Health

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, at a press briefing on the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria

Council approves health care provision fund guideline

The 2020 Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), Guideline is aimed at expanding the fiscal space for health and shifting financial resources to the frontlines of care

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Coronavirus: World records 50,000 deaths, over 1 million cases in five days

The global tally of confirmed cases of the virus has exceeded 21 million.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

UK starts trials of new COVID-19 test and trace App

The App has been designed to work alongside traditional contact tracing services and testing, to help people to understand if they are at risk of infection so they can take action to protect themselves and their communities.

Argentinian President, Alberto Fernandez [Photo Credit: en.wikipedia.org]

Argentina says it reached a deal to produce Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccines can take years to develop and test but many countries have accelerated efforts in a bid to slow the coronavirus pandemic.

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Beyond Numbers (2): Profiling Nigerians who died from COVID-19 Outside the Country

But while figures of fatalities are piling in the homeland thus far, there is no official count of Nigerians in foreign countries dying of COVID-19 complications.

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Malaria: WHO targets 2.1million children in Borno

SMC is designed to prevent and protect children against malaria.

JAMB Colloquium

Five takeaways from Virtual Colloquium on contentious COVID-19 measures

One contentious issue that generated heated debate and pitched government officials and health experts against each other is the use of body disinfectants.

Testing for COVID-19. Photo: Banque Africaine de Developpement

How African countries most affected by COVID-19 cope as continent passes one million cases

Health experts believe official data almost certainly under-reports both infections and deaths, particularly in countries with limited testing capacity.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) [PHOTO: NCDC]

World Breastfeeding Week, COVID-19 pandemic, others dominate health stories last week

Nigeria has recorded over 46,000 cases of covid-19 and 942 as the pandemic has infected over 19 million people and caused at least 728,453 deaths globally as of last week.

Innocent Ujah

NMA speaks on violence at doctors’ elections in Enugu

Violent clashes were reported on Thursday at the chairmanship election of the Enugu chapter of the NMA.

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Russia’s coronavirus vaccine undergoes final testing

The vaccine was initially tested on volunteers from the Russian state’s Gamaleya Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology, and then soldiers from the Russian military.

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COVID-19: Nearly a million infected in Africa

Over 21, 000 have also died from COVID-19, according to data from the African Center for Disease Control.

Chris Ngige. [PHOTO CREDIT: @NGYouths4Change]

FG to pay June hazard allowance of medical workers from August 10

The government says it will start the payment with six hospitals, while expecting more funds.

A woman breastfeeding her child. [PHOTO CREDIT: Mama Glow]

How COVID-19 threatens Nigeria’s exclusive breastfeeding target

Misinformation about COVID-19 has now joined the mix of factors impeding exclusive breastfeeding.

Innocent Ujah

Profile: Innocent Ujah, Nigeria’s First-ever Virtually Elected Doctor’s President

Mr Ujah, a former director-general of the Nigerian Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), polled 347 votes to beat his closest rival, Oguzie ‘Jerry-the-First’, who got 19 votes.

OSIWA Donates Ambulance To Aid Yobe's COVID-19 Response

OSIWA Donates Ambulance To Aid Yobe’s COVID-19 Response

The ambulance is expected to aid the pickup and protection of patients who have tested positive to the virus.

A woman breastfeeding her child. [PHOTO CREDIT: Mama Glow]

Risks of COVID-19 infection through breastfeeding negligible —WHO

The official explained that although a few samples tested had contained the virus, “when they followed up to see whether the virus was actually viable and could be infective, they could not find any actual infective virus”.

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Nigerian govt investigates drug stores over COVID-19 drugs price hike

Besides hydroxychloroquine, the prices of other drugs used in COVID-19 treatment were hiked at the margins between 66 per cent and 89 per cent, the government said.

President Muhammadu Buhari appoints ambassadors

Buhari congratulates new NMA President, Innocent Ujah

According to him, the elected officers of the NMA have admirable profiles that will take the organisation to greater heights.

COVID-19: Coronavirus [Photo: Mayo Clinic]

Lack of good COVID-19 Test-Trace System can lead to 2nd wave – UK scientists

The research conducted by scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University College London stated that to keep the virus under control, at least 75 per cent of people with symptoms must be found and 68 per cent of their contacts traced.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) [PHOTO: PMNEWS]

We’re working to ensure Nigerians have access to COVID-19 vaccines when available – NCDC

Mr Ihekweazu said that the centre was working with the global community to ensure this access.

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Most Nigerians don’t have typhoid as hospitals claim as widal test ‘unreliable’ — Commissioner

“If you have 101 patients being told at the hospital that they have the fever, I tell you there is zero patient suffering from Typhoid out of the 101 patients.”

Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19

COVID-19: Nigeria donates PPEs to Sao Tome and Principe

The SGF said that the donation followed a request by the government of Sao Tome, seeking aid to help the country effectively manage the pandemic which is ravaging the world.

Sample coronavirus test [PHOTO: Euronews] hospital COVID-19

Coronavirus: Majority of infected Nigerians contracted virus from unknown sources – Report

There has been a troubling uptick in mystery cases which health experts believe could upset plans of full opening of public activities across the country.

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PCN seals over 800 illegal pharmaceutical premises — Registrar

The pharmaceutical premises, comprising 740 medicines stores and 68 pharmacies, were sealed in July.