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Nigeria Removed From Polio List By The World Health Organisation (WHO)

Nigeria Removed From Polio List By The World Health Organisation (WHO)

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reiterated the resolve of his administration to sustain the current momentum aimed at eradicating polio virus in the country. According to him, his administration will provide the needed funding for operations and vaccine procurement as well as reintroduce the Presidential Taskforce in order to provide the political direction. The president made […]

Egypt’s Alexandria Hani el-Messiry Governor Resigns Amid Flooding Crisis

Egypt’s Alexandria Hani el-Messiry Governor Resigns Amid Flooding Crisis

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail accepted the resignation of the governor of Alexandria Hani el-Messiry late Sunday. Messiry stepped down in the aftermath of a weather crisis which left five people dead, four of them electrocuted when heavy rainfall flooded the coastal city and power cables hit the resulting pools of water where people were stranded. […]

47 Percent Of Nigerians Don’t Wash Their Hands With Soap After Defecation

47 Percent Of Nigerians Don’t Wash Their Hands With Soap After Defecation

A recent survey by the United Nation Children Fund (UNICEF), carried out in six states, found that an average of 82 per cent of people washed their hands before eating, while only 53 per cent of people washed their hands with soap after defecation. According to a statement, yesterday, by the UNICEF, on the occasion […]

Saving Mothers And Babies Advances Africa – Melinda Gates

Saving Mothers And Babies Advances Africa – Melinda Gates

Sometimes the technical words we use to describe a problem mask its true nature.Such is the case for the hundreds of thousands of women who die during pregnancy or delivery each year across Africa. For them, the official cause of death may be recorded as postpartum hemorrhage or uterine rupture. Similarly, for the alarming number […]

Scientists May Have Accidentally Found The Cure For Cancer

Scientists May Have Accidentally Found The Cure For Cancer

Scientists researching for a vaccine against malaria in pregnant women may have accidentally discovered an effective weapon against cancer. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) may have found a breakthrough in fighting cancer, which could result in a medical treatment for those affected with the deadly disease. […]

It’s Easy To Leave The UN Base In South Sudan But Departing Is Often Accompanied By Death

It’s Easy To Leave The UN Base In South Sudan But Departing Is Often Accompanied By Death

Whether it’s through breaks in the patchy razor-wired mud walls or out its gates, it is easy to leave the UN base here but departing is often accompanied by death. About 100 metres from the main gate of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), a tractor-digger clears space in a […]

Baby, Maternal Deaths Increase In Sierra Leone On Ebola Fear

Baby, Maternal Deaths Increase In Sierra Leone On Ebola Fear

Maternal and newborn deaths in Sierra Leone have soared since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as fear of being infected and mistrust of health workers deter pregnant women from giving birth in health facilities, researchers said on Tuesday. Deaths of women during or just after childbirth rose by almost a third and those of […]

African Civil Society Under Threat: Mary Robinson

African Civil Society Under Threat:  Mary Robinson

The decline of human rights on average across Africa is worrying Mary Robinson, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and now a special envoy on climate change for the UN Secretary-General. Discussing this year’s Ibrahim Index of African Governance, she also underlined the need for more data on climate change. She spoke […]

Nigeria reaches polio ‘milestone’

Nigeria reaches polio ‘milestone’

Nigeria has been removed from the list of polio endemic countries in what is being regarded as a “milestone” on the quest to eradicate the disease.The announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO), was made at a meeting of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in New York. It follows Nigeria going more than a […]

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