Tag: WHO

Edwin OkoloAugust 22, 2019

As of today, Nigeria is finally polio free

It has taken Nigeria a long, long time, but finally, we are Polio free. It has taken 30 years of ...

Bernard DayoJuly 18, 2019

The Big 5: Senate confirms Muhammad as Chief Justice of Nigeria; WHO declares Ebola international health concern | Other top stories

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: Senate confirms Muhammad as Chief Justice of Nigeria The Senate has ...

Bernard DayoJune 13, 2019

There’s an outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo and we should all be concerned

There’s an ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has led to 1,400 deaths so far. ...

Bernard DayoMay 28, 2019

World Health Organisation (WHO) removes transgender from list of mental disorders and we stan

The World Health Organization has officially decided to stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill. Given the decision of Kenya’s ...

tosin adesinaOctober 25, 2018

Nigeria’s life expectancy rankings should make you very worried

Beginning from 2018, a male child given birth to in Nigeria is expected to live for an approximated 54.7 years ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMay 13, 2018

The Big 5: WHO says Nigeria, other African countries at risk of Ebola; Fayemi picks APC ticket for Ekiti governorship election and other stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has ...

tosin adesinaMarch 31, 2018

With one doctor to 6000 patients, Nigeria is officially experiencing a health crisis

On this blog, between September 2017 till date we’ve called the attention of the Federal government of Nigeria to the ...

ToluDecember 8, 2017

Over 200 secondary school students attend Aimcare NG’s The Hygiene For Every Child Campaign

On Friday, 1st of December 2017, Aimcare NG hosted a hygiene symposium for students in public schools in Lagos State. ...

SponsorDecember 7, 2017

Reckitt Benckiser, Save The Children collaborate with Lagos State Govt to flag off Rotavirus vaccine administration

For the first time in the history of the Nigerian health system, children less than five years will receive rotavirus ...

SponsorNovember 27, 2017

Harpic partners Lagos State Ministry of Environment in commemoration of World Toilet Day

Harpic, Nigeria’s No. 1 toilet cleaning brand from Reckitt Benckiser the market leader in health, hygiene and home care products ...

EditorNovember 7, 2017

[The Activism Blog] Obese children are Africa’s silent epidemic, what are we doing about it?

The world health Organization in its recent global nutrition report states that a quarter of the world’s 41 million overweight ...

EditorAugust 10, 2017

[The Activism Blog] WHO to Nigeria: Stop killing 236,000 children annually

A recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) which has revealed that Nigeria is losing 236,000 children annually to ...

RoqeebahAugust 9, 2017

2 people have died and 4 quarantined | How is this Lassa fever spread?

Yesterday, two people were reported to have lost their lives at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital where they were being ...

Oludolapo AdelanaMay 16, 2017

Ebola: Do not panic, Health Minister assures Nigerians

On May 12, 2017, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) received formal notification from the World Health Organization of ...

AzeezMay 15, 2017

Ebola: FG increases screening at major airports

by Azeez Adeniyi The Federal Government has deployed additional personnel, thermal scanners and sanitisers to Lagos and Abuja airports in ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMay 12, 2017

BREAKING: Ebola returns – WHO

by Omoleye Omoruyi The deadly disease that took the lives of many in Nigeria and some other African countries is ...

Oludolapo AdelanaApril 2, 2017

Meningitis outbreak: FG to hold emergency meeting with WHO

by Dolapo Adelana Following the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis in five States, the Federal Government has summoned an emergency meeting between ...

Isime EseneOctober 24, 2016

BLOOD MONEY I: Did President Buhari lie about the cleanup of Ogoniland?

Last month, YNaija.com launched its Monthly Citizenship Dispatches, which explores in detail, the lives and realities of Nigerian citizens across ...

RoqeebahSeptember 29, 2016

Cholera: Does Ambode need to impose one more sanitation day on Lagosians?

Ebola came and we conquered. So it is surprising that a country that could manage the crisis of such an ...

AzeezSeptember 5, 2016

Polio outbreak: Nigeria may be in grave danger

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said a third case of polio has been reported in Nigeria after two others ...

RoqeebahAugust 26, 2016

There is a fresh threat of yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria: Your safety pack in 5

by Roqeebah Olaoniye The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) had a media roundtable discussion at the University of Lagos and ...

AzeezAugust 13, 2016

5 takeaways from the recent discovery of polio virus in Borno

There were reports on Thursday that the Federal Government had discovered an outbreak of Wild Polio Virus in Borno State. ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 12, 2016

Polio: FG, WHO begin vaccination

The Federal Ministry of Health in conjunction with WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have rolled out ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 11, 2016

Polio returns to Nigeria for the first time since July 2014

The Honourable Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole has confirmed an outbreak of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) in Borno state. ...

Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 12, 2016

Nigeria must be poilo-free by 2017 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, directed the Federal Ministries of Health, and Information and Culture, to work with state governments, ...

Isime EseneJune 24, 2016

Adamu Mustapha: Enhancing economic development through water supply – Zamfara State as a case study

by Adamu Mustapha From time immemorial, philosophers and scientists have linked development to the presence of safe and clean drinking water. ...

Mazi EmekaFebruary 10, 2016

Zika virus: China confirms first case

Asian giant, China, with a population of over 1.3 billion, has confirmed its first case of the dreaded Zika virus. ...

Janeth JAugust 17, 2015

Finally! Africa is free of “wild” cases of polio

Africa has been battling different kinds of diseases and epidemics, but we’ve made a breakthrough in one epidemic, Polio. According to the ...

Mallam YeroJune 30, 2015

Cuba stops mother-child HIV transmission

Early this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Cuba has become the first country in the world to ...

Kolapo OlapojuApril 20, 2015

According to WHO, the strange ailment in Ondo is caused by…

by Damilola Jagun For the past week or more, a strange ailment has killed over 18 people in the town ...

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