UNFPA partners Cross River Government in VVF repairs
Nigeria records 12,000 estimated cases of fistula annually.
WHO kicks off global initiative to treat children with cancer
Cancer is a leading cause of death for children, with 300,000 new cases diagnosed each year among children aged 0-19 years.
Buhari renews appointment of OAUTH CMD, appoints new one for UniUyoTH
The president urged the appointees to help improve health service delivery in Nigeria.
Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million against cholera in Harare
A cholera outbreak is currently ravaging the southern African country’s capital city
Australia could be first to eliminate cervical cancer- study
Cervical cancer is caused by certain high-risk types of human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection.
PROFILE: Salma Anas-Kolo: The health expert who wants to be Southern Borno’s first female senator
If she wins, the former commissioner will be the first female to represent Southern Borno in the Senate.
WHO seeks increased investment to achieve goal of toilet for all by 2030
Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the highest prevalence of open defecation
USAID announces $65m to support health, combat extremism in Nigeria
Of the new funding, $59.33 million will support activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
165 pharmaceutical outlets sealed in Delta – Official
A total of ten persons were apprehended.
Ebola: WHO asks DR CONGO neighbours to be on Ebola alert
As of 25 September, the disease had affected 151 people and killed 101 in the Democratic Republic of Congo
WHO reappoints Bloomberg non-communicable diseases ambassador
“He has had a tremendous impact in that role over the past two years,” says WHO DG
France pledges to increase aid to Africa for girl child education, others
France will increase its grants from $10 billion to $15 billion in 2020 to 2030.
Nigerian journalists trained on GMO, Bio-safety reporting
The facilitator decried the ‘speedy’ approvals granted to GM products in Nigeria.
Data shows heart disease as Australia’s leading cause of death
Australia maintained one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates at 3.3 deaths per 1000 live births.
What Nigeria, other developing countries must do to improve citizens lives – World Bank
The World Bank president speaks in New York.
Nigeria has only 40 rheumatologists for 200 million people — Experts
Cameroon has 11 for 20 million people.
Why extending support for immunisation in Nigeria was difficult decision – GAVI
The global coalition has decided to extend its support in Nigeria until 2028.
Aisha Buhari to speak on global fight against tuberculosis
Mrs Buhari is expected as a global TB ambassado.
Nigerian launches campaign to curb HIV infection among young people
The National Adolescents and Young People (AYP) HIV Prevention Campaign has officially kick-started in four states: Benue, FCT, Kaduna and Lagos.
Over 3 million people die from harmful use of alcohol yearly – WHO
The organisation says the harmful use of alcohol caused more than 5 per cent of the global disease burden.