Monday, October 15, 2018
The United Nations has described the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram in the Northeast as the most severe in the world today, with 7.7 million people still in severe need of humanitarian assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe...
Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from...
Saifura Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, has been killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram. The victim was abducted during...
At least 183 children have been admitted into intensive care at a hospital in Maiduguri in the last week to be treated for malaria and pneumonia. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF or Doctors Without Borders) which runs the 30-bed Paediatric Hospital...
The Borno State Government on Wednesday declared an outbreak of cholera in the state. The State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, said that the eight samples sent for laboratory test proved positive and as such, there was a cholera...
The international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned of severe consequences for young children arriving in Bama town of Borno state without adequate assistance. It says more than 10,000 people have arrived at a camp...
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with Korean and Canadian Governments, is to “refurbish and equip” the obstetric fistula repair centre in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The Korean Government (KOICA International) has already donated $5 million (N1.8...
For 11 months since February 2017, Nigerians especially the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country’s north east have been devastated by cholera with 13, 998 recorded cases and 140 deaths as at June 2018. Some of the affected...
World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy...
The United Nations Fund Population (UNFPA) on Tuesday commenced surgical operations for at least 150 women who are currently suffering from vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF) in Borno state. It also noted that the campaign and surgical operations will last for two...