Africa unites to tackle threat of polio in West and Central Africa

Bwari Area Council immunises 140,273 children

Joint news release UNICEF/WHO More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent. The synchronized vaccination campaign, one of the largest of its kind ever implemented in Africa, is part More...

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By admin On Saturday, February 25th, 2017
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About 1.4 million children risk malnutrition as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, others – UNICEF

As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets children and families affected by Boko Haram violence on Niger trip Orlando Bloom speaks with Eta, 12, Bosso, Niger, 19 February 2017. Two years ago Boko Haram forced More...

Bwari Area Council immunises 140,273 children
By admin On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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WHO Statement on the international spread of Poliovirus

Twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2015) regarding the international spread of poliovirus The twelfth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) under the International More...

By admin On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030 – UNFPA

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. “It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting More...

By admin On Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs – WHO

New guidance from WHO, launched ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring that health services can focus on diagnosing and treating More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Tobacco control can save millions of lives – WHO

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the More...

By admin On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Certificate course in global health pharmacy for Nigerian pharma students

Pharmacy Students in Nigeria under the aegis of the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students (PANS) in collaboration with AB Global Health Initiative, an NGO based in Nigeria are set to host the first ever More...

By admin On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Experimental Ebola vaccine provides 100% protection against the disease

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published today in The Lancet. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one More...

By admin On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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UNICEF partners with Malawi on the first humanitarian drone testing corridor in Africa

The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – also known as drones. The corridor is the first More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa

WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control. Across the region, a steep increase in diagnostic testing for children More...