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World’s First Malaria Vaccine Launched In Malawi

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to roll out the world’s first malaria vaccine in Malawi. According to the director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the RTS,S vaccine, is a new response solution that promises to reduce the menace of the epidemic which is known to be one of the world’s leading killers, claiming the life of one child every two minutes. WHO further stated that the vaccine which will be made available to children between 5 months and 2-years-old is expected to strengthen their!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Adewole Launches HIV Self-Testing Guideline

The Minister of Health, Mr. Isaac Adewole, on Friday, launched the HIV self-testing (HIVST) operative Guideline and the dissemination of Alere HIV Rapid Test Kit. In a statement via his twitter handle, Adewole urged Nigerians to take the test in the comfort of their homes and if positive should visit any government clinic as treatment is free. https://twitter.com/IsaacFAdewole/status/1116661258349109249 He further said the launch of the initiative is in line with Nigerians focus to rapidly increase intake of HIV!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

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…
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