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NGO make submissions to WHO on breastfeeding guidelines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) revised breastfeeding guidelines, which continue to recommend avoiding supplementary feeds in breastfed newborns has led to complications that cause...
Libya Dawn fighters check passing cars near a local checkpoint in the al-Tusha area, west of al-Azizia, Libya, on April 3, 2015. Clashes continued in al-Azizia on Wednesday between pro-government forces and the Islamist armed coalition Libya Dawn. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Who is in real power in Libya?

After the U.S. and its NATO-partners invaded Libya in 2011 and killed its leader Muammar Gaddafi, the country is being into chaos and suffering...
Elizabeth Ohene

Elizabeth Ohene Reawakens Argument on Ghana’s Founders

Ms Elizabeth Ohene, a writer, a distinguish journalist and a communicator, has rekindled the national debate on who founded Ghana. “Recently there has been talk...
WHO called for more preventative measures against infection?

WHO Report Suggests Dwindling Stock of Antibiotics

A World Health Organisation (WHO) report launched on Wednesday shows a decline in the production of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of...

Tell Us Now Who Really is The Terrorist, Mr. President ?

Dear President Buhari, I had planned to meet you one-on-one during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. But recent events have convinced me...
Hunger Report

Fresh UN Report Hints on the Increase of Global Hunger

After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent...
stove

SNV Proposes Good Policy Framework for Cook Stoves

The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) has called for a national policy framework specifically for improved cook stoves to help address the challenge of household...

Cyndi Lauper Shares Her Battle with Adversity

In the new issue of Closer Weekly, Cyndi Lauper, 64, sits down for an exclusive interview and opens up about dealing with adversity and...
polio

Somalia marks 3 years polio-free amid WHO caution

An event attended by the President of Somalia, parliamentarians, delegates from the Somali Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and UNICEF, was held in...
World Health Organisation

A New Class of Antibiotic Found to Work Effectively Against Gonorrhea

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed drug resistant gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium, as a high priority...

2016 saw large number of infants unimmunized – WHO, UNICEF

Some 12.9 million infants, globally or nearly 1 in 10, did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to the most recent WHO and...

Half of Tanzanians have access to water services

One in two people or 27 million out of Tanzania's population of about 50 million have access to basic water services, said a new...

New WHO report reveals improved access to water in Tanzania

Access to basic and safely managed water services in Tanzania has improved, according to a new report released on Thursday this week by the...

WHO recommends BASF new malaria prevention equipment

BASF has received a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for Interceptor® G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr. Chlorfenapyr...

Gonorrhea is becoming incurable – WHO

Data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea – a common sexually-transmitted infection – much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat. Gonorrhoea,...

Health service in Nigeria needs urgent upgrade

The purpose of hospitals is to provide health facilities in a hygienic environment, but some of the government hospitals in Nigeria, instead of providing...

Rwanda to host first WHO Africa Health Forum

For the first time, WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) is convening a meeting of global leaders and thinkers to explore Africa’s healthcare priorities...

Awutu Senya welcomes the ‘Voice for Change’ project

An evidence-based advocacy programme on sanitation and hygiene dubbed ‘Voice for Change’ (V4C) was launched at Awutu Beraku, capital of the Awutu Senya District...

New antibiotics announced in WHO’s essential medicines lists for 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a model essential medicines lists (EML) in a new advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections...

Western Sanctions, Like a Cancer, Seriously Hit Syrian Medicine

The Representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) said the hospitals in Syria are now in critical situation because of Western sanctions. WHO representative in...

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