Posts Tagged ‘World Health Organisation’

Latin America, Caribbeans Record Over 3 Million #COVID19 Cases; WHO Fears Virus Will Not Fade Off Completely

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon July 11, 2020
Head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies programme, Dr. Mike Ryan said on Friday it was unlikely that the new coronavirus would completely fade off the global scene. This is coming as Coronavirus infections in Latin America and the Caribbeans have exceeded 3 million this week, according to Johns Hopkins University data, with Brazil, Peru […]

#COVID19: More Children At Risk For Domestic Violence – WHO,UNICEF

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 19, 2020
“Every year,half of the world’s children– approximately 1 billion– are affected by physical, sexual or psychological violence, suffering injuries, disabilities & death”.This assertion was made on Thursday by the World Health Organization. The WHO stated this candidly in a report on global violence statistics. “This is because countries have failed to follow established strategies to […]

Australia Wins Landmark Legal Victory For Public Health And a Major Setback For The Tobacco Industry— World Health Organization

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon June 10, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) anticipates a rapid decline in the consumption of tobacco and it’s by-products in Australia, as the country wins the right to continue producing plain, unmarked packages for the drug, making it less recognizable, and reducing patronage. “Today we are celebrating a major victory for public health and tobacco control”, WHO […]

Coronavirus cases outside China could be spark for bigger fire — WHO

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 11, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the spread of coronavirus cases that had no history of travel to China could be “the spark that becomes a bigger fire” as people across China trickled back to work after an extended Lunar New Year holiday. The death toll from the epidemic rose to 908, all […]

Coronavirus: WHO sends experts to support Nigeria’s response plan

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 8, 2020
Dr Dhamari Naidoo, an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO), said the agency has deployed a team of experts to support Nigeria’s response plan on coronavirus. Naidoo, WHO’s Nigeria Technical Officer in Health Emergency Programme, said this at a meeting to build the capacity of journalists on how to report coronavirus on Friday in […]

Coronavirus deaths rise sharply as global emergency is declared

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 31, 2020
The number of people who have died from the coronavirus has risen sharply to 213 – hours after the outbreak was declared a global public health emergency. Chinese health officials have said that 9,692 people have now contracted the illness. This is an increase of 1,981 cases and 81 deaths since Wednesday. The World Health […]