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US boosts development goals in Nigeria with $65.5m

United States yesterday announced the release of $65.5 million to help Nigeria in the control of HIV/AIDS, good governance and combat extremism. A statement by the Information Office, Public Affairs Section of US Embassy in Abuja, said the release of the money followed a recent $26.5 million development assistance given …

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Flood: WHO steps up disease prevention efforts in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation says it is stepping up efforts to provide life-saving assistance, especially basic medical care, to flood victims in Nigeria to prevent disastrous epidemics. At least 826,000 Nigerians are severely affected by heavy flooding after the banks of the country’s two main rivers – Niger and Benue …

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WHO kicks off global initiative to treat children with cancer

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said it has kicked off a new Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer – with the aim of reaching at least a 60 per cent survival rate for children with cancer by 2030, thereby saving an additional one million lives. WHO said about $15 …

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