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70% of TB budget in 2020 were unfunded- WHO

Bukola Afeni The World Health Organization said  about 70% of the TB budget in 2020 were unfunded, which is a major threat to the country’s effort in achieving the set targets. WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo made the disclosure at the 2021 media press briefing in …

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WHO supports five countries to fight Lassa Fever outbreaks

Bukola Afeni The World Health Organization has scaled up its efforts to support five countries in West African Africa reporting Lassa Fever outbreak. The Regional Emergencies Director at WHO Regional Office for Africa, Dr Ibrahima Socé Fall, said the body is working with the health authorities in the five-affected countries …

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FG increase surveillance to achieve a polio free country .

  Bukola Afeni The federal government of Nigeria said ,it will continue to increase surveillance to achieve a Polio free country. The minister of health,Professor Isaac Adewole made the disclosure at the African regional certification commission meeting in Abuja . The minister also appeal to donors not to relent in …

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World No Tobacco day -146,000 Africans dies yearly

      Bukola Afeni In African region,about 146 000 adults above 30 years die every year from tobacco-related diseases. The WHO regional director ,Dr Matshidiso Moeti made the disclosure on the occasion of the World No Tobacco day . According to the regional director,tobacco epidemic is one of the …

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Minister says emergency phase of Lassa fever outbreak is over

      Bukola Afeni   Following the epidemiological review by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation, the ministry of health said that the emergency phase of the Lassa fever outbreak is over. While making the announcement in Abuja ,the minister of health ,Professor Isaac …

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