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

Umeoji, 2 lawmakers dump APGA for APC, declare support for Andy Uba

October 30, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Ahead of Anambra state governorship election scheduled for November 6, the former frontline governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and current member of the House of Representatives, representing Aguata Federal Constituency in Anambra state, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) along with two House of Assembly members and several party supporters. Umeoji defection Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

Osinbajo not desperate, didn’t renounce 2023 presidential ambition – Group

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s strong focus on his responsibilities, along with a decidedly non-desperate disposition towards the 2023 presidential race has further energised his support base nationwide, the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has said. Dismissing speculations that the Vice President may have attended a meeting and renounced his 2023 bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, the PCG emphasised that Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

Pictures: How 6th National Youth Games ended glamorously

October 20, 2021 Editor 0

Again, Delta state has emerged Champions of the National Youth Games (NYG) held inside spacious and prestigious University of Ilorin (Unilorin).  The week long sporting activities for athletes who are under-15 witnessed display of raw talents. At the closing ceremony, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, said, “Everything that has a beginning must have an end. It Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

Excitement as Nigeria receives Queen’s baton relay ahead 2022 Commonwealth games

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

As member nations prepare for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Nigeria on Friday in Abuja received the Queen’s Baton Relay, an iconic event which started with a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London as part of the city’s Commonwealth Day festivities. The President, Common Wealth Games Nigeria, Engr. Habul Gumel, who received the Queen’s Baton Relay at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Read More