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The Federal Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners is harmonizing efforts to put a stop to the medicalisation of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Steps to certify Nigeria polio free by the World Health Organization (WHO) has commenced, with the arrival of officials of the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for a two-week visit to the country to conduct critical analysis and verify the accuracy of certification documents prepared by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has berated a trend in African politics where, according to him, politicians are resorting to political coups as a substitute for military coups, critiquing the phenomenon as bad the continent.
Three Ebola workers in eastern DR Congo have been killed, adding to the toll of people who have died fighting the nearly 16-month-old epidemic, a local UN source said Thursday.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said measles has killed more than 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since January — more than double the toll in the country’s Ebola epidemic.
Two people were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday in fresh protests at failures to root out a notorious armed group, a military official said.
With the review of Nigeria’s International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005) capacities to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats, a new average Joint External Evaluation (JEE) score of 46% for Nigeria has been announced. This is a 7% increase from the 2017 score of 39%.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Bank have commended Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on the launch of the Edo Healthcare Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP), which is aimed at making healthcare affordable and accessible to residents across the state.
Some pharmacists have advised Nigerians to handle antibiotics with care by completing their prescribed dosage and avoid ingesting antibiotics without appropriate testing and prescription.
Since the discovery of Penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have continued to play a critical role in healthcare. Not only are they used to treat infections caused by various strains of bacteria, but they are also used to prevent bacterial infections during surgery and in the event of accidents.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critical step that will help speed up its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most at risk of Ebola outbreaks. This is the fastest vaccine prequalification process ever conducted by WHO.
The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) on Thursday held an engagement forum with stakeholders in Lagos on the implementation of the Federal Competition and Consumer Act.
The House of Representatives has queried the construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, over the slow pace of work on the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano highways.
Some residents of Victoria Island, highbrow Lagos Friday morning trooped out with kegs to scoop diesel from a fallen 33,000 litre tanker along Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Uchenna Kanu as the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 following a record-breaking year in the United States.
A renowned Yoruba group, Voice of Reason (VOR), on Thursday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari consider history and posterity in whatever actions and policies his administration take.
The Lagos State House of Assembly says it will not repeal the state’s pension law permitting former governors and other public office holders to receive juicy pensions from state coffers.
Anthony Joshua’s net worth is set to double after regaining the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts from Andy Ruiz Jnr in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Sunday depart for the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Federal Government will sign the Memorandum of Understanding with a Russian firm for the resuscitation of the multi-billion naira Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mill, in Kogi State in January 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of the new chairman and members of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.