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Polio: WHO official applauds Nigeria’s achievement, urges more efforts

Polio: WHO official applauds Nigeria’s achievement, urges more efforts

Dr. Pascal Mkanda, Coordinator, Polio Eradication Programme, at World Health Organisation (WHO), Africa Regional Office, has commended the Nigerian Government over its achievements in the area of Polio eradication. Mkanda, however, advised that more work needed to be done to stop the transmission of all types of polioviruses. He made the recommendation on Wednesday, in
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Ebola now preventable and treatable — WHO

Ebola now preventable and treatable — WHO

As WHO prequalifies Ebola Vaccine 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. Prequalification means that the
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WHO, lifeline, suicidal

Lifeline for the suicidal

THE World HealthOrganisation, WHO, while commemorating this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day, released some staggering statistics on records of suicide across the globe. In the data revealed by WHO, at least one person dies worldwide from suicide every 40 seconds. Globally, apart from road injury, which is the number one cause of death, WHO reported that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 15-29, saying about 800,000 people die yearly due to suicide. According to WHO, for every death by suicide, 20 to 25 more people have attempted it.

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WHO advocates domestic funding by African states in fight against malaria

WHO advocates domestic funding by African states in fight against malaria

World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on member states across West and Central Africa to enhance domestic financing in the fight against malaria. Dr. Clement Lagula-Peter, Officer-in-Charge of WHO Nigeria, made the call during the re-launch of Malaria Futures for Africa (MalaFA), organised by RMB Partnership to end malaria, on Tuesday in Abuja. Lagula-Peter said
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