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WHO holds 1st global ministerial conference on TB

WHO holds 1st global ministerial conference on TB

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will hold the first Global Ministerial Conference on Tuberculosis (TB) as part of efforts to end the epidemic by 2030. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said in ...

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis a serious health threat – WHO

Drug-resistant tuberculosis a serious health threat – WHO

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that there was the critical need for research and development of new antibiotics to tackle the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis. The Director-General of WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan, said on Wednesday ...

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Vietnam to compile digital personal health records

Vietnam to compile digital personal health records

By Asma’u Ahmad The Vietnam’s capital Hanoi on Wednesday started a pilot project on establishment of digital individual medical records for local residents. According to Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy, the digital personal health data ...

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Namibia to hold regional conference on animal health

Namibia to hold regional conference on animal health

By Asma’u Ahmad Namibia will host the 22nd Conference of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Regional Commission for Africa from to February 20 to 24 in the coastal town of Swakopmund. An officer from the country’s Ministry of ...

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“122 million children saved; Gates writes Warren”

“122 million children saved; Gates writes Warren”

By Ndidi Chukwu The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in its 2016 report said it has saved over 122 million children from death in developing countries through its global health intervention programs. This 122 million lives saved includes children who ...

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UN releases $100m for the world’s most neglected crises

UN releases $100m for the world’s most neglected crises

By Haruna Gimba The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has released $100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), to sustain aid operations in nine neglected emergencies. CERF’s largest allocation of the year will reach more than 6 ...

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China reports one case of H7N9 avian flu

China reports one case of H7N9 avian flu

By Asmau Ahmad A new case of human H7N9 avian flu, has been reported in Zhuzhou City in central China’s Hunan Province, local authorities said. According to the provincial Disease Control and Prevention Centre, the patient, a 35-year-old male, is ...

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