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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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Obama defends health-care reforms, as Trump pushes repeal efforts

Obama defends health-care reforms, as Trump pushes repeal efforts

By Asma’u Ahmad The United States President Barack Obama and incoming Vice President Mike Pence, held duelling meetings with lawmakers, as Republicans begin efforts to repeal Obama’s signature health-care reforms. President Obama was meeting with Democratic lawmakers at the Capitol ...

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World needs 40m health workers by 2030 – Ban Ki-moon

World needs 40m health workers by 2030 – Ban Ki-moon

By Asma’u Ahmad The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said with the change in population growth across the globe, no fewer than 40 million additional health workers would be needed by 2030. Ban Ki-moon, in his message on the Report of the ...

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WHO moves to protect children from unhealthy food

WHO moves to protect children from unhealthy food

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organisation for the Western Pacific has launched a new tool to protect children from unhealthy food and drink that cause obesity and other serious health problems. The tool, called the regional profile model, would ...

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UN agencies sign agreement on purchasing health commodities

UN agencies sign agreement on purchasing health commodities

By Asma’u Ahmad The World Health Organization (WHO) and other UN and international agencies have signed a new agreement that would lead to more environmentally and socially sustainable procurement of health commodities. The WHO Director-General, Margaret Chan, who signed the ...

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Celebrities unite to end violence against women

Celebrities unite to end violence against women

By Haruna Gimba A group of Luminaries, Activists and Artistes had come together to spotlight life-changing interventions on ending the pandemic of violence against women and girl in an event held at New York, United States of America. The event ...

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UN appeals for collaborative action on humanitarian crisis

UN appeals for collaborative action on humanitarian crisis

By Asma’u Ahmad The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has called for a pragmatic collaboration among stakeholders to mitigate the humanitarian crisis in the North East. UNOCHA Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Peter Lundberg made ...

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