6 Mar 2020
Why can citizens of Japan travel with ease to over 190 countries without a visa or with the option of obtaining visas on arrival while Nigerians can only do so for 46 countries, whether for leisure or business?
18 Feb 2020
China coronavirus cases pass 70,000 as WHO mission gets underway. The death toll from the virus has now passed 1,700. WHO experts have arrived in Beijing to talk with their Chinese counterparts on how to deal with the outbreak.
12 Feb 2020
The new coronavirus is henceforth known as COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced. The UN agency has warned of drastic consequences if it reaches unprepared nations.
31 Jan 2020
The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, triggering tighter containment and better information-sharing among health officials. More countries are issuing travel warnings for China as the coronavirus continues to spread. The United States and Japan are among those urging citizens to avoid trips to the country. Meanwhile in China, the Lunar New Year holiday was supposed to come to an end. Instead, it has been extended, with travel restrictions and lockdowns in many cities across the country staying in place. The vast majority of the nearly ten thousand corona virus cases are in China's Hubei province and the city of Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the outbreak. People there are on high alert.
29 Dec 2019
The number of male tobacco users is falling for the first time worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, "good news", says Ruediger Krech, Director of Health Promotion at WHO.
20 Sep 2019
The next pandemic could spread within 36 hours, disrupt economies and destabilize national security, WHO and World Bank experts have said. The panel said current efforts to manage a pandemic are "grossly insufficient."
10 Sep 2019
The UN health agency has called on countries to "incorporate proven suicide prevention strategies" to create awareness and extend health care. "One person still dies every 40 seconds from suicide," said the WHO's chief.
29 Jul 2019
The WHO has said e-cigarettes are "undoubtedly harmful" and do not help people quit their tobacco smoking. The UN health agency accused the tobacco industry of falsely claiming to want to reduce harm from tobacco use.
17 Jun 2019
The WHO has not declared the current outbreak an international emergency. But neighboring countries considered at risk have upped their preventative measures after the virus spread to Uganda earlier this week.
17 Apr 2019
The WHO says at least 121 people have been killed in Libya as rival militias fight for control of the capital, Tripoli. The violence has raised fears that the country may descend into a fully fledged civil war.
4 Dec 2018
In a bid to eliminate violence against women and girls globally, the UN and the WHO have called for a scrap of virginity test. Virginity testing is a long-standing tradition that has been documented in at least 20 countries spanning all regions of the world.
24 Sep 2018
Suicide, the deliberate act of ending one’s life, is regarded as one of the leading causes of death in the world. While it is rampant among low and medium-income countries, the World Health Oganisation (WHO) said in a report that it is the second leading cause of death among people aged 19-26 globally in 2016. READ MORE: https://guardian.ng/life/world-suicide-prevention-day-survivors-tell-their-stories/