NAFDAC warns Nigerians to Avoid consuming non-iodised salt

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has advised Nigerians to stop the consumption of non-iodised salt, saying it is detrimental to human health.The Director of Public Affairs- Dr Abubakar Jimoh of the agency, gave this advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja today Tuesday 17th September 2019. 

The director spoke while responding to the rumour that people in the rural communities were still consuming the local salt which was not processed.He said that the consumption of such local salt could lead to goitre and other diseases that are dangerous to human health and called on Nigerians to do away with such salt.

“NAFDAC warns Nigerians to Avoid consuming non-iodised salt”

Winnie Byanyima is the new leader (executive director) of the UNAIDS

Winnie Byanyima who is the current head of the UK Oxfam charity, has revealed that she is leaving Oxfam to take a new role at the UNAIDS (United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS). According to the UNAIDS website, the ‘‘UNAIDS is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals’’. In their welcome letter, they stated that ‘‘Ms Byanyima has more than 30 years of experience in political leadership, diplomacy and humanitarian engagement’’.  

“Winnie Byanyima is the new leader (executive director) of the UNAIDS”

Ebola now curable after new trial treatment cures Ebola symptoms in Congo

Dr Jean-Jacque Muyembe has announced a new proven Ebola cure with his team that has already cured 90% of Ebola patients whose symptoms were reported early. “From now on, we will no longer say that EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) is not curable,” Jean-Jacque Muyembe told reporters. He is the general director of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) federal medical research institute. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ‘’The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated’.

“Ebola now curable after new trial treatment cures Ebola symptoms in Congo”