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Midwives Assault Pregnant Women At Childbirth

Midwives Assault Pregnant Women At Childbirth

HUNDREDS of women in some low-income countries have been physically abused, discriminated and had medical procedures conducted without their consent as they gave birth in health facilities. A global study established the violations were rife in Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar and Nigeria. Younger, less-educated women were found to be the most at risk of mistreatment, which […]

Ageism In The Workplace

Ageism In The Workplace

Ageism is recognized by the World HealthOrganization as a “prevalent and insidious problem,” and can act as a dangerous employment discrimination tactic, even if it’s unintentional. The fastest-growing segment of the American workforce is employees aged 65 and older, according to AARP, yet new survey results show that a majority of people experience ageism before the age of […]

WHO To Get Rid Of Hepatitis By 2030

WHO To Get Rid Of Hepatitis By 2030

Four years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) rolled out its global strategy to eliminate hepatitis by 2030 four years ago. Known as a “silent killer” disease, hepatitis is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is a major public health burden. In 2015 the WHO estimated that 328 million people globally were living with hepatitis […]

Uganda Declared Ebola-Free By WHO

Uganda Declared Ebola-Free By WHO

Following the completion of the recommended 42 days without any new Ebola case since the first Ebola cases last month, Uganda has been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). In a joint press statement signed by Dr Jane Ruth, the Health Minister and Dr Yonas Tegegn Woldermariam, WHO country representative to Uganda state […]

Diseases Cost Africa U.S.$2.4 Trillion A Year – WHO

Diseases Cost Africa U.S.$2.4 Trillion A Year – WHO

The World Health Organisation has launched a new report titled “A Heavy Burden – An Indirect Course of Illness in Africa” at the second Africa Health Forum in Praia, Cape Verde. “This report will help to establish a link between ill health and gross domestic products building upon a growing body of evidence, it presents country specific […]

Pregnant Women Exposed To Ebola Should Get Vaccine – WHO

Pregnant Women Exposed To Ebola Should Get Vaccine – WHO

An independent advisory body convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends pregnant women and breastfeeding women in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo be vaccinated against the deadly Ebola virus. Latest WHO figures put the number of Ebola cases in the DRC at 853, including 521 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak in August. […]

WHO Braces For Six More Months Of Ebola In DRC

WHO Braces For Six More Months Of Ebola In DRC

Over 200 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the WHO said, warning that it could be six more months before efforts to contain the spread succeed. The latest outbreak of the deadly virus in north eastern DRC has killed over 209 people, World Health […]

Current Ebola Outbreak Is Worst In Congo’s History – Ministry

Current Ebola Outbreak Is Worst In Congo’s History – Ministry

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday. The haemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 198 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, where attacks by armed groups and community resistance […]

WHO Deploys Nearly 4,000 Volunteers To Tackle Malaria In Borno And Adamawa States

WHO Deploys Nearly 4,000 Volunteers To Tackle Malaria In Borno And Adamawa States

 Determined to reverse the scourge of the malaria burden in North East Nigeria, World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed nearly 4,353 volunteers to administer anti-malaria drugs in second and third cycle of malaria chemo-prevention campaigns in Borno and Adamawa states. Across Jere, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Kukawa, Guzamala, Damboa, Mobbar and Mafa Local Government Areas (LGAs) […]

Air Pollution Kills Seven Million People Annually – WHO

Air Pollution Kills Seven Million People Annually – WHO

The result of a study released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday has revealed that poor air quality causes some seven million deaths annually, further revealing that more than 90 percent of the global population is breathing-in high levels of pollutants. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, stated this in a statement saying, “Air […]

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