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WHO approves AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines for emergency use

Godsgift Onyedinefu  The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday listed two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for these vaccines to be rolled out globally through COVAX. The vaccines are produced by AstraZeneca-SKBio (Republic of Korea) and the Serum Institute of India. WHO’s Emergency Use Listing

WTO DG: Okonjo-Iweala’s Tenure Begins March 1, How Nigeria Can Benefit

•Buhari is A believer in merit, says Presidential Aide •She will not disappoint in reforming WTO–FG Jude Johnson The tenure of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), would commence on March 1, 2021. The WTO confirmed her resumption date in a tweet shortly after she was appointed

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Worldwide, we have seen a rise in the number of women and children sold for trafficking 😥 Human Trafficking has one of the largest crime syndicates in the world alongside wildlife poaching. But in recent times, efforts by governments have ensured that global child trafficking operations are ousted ✅ But the

WHO, UNICEF call for urgent action to avert measles, polio epidemics in Nigeria

Godsgift Onyedinefu The World Health Organisation WHO and UNICEF have called for urgent action from the Nigerian government, stakeholders and other country leaders to avert impending polio and measles outbreaks following continued disruptions in vaccination due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nigeria was declared free of the wild poliovirus in August 2020,

CAPPA decries rising cardiovascular diseases, deaths from trans fat consumption

…wants government to speed up actions in eliminating trans fats Godsgift Onyedinefu A civil society organisation (CSO), Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), has decried the growing cases of fatalities, cardiovascular and non communicable diseases, attributable to the consumption of Trans-Fatty Acids (TFA) in foods. Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi, Executive Director

Why COVID-19 Less Deadly in Africa

By John Campbell Thus far, COVID-19 has been far less devastating in Africa than observers had feared, including this blogger. It is true that there has been much less testing for the disease in Africa than elsewhere (perhaps one percent of the population, while the United States has conducted over one hundred million

Trans-Fat Elimination: Nigeria Still on the Road to Finalise Regulation

The World Health organisation on September 9, released the ‘World Health Organisation Report on Global Trans-Fat Elimination 2020.’ The report chronicles efforts by countries around the world to ensure global best practices. As Nigeria strives to join countries who have achieved significant milestones, there is a call for the regulation

WHO Officially Declares Nigeria, Africa Free of Wild Polio Virus

Godsgift Onyedinefu The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication (ARCC) an organ of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday officially declared the African Region free of wild poliovirus. This marks the eradication of the second virus from the face of the continent since smallpox 40 years ago. The African Region