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Malnutrition: How RUTF saved 3-year-old Modu from the brink of death

By Ajuma Edwina Ameh 3-year-old Adamu Modu (not real name), was left in the care of his grandfather, Modu Baba, an octogenarian from Dikwa Local Government Area, Borno. Little Modu’s mother abandoned him when he was 6-month-old with his father, after...

Measles cases worldwide have tripled this year – WHO

Every region in the world, except the Americas, is experiencing an increase in the number of cases of measles, a vaccine-preventable disease that can kill or disable children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. “We are backsliding, we...

Nigeria celebrates 3 years of being polio free

Nigeria will begin filing documentation towards the final certification that will declare the West African country polio free, three years after a case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) was detected in the North-East. The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care...

WHO declares Ebola outbreak international emergency as dead patient suspected of going to Uganda, Rwanda

The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday declared that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which surfaced in August 2018, is now an international emergency. The declaration raises the outbreak’s visibility and public health officials hope...

91 million Africans consume contaminated foods annually- WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has disclosed that annually, an estimated 91 million people in Africa consume contaminated food which renders them ill. The Organisation added that such contaminated foods have led to 137,000 deaths, as they contain harmful bacteria,...

Nigeria accelerating progress towards universal health coverage – Minister

Universal health coverage was the central message at the opening of the 71st World Assembly of World Health Organization, WHO, in Geneva, Switzerland, with a call for  health systems strengthening across the Nations. The global community under the United Nations has...

WHO: 9 out of 10 people breathe toxic air worldwide

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday that air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world with nine out of 10 people breathing air containing high levels of pollutants. "Air pollution threatens us all, but...
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Four Civil Defence Corps officers abducted

    … N30m ransom being negotiated for their release   Again, gunmen who have been on the prowl in Kogi have kidnapped...
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Enraged wife cuts husband’s tongue, nose

    An angry wife has chopped off a piece of her husband tongue and nose in Imo state. Cherechi Okonko, a medical doctor, is battling to stay...

Ogun Gov seeks transfer of Sagamu, Ikorodu, Ota roads to state

  Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on Thursday sought the transfer of Shagamu to Ikorodu road, Epe to Ijebu-Ode road, Lagos -Ota-Abeokuta to the state. Abiodun...

Uzodinma seeks Buhari’s intervention in refund of N32bn

  Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking his intervention in the refund of over N32 billion his predecessors spent...

Slain Aso Rock Director of Administration for burial on Feb. 21

  The assassinated Laetitia Naankang Dagan, Assistant Director of Administration in Presidential Villa, Abuja,will be buried in Jos, Plateau State on Friday, February 21. Persecondnews recalls...