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Govt intensifies efforts at curtailing Lassa fever outbreak

Lassa fever

The Federal Ministry of Environment has strengthened activities on environmental health and sanitation response to Lassa fever outbreak in the country. Environmental Health Officers sanitation involved in response activities against Lassa fever Minister of State for the Environment, Chief Sharon IKeazor, made this known at the weekend, saying that her ministry has already embarked on environmental health and sanitation response ...

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U.S. opposes plans to strengthen WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The United States, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Four European officials involved in the talks, who declined to be named because they ...

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COVID-19: WHO expresses hope worst of Omicron wave is over

Omicron variant

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed optimism that worst of latest wave of COVID-19 is over, in spite of spread of Omicron variant across the world. Omicron variant Omicron continues to sweep the world, but cases seem to have peaked in some countries, which gives the UN health agency hope that the worst of this latest wave of COVID-19 ...

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WHO recommends two new drug combination to treat COVID-19 patients

Baricitinib

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended a combination of baricitinib, an arthritic drug, and corticosteroids for the treatment of patients with severe or critical COVID-19. Baricitinib Baricitinib is a type of drug known as a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The WHO Guideline Development Group of international experts gave the recommendation in the British ...

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Philippine groups push for stronger anti-asbestos policy to protect human health

Raymond Mendoza

There is an urgent need to modify and improve the Philippines’ 21-year-old asbestos policy regulation on the manufacture and use of asbestos and asbestos containing materials in the country, said a confederation of labour unions and a coalition of environmental organisations. TUCP President, Raymond Mendoza According to the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) and the Ecowaste Coalition, the moribund Chemical ...

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WHO renews appeal for vaccine equity to defeat COVID-19

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday, January 6, 2022 renewed its call for vaccine equity and solidarity to defeat COVID-19 pandemic as the highest number of  cases were reported last week across the globe. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, told journalists ...

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WHO says evidence shows Omicron causes milder symptoms

Abdi Mahamud

More evidence is emerging that the Omicron Coronavirus variant is affecting the upper respiratory tract, causing milder symptoms than previous variants, a World Health Organisation official said on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. WHO Incident Manager, Abdi Mahamud “We are seeing more and more studies pointing out that Omicron is infecting the upper part of the body. Unlike the other ones, ...

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WHO predicts COVID-19 will end in 2022

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, has expressed optimism that COVID-19 pandemic will end in 2022. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 that it was two years ago, as people gathered for New ...

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WHO will miss global 40% vaccination target

Covid-19 Vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will miss its target to vaccinate 40 per cent of the population in every country by the end of the year, with the shortfalls especially serious in Africa. Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Of the ...

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The trophies of smoking – gone with a puff!

Paul Ashibel

The atmosphere was dense. This was not the first time I was visiting T-Jay at the hospital, in fact, it had become a daily event. However, there was something unsettling about that afternoon. Maybe it was the distant look in his eyes, those eyes that once sparkled with promise had sunk deep in their sockets. Maybe it was the wheezing ...

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