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    WHO updates list of drug-resistant bacteria threatening human health

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released its updated Bacterial Priority Pathogens List (BPPL) 2024, featuring 15 families of antibiotic-resistant bacteria grouped into critical, high and medium categories for prioritisation. WHO made this known in a statement on Friday. It said that the list provides guidance on the development of new and necessary treatments to stop the spread of antimicrobial…

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    No sign yet of H5N1 bird flu spreading between humans – WHO chief

    The UN health agency, World Health organisation (WHO) says the H5NI avian influenza virus has so far shown no signs of adapting to allow human-to-human transmission. So far, one human case has been reported in the United States since the outbreak of bird flu among the millions of dairy cattle across the country. At least 220 people are monitored and…

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    WHO expresses concern over monkey pox outbreak in DRC

     25,318 suspected cases of monkey pox, including 1,204 deaths, have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the declaration of monkey pox outbreak in December 2022. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. According to the latest report, the outbreak, which was declared by the DRC Health Ministry on Dec. 16, 2022, was prompted by…

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    WHO warns of ‘bloodbath’ as Rafah offensive looms

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of dire consequences if Israel goes ahead with an impending military operation in Rafah. The planned push into the southern border city of Rafah would lead to “a bloodbath,” the organization wrote on X, formerly twitter on Saturday The WHO said that more than 1.2 million people were currently sheltering in the area,…

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    WHO inaugurates vaccination in Niger to contain meningitis epidemic

    The UN World Health Organsation (WHO) has started a mass vaccination campaign in Niger’s Niamey region in response to an ongoing meningitis outbreak. The UN health agency, in a statement, said the vaccination campaign against meningitis outbreak began on Thursday. “More than 2,000 cases were recorded in one week last month and 123 people have died,” the WHO said. Niger…

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    World Health Organisation (WHO), in collaboration with the Yobe Government on Thursday trained journalists on effective way of reporting various types of outbreaks. The WHO State Coordinator, Dr Alhassan Hamidu, made this known at the training venue in Damaturu. He said “the training is to equip journalists with the skills to report public health events and outbreaks accurately, avoiding panic…

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  • HealthCounting the Cost: Epidemic preparedness budget in Nigeria

    Counting the Cost: Epidemic preparedness budget in Nigeria

    Mr. Shedreck Hammayaji, 37, a dedicated nurse at Kwali General Hospital, Kwali, Abuja, demonstrates an unwavering commitment to healthcare and community service despite facing numerous challenges. During the height of outbreaks, Hammayaji said that he witnessed the strain on the healthcare system firsthand as patients inundated the hospital with symptoms of the deadly virus. “I remember the fear in people’s…

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  • HealthCapacity training will reduce migration of health workers- NPHCDA

    Capacity training will reduce migration of health workers- NPHCDA

    The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) says it is taking steps towards tackling the migration of health workers through capacity training programmes. Mr. Julius Idoko, NPHCDA Coordinator in Cross River, said this at the opening of a five-day capacity training for 100 frontline healthcare workers in the state on Tuesday. Idoko said that the training, a project of the…

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  • HealthNigeria first to introduce new 5-in-1 vaccine against meningitis – WHO

    Nigeria first to introduce new 5-in-1 vaccine against meningitis – WHO

    Nigeria has become the first country in the world to roll out a new vaccine – Men5CV – recommended by World Health Organisation (WHO), to protect people against meningitis. The world health body, in a statement on Friday, said that the vaccine would protect people against five strains of meningococcus bacteria, and described Nigeria’s feat as historic. It said that…

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  • HealthUnveiling Nigeria’s epidemic preparedness beyond headlines

    Unveiling Nigeria’s epidemic preparedness beyond headlines

    In the lush fields of Nasarawa State, 43-year-old Mrs. Mariamu Jubril was tirelessly nurturing crops that sustained her family. However, a silent battle raged—one that would test her resilience. Jubril recounts how it all began with a persistent fever accompanied by bone aches and fatigue, which she initially dismissed as a common sickness. “However, as days stretched into weeks, my…

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  • HealthEmpowering Women in Global Health Leadership: A call to action

    Empowering Women in Global Health Leadership: A call to action

    In the dynamic landscape of global health leadership, where challenges are vast and solutions are urgent, the voices echoing from the Women’s Health Conference 2024 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with the theme “ReIMAGINING LEADERSHIP: NEW APPROACHES TO NEW CHALLENGES,” resonate with a clear call to action: It’s time to empower women leaders. In spite of constituting 70 percent of the…

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  • HealthWorld Health Day: First lady advocates health equity for Nigerians

    World Health Day: First lady advocates health equity for Nigerians

    The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has urged all Nigerians to join the call to ensure “Health for All” across the country. In her message on Sunday in Abuja to commemorate 2024 World Health Day (WHD), the first lady highlighted the significant progress made in the nation’s healthcare sector. This year’s WHD theme is ” Health for All, Health Equity.’…

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  • General NewsWHD: FCT residents seek improved medical services in rural communities

    WHD: FCT residents seek improved medical services in rural communities

    Some residents of Bwari Area Council of the FCT have called on government at all levels to ensure improved medical services at health centres located within rural communities. The residents made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja while commemorating International World Health Day (WHD). This year’s WHD theme is ‘My…

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  • HealthWorld Health Day: Experts task FG on access to affordable, quality foods

    World Health Day: Experts task FG on access to affordable, quality foods

    Some medical experts have called on the Federal Government to intensify efforts to address the hunger in the country and ensure access to affordable and quality foods for the healthy living of its citizens. The medical experts made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in commemoration of the 2024 World Health Day (WHD) on…

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  • General NewsEmpowering Women in Global Health Leadership: A call to action

    WHO wants gender disparities in health sector leadership addressed

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed the urgent need for a systemic change that would address gender disparities in leadership positions within the health sector. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, WHO, stressed this need in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This was on the sidelines of…

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  • HealthWorld Health Day: Expert calls for proper monitoring of health projects

    World Health Day: Expert calls for proper monitoring of health projects

    A General Physician, Dr Tunji Akintade, has appealed to the Federal Government to ensure concerted efforts are in place for proper monitoring of released funds for health projects.   Akintade, former Chairman, Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos ahead of World Health Day celebration…

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  • HealthMedia, crucial in salt reduction campaign- CAPPA

    Media, crucial in salt reduction campaign- CAPPA

     Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has underscored the critical role of the media in promoting a salt reduction campaign aimed at combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Nigeria. Akinbode Oluwafemi, the Executive Director of CAPPA, said this during a journalism training session on salt reduction held in Lagos on Thursday. Oluwafemi pointed out that Nigeria is currently grappling with…

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