The World Health Organization said Monday it had temporarily suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 being carried out across a range of countries as a precautionary measure. The decision came after publication last week of a study in The Lancet which indicated that using the drug on COVID-19 patients could increase their … Continue reading WHO SUSPENDS HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AS COVID-19 TREATMENT
CORONAVIRUS : OVER 50 VACCINE TRIALS ONGOING ― WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that there are more than 50 trials for coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19).When she appeared on a Channels Television programme on Tuesday, Fiona Braka, the country officer for WHO in Nigeria, said there is also a multi-country trial for a drug for the virus. Over 828,000 persons have so far … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS : OVER 50 VACCINE TRIALS ONGOING ― WHO
Tobacco smoking major cause of lung cancer – WHO
As the world marks the “No Tobacco Day”, the World Health Organization, (WHO) has disclosed that over 75 percent of lung diseases are traceable to excessive tobacco smoking.
WHO Nigeria Officer in Charge, Dr. Clement Peter who read out a message of the WHO Regional Director, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti at an event in Abuja yesterday, noted that part of the campaign is to ensure at least, 24 hours abstinence from all forms of tobacco.