Integrated measles campaign: Cross River, WHO target 761,951 children for vaccination

November 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has commended the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners for working closely in supporting the state government to get rid of childhood diseases through routine immunization. Professor Ayade who was represented by his deputy, Professor Ivara Etsu, disclosed this at the flag-off of the 2022 State Integrated Measles Vaccination and introduction of Read More

Suicide: Measuring our wellbeing with pseudo scales

October 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

An attempt to kill one’s self in response to a tragic or stressful situation is termed ‘attempted suicide’ while a success in such attempt is referred to as ‘suicide.’ This has profound effect on families especially when such attempt is successful, and when one survives, he or she battles other mental disorders. For suicide not to be seen only as Read More

Rash of child deaths in Gambia linked to cough syrups made in India – WHO

October 6, 2022 Administrator 0

The deaths of dozens of young children in Gambia from acute kidney injuries may be linked to contaminated cough and cold syrups made by an Indian drug manufacturer, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The findings, announced by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, followed tests on several medicinal syrups that were suspected of causing 66 child deaths in the Read More

WHO urges community on regular sanitation

September 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

The World Health Organisation, (WHO), has urged the Karamajiji community on Airport road to put measures in place to ensure that there is regular sanitation activities in the market and at home to have a healthy environment. The Head of Mission and representative of WHO in Nigeria, Dr. Walter Kasady Malambo, represented by the lead experts on Public Health and Read More

Monkey pox: WHO’s ominous data

September 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

Data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealing that Nigeria currently leads on the log of African countries with monkey pox infections and fatalities is a cause for concern by Nigeria’s health authorities, particularly, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, disclosed this last week during a virtual press briefing tagged, ‘Road Read More

Cholera: Yobe, WHO train community stakeholders on prevention measures

September 10, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe State Ministry of Health in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) has organised a one day training for 31 community stakeholders on prevention of epidemic diseases in the state. WHO Yobe state coordinator, Dr Nuhu Barau Ningi, said, the training was to empower the community stakeholders to be able to make and inform decision in the prevention of outbreaks Read More

Examining roles of men in heightening TB cases

August 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) observes that Nigeria is one of the countries with the highest TB caseloads globally and number one in Africa.Also, the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) expressed concerns about the high burden of TB in the country. Worried by this, NTBLCP has declared that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder with 440, Read More

FG to commence implementation of compulsory Health insurance programme

The federal government has concluded plans to kick start the implementation of the long-awaited compulsory health insurance programme in order to make quality and affordable healthcare services accessible to 92 million vulnerable Nigerians. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure when the delegation from World Health Organisation (WHO) led its Country Representative, Dr Walter Mulombo Read More

Breaking: WHO declares monkeypox outbreak global health emergency

July 23, 2022 BBC 0

The monkeypox outbreak has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). The classification is the highest alert that the WHO can issue and follows a worldwide upsurge in cases. It came at the end of the second meeting of the WHO’s emergency committee on the virus. More than 16,000 cases have now been reported from Read More

Impose tax levies on tobacco, WHO charges African govts

June 1, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on African governments to impose environmental tax levies on tobacco across the value and supply chains, including production, processing, distribution, sales, consumption and waste management. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, stated this in a message to commemorate the 2022 World No Tobacco Day, which is always celebrated 31 May every Read More

Lack of physical exercise responsible for non-communicable diseases – WHO

May 23, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that lack of physical exercise is responsible for the rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Nigeria. The global health body said NCDs kill at least 41 million people across the globe every year. WHO Country Representative, Dr Walter Kazadi, who was speaking during the third edition of the global “Walk the Talk” health Read More

Hand hygiene plays significant role in epidemics, pandemics fight – WHO

May 6, 2022 Helen Oji 0

Regional Director for Africa of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has said frequent hand hygiene plays significant role in the fight against epidemics and pandemics. She stated this Thursday in her message to mark the World Hand Hygiene Day, which is to foster and support a culture of hand washing, while raising awareness and understanding about the Read More

Caring for hearing health

March 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

On March 3, this year, the global community marked the World Hearing Day. The World Health Organisation (WHO) set aside the day to focus on the importance of safe listening as a means of maintaining good hearing health across the course of life. The theme for this year’s commemoration is: “To Hear for Life, Listen with Care.” According to experts, Read More

As spread continues, WHO fires fresh warning over Omicron

January 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against describing the Omicron variant as mild, saying it is killing people across the world. Recent studies suggest that Omicron is less likely to make people seriously ill than previous Covid variants. But the record number of people catching it has left health systems under severe pressure, said WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Read More

COVID-19: WHO to miss global 40% vaccination target – Report

December 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will miss its target to vaccinate 40 per cent of the population in every country by the end of the year, with the shortfalls especially in Africa. WHO’s 194 member countries, about half of them, will not meet the goal, according to report on the pandemic. It said in about 40 countries, not even 10 Read More

WHO urges nations to invest more in health care

December 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria, Dr. Walter Kazadi Mulomb, has charged countries to invest more in health care in order not to leave anyone behind. He made this known weekend at the Ministerial Press Conference to mark the Global Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with the theme: He Said: “Leave no one behind, invest in health systems Read More

COVID-19: Low income countries received 0.6% vaccine manufactured– WHO

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Director-General of World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has said that Omicron demonstrates why the world needs a new accord on pandemics. He said the current system discourage countries from alerting others to threats that will inevitably land on their shores. WHO DG stated this during the special session of the World Health Assembly. He said, “We don’t know Read More

WHO calls latest COVID-19 variant ‘Omicron’

November 27, 2021 Editor 0

The latest COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa has been given the Greek name ‘Omicron’, and labeled as a variant of concern by UN health agency experts due to its large number of mutations and possible faster rate of infection.  According to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), preliminary evidence also suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant of concern, Read More

Covid-19: WHO charges journalists on effective communication

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment (HIM) Lead, Dr. Geoffrey Namara, has urged the Nigeria media on effective communication of Covid-19. Namara made the call in Auta Belefi on Friday, during a two-day annual conference of the Association of Health Journalists (ANHEJ) in Nasarawa state. In a presentation, entitled:” Understanding Key Outbreak Metrics for Accurate Read More

WHO lauds ANHEJ on COVID-19 hesitancy awareness to populace

November 26, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria, Head of Communication Officer, Ms Charity Warigon, Thursday, said the Association of Nigeria Health Journalist, (ANHEJ), has proven to be highly professional by rising to the test of the COVID-19 hesitancy by educating, mobilising, and creating awareness amongst the populace. She made this known during the ANHEJ Conference with the theme – “Improving confidence Read More

Misinformation a bigger threat to COVID-19 response efforts – WHO

November 26, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said misinformation remained a bigger threat to COVID-19 response efforts in Nigeria. The global health body then, tasked health journalists to always equip themselves with relevant knowledge and information to ensure proper reporting. Speaking during a two-day annual conference of the Association of Health Journalists (ANHEJ), in Nasarawa state, Thursday, the WHO Health Emergency Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More