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Calls for Rio Olympics to be moved or postponed because of Zika virus

Calls for Rio Olympics to be moved or postponed because of Zika virus

Postpone the Rio Olympics or face a dangerous global epidemic of Zika virus.That's the warning from one of Canada's leading public health experts.Dr Amir Attaran of the University of Ottawa says the mosquito-borne virus is worse than the World Health Organization or International Olympic Committee have admitted.Australian Olympic officials have [...]

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Adolescent health investment urged by experts

Adolescent health investment urged by experts

KIM LANDERS: A group of health experts from around the world is urging governments to invest more money and time into adolescent health.The Commission on Adolescent Health says a quarter of the world's population is aged between 10 and 24.And because it's thought this age group is pretty healthy, experts [...]

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Resident Doctors Begin Nationwide Warning Strike

Resident Doctors Begin Nationwide Warning Strike

Nigeria's resident doctors under the auspices of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) will begin a 5-day warning strike starting from Wednesday, May 11, because the federal government has failed to fulfil remuneration and training agreements previously agreed with the association.President of NARD, Dr. Muhammad Askira, told [...]

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Lagos Signs Agreement For Establishment Of DNA Forensic Centre

Lagos Signs Agreement For Establishment Of DNA Forensic Centre

In order to aid criminal investigation in the state, the Lagos State government yesterday signed an agreement for the establishment of a DNA Forensic Centre in the state. Speaking at the official signing of the agreement between the State government and ITSI Bioscience LCC in Alausa, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner [...]

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Japan Pledges $550,000 For Red Cross Operations In North East

Japan Pledges $550,000 For Red Cross Operations In North East

The Government of Japan has pledged to provide $550,000 to support Red Cross operations in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States over the next ten months. The interventions targeting 35,000 people will focus on five areas: shelter; health, sanitation and hygiene; livelihoods; distribution of household items; and psychosocial support. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary [...]

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