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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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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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