polio

FG & Germany sign €10m polio aid agreement

The country’s efforts to eradicate polio has received a boost as the German government pledges to assist the country with €10million. The Federal Government and the Government of Germany signed 10 million Euros aid agreement…

African Children

UNICEF Mark Day Of The African Child

As Africa celebrates the Day of the African Child today, UNICEF in partnership with Nigeria’s Ministry of Education and state universal basic education boards of five northern states launched the Girls For Girls initiative, to…

Bird Flu

Bird Flu In Seven States, FG Confirm

The Federal Government on Friday said there have been fresh cases of avian influenza or bird flu in seven states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. According to the government, bird flu cases have been…

Cholera kills in Yemen

Cholera kills 315 in Yemen in less than…

Cholera has killed 315 people in Yemen in under a month, the World Health Organization has said, as another aid organisation warned Monday the outbreak could become a “full-blown epidemic”. The WHO has recorded another…

USA Health care bill

USA Health care bill gets score

The health care bill gets scored. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is set to release on Wednesday its score of the revised version of the American Health Care Act, which was passed by House Republicans…

World Health Organisation (WHO)

WHO worry over obesity in Europe

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of what it termed “alarming rise” of obesity in Europe, saying one in three European adolescents is overweight. The WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, stated…

Ebola

Nigeria intensifies screening at airports

Following the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, the Nigerian government has beefed up checks at its various airports. The federal government also urged Nigerians to remain calm as it is…

Vaccination for Meningitis

Meningitis: Tambuwal meets traditional rulers

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has met with relevant stakeholders in routine immunization in the state as death toll from the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis reached 230. UNICEF had in its recent report rated the state…