Thursday, February 9, 2023

HEALTH

WHO calls for robust measures to tame Africa’s soaring cancer fatalities

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Sub-Saharan African countries should come up with targeted interventions like enhanced surveillance, timely diagnosis, treatment and care in order to tame the rising fatalities linked to cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday during World Cancer Day. Cancer is...

World Cancer Day: Closing the care gap in Nigeria By FOLASADE AKPAN

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Cancer, one of the deadliest diseases in the world, does not respect race, gender, class or age. It is a disease in which some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body, according to...

 African leaders move to end AIDS in children

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By Julius Muta (DAR ES SALAAM) - Ministers and representatives from twelve African countries have committed themselves, and laid out their plans, to end AIDS in children by 2030. This is coming as international partners have set out how they...

South Africa records outbreak of African swine fever

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South Africa has reported an outbreak of African swine fever in a farm in Gauteng Province, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development said Friday. "The source of the infection on the farm has not yet been identified,...

U.S. disburses $7.8bn to boost eradication of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

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The US says it has disbursed more than 7.8 billion dollars through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to help Nigeria boost the fight against HIV/AIDS. This is contained in a statement on Saturday by the US diplomatic...

Malawi: Cholera death toll passes 1,000, as outbreak spreads

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The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Malawi has passed 1,000 while cases have risen to 30,621, the highest on record in the country, Health Minister Khumbize Chiponda said on Wednesday. Most of the deaths occurred in the two...

UN agencies aid S. Africa’s mass vaccinations against measles outbreak

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The UN team in South Africa is supporting government mass vaccination efforts to quell a continuing measles outbreak, a UN spokesman said. Resident Coordinator Nelson Muffuh is leading the UN effort following the measles outbreak in five of the country’s...

Aisha Buhari sponsors open-heart surgeries, charges privileged Nigerians to action

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By Joy Adara (ABUJA) The First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has organised a Future Assured Cardiac Mission to intervene in attenuating the rampant cases of heart disease, which have burdened many Nigerians. FRONTVIEW AFRICA reports that...

Meningitis: NCDC deploys rapid response team to Jigawa, Yobe, Katsina

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has deployed a Rapid Response Team (RRT) to Jigawa, Yobe and Katsina State. Dr Pricilla Ibekwe, Head of Special Projects and Partnerships Unit at NCDC, said this on Monday in Abuja,...

Nigeria to put best-practice trans fat elimination policy in place soon – WHO

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World Health Organisation (WHO) says five billion people globally remain unprotected from harmful trans-fat, increasing their risk of heart disease and death as Nigeria is considering putting trans fat elimination policy in place in 2023. Trans fat, or trans-fatty acids,...

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Qatar signs deal with Accor to manage World Cup fan accommodation

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By Lawrence Oshodi - Qatar has chosen Accor, Europe's largest hotel group, to manage apartments and villas for fans visiting Qatar during the 2022 World...

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