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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

TB Joshua’s burial: LASG inspects facilities at SCOAN to prevent COVID spread

A delegation from the Lagos State Government led by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi and the Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola visited

NCDC commissions infectious disease treatment centre in Katsina

‘The treatment centre in Katsina is the fifth to be commissioned in less than one year, with 11 others at various stages of development’ The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

Japan gives UNICEF $39 million for vaccine cold chains in Nigeria, other countries affected by COVID-19

The Government of Japan announced that it will provide approximately US$39 million in emergency funds to UNICEF for the development of vaccine cold chains in Nigeria and 31 countries in

Nigerian Children’s Day: COVID-19 threatening child rights progress – UNICEF

As the Nigerian Children’s Day is marked nationwide today, UNICEF says the COVID-19 pandemic  is threatening decades of progress that have been achieved in child rights. In a statement to

‘You are not safe if only your citizens are vaccinated’

Experts warn developed countries against COVID-19 Nationalism Experts have warned developed countries currently overstocking the COVID-19 vaccine for exclusive vaccination of their citizens not to consider their shores safe from

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Lagos vows to strictly enforce international COVID-19 travel protocols 

“The Federal Government has put very strict guidelines in place for people coming from India, Brazil and Turkey. These passengers coming in are to be mandatorily isolated at any of the accredited State isolation facilities at their own expense.”

World Hand Hygiene Day: Nigerians must learn from India to avoid Covid-19 third wave – CMD UBTH

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to Mark the 2021 World Hand Hygiene Day on Wednesday May 5,  the Chief Medical Director, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH,

Lagos Govt. takes steps to prevent COVID-19 third wave

The Lagos State Government says all its facilities have been placed on high alert to pick up early trends that may suggest a third wave of COVID-19 in the state.

UBTH recounts success story of  COVID-19 response

Despite it’s location in one of the top five states worse hit by COVID-19, no member of staff of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) died of the dreaded

Don’t neglect malaria because of COVID-19, expert warns

as St Racheal’s Pharma launches own brand of Artemether + Lumefantrine A parasitologist and specialist in the management of malaria has warned against  current neglect of the disease in the