Ukraian’s Medicinal Oxygen Supplies Hits Record Low…Stocks May Run Out Within 24 Hours

THE deteriorating political situation in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion last week has led to massive depletion of Oxygen stocks, raising fears of a health catastrophe in the midst of the prevailing war. By Michael Gwarisa In a joint statement, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO Regional Director for Europe,  Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge called for restoration of critical medical supplies to safely reach those who need them, and are working with partners to establish safe transit for shipments through Poland. The oxygen supply…

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Football champion Didier Drogba appointed WHO Ambassador for Sports and Health

FOOTBALL  legend Didier Drogba was today announced as the World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Sport and Health. Drogba, from Côte d’Ivoire, will support WHO to promote the Organization’s guidance on the benefits of physical activity and other healthy lifestyles, and highlight the value of sports, particularly for youth. HealthTimes Reporter Mr Drogba, well known for his football career at Chelsea and as a two-time African Footballer of the Year (2006 and 2009), has a long track record of participating in various health campaigns such as healthy lifestyles, anti-malaria and HIV…

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Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown Appointed WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing

THE World Health Organization today announced the appointment of The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing. Mr Brown is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression through his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit. He mobilized world leaders to commit an additional $1.1 trillion to restore credit, growth and jobs to help the world economy through the global financial crisis. Health Reporter More recently, Mr Brown has tirelessly called on wealthy nations as well as the…

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1.4 Million People Missed TB Treatment And Care In 2020 Due To COVID-19

AN estimated 1.4 million fewer people received care for tuberculosis (TB) in 2020 than in 2019, according to preliminary data compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO) from over 80 countries- a reduction of 21% from 2019. . HealthTimes Reporter The countries with the biggest relative gaps were Indonesia (42%), South Africa (41%), Philippines (37%) and India (25%) The effects of COVID-19 go far beyond the death and disease caused by the virus itself. The disruption to essential services for people with TB is just one tragic example of the…

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WHO Director Tells Tanzania To Share covid-19 Data

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) director,  Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu has implored the Tanzanian government to be transparent and start reporting COVID-19 data as as to enable the global health body to make informed decisions with regards to the situation in the country. Staff Reporter The call follows indications that the Tanzanian government was suppressing COVID-19 and information since March 2020 while the virus has been decimating the country’s population behind the scenes. We extend our condolences to our Tanzanian sisters and brothers on the recent passing of a senior…

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