Friday, September 30, 2022

World Health Organisation (WHO)

September 22, 2022

Chinese scientists design face mask that detects viruses in 10 minutes

The wearable bioelectronic mask can detect common respiratory viruses in the air in droplets or aerosols and then alert the wearers via their mobile devices.

Face mask
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
September 15, 2022

Nigerian stakeholders urged to promote fiscal transparency, accountability

According to the PERL coordinator, citizens and government need to work together towards sustaining the programme beyond its lifespan following the recorded gains.

World Bank and FCDO
September 14, 2022

Gambia suspends sales of paracetamol syrup after many children die

WHO officials said the evidence pointed not to paracetamol but to an infectious origin such as polluted water

September 10, 2022

Most of 700,000 people who daily die by suicide globally are poor: WHO

“For every suicide, there are likely 20 other people making a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide.

Suicide rope
September 5, 2022

NCDC records yellow fever deaths in 10 states

At least 1,179 suspected cases of yellow fever were reported in 416 local government areas from January 1 to July 31.

September 1, 2022

Lack of money affecting Nigerians’ mental health: Psychiatrist

“The truth remains that the social crisis is taking a toll on the mental health well-being of the citizens.

Mental Health
September 1, 2022

Adamawa records new cholera cases

The Adamawa ministry of health has confirmed 11 cases of cholera in Guyuk and Shelleng local government areas.

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 25, 2022

WHO says monkeypox cases declining globally 

According to the world health body, in the week from August 15 to 21, there were 21 per cent fewer cases than in the previous week.