Tag: World Health Organisation

WHO to resume chloroquine coronavirus clinical trials

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Wednesday that clinical trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine will resume as it searches for potential coronavirus treatments. On May 25, the WHO announced it had temporarily suspended the trials to conduct a safety review, which has now concluded there is “no reason” to[Read More…]

Nigeria express interest to be part of COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The World Health Organisation has said that Nigeria has expressed interest to be part of the global solidarity trial of the vaccines being developed to tackle COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking during the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Fiona Braka, Officer in Charge, WHO Nigeria, said efforts[Read More…]

WHO redeploys 17 persons to Kano State to support the fight against coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation have redeployed 17 persons to Kano State to support the fight against coronavirus in the state. The National Coordinator, PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said this during the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, on Thursday. According[Read More…]

United States Could Become #Coronavirus Epicenter – WHO

The United States has the potential to become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic due to a “very large acceleration” in infections there, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The highly contagious respiratory virus has infected more than 42,000 people in the United States, prompting more governors to[Read More…]

WHO DG commends Nigeria’s handling of the deadly coronavirus

Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on how it is managing coronavirus in the country. On his Twitter handle on Saturday, Ghebreyesus wrote that Nigeria was swift and transparent in sharing the sequence of the infection code-named COVID-19. The[Read More…]

Breaking: WHO declares international emergency over coronavirus

The UN health agency on Thursday declared an international emergency over the deadly coronavirus from China — a rarely used designation that could lead to improved international coordination in tackling the disease. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems… This[Read More…]

“The Real Sin Causing Meningitis Is The Sin of Mismanaging Budgery Allocations” – Ben Bruce

Many politicians will be infected with meningitis if it is caused by sin, says Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east. Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, had on Tuesday said the outbreak of “stereotype C” meningitis was God’s way of punishing Nigerians for “rampant fornication” and “nefarious activities”. “What[Read More…]

Linked To Birth Defect For Babies, WHO Raises Alarm As Zika Virus Is “Spreading Explosively”

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is “spreading explosively” and can infect as many as four million people. THE WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan, said this at a meeting on Friday with the agency’s executive[Read More…]

Just In: WHO Officially Declares Sierra Leone Ebola-free

Sierra Leone has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation, prompting nationwide celebrations tinged with sadness over the loss of 4,000 victims to the disease. The capital Freetown was transformed into a giant carnival on Friday night as ecstatic crowds took to the streets in an emotional outpouring. WHO[Read More…]

World Health Organisation Report Reveals “Suya Can Cause Cancer”

“Suya, could cause cancer” the World Health Organisation (WHO) has indicated in its much-awaited report on the link between red meat and the disease. Although suya is not expressly mentioned in the report, it falls under the definition of processed meat. In a report published by the BBC on Monday,[Read More…]