WHO Gets A New DG – Dr Tedros A. Ghebreyesus

Members states of the World Health Organization (WHO) have elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Prior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as More...

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By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Merck announces 2016 winners, calls for applications for 2017 Hypertension Award

Merck aims to build hypertension experts platform across the globe through call for 2017 Hypertension Award applications to mark World Hypertension Day Merck (www.MerckGroup.com), a leading science and technology More...

By Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

NAPharm, PSN, NMA Seek To Revive ‘Spirit of Las Vegas’

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAPharm) in partnership with Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) is planning a joint symposium that seeks to further harmonise the collaborative spirit More...

By admin On Monday, May 1st, 2017

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot malaria vaccine trial – UN

The United Nations health agency’s regional office for Africa has announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a breakthrough pilot programme to make the world’s first malaria vaccine available More...

By admin On Thursday, April 27th, 2017

UNICEF reaches almost half of the world’s children with life-saving vaccines

UNICEF procured 2.5 billion doses of vaccines to children in nearly 100 countries in 2016, reaching almost half of the world’s children under the age of five. The figures, released during World Immunization Week, More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

PharmAccess Foundation partners with Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards

PharmAccess Foundation Nigeria, a leading and diversified non-government organization dedicated to improving access to better healthcare in Africa is partnering with Nigeria Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA 2017). More...

By admin On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Nationwide immunization campaign protects 5 million children against polio in war-torn Yemen

Support from the World Bank, WHO and UNICEF critical to reach every vulnerable child In an effort to keep Yemen polio-free, nearly 5 million children under the age of five have been vaccinated in a nationwide campaign More...

By admin On Saturday, April 8th, 2017

WHO Calls On African Governments To Ensure Strong Vaccine Safety Systems

To date, WHO considers that less than half of its Member States including most African countries have adequate capacity for vaccine safety  A working dinner to discuss the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI) More...

By admin On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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WHO Launches Global Effort To Reduce Medication-Related Errors In 5 Years

WHO on 29th March, 2017, launched a global initiative to reduce severe, avoidable medication-associated harm in all countries by 50% over the next 5 years. The Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety More...

By admin On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Depression Tops List Of Causes Of Ill Health – WHO

30 March 2017 | GENEVA – Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an More...