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WHO Names Independent Body to Investigate Congo Sex Abuse Claims

WHO Names Independent Body to Investigate Congo Sex Abuse Claims

Sex abuse victims’ advocate will help lead commission investigating claims of sexual exploitation by aid workers in Congo Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was setting up a seven-person independent commission to investigate claims of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers during the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic […]

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting […]

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria has ramped up partnerships with the Nigerian government to improve awareness on the health challenges of violence against women and the importance of health sector response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV), particularly in the northeast, where thousands of conflict-displaced persons are receiving humanitarian aid. In 2019, WHO assisted in creating awareness […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides. Various events and activities are held during this occasion to raise awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death. What do people do? World Suicide Prevention Day gives organizations, government agencies and individuals a […]

WHO Calls For End To ‘Vaccine Nationalism’

WHO Calls For End To ‘Vaccine Nationalism’

Countries putting their own interests ahead of others in trying to ensure supplies of a possible coronavirus vaccine are making the pandemic worse, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday. “(Acting) strategically and globally is actually in each country’s national interest – no one is safe until everyone is safe,” he told […]

Independent Evaluation Of Global COVID-19 Response Amnounced

Independent Evaluation Of Global COVID-19 Response Amnounced

WHO Director-General today announced the initiation of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) to evaluate the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In remarks to WHO Member States, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Panel will be co-chaired by former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark and former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson […]

WHO Urges Caution As Countries In Africa Ease Lockdowns

WHO Urges Caution As Countries In Africa Ease Lockdowns

Three months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in sub-Saharan Africa, the region has made progress in tackling the virus. Many countries implemented lockdowns and key public health measures early and these appear to have helped slow down the spread of the disease. However, there are concerns that if these measures are relaxed […]

The Nigerian Government Okays 5 States, FCT For WHO’s Clinical Trials

The Nigerian Government Okays 5 States, FCT For WHO’s Clinical Trials

The Federal Government has enrolled the Federal Capital Territory, FCT as well as Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Kaduna and Sokoto states in the “solidarity trials”, an international clinical trial to help find a cure for COVID-19 being spearheaded by the World Health Organization, WHO. The government also warned COVID-19 patients in its isolation and treatment centres […]

Up To 190 000 People Could Die Of COVID-19 In Africa If Not Controlled – WHO

Up To 190 000 People Could Die Of COVID-19 In Africa If Not Controlled – WHO

Eighty-three thousand to 190 000 people in Africa could die of COVID-19 and 29 million to 44 million could get infected in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa finds. The research, which is based on prediction modelling, looks […]

Is Coronavirus Airborne? The Answer May Not Be So Simple

Is Coronavirus Airborne? The Answer May Not Be So Simple

Six feet: You’ve heard that measurement everywhere by now—from officials at major health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization; on coronavirus-themed TV commercials; in literally every COVID-19 article circulating the internet. For the most part, we all know that, while we should be staying home, in those moments we […]

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