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August 31, 2022

Over 80% of Africans rely on herbal medicine: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that over 80 per cent of Africa’s population relies on traditional medicine for their primary health needs.

August 24, 2022

African health ministers endorse PEN-PLUS to treat noncommunicable diseases

African health ministers have endorsed a new strategy to boost access to the diagnosis, treatment and care of severe noncommunicable diseases.

Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo Health Ministers
November 13, 2021

Diabetes: WHO criticises producers for shrinking insulin access for profits

A WHO report says high prices, low availability of human insulin, few producers dominating the insulin market and weak health systems are the main barriers to universal access.

August 19, 2021

As diabetes becomes death sentence, Nigeria must stand up to sugar-sweetened beverages

In Nigeria today, most sugar-sweetened products, such as soft drinks, contribute to this burden of diabetes.

January 8, 2021

Pregnant women, under 16 children not to take COVID-19 vaccines: WHO

However, SAGE recommendation assured that the vaccine has been found safe and effective for some known medical conditions.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
December 10, 2020

WHO lists world’s top 10 killer diseases

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death at the global level in the last 20 years.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
November 14, 2020

WHO rolls out global plan to combat diabetes

By WHO estimates, six per cent of the world’s population has diabetes.