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Measles Outbreak Kills 13 Children In Borno

Measles has made a comeback in Nigeria as it killed 13 children in Borno State. The epidemic outbreak was revealed by the United Nations Children’s Fund. This is coming few days after the international body made a wakeup call on vaccinating children who have been described to be more vulnerable to the epidemic as it is making a comeback in many countries. https://twitter.com/UNICEF/status/1107635886584487938 However, a statement by Eva Hinds, a Communication Specialist with United Nations Children’s Fund,!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

World Cancer Day: How To Avoid Terminal Disease – WHO

World Cancer Day, marked each year on February 4, is an international day aimed at raising awareness of what can be done in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. Cancer is described as a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Reports from The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated 9.5 million people worldwide to die from cancer in 2018 with about 26,000 cancer deaths a day.…

Israeli Scientists To Unveil ‘Complete Cure’ To Cancer

At a time when cancer is spreading at a fast rate across the globe, a group of Israeli scientist have claimed to proffer a cure named "multitarget toxin" that will save the world from this deadly disease by 2020. This is coming four days to the 2019 World Cancer Day tagged "I am and I will". Reports from The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that in 2018, there was 9.6 million recorded cancer deaths and 18.1 million new cases. However, the Israeli…

Exclusive Breastfeeding Reduces Infant Mortality – Gynaecologist

A consultant gynaecologist with Hope Hospital in Osogbo, Dr Tunde Aromire, has called on nursing mothers to help reduce infant mortality in the country by making exclusive breastfeeding a priority. Recall that the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended six months exclusive breastfeeding for nursing mother. Speaking to newsmen on Friday, Aromire said exclusively breastfed babies had a lower risk of gastrointestinal infection and stand a chance of regaining weight lost at birth than a formula fed…

30 Million Babies On The Brink Of Death – UN-Backed Report

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialised care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new UN-backed report. The report, ‘Survive and Thrive: Transforming care for every small and sick new born’, was released by a global coalition that includes the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO). UNICEF deputy executive director, Omar Abdi said: “When it comes to babies and their mothers, the right care at the right time in the right…

Miscarriage, Diabetes, Others Caused By Air Pollution

Air pollution can cause non-communicable diseases like stroke, diabetes, miscarriage, dementia, Parkinson disease and poor development in children, says a public health expert, Tolulope Tolufase. Tolufase, president, Moole Charity Foundation, said this in an interview with NAN. He said people are ignorant of the danger that air pollution resulting from man’s harmful activities to the environment could cause. The public health expert said the recent World Health Organisation (WHO) global air pollution meeting had it…

Universal Health Coverage: DEVCOM Calls For Urgent Implementation

A non-profit organization, Development Communications (DEVCOMS) has called for urgent implementation of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as globally Nigeria is rated the fourth country with the worst maternal mortality ahead of Sierra Leone, Central African Republic and Chad. Addressing journalists in Lagos at a media roundtable discussion on Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH), DEVCOMS Programme Consultant on Training and Communication, Mr Bolaji Adepegba, said Nigeria can avoid the needless deaths of mothers…

Fresh Cholera Outbreak Claims 5 Lives In Gombe

A fresh outbreak of cholera has killed five people, leaving 16 others hospitalised at the Primary Health Centre, Kembu in Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State. Confirming this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, the state Acting Epidemiologist, Dr Nuhu Bile said 70 patients were treated and discharged, while five people died before the state Rapid Response team alongside World Health Organisation (WHO) visited the scene. According to him, the fresh outbreak has brought the number of cholera…

Air Pollution Kills 600,000 Children Yearly – WHO

Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Monday. Data from the UN health body shows that every day, 93 percent of children under the age of 15 — a full 1.8 billion youngsters, including 630 million under the age of five — breath dangerously polluted air. This has tragic consequences: In 2016 alone, some 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air, the WHO report found.…

Average Life Expectancy In Nigeria Now 55 Years – WHO

The average life expectancy for Nigerians is now 55 years, World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The global health organisation revealed this in the 2018 global data for life expectancy in where Nigeria ranked 178 out of 192 ranked countries. According to the data, a 2018 Nigerian male born is expected to live approximately 54.7 years, while a female is expected to live approximately 55.7 years in good health. Meanwhile, the statistical report by Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) for 2017 records that females…
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