Tuesday, September 27, 2022


UNFPA Seeks $8.5m For Sexual Health In Africa

UNFPA logo.  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says it is seeking at least $8.5 million to reach 20 million young people in Africa by 2025 with sexual and reproductive health information through its Tech4Youth program. Tech4Youth, a pan-African project conceptualised...

Two doctors face disciplinary action over death of child patient in Abuja

Two medical practitioners, Dr Denis Richard Shattima and Dr Hauwa Galadima Shehu, have been referred to the Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (MDPDT) for adjudication by the Nigeria Medical and Dental Council. The referral followed an indictment of the...

AIDS Foundation pledges $10m to Global Fund

Ahead of the Seventh Replenishment Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in New York on Sept. 21, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), an NGO, has pledged 10 million dollars. AHF’s Marketing Manager in Nigeria, Mr Steve Aborisade, announced this...

Ebola virus breaks out in central Uganda

Uganda health ministry on Tuesday announced that the deadly Ebola virus has broken out in the central part of the country. According to local authorities, a person was admitted at Mubende regional referral hospital on Sept. 15 after presenting Ebola...

1 in every 5 deaths from malaria globally occur in Nigeria – Official

By Ankeli Emmanuel, (SOKOTO) Despite the reduction in malaria prevalence in Nigeria from 27% in 2015 to 23% in 2018 according NDHIS, over 31 million estimated cases of malaria occur annually in Nigeria. The Senior Media Programme Officer, from USAID's Breakthrough--Action...

Ghana declares end of Marburg virus disease outbreak

Ghana president’s office said on Monday declared the end of a Marburg virus outbreak, a highly infectious disease similar to Ebola, that was confirmed in July. Ghana’s Marburg outbreak was the second in West Africa. The first ever case of...

Improvement on immunisation in Nigeria fantastic — UNICEF

Mr Peter Hawkins, the Country Representative, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria, says the improvement recorded in the number of children immunised against diseases in the country is fantastic. He gave the commendation on Sunday during the News Agency of...

Medication errors kill 3m annually – WHO laments

The WHO says medication errors contribute to more than three million deaths globally every year. Its Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, made the declaration in her message to mark the 2022 World Patient Safety Day. The Day is observed...

Nigeria has the highest monkeypox death toll in Africa – WHO

The World Health Organization has said that Nigeria has the highest death toll and confirmed cases of monkeypox in Africa. This was disclosed by WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, during a virtual press briefing tagged, ‘Road to...

Nigeria, WHO, UNICEF, inaugurate hand hygiene roadmap

The Federal Government, in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), has inaugurated a National Roadmap on Hand Hygiene for All. The roadmap gives direction for collaborative efforts to implement the Sanitation and...

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FIFA, CAF investigate Nigeria, Zambia 2018 World Cup qualifier

Botswanan referee Joshua Bondo (2L) speaks with Nigeria’s midfielder Abdullahi Shehu (L) during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying football match between Nigeria and...