Tag Archives: World Health Organization

Ministry Of Health Implies That Nigeria Has One Doctor To 2,753 Patients

The Head of Human Resources for Health, Shakuri Kadiri of the Federal Ministry of Health has disclosed that Nigeria currently has 1 doctor to 2,753 patients, contrary to the one doctor to 600 patients standard of the World Health Organization, Sahara Reporters reports. Kadiri disclosed this at the launch of the Nigeria Health Work Force Country Profile 2018 and handover of the…

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Africa Free Of Coronavirus As Suspected Case In Egypt Tests Negative

Africa has been declared free of coronavirus after a patient in Egypt tested negative for the deadly virus, The Cable reports. The announcement was made by the Egyptian Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday February 19, barely 48 hours after the foreigner was admitted to a specially designated hospital for isolation after being revealed…

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WHO Reverses Appointment Of Mugabe As Goodwill Ambassador

The Head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Sunday, reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the UN agency following widespread uproar. Tedros had announced the appointment earlier this week during a speech in Uruguay, where he praised Zimbabwe as “a country that places universal…

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Say What? Onitsha, Aba, Kaduna & Umuahia Are Among The World’s Most Polluted Cities, Report Says

Well guys, it’s time to rep your city. According to a new report published by the World Economic Forum Onitsha in Anambra State is the most polluted city in the world. The data obtained from World Health Organization (WHO) Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database also lists Kaduna, Aba and Umuahia in the top 20. The report…

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WHO Declares Global Emergency On Zika Virus-Linked Disease

  The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concerns over a disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America which it says poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response. Experts are worried that the virus is spreading far and fast, with devastating consequences.The infection has been linked to cases of microcephaly,…

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Presidency Excited As WHO Delists Nigeria From Polio Endemic List

President Mohammadu Buhari has expressed happiness on the delisting of Nigeria as a polio endemic country by the World Health Organization, WHO, vowing to maintain the status. The president also stated that his government was committed to completely eradicating the disease in 2017. According to Vanguard, President Buhari who spoke at a ceremony to mark…

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LDA, MAI, Grey, L’Espace, Fashpa, More To Auction Pieces For TFA #StopEbola Campaign, Join In!

On the 11th of November, 2014, Africa’s biggest youth event, The Future Awards Africa kicked off a #StopEbola campaign, supporting the World Health Organization’s efforts to rid our continent of Ebola. Celebrities from Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Asa; to business leaders: Ashish Thakkar, Africa’s youngest billionaire, Tayo Oviosu, CEO, Paga are leading the campaign,…

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Ebola: Nigerian Government Offers Drugs & Supplies Worth Over $249,000 To Sierra Leone

The Nigerian government has offered drugs and supplies worth more than $249,000 to Sierra Leone, a statement by the Ministry of Health said here on Thursday. This offering was made apart from a $3.5m donation promised by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan toward the fight against Ebola scourge in the sub-region, said the statement signed by…

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Fear Grips Passengers As Suspected Ebola Patient Is Flown Into The Country

Having been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization, WHO Nigeria has upheld careful health measures to stay of the virus we successfully defeated. Passengers and other users of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos were on Wednesday thrown into panic as a suspected Ebola patient was flown into the country by Royal Air Maroc…

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