Okonjo-Iweala was appointed WTO DG on February 15, 2021, after a selection process that lasted seven months.
WHO chief clinician Janet Diaz told a press conference from Geneva that there was no clear evidence that the use of remdesivir reduced the risk of death or the need for oxygen support.
Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is Nigeria’s candidate, made a presentation to the WTO General Council and answered questions from members in a closed-door session of the council.
About half a billion people worldwide are living with genital herpes, while several billions of people have oral herpes infection, new estimates by the World Health Organisation have shown.
The World Health Organisation says the message spreading on social media that Coronavirus Disease is airborne in incorrect.
The world is facing a chronic shortage of gowns, masks, gloves and other protective equipment in the fight against a spreading coronavirus epidemic, World Health Organisation Chief Tedros Ghebreyesus said on Friday.
The World Health Organisation on Tuesday outlined ways to step-up cancer services for over seven million lives in low and middle-income countries across the world.
The Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations, Abuja, has announced the death of its Director-General and Chief Trade Negotiator, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe, (64) after a brief illness.
Ambassador Audu Kadiri, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations Office in Geneva, who led the Federal government delegation at the Human Rights Committee review meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, said in a statement.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has expanded its Africa Bureau by adding three Regional Offices to handle issues across the region for effective response.
The delegation of Nigeria stated this in Geneva at the Universal Periodic Review of the track records of Nigeria by the UN Human Rights Council.
UNFPA, in its “State of World Population 2018” survey released in Geneva, said more than half of that growth – 1.3 billion – is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Awele Elumelu, GAVI Champion for Africa and Founder, Avon Medical Practice, joined other global health leaders at a Photo Exhibition organised by GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, for increased vaccine coverage in under-immunised nations.
In his opening address, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, welcomed the Board’s support and reiterated the importance of focusing on the challenges and opportunities ahead in reaching the 2020 Fast-Track commitments agreed by the United Nations General Assembly.
The group, in its report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, said: “Alarming pushbacks have been progressing across regions of the globe” through “alliance of conservative political ideologies and religious fundamentalisms”.
Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, presented the petition to the conference while speaking on issues affecting Nigeria at the ongoing 107th International Labour Conference on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland.
The forum will analyze critically the power that goes hand by hand with the future development of the society in many ways, from technical improvements to advocacy of human rights.
Ambassador Audu Kadiri, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, said in a statement made available to NAN on Friday in Abuja.
The United Nations agency launched a broad campaign against unnecessary injections on the eve of World Hepatitis Day, which is celebrated every year on July 28.
Douglas Chene-Bougeries, the Public Relations Officer, Geneva, Switzerland Branch of the company, confirmed this in a statement made available in Lagos.