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COVID-19 confirmed cases now 56,177 in Nigeria

Nigeria now has 56,177 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 160new cases recorded on Saturday night. According to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, 44,088 patients have now been discharged, with 1,078 patients losing their lives to the Coronavirus pandemic. The tweet revealed that FCT and Plateau State …

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WHO selects Nigeria disease control centre, two others to research world’s deadliest diseases

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has approved three African centres for disease control as specialized continental reference sequencing research laboratories for emerging pathogens. WHO in conjunction with the African Centre for Disease Control (ACDC) have selected Redeemer’s University African Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases(ACEGID), Nigeria; South African National Bioinformatics …

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Drug Overdose: Call for a Public Health Response to Drug Use

Drug overdose and drug overdose death remain the foremost risks faced by persons who use drugs. Globally, an estimate of 70,000 – 100,000 persons dies from opioid overdose each year (UN/WHO Discussion Paper, 2013), in spite of this challenge being preventable and reversible. This situation has been exacerbated with the …

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Nigeria records 197 new cases of COVID-19

Nigeria has recorded 197 new cases of COVID-19, which take the total infections in the country to 55,829 on Thursday night. In the update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Plateau recorded 83 of the 197 cases while Lagos followed with 48. The rest are: “Kaduna-17, FCT …

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Health Committee Chairperson congratulates Minister Mkhize on his appreciation by WHO

The Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has commended the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize following a media statement which was released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) commending South Africa for reaching out to it through “strength not weakness”. In the statement, the WHO’s Executive Director, Dr …

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COVID-19 confirmed cases now 55,456 in Nigeria, deaths 1,067

Nigeria now has 55,456 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 296 new cases recorded on Tuesday night. According to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, 43,334 patients have now been discharged, with 1,067 patients losing their lives to the Coronavirus pandemic. The tweet revealed that Plateau  State had …

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Disease treatments restart in Africa as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Treatment programmes that will reach millions of Africans at risk from debilitating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have restarted in a significant step towards COVID-19 recovery. Around one million people in Jigawa state, Nigeria have received antibiotics to treat the blinding eye disease trachoma and stop it from spreading. Nigeria is …

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UN lauds Africa’s success in COVID-19 fight

The United Nations has commended Africa for its exceptional management of the COVID-19 pandemic with record low incidences and deaths. The President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande said this yesterday while addressing a virtual press conference, adding that the developing countries have done better than …

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USAID announces Additional $15 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance to fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced more than $15 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  Since August 2018, USAID has provided more than $365 million for activities …

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