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    October 23, 2021 Over 500 persons have been confirmed dead within four months, following the outbreak of Cholera in Jigawa State, Northwest Nigeria. Despite this, authorities say the state has continued to record a spike in the number of cases with over 20,000 cases confirmed so far. Twenty-two of the 27 local government areas in ...
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    October 22, 2021 The suffering of survivors of sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by World Health Organisation (WHO) staff during the tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is going to be “the catalyst for a profound transformation” of WHO’s culture. WHO Director-General, Tedros  Ghebreyesus gave the assurance while announcing a Management Response Plan to address ...
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    October 21, 2021 The WHO said Thursday that 80,000 to 180,000 health care workers may have been killed by Covid-19 up to May this year, insisting they must be prioritised for vaccination. The World Health Organisation said the fact that millions of health workers remain unvaccinated is an “indictment” on the countries and companies controlling ...
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    Oct. 19, 2021 The Adamawa Government says it has recorded 500 Cholera cases with 23 deaths since outbreak of the disease in the state in September. The Director of Public Health in the state Ministry of Health, Dr. Celine Laori, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Tuesday in Yola. ...
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    Oct 19, 2021 A World Health Organization-led programme to ensure poorer countries get fair access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments aims to secure antiviral drugs for patients with mild symptoms for as little as $10 per course, a draft document seen by Reuters says. Merck & Co’s experimental pill molnupiravir is likely to be ...
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    Oct 18, 2021 The plan to roll out Merck & Co’s promising antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 risks repeating the inequities of vaccine distribution, potentially leaving the nations with the greatest need once again at the back of the line, international health groups say. For example, only about 5% of Africa’s population is immunized, creating ...
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    Oct 18, 2021 Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the total to five in the last 10 days, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Health officials have said the latest flare-up of the virus appeared to be linked to the massive 2018-20 outbreak, which killed ...
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    Oct 15, 2021 The World Health Organization has pledged to deploy experts on preventing sexual exploitation in 10 field operations following a major scandal in Democratic Republic of Congo where its staff and other aid workers abused women, diplomats said on Friday. Some 83 aid workers, a quarter of them employed by the WHO, were ...
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    Oct. 15, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of global progress in tackling tuberculosis and for the first time in over a decade, TB deaths have increased, according to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) 2021 Global TB report. WHO’s report highlighted how years of global progress in tackling the disease had been “reversed” since ...
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    Oct 14. 2021 A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a health official said on Thursday, a week after a young boy died of the disease, raising fears of another outbreak. read more A 42-year-old woman tested positive in the city of Beni on Wednesday, the same day ...