Category: Health

It’s International Day of ‘Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation’

UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM. The programme currently focuses on 17 African countries and also supports regional and global initiatives.

Act now. Act together. Invest in Neglected Tropical Diseases; Nigeria hosts 25% of Africa’s NTDs – Minister

“We shall focus on the millions of people with little or no access to prevention, treatment and care, in the rollout of the 10-year NTD road map for 2021-2030 by World Health Organization (WHO) on 28th of January 2021, proposed ambitious targets and the innovative approaches to tackle NTDs and provide blueprint and direction to global elimination,” he added.

2800 doctors left Nigeria in two years – NARD

“Even though we have a massive shortage of doctors, the truth is that we still have doctors in the street looking for employment but bureaucracy in the system is a major problem. We know that bureaucracy in government is to follow due process and so on but there should be a point to review whatever that is on ground to see whether it is working or not, there must be a mechanism for replacing clinical staff, who are leaving the hospital.

Malawi loses 1,000 to cholera; outbreak spreads

Cholera regularly hits the southern African country during the rains from November to March, with deaths usually hovering around 100. But there was an unusually high surge in contaminations during and after the festive season in 2022.

WHO issues global medical alert on cough syrups; 300 children killed

“The cases are from at least seven countries, associated with more than 300 fatalities in three of these countries. Most are young children under the age of five. These contaminants are toxic chemicals used as industrial solvents and antifreeze agents that can be fatal even taken in small amounts, and should never be found in medicines.

Guinea worm disease eradication enters ‘last mile’ – Carter Center

After decades of progress, Adam Weiss, director of The Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program, cautioned the end phase of the global effort to eradicate the parasitic disease will be “the most difficult”.

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