Pregnant women with malaria at risk of anaemia –Study

A new study has revealed that pregnant women from sub-Saharan Africa with malaria and HIV have a higher risk of anaemia than those without the infections. The study was published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. The researchers say the findings may have implications for efforts to reduce the risk of death […]

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‘Initiate breastfeeding within one hour of giving birth’

Maternal and child health experts have identified delay in early initiation of breastfeeding as a major barrier to Nigeria achieving the World Health Organisation 50 per cent exclusive breastfeeding recommendation. The experts disclosed this on Monday at a webinar organised by the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with Alive & Thrive Initiative to commemorate […]

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Adopt localised measures to fight COVID-19 _ WHO

The World Health Organisation has urged countries to adopt ‘localised’ strategies against COVID-19, rather than re-imposing national lockdowns due to the health, social and economic repercussions. Head of WHO’s Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis Unit, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, stated that as at March, when COVID-19 pandemic spiralled out of control across the globe, over 100 […]

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WHO issues new treatment guideline for COVID-19

The World Health Organisation has released new criteria for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, which would hasten their discharge from hospitals and isolation centres in different countries. WHO in a statement released this week said that the need to revise its guidelines becomes necessary following series of reports received from global partners. The updated criteria […]

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World Blood Donor Day: Donating blood is still safe -WHO

As the world marks the 2020 World Blood Donor Day amid the COVIID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organisation, says it is still safe to donate blood at this time. WHO, however, warned that donors and blood collection centres must apply extra caution and follow laid down requirements during the process. WHO’s Team Lead on Blood […]

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Trump to end US relationship with World Health Organization

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization, a move he has threatened throughout the coronavirus pandemic and one that earned quick criticism from all angles. “Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our […]

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WHO cautions as African countries as lockdown eases

Three months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in sub-Saharan Africa, the region has made progress in tackling the virus. Many countries implemented lockdowns and key public health measures early, and these appeared to have helped slow down the spread of the disease. There are concerns however that if these measures are relaxed […]

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