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Dr. Tedros emerges first African DG of WHO

Dr. Tedros emerges first African DG of WHO

By Haruna Gimba Africa’s candidate for the WHO top job, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has finally been elected to replace outgoing Dr Margaret Chan as Director-General of the United Nations health outfit after three rounds of voting. A former health ...

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WHO admits slow response to Ebola outbreak

WHO admits slow response to Ebola outbreak

By Haruna Gimba The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday admitted it responded ‘too slow’ in its handling of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Director-General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, at the 70th World Health Assembly in ...

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Nigeria reveals plan to check Ebola at seaports

Nigeria reveals plan to check Ebola at seaports

By Haruna Gimba The Nigeria’s Federal Government has instituted measures to ensure that the deadly Ebola virus does not find its way back to the country through the seaports. The government said it is deploying officials of Port Health Services ...

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WHO to focus on adolescent health in Africa

WHO to focus on adolescent health in Africa

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it would focus on pushing adolescent health and creating regional emergency hubs in Africa for the next two years. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matsidisho Moeti, said in a statement ...

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Niger to establish state-owned health insurance scheme

Niger to establish state-owned health insurance scheme

By Asma’u Ahmad The Niger State Government says it will establish a state owned Health Insurance Scheme (SHIS) to boost healthcare service delivery to residents. Chairman of the House Committee on Health in the state House of Assembly, Mr John ...

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