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WHO to rename Monkeypox, publishes guideline on vaccination

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By CECILIA OLOGUNAGBANEW YORK-World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is working with partners on renaming Monkeypox and its variants, and also to put in...

World Blood Donor Day: Donating one unit of blood can save...

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By FRANCA OFILI ABUJA- The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that donating just one unit of blood can save the lives of up to three...

Testicular cancer most common in young adults, caused by undescended testis...

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By ABUJAH RACHEALABUJA- Dr Abisoye Abayomi, an oncologist, says testicular cancer is most common in men, between the ages of 20 and 35 years,...

Measles kills 14 children in Anambra

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By LUCY OSUIZIGBO-OKECHUKWU AWKA- The Anambra Government has confirmed the death of 14 children from measles outbreak in nine local government areas of the state. The...

WHO D-G, Ghebreyesus, re-elected

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By CECILIA OLOGUNAGBA NEW YORK- The Member States of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday re-elected Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year...

Senior Citizens hail new National Health Insurance Authority Act

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By ABUJAH RACHEALAbuja- The National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC) has commended the newly signed National Health Insurance Authority Act 2022.This is contained in a...

NHIS Act: Centre applauds Buhari

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By COLLINS YAKUBU-HAMMER Abuja- The National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC) on Saturday in Abuja applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law, the National Health...

NCDC investigating Monkeypox case in UK with connection to Nigeria

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By ABUJAH RACHEAL Abuja- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says it is investigating the incident of Monkeypox with a connection to Nigeria in...

WHO confirms 64 attacks on Ukraine’s health infrastructure

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Ukrainian health care institutions have been attacked 64 times since Russia invaded its western neighbour one month ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed...

Ehanire, abortion and the law (1), By Sonnie Ekwowusi

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Monumental scandals continue to rock the closing year of the Buhari government. Amid the worsening living condition in Nigeria exacerbated by the suffocating intense...

UNEP, WHO to launch  campaign to combat microplastics in cigarettes

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UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday announced a partnership aimed at raising awareness on the environmental and health impacts...

Feasting on Nigeria’s stupidity, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

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The General Medical Council of Britain recently revealed that 805 Nigerian doctors were licensed in the UK between July and December 2021.   Overall,...

WHO predicts end of COVID-19 in 2022

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By Cecilia Ologunagba NEW YORK - World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, has expressed optimism that COVID-19 pandemic would end in 2022. Ghebreyesus said at...

Ignoring COVID-19 will just perpetuate it, WHO warns

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As many friends and families consider whether to celebrate Christmas together, World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a reminder on Wednesday that “anyone who ignores...

Prepare for likely spread of Omicron, WHO urges countries

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World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday urged countries not to panic but to prepare for the likely spread of COVID-19 Omicron variant as scientists...

I wonder why Buhari thanked Britain for Nigeria’s unification –Falana

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Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has said he was surprised that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), could...

DG NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, appointed WHO Asst DG 

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Abuja - The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Director-General, Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed as the World Health Organisation’s assistant director-general of...

Electronic cigarettes dangerous to health, WHO warns

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Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s “criminal” tactics to get young people...

WHO recommends ‘lifesaving’ drugs for severely ill COVID-19 patients

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has added interleukin-6 receptor blockers, to its list of treatments for critically ill COVID-19 patients. This is contained in a...

COVID-19 rapidly spreading Delta variant, By Isaac N. Obasi

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Despite the impressive and highly commendable efforts made by scientists across the world to stem the tide of the ravaging effects of the COVID-19...