Tag "COVID-19"

No case of COVID-19 recorded in Nigerian Prisons since outbreak – Controller General

The Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS has again scaled up its environmental and health surveillance systems, as part of its mandate to provide good health services for the wellbeing, protection and

COVID-19: TB incidence on increase – Report  

A new report by the Global Tuberculosis Report 2022 has revealed that there has been an increase in the number of TB deaths and incidence in the last two years

COVID-19: Over half of eligible Nigerians are partially vaccinated, says NPHCDA boss

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has said that over half of the country’s eligible population have been partially vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Director of

 COVID-19: Catholic church to resume handshakes during mass 30-month after

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has directed the resumption of handshakes popularly known as ‘Kiss of Peace’ during the celebration of mass after suspending the Eucharistic practice 30

Edo State unveils new campaign for COVID-19 vaccination

Edo State government has launched a new campaign plan to boost immunity against COVID-19 in the state. Launching the campaign tagged “Scales 3.0 Strategy for accelerating COVID-19 Vaccination,”  at Ugbor

FG rewards outstanding states in routine Immunisations, COVID-19

The Winners Kaduna Adamawa Edo Lagos Ebonyi Benue Jigawa Gombe Cross River Ogun Abia, Nasarawa Kano Yobe. The Federal Government has rewarded 15 states of the federation for their outstanding

COVID-19 vaccine: Why we are suing Pfizer, BioNTech – Moderna

Moderna has said that it is suing Pfizer and BioNTech for infringement of patents central to its (Moderna’s) mRNA technology platform used to develop the COVID vaccine.  In a statement

Polio: 3 yrs after, COVID-19, insecurity threaten onslaught against re-emerging viruses – Minister   

As Nigeria celebrates three years of free status the federal government, Thursday, said the impact of COVID-19 and the emerging insecurity in the country was threatening its onslaught against re-emerging

COVID-19: Virus still much around – Foundation 

Calls for increased awareness by media practitioners towards uptake of vaccine Plateau records 10,279 confirmed cases, 75 deaths Media practitioners have been challenged to use their various platforms to encourage

NCDC raises alarm on increasing COVID-19 cases

… issues Pubic Health Advisory ahead of Eid-el-Kabir celebrations The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has raised the alarm on the rise of COVID-19 cases globally and

Red cross receives $350,000 to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has received $350,000 dollars from Coca-Cola Foundation to accelerate vaccination for Nigerians against COVID-19. Mr Chima Nwankwo. Coordinator, Communications

Be prepared for next pandemic after COVID 19 – West African lab scientists alert countries

Considering the short period it took for the world to move from one pandemic to the other in modern times, compared to such occurrences earlier in history, the West African

COVID-19 deaths in African region to fall by nearly 94% in 2022 – WHO analysis

COVID-19 deaths in the African region are expected to decline by almost 94% in 2022, compared with 2021 which was the pandemic’s most lethal year, a new modelling by World

Support waiver for intellectual property rules on COVID-19 vaccine production – NGO coalition tell FG  

In a bid to have equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria and other African countries, the Nigeria Network of NGOs in collaboration with the Global Call to Action Against

COVID-19 cases drop significantly in Africa – WHO

Weekly COVID-19 cases in Africa have dropped significantly and deaths dipped for the first time since the peak of the fourth pandemic wave propelled by the Omicron variant. The decline nudges

WHO recommends two new drugs to treat COVID-19

WHO has recommended two new drugs for COVID-19, providing yet more options for treating the disease. The extent to which these medicines will save lives depends on how widely available

NMA urges vaccinated Nigerians not to stop COVID-19 preventive measures

The President, Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Innocent Ujah, has warned the public, especially those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, not to stop observing preventive measures, thereby carelessly exposing themselves

NCDC confirms emergence of Omicron variant in Nigeria 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday December 1, confirmed three cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Nigeria. According to a statement released by the NCDC, which

Prolonged COVID-19 pandemic deepening HIV epidemic inequalities, UNICEF warns, ahead of World AIDS Day  

 Says one child was infected with HIV every two minutes in 2020   No fewer than 300,000 children – one in every two minutes – were newly infected with HIV in

UNDP, Japan assist NCDC with ambulances to fight COVID-19

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Government of Japan, handed over three ambulances to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday as part of

No improvement in young children’s diets – UNICEF

says situation ‘could get much worse’ under COVID-19 Children under the age of 2 are not getting the food or nutrients they need to thrive and grow well, leading to

West Africa Covid-19 deaths surge amid Ebola and other outbreaks

West Africa has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began as several countries grapple with outbreaks of cholera, Ebola Virus Disease and Marburg Virus Disease that

NCDC issues COVID-19 Public Health Advisory for Eid-el-Kabir

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today issued a public health advisory to members of the public, ahead of events to mark Eid-el-Kabir, urging Nigerians to take personal and

NCDC confirms case of COVID-19 Delta variant

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed a case with the highly transmissible COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2.    The Head of Communications,

UNICEF signs first COVID-19 vaccine agreement to supply African Union

UNICEF has signed an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to supply up to 220 million doses of the J&J single-dose vaccine for all 55 Member States of the African Union (AU) by the end