The World Health Organisation (WHO) has in a new WHO progress report released ahead of the 2016 World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, declared that about 14 million people globally are not aware that they are HIV positive.
The report indicated a lack of an HIV diagnosis as a major obstacle to implementing the organisation’s recommendation that everyone with HIV should be offered Antiretroviral Therapy (ART).
It said that more than 18 million people with HIV were currently taking ART and a […]
About 15 million premature births are recorded each year, with Nigeria ranked 3rd on the list of countries with premature births with an estimated 871,000 babies born pre-term every year.
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this yesterday at the occasion marking the World Prematurity and Pneumonia Day.
Also, as part of the efforts to save Newborn lives, Federal Ministry of Health launched three policy documents relating to Newborn Health. These are: Nigeria Every Newborn Action Plan, essential Newborn Care training […]
It was gathered that the World Health Organisation, WHO, has set in motion the process of electing a new Director General in to take over from the current Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, was appointed in 2006 and will complete her second term on 30 June 2017. The new DG will assume office July 1, 2017.
In a statement over the weekend, the global health body released the names of six candidates short listed from nominations submitted by the WHO’s 194 member […]
Nigeria has reported its third polio case in the northeastern state of Borno, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday, warning more cases could appear in a major health setback.
Two other polio cases were reported in August.
Nigeria was on track to be certified free of the virus next year.
“A third child has been paralyzed by wild poliovirus type one (WPV1) in Borno state,” WHO said in a statement.
“It’s all linked to the same outbreak,” WHO said, adding: “detection of new […]
A Lebanese who spent 30 years of his life teaching mathematics in different schools in Sokoto state, has been murdered.
The spokesman of the Sokoto state police command, El-Mustapha Sani, has disclosed that Moin Amsuri, a Lebanese who spent 30 years of his life teaching mathematics in different schools in Sokoto state, has been murdered by unknown gunmen on Thursday.
Sani said armed robbers could likely be behind the tragic incident, disclosing that investigation was ongoing.
“The deceased was suspected to have been […]
The World Health Organization’s research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn’t enough proof to show a link to cancer.
But the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, also announced in a report published on Wednesday that drinking “very hot” beverages of any kind could potentially raise the cancer risk, and it classified them as “probably carcinogenic” to humans.
In particular, it cited countries including China, Iran and those in South America, where […]
The Labor Leaders of Ekiti state yesterday burst into the old Governor’s office in Ado Ekiti, the state secretariat and other government offices to chase workers out of their offices.
The Labour leaders went as far as to even flog those who defied their directive to skip work for the day.
They were protesting the non-payment of five months salary and were on an indefinite strike.
Reports state that a witness on the scene said, “We were in the middle of something when […]
A woman, 29 year old Pamela Philip, who generously paid a fellow customer’s £22 shopping bill was surprised and shocked when he rewarded her kindness with an £8,000 painting. Philip was shocked when she discovered that the man she helped was a famous “sleepwalking artist”, who was so moved by her random act of kindness he decided to gift her with one of his works of art.
Pamela said she was behind a flustered customer, who had lost his wallet, in […]
Aregbe Idris, the convener of Our Lagos Your Lagos project has revealed that Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode is not a slow man as assumed.
Aregbe stated this recently in a chat with Naij.com when asked about his perception that Ambode is a ‘slow’ governor.
In his words, “Who says he is a slow Governor? We have a governor that works day and night, cares about the people; stand for unity within and amongst the people, talks about fairness and equality, advocates […]
Another set of photos has emerged showing one of the victims of the road accident that tragically claimed many lives recently. The young man pictured below is Tony Erondu and he looks as agile as any young man would want to be.
Below are more photos of Tony.
However, the young man who was a victim of the Peace Mass Transit accident that claimed a lot of lives recently, has passed on to the great beyond. It is reported that […]
One of Nigeria’s most recognized On-Air Personalities, Freeze, who is known for making comments on controversial and trending issues, has questioned a pastor’s most recent move.
The Senior Pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja, Joshua Iginla on Sunday, recently gave out 32 cars out of which were 16 SUVs to celebrate his birthday.
He gave out the cars to Nollywood actors and others. The pastor’s action has however not gone down well with some Nigerians, one of whom is Freeze. The […]