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WHO: Four out of 10 patients ‘harmed’ while seeking medical treatment

The World Health Organisation has said four out of ten patients are ‘harmed’ during the process of seeking medical care.

NSN: Nutrition studies now in schools curricular

Nutrition has been included in the curricular of primary and secondary schools in the country as part of efforts to promote nutrition in children for sustainable development.

Congolese president urges colleagues to invest more in healthcare

An African leader has urged his colleagues to strengthen primary healthcare and invest more in human capital to achieve universal health coverage on the continent.
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WHO classifies ‘gaming disorder’ as an illness

The World Health Organization moved forward with a proposal to classify “gaming disorder” as an illness.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen waited to cast her ballot on Saturday [Chang Haoan-AP Photo]

Taiwan votes in test for pro-independence ruling party

Taiwan headed to the polls on Saturday in local elections that are a key test of support for the island's pro-independence ruling party ahead of presidential polls in just over a year.
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WHO, partners launch new malaria control efforts

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, the new World malaria report 2018 has said.

WHO: Air pollution claims 7 million lives annually

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says is working out strategies to better combat air pollution and its effect on health currently causing over seven million deaths globally annually.

NMA commends NAFDAC over move to reduce cardiovascular diseases

The Nigerian Medical Association has commended the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control over move to reduce the risk associated with cardiovascular diseases.

WHO: Harmful use of Alcohol kills 3 million people worldwide annually

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has revealed that harmful use of alcohol kills three million people worldwide every year, which represents 5.3 % of all deaths.
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WHO: Sex addiction sign of mental illness

The World Health Organisation has recognised sex addiction or “compulsive sexual behaviour” as a mental disorder, but said Saturday it remained unclear if it was an addiction on a par with gambling or drug abuse.

Taiwan foreign minister resigns after Burkina Faso cuts ties

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu Thursday tendered his resignation after Burkina Faso announced it was breaking diplomatic ties with the island.

Two patients who fled Ebola centre among the dead in DRC

Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment centre in a Democratic Republic of Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said on Wednesday while asserting that "forced hospitalisation is not the solution to this epidemic."

WHO: DR Congo Ebola has clear ‘potential to expand’

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear “potential to expand”, World Health Organisation (WHO) warned yesterday, amid news three people infected with the deadly virus had fled a local hospital.

WHO: Nine African nations mobilise to prevent possible Ebola spread

The World Health Organisation's regional director for Africa says the agency is accelerating efforts with nine countries neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo to try to prevent the spread of the current Ebola outbreak beyond its borders.

WHO unveils ambitious health plans to benefit 3 billion people

The World Health Assembly (WHA) on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan on Monday aiming to benefit an overall population of three billion globally for the next five years with better health care and well-being.

Taiwan hits back at WHO exclusion under Beijing pressure

Taiwan accused the World Health Organization of succumbing to political pressure from Beijing Tuesday after the island failed to receive an invitation to a major international meeting.

NOUN Nursing programme fully accredited by NUC, NMCN – vice-chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Prof. Abdalla Adamu, says the institution’s Nursing programme has been fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).

WHO recounts successes, challenges at 70

The World Health Organisation says irrespective of current health crisis still bedeviling some nations, it has recorded great success in eradicating diseases and improving life expectancy globally during its 70 years of existence.

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Bayern Munich forward wants Manchester United move

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Governor Akeredolu not hospitalised – commissioner

The absence of the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, from office in the recent time has been generating reactions from various quarters as some were saying the governor had been in the hospital, treating food poisoning.
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Police exhume another corpse in Benue rice farm

The Police Command in Benue have exhumed an unknown decomposed body in a rice farm in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.

Sunday Mba: I want to play active football again

Nigeria international midfielder Sunday Mba is keen to find a route back into football following an inactive two years.