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  1. zacman

    General Health WHO: 420 million people have diabetes – TODAY.NG

    No fewer than 420 million adults have diabetes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, adding that the number has been increasing steadily over the last three decades. WHO said in its Global Report on Diabetes that the global prevalence of adult diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980...
  2. Samguine

    Metro Nigeria battles its largest Lassa fever outbreak on record | WHO – WHO | Regional Office...

    Abuja, Nigeria, 28 February 2018 — Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak has reached record highs with 317 laboratory confirmed cases, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) this week. Although endemic to the West African nation, Lassa fever has never … Continue...
  3. Samguine

    Metro WHO donates 853 motorcycles to Nigeria – The Sun News

    Doris Obinna The World Health Organisation (WHO) has donated 853 motorcycles and other items to the Federal Government to strengthen disease surveillance across the country. The items will be distributed to the 36 states of the federation. Making the donation to the Minister of Health, Prof...
  4. RemmyAlex

    Metro Polio: FG, UNICEF, Others Rush To Borno For Emergency Immunisation Campaign

    The Federal Ministry of Health supported by WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have quickly lauuched an emergency Polio immunization campaign in Borno, an official said. The UNICEF Chief of Communication, Doune Porter, said in a statement in Abuja on Friday that...
  5. Oluogunjobi

    Politics Polio: Jigawa Governor Woos 62, 728 Children With Sweets

    No fewer than 62,728 children had been targeted for immunization against the polio virus in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa during the ongoing polio immunization. The Information Officer of the Council, Malam Abdullahi Yakubu, disclosed the figure in an interview with the News Agency of...
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    World 80 Percent of World’s City Dwellers May Soon Die of Lung Cancer – WHO

    Over 80 percent of the world’s city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other life-threatening diseases, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report warned Thursday. Urban residents in poor countries are by far the worst affected, WHO said, noting...
  7. RemmyAlex

    World South Africa Confirms First Case of Zika virus

    South Africa confirmed its first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in a Columbian man, health authorities said. The virus, which is causing international alarm after spreading through much of the Americas, was detected in the man on his visit to Johannesburg, Health Minister Aaron...
  8. Samguine

    Zika Virus: 7 Ways To Prevent The Deadly Viral Infection

    Sadly, Zika virus has now assumed menacing dimensions especially in the Americas and Carribean. For instance, in Brazil alone, the virus has affected no less than a million people since the outbreak last year. Furthermore, in recognition of the malignant potentials of Zika virus, the World...
  9. RemmyAlex

    World Zika Virus Can Spread by Sexual Contact, Health Officials in Dallas Confirm

    A rare case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex, not a mosquito bite, has been reported in the US. A person in Texas has reportedly become infected with the virus after having sexual contact with an infected person. The World Health Organization estimates that the virus could...
  10. Lequte

    World [LIST] 9 Key Facts About How Ebola Ravaged West African Countries

    The World Health Organisation on Thursday announced an end to the latest flare-up of the Ebola virus in Liberia, West Africa. This is a milestone that marks the first time since the epidemic began in 2013 that there have been no known cases of the disease in 42 days. Here are 9 facts about...
  11. RemmyAlex

    Metro High Alert on Lassa Fever As Govt Confirms 41 Deaths, 93 New Cases

    The Federal Government has disclosed that Lassa fever has claimed 41 lives from 93 reported cases in 10 states of the country even as the Senate has summoned the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, over the outbreak of the disease. With the official records, the Federal Government has also...
  12. RemmyAlex

    World New Case OF Ebola Surfaced In Liberia - WHO

    The World Health Organisation on Friday announced that a new case of the deadly Ebola virus has discovered in Liberia, which was declared Ebola free in September, this year. There is one confirmed case,” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told AFP, without providing further details. The west...
  13. RemmyAlex

    Metro [List] Rivers State Ranked 1st In HIV/AIDS Prevalence In Nigeria

    Rivers state has topped the new prevalence chart of HIV/AIDS states in Nigeria according to the `Guinness World Record on HIV Test’. NAN reported that the rating came as a result of test carried out on persons living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria during the the launch of the `Guinness World Record...
  14. RemmyAlex

    World Jubilations As Sierra Leone Declared Free Of Ebola Transmissions

    Residents of Sierra Leone’s capital have celebrated the end of an Ebola epidemic that has killed almost 4,000 people since it began last year. Following 42 days with no new cases, the West African nation’s epidemic was declared over on Saturday at a ceremony attended by President Ernest Bai...
  15. RemmyAlex

    Metro 100,000 New Cases Of Cancer Recorded In Nigeria

    The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), Nigeria said yesterday that 100,000 new cases of cancer are recorded in Nigeria with 80,000 death yearly as a result of cancer. Programme Anchor of the CECP, Nigeria, Dr. Christopher Kolade said, because there is no Comprehensive...
  16. RemmyAlex

    World Guinea records three new cases of Ebola

    Three more people in Guinea have been infected with the Ebola virus, a senior health official said on Wednesday, further dampening hopes of an imminent end to the world’s worst recorded outbreak of the disease. The three were infected in Forecariah in western Guinea from the family of a woman...
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