Buhari reappoints Shuaib as NPHCDA boss

October 8, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, approved the reappointment of the Executive/CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr. Faisal Shuaib for a second and final term of four years. A statement by the Head of Public Relations Unit of NPHCDA, Mohammed Ohitoto, in Abuja quoted the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who signed the Read More

Breaking: Only one candidate now stands Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala ‘s way for WTO top job

October 7, 2020 Editor 0

From the remaining final five candidates contesting to emerges as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is now in the last stage of contest. Okonjo-Iweala who will now battle it out with South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee was Nigeria’s Minister of Finance. Blueprint reports that The initial pool of eight candidates to replace Roberto Azevedo, who stepped Read More

Xinhua Headlines: Xiplomacy echoes call of the times at UN meetings

October 4, 2020 Editor 0

With the world beset with such grave challenges as a raging pandemic, continuing recession, surging isolationism and rising hegemonism, the recent series of UN high-level meetings represent the world’s latest bid to find humanity’s way forward. In multiple speeches delivered at the most important international platform, Chinese President Xi Jinping expounded his approach to addressing the fundamental questions of the Read More

20,000 Nigerian women lost to poor breastfeeding annually – Minister

August 6, 2020 Duro Joseph 0

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that 20,000 women die every year in Nigeria as a result of poor breastfeeding. Speaking at a media conference held in Abuja Tuesday to commemorate the 2020 Breastfeeding Week with the theme: “Support Breastfeeding for a healthier planet”, the minister emphasised the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for children. A statement on Read More

As WHO raises alarm, Brazil records second highest Coronavirus deaths globally

June 13, 2020 AFP 0

Brazil on Friday claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest coronavirus death toll worldwide behind the United States, where several states have posted record daily case tallies, signaling the crisis is far from over. Brazil’s health ministry recorded 909 deaths in the past 24 hours, putting the total at 41,828 — meaning the country of 212 million people has Read More

WHO decision: Germany hits Trump

May 30, 2020 AFP 0

Germany on Saturday blasted US President Donald Trump’s decision to sever ties with the World Health Organization, describing it as “disappointing” and a setback for global health. The WHO “needs reform” if it is to “make any difference”, Health Minister Jens Spahn said in a Tweet released in English, German and French. “And the EU must take a leading role Read More

Breaking: Global Covid-19 deaths now over 200,000, cases near 3m

April 25, 2020 BBC 0

More than 200,000 people worldwide have now died with the coronavirus, figures from Johns Hopkins University show. There are more than 2.8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to the tally. It comes after the number of fatalities in the US passed 50,000, as Americans endure the world’s deadliest outbreak. On 11 January, Chinese state media reported the first known Read More

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Coronavirus: Trump halts WHO funding

April 15, 2020 Editor 0

US President Donald Trump has said he is going to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) because it has “failed in its basic duty” in its response to the coronavirus outbreak. He accused the UN agency of mismanaging and covering up the spread of the virus after it emerged in China, and said it must be held accountable. Read More

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Europe records first Coronavirus death

February 15, 2020 Editor 0

A Chinese tourist has died in France after contracting the new coronavirus – the first fatality from the disease outside Asia. The victim was an 80-year-old man from China’s Hubei province, according to French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn. He arrived in France on 16 January and was placed in quarantine in hospital in Paris on 25 January, she said. Only Read More

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Confirmed: One infected as first Coronavirus case berths in Africa

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

Egypt on Friday confirmed a case of Coronavirus in its territory,the first in Africa since the deadly virus began ravaging China in December. But the victim is not Egyptian, the ministry of health said in Cairo. The ministry did not disclose the nationality of the person who is quarantined in hospital. It merely said that it “has taken preventative measures Read More

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2020 ICD: Foundation set to give away free 250, 000 condoms, preaches safer lifestyle

February 11, 2020 Editor 0

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will between February 12 and 14, 2020 under the healthy living advocacy campaign slogan “Safer is Fun” distribute no fewer than 250, 000 condoms to Nigerians. The event according to an official press release was as part of effort geared towards preventing HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections and promote healthy lifestyles. “AHF has a long tradition Read More

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Over 720 already dead, 34,546 infected as Coronavirus spreads

February 8, 2020 Editor 0

Shortage of masks, cancelled attendances at major trade shows, restricted access to cruise ships. Here are the developments from around the world on the coronavirus over the past 24 hours. – 722 dead –In mainland China 34,546 people have been infected, of whom 722 have died, according to official figures. In the past 24 hours there have been 86 deaths, Read More

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China worst hit as coronavirus spreads like wildfire, 56 dead *See tips on how to escape latest killer disease

January 26, 2020 Editor 0

China on Sunday expanded drastic travel restrictions to contain the spread of a new coronavirus that President Xi Jinping said posed a “grave” threat, as the death toll reached 56 and Shanghai reported its first fatality. China confirmed 1,975 cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus as of January 25, state broadcaster CCTV reported. More than 2,000 people across the Read More

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Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

A new United Nations report says that about 821 million people are now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting hunger eradication goal at risk. DAVID AGBA reports State of food nutrition New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, Read More

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Typhoid: Can vaccine end this most misdiagnosed disease in Nigeria?

July 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

“Typhoid fever” has long been recognized as one of the most diagnosed diseases in Nigeria. The challenge is that when diagnosed properly, typhoid fever is actually a life-threatening infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. It is usually spread through contaminated food or water, and symptoms, including prolonged fever, fatigue, headache, nausea, and abdominal pain are very similar to those Read More