WHO reports 90% drop in world COVID-19 deaths since February

The World Health Organization chief on Wednesday said a nearly 90% drop in recent COVID-19 deaths globally compared to nine months ago provides “cause for optimism,” but still urged vigilance against the pandemic as variants continue to crop up. Director-General…

Ebola kills 5th health worker in Uganda

Ebola has claimed the life of another health worker as the country struggles to contain the spread of the virus. Mubende Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Rosemary Byabashaija confirmed the death identifying the deceased as Dr John Grace Walugembe who succumbed…

Nigeria’s Obijiofor Aginam appointed to Global Committee of Experts — Uzor Maxim Uzoatu 

Nigeria’s distinguished professor of law, Obijiofor Aginam, has been appointed to the Global Committee of Experts convened by the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to review the International Health Regulations, WHO’s regulatory framework for the…

Urgent cough syrup recall after 66 children die in Gambia

Gambia has launched an urgent door-to-door campaign to remove cough and cold syrups blamed for the deaths of more than 60 children from kidney injury in the tiny West African country. Director of Health Dr. Mustapha Bittaye confirmed to The…

World Health Organization declares Marburg outbreak in Ghana

The World Health Organization has declared Ghana’s first outbreak of the Ebola-like Marburg virus disease after labs confirmed the infections in two cases announced earlier this month. The disease, a very infectious hemorrhagic fever in the same family as Ebola,…

*Shonekan lived selfless life, Osinbajo mourns as govs, Jonathan, others attend funeral (Punch)*UNILAG begins 24-hour transcript processing, collection (Tribune)

Shonekan lived selfless life, Osinbajo mourns as govs, Jonathan, others attend funeral (Punch) Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, said the former Head of Interim Government, the late Dr Ernest Shonekan lived an extraordinary and a selfless life while on…

*How Ataga’s body was found on his birthday, by witness (Nation)*Why I wasn’t close to my dad as a child – Davido (Punch)

How Ataga’s body was found on his birthday, by witness (Nation) A Lagos high court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, heard yesterday how the family and friends of SuperTV owner Usifo Ataga searched for him until they found his body…

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 250 million

More than 250 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported globally, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. This grim milestone comes about a year and eight months since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic in March…

Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine to protect African children

Children across much of Africa are to be vaccinated against malaria in a historic moment in the fight against the deadly disease. Malaria has been one of the biggest scourges on humanity for millennia and mostly kills babies and infants.…

WHO horrified over sexual exploitation by aid workers in DR Congo

World Health Organization (WHO) staff were among 83 aid workers who sexually abused women and girls while tackling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a report finds. The abuses, which included nine allegations of rape, were committed…

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