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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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Commitments must not be simply plans on paper – UN Women

Commitments must not be simply plans on paper – UN Women

By Haruna Gimba The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, said the 180 political, financial and institutional commitments made in the course of the high-level review of 1325 must not be simply plans on paper. ...

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WHO tasks leaders on Tuberculosis treatment

WHO tasks leaders on Tuberculosis treatment

By Asma’u Ahmad Efforts to beat tuberculosis fall far short, WHO warns. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned health authorities worldwide on the need to move much faster to prevent, detect and treat the epidemic of Tuberculosis (TB). Director of the ...

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