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Boko Haram: Borno, WHO release plan for growing mental illness

Mukaila Ola Borno State Government and World Health Organisation have released a mental health strategic framework implementation plan to combat the high rate of mental illnesses in the troubled state brought about by the decade old Boko Haram crisis. Speaking during the release of the document on Wednesday in Maiduguri, the WHO

WHO urges Nigeria, others to make hepatitis testing, treatment accessible

Says Africa records 200,000 deaths annually Godsgift Onyedinefu The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on Nigeria and other African countries to invest in a public health approach to make hepatitis testing and treatment accessible to achieve its  elimination from Africa by 2030. The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, in

WHO partners Yobe State to fight malaria among children

Mukaila Ola The World Health Organisation (WHO and Yobe State Government collaborate to fight malaria among children in the Boko  Haram affected North Eastern state. Both are adopting Seasonal Malaria Chemo-prevention (SMC) for children, which is be administered on children from age three months to 59 months.  The WHO’s Emergency Manager in

No Ebola Virus in Nigeria — FG

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal Government has described as false, the message circulating in the social media purporting a positive case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Country. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdullaziz Mashi Abdullahi, made this known on Wednesday in Abuja. According to a statement by the Director,

Boko Haram: WHO empowers 5,500 health workers in North East

Mukaila Ola  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has empowered  5,500 health workers through capacity building interventions across the North-east region of the country. These 5,500 health care workers were trained between 2017 and 2019 the three most ravaged states by Boko Haram, Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.  Attacks on the health facilities in the

After 129 deaths, NCDC ends Lassa Fever emergency

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the end of the emergency phase of the 2019 Lassa fever outbreak. The Director General (DG), NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu in a statement on Thursday said that the Lassa fever case count has significantly declined in the past seven weeks and has now

Measles: WHO, partners provide life-saving vaccine to more than 1.2 million children in Borno State

Charity Warigon As Borno State is affected by an ongoing measles outbreak, WHO, UNICEF and Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, completed a campaign that successfully vaccinated more than 1.2 million children between six and 71 months with lifesaving vaccine against measles. Nigeria has been experiencing a large outbreak of measles since the

24m Nigerians at risk of mental illness, WHO warns

Jude Johnson with Agency The World Health Organisation on Saturday warned that over 24 million Nigerians may suffer from various mental disorder. WHO stressed that the situation is worsened by the dismal number of health institutions and professionals in Nigeria. The frightening revelation was contained in the global agency’s 2018 report released at

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