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NTDs: Nigeria ranks 17 in treatment coverage index

NTDs: Nigeria ranks 17 in treatment coverage index

By Asma’u Ahmad A scorecard by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) showed that Nigeria had mass treatment coverage index of 48 per cent for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in 2016, ranking it 17 out of 47 countries. The countries ...

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Leaders urged to renew commitment to a malaria-free Africa

Leaders urged to renew commitment to a malaria-free Africa

By Haruna Gimba African nations must renew their commitment and strengthen instruments to attain a malaria-free Africa by 2030, leaders were told on Friday at a high-level briefing held on the margins of the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. Senior health, ...

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36 die from food disease outbreak in South Africa

By Asma’u Ahmad The South Africa’s Department of Health says 36 people have died from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeriosis. Listeriosis is caused by a bacterium found in soil, water and vegetation. People usually contract it through animal ...

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WHO records 90% decrease in Polio Cases in Africa

WHO records 90% decrease in Polio Cases in Africa

By Asmau Ahmad The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recorded more than 90 per cent decrease in polio outbreak in Africa in 2012, an official, Mr Basi Wadzin, has said. Wadzin is the State Coordinator of WHO in Plateau. He ...

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