 deaths increased by 43% in one week, says WHO

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa recorded a 43 per cent week-on-week rise of COVID-19 mortality. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa This, however, increases hospital admissions, as countries face shortages in oxygen and intensive care beds. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, disclosed this during a virtual press conference on Africa’s COVID-19 update organised ...

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COVID-19 Delta variant spreading, present in 104 countries, WHO warns

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the COVID-19 Delta variant was ripping around the world at a scorching pace, driving a new spike in cases and deaths from COVID-19. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, said this at a ...

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Africa’s COVID-19 cases resurge by 20%

Stéphane Dujarric

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa has marked its worst pandemic week ever, as cases rose for seven consecutive weeks since the start of the third wave in May. UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said this while briefing correspondents  at the UN headquarters in New York, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 on the ...

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WHO says Africa faces steepest COVID-19 surge yet

Matshidiso Moeti

Africa is facing a surge in the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic, says Dr Matshidiso Moeti. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, spoke on Thursday, June 24, 2021 during an online news briefing on the third wave of COVID-19 in Africa. She said the surge is spreading more rapidly ...

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