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WHO supports Nigeria’s drive to maintain routine immunization during COVID-19

In Nigeria over three million children under one year are still either unvaccinated or under-vaccinated. At the start of the pandemic, these numbers were at risk of rising due to a lack of awareness of continued routine immunization, fear of COVID-19 infection, and transport...

No approved drug, vaccine for COVID-19 yet ― NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19. The Director-General of the agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said in a statement on Saturday that NAFDAC had not granted approval...

Africa must tackle malaria to prevent deaths double this year, WHO warns

NAIROBI/LAGOS, April 23 - The number of deaths caused by malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa could double to 769,000 this year, as efforts to curb the disease are disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organisation warned on Thursday. The region has more than...

No approved vaccine yet in Nigeria for COVID-19 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday insisted that there was no approved vaccine in Nigeria or any part of Africa for COVID-19 saying researches are still ongoing on the deadly viral disease. WHO Immunisation Team Lead, Dr Fiona Braka, spoke with the News Agency...

ITEMS EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE DURING THE PANDEMIC

The ongoing pandemic changed people’s view about visiting the hospital, some facilities even implored their patients to only visit if there is an emergency as it is not considered the safest place during this period and has increased the need to keep the home...

WHO warning: No scientific evidence that antibody tests can show coronavirus immunity

The WHO said there’s no evidence serological tests can show whether a person has immunity or is no longer at risk of becoming reinfected. The World Health Organization issued a warning Friday about coronavirus testing, saying there’s no evidence serological tests can show whether a...

Weak health infrastructure in Northern Nigeria will aid the spread of Covid-19 in the region – Bill Gates

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had said Northern Nigeria still stands the highest risk of the spread of COVID-19 due to the high poverty rate in the region and almost non-existent health care system. Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Mark Suzman, in a...

960 Persons Killed By Coronavirus In Africa

At least 960 persons have been killed by Coronavirus so far in Africa. This is according to data from Worldometer. Worldometer is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant...

WHO says there’s a global shortfall of 5.9 million nurses as world battles coronavirus pandemic

There are just under 28 million nurses worldwide, about 5.9 million short of what the world needs to adequately care for the growing population. More than 80% of the world’s nurses work in countries that account for half of the world’s population. The greatest deficit of...

In Nigeria, medical doctors kick against govt’s move to invite Chinese medical team

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has rejected the federal government’s proposed invitation of an 18-member Chinese medical team to support the country’s fight against coronavirus. The NMA President, Francis Faduyile, in a statement Sunday said the move is a misplaced priority. He described it as...
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