Wednesday, October 5, 2022


October 4, 2022

Floods: WHO warns Pakistan on verge of health disaster

About $816 million is needed for rescue and relief in Pakistan, more than 2,000 people have died from floods and subsequent infections since mid-June.

Pakistan Flood
September 20, 2022

Sokoto to spend N534 million on 3.1 million mosquito nets

“In Sokoto state, about N534 million would be expended as implementation cost, out of which the state government provided N178 million as counterpart fund.”

Mosquito nets
September 19, 2022

Millions battle diarrhoea, infections in Pakistan’s flood-hit south

428,098 children under five suffer from diarrhoea, while another 51,191 are being treated for dysentery in the worst-hit province of Sindh.

Pakistani children suffering from diarrhoea
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 17, 2022

UNICEF awards $170 million malaria vaccine contract to GSK

“We hope this is just the beginning. Continued innovation is needed to develop…next-generation vaccines to increase available supply and enable a healthier vaccine market.”

August 3, 2022

Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia face most ‘catastrophic’ hunger, WHO warns

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Horn of Africa is experiencing one of the worst hunger crises of the last 70 years.

Malnourished children. [CREDIT: The Cable]
July 26, 2022

New ‘rugged’ malaria vector discovered in northern Nigeria

He said that it was a rugged vector, very difficult to eradicate and had not been found anywhere near West Africa.

Nigeria Institute of Medical Research
July 1, 2022

Untreated malaria may cause mental problem, expert warns

According to the World Malaria Report by the WHO, there were 241 million malaria cases and 627,000 malaria deaths worldwide in 2020.

June 24, 2022

23 million Nigerian children given malaria chemoprevention: Buhari

Some 23 million Nigerian children have received the seasonal malaria chemoprevention to reduce severe malaria.

May 23, 2022

Malaria: Jigawa mosquitoes resistant to insecticide-treated nets, say Researchers

A team of researchers at the Federal University Dutse has discovered some species of mosquitoes that are resistant to insecticide-treated nets in Jigawa.