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Nigeria Needs N68bn Investment on Vaccines- WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has confirmed that Nigeria needs to invest over N68bn on vaccines in order to reduce infant mortality in the country. Salisu Yusuf, Executive Director, Niger State Primary Health Care Development Agency, who spoke during a one-day event to mark Africa Vaccine Week, organised by the Community Health and Research Initiative,

WHO Approves 15-Minute Ebola Test

The World Health Organization, WHO, has approved for use, the first rapid blood test for Ebola virus, allowing patients to be identified, isolated and cared for as quickly as possible and put an end to the outbreak that has killed more than 9,300 people. WHO said ” the antigen tests is rapid and easy to

WHO Expresses Worry Over Middle East Respiratory Virus

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has expressed concerns about the possibility of an international spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus currently ravaging Saudi Arabia. The global health agency stated this after an emergency meeting it convened on Friday, February 6. The ‎Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-Cov) is described as a

EBOLA: UN Running Behind Schedule

The rising number of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone have brought the United Nations Ebola Emergency Response Mission to declare that it would not be able to meet the initial December 1 deadline for curtailing the deadly virus. This was confirmed by Anthony Banbury, the head of the Mission. In September, UNMEER had projected that

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