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US pulls cuts ties with WHO

President Donald Trump announced on Friday he was severing the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization, claiming China had “total control” over the organization and pressured the body

Exxon Mobil donates ambulances, medical supplies to support Nigerian COVID-19 response

Two states and National Centre for Disease Control to receive test kits and hospital beds  Mobil Producing Nigeria, an Exxon Mobil affiliate, and operator of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation/Mobil

EU donates COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment to drug treatment centres

Implemented through UNODC’s “Response to Drugs and Related Organised Crime” project                    L- R: Kurt Cornelis, Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation to

Asthma still poorly diagnosed and inadequately treated – Prof. Erhabor

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2020 World Asthma Day on Tuesday May 5, renowned Professor of Medicine and leading Consultant Chest Physicians Professor Gregory

Bauchi governor orders treatment of COVID-19 patients with chloroquine, zithromax

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has ordered the state’s task force and healthcare personnel to use chloroquine and Zithromax in treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients to avoid deaths in the

Relaxing COVID-19 lockdown at communal infection stage is dangerous, NMA warns govt

Describes  Bauchi Governor’s order for use of Chloroquine and Zithromax as improper and unethical The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), on Friday May 1, spoke against the decision of the Federal

Reproductive health expert predicts unplanned baby boom from November

as COVID-19 hinders access to family planning in  midst of knockdown A Reproductive Health expert has predicted that Nigeria will begin to see unplanned COVID-19 babies from November 2020. As

UNODC supports Nigeria’s correctional service to raise awareness on COVID-19

Following the spread of COVID-19 in prisons around the world, the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has donated information materials providing basic facts about the virus to

Lagos records another COVID-19 death

Death toll now 7 and 217 confirmed cases in the state The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced the death of another COVID-19 related patient, barely 24 hours after the

FG receives medical equipment to fight COVID-19

The Federal Government has taken delivery of the various medical equipment donated by the UN to aid Nigeria’s efforts at combating coronavirus scourge in the country. Mr James Odaudu Director,

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Malnutrition: Worse than COVID-19 in North West

As the nation turns its attention to the COVID 19 pandemic, bandits have continued their attack on villagers in Sokoto and Zamfara states, resulting in increased displacement of women and

UNODC launches DrugHelpNet to provide over-the-phone assistance to drug users, others

UNODC  has launched DrugHelpNet, a network of Nigerian Doctors, Psychologists, Nurses and Counsellors to provide over-the-phone assistance to drug users or families who need such services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UBTH confirms 3 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

 25 doctors go into isolation Country now has 232 confirmed cases The Management of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) says one of the three patients, who was confirmed to

Buhari orders lockdown of Lagos, Abuja, Ogun States for 2 weeks

President Muhammadu Buhari today Sunday, March 29,  ordered the cessation of movement in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states for 14 days as part of measures  to

COVID-19: Nigeria’s situation report

NMA demands unified lockdown, decries FG’s poor handling of pandemic The Nigerian Medical Association has warned President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over the poor handling of the Coronavirus pandemic in the

COVID-19: We have broken transmission circle – Lagos Health Commissioner

Lagos State Government has disclosed that it has been able to break the circle of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 from the index case in the State. The Commissioner for Health,

WHO declares COVID-19 as a pandemic

Says it would be the first pandemic in history to be controlled. The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday (March 11) declared the global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic.

COVID-19: Lagos isolates 6 more

 3 test negative A family of four children and their teacher who recently returned from the United States of America and suspected for COVID-19 has been isolated at the Biosecurity

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Nigeria’s first COVID-19 case: Lagos commences intensive contact tracing

The Lagos State Government said it is working to identify all the people who had contact with  the Italian now in isolation for testing positive for coronavirus. A statement signed