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How giving mosquitoes diet pills could combat spread of malaria, Zika, dengue | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

This means when a female bites a human with a disease like Zika, she has several opportunities to pass that infection on.Nearly half the world’s population is at risk of malaria, with around 212million cases and 429,000 deaths in 2015 alone, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019

WHO warns of ‘backsliding’ in measles fight as cases soar

The World Health Organization warned Thursday that efforts to halt the spread of measles were “backsliding”, with case numbers worldwide surging around 50 per cent last year.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019

Kenyan children to get first malaria vaccine in the world next month

"We may have been over-optimistic with the timelines," David Schellenberg, scientific adviser to the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme, said recently.

The Star , Kenya Feb 14, 2019

Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination programme, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Reuters , Africa Feb 14, 2019

There is no food security without food safety

Globally, food-borne illnesses affect 600 million people and cause more than 420,000 deaths each year according to an assessment by the World Health Organization (WHO).

New Vision , Uganda Feb 14, 2019

Margaret Kenyatta invites fellow First Ladies to participate in Beyond Zero Marathon Kenya News

“As the national champion of the eMTCT, I have advocated for increased resources to scale up programmes for the attainment of less than 5% mother to child transmission rate in readiness for the World Health Organization(WHO) validation.

Tuko , Kenya Feb 14, 2019

Food safety on the table at world conference

"We estimate that each year, nearly one person in 10 falls sick after eating contaminated food," said Kazuaki Miyagishima, who heads the World Health Organization (WHO) food security department.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 13, 2019

Exercise is medicine

This is a welcome initiative given that physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death in the world, according to the World Health Organization.

The Independent , Uganda Feb 13, 2019

The time bomb of illicit drugs, alcohol abuse

In 2014, the World Health Organization’s Global Status on Alcohol and Health Report indicated that Uganda was the highest consumer of alcohol for each person( per capita) in the entire East African Region.

New Vision , Uganda Feb 12, 2019

Lifting the burden of Obstetric Fistula

Send 'NEWS' to 40227 to receive all the important breaking news as it happens According to data by World Health Organization (WHO), between 50,000 to 100,000 women worldwide are affected by Obstetric Fistula annually.

Tuko , Kenya Feb 12, 2019