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Polio: Japan grants $33m emergency fund to Lake Chad region

Polio: Japan grants $33m emergency fund to Lake Chad region

By Asma’u Ahmad The Government of Japan has provided a $33 million grant for emergency polio vaccination in the Lake Chad region to prevent further spread of the virus. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Country Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Mohamed ...

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UN expert urges Namibia to invest in healthcare

UN expert urges Namibia to invest in healthcare

By Asma’u Ahmad A United Nations expert, Ms. Rosa Kornfeld, has urged Namibia Government to invest in healthcare as the projected growth rate for the older population in sub-Saharan Africa was faster than any other region. Ms. Kornfeld who stated ...

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1000 health workers down tools in Kenya

1000 health workers down tools in Kenya

By Asma’u Ahmad About 1,000 clinical officers, nutritionists, laboratory technicians, mortuary attendants and other 13 cadres of health workers went on strike on Thursday in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa, demanding allowance harmonisation. The health staff left their work stations ...

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Angola records first cases of Zika virus

Angola records first cases of Zika virus

By Asma’u Ahmad Angola said it had recorded its first two cases of the Zika virus, just three months after a yellow fever epidemic that killed at least 400 people was brought under control. Zika, a viral disease carried by ...

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Sexual assault referral centre to open in Lagos

Sexual assault referral centre to open in Lagos

By Asma’u Ahmad A new care centre where victims of sexual violence could get immediate medical and psychosocial attention will open in Lagos this week. It was reported that the Yaba, Lagos-based Sexual Assault Referral Centre is an initiative of ...

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