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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.

Argentinian President, Alberto Fernandez [Photo Credit:]

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.


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.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo:]

Activists speak on challenges, successes in Africa’s fight against tobacco use

The activists say African governments are yet to put strong measures to combat the increasing use of tobacco on the continent


Madagascar Hospitals Reach Full Capacity as COVID-19 Cases Surge

The number of confirmed cases in Madagascar reached 7,153 on Monday, including 62 deaths.

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Pakistan resumes anti-polio campaign as COVID-19 infections decline

The door-to-door campaign to vaccinate 800,000 children under the age of five is scheduled to last three days in polio hotspots.

United States African Development Foundation (USADF) President and CEO C.D. Glin

Poor Communities Are Adapting, Reimagining the Future Amid Covid-19 – C.D.Glin

Covid-19 has changed the world, but African communities are working to innovate in the face of the crisis.


Schools Reopening: WHO official calls for data-based COVID-19 strategies

A senior WHO official said that the topic of schools reopening have become a “political football”, which is not fair on children.

JOHESU distributing PPE to its health workers

COVID-19: As more health workers get infected, JOHESU distributes PPEs

Health care workers are the soldiers on the front lines in the battle against coronavirus.

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COVID-19: 12,000 people could die daily from hunger by end of 2020 — Report

The report says Coronavirus is deepening the hunger crisis in the world’s hunger hotspots and creating new epicentres of hunger across the globe.

Dr Edith NKWEMBE, Microbiologist using laboratory reagents to identify COVID-19 [PHOTO CREDIT: WHO African Region - World Health Organization]

INTERVIEW: What to know about COVID-19 strains in Nigeria – Molecular Biologist

We realised that the virus has changed, a mutation.

Gambo Gumel Aliyu new NACA DG.

INTERVIEW: HIV 2030 target may be derailed if COVID-19 persists — NACA DG

Gambo Aliyu is the Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Nike Adebowale, Mr Aliyu talks about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on HIV/AIDS services.

hydroxychloroquine [Photo Credit: John Locke Foundation]

WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trials as potential COVID-19 treatment

This announcement dashes all hope that hydroxychloroquine, as well as the related drug chloroquine, could be an option at a time when there are too few treatments available for the virus.


Coronavirus: African leaders call for action against malaria

The leaders, in the statement, urged manufacturers of essential malaria commodities to ensure the consistent availability of products and maintain production.


Coronavirus: WHO to support African countries amid relaxing lockdowns

Despite progress made in testing for COVID-19, countries in Africa are averaging nine tests per 10 000 people.

Health workers walk from house to house during vaccination campaign against polio in Kano, northwest Nigeria in 2017. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Conversation]

In northern Nigeria, distrust jeopardises response to coronavirus

Several states across Nigeria have suspended congregational prayers in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, at a press briefing on the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria

Coronavirus: Taskforce to decide on travel bans as Nigeria confirms third Covid-19 case

The committee is expected to decide whether the government should ban flights into Nigeria from high-risk countries or gathering at social activities and festivals.

Dialysis centres

World Kidney Day: Surviving Kidney Disease In Nigeria

The President of the Nigerian Association of Nephrology says about 25 million Nigerians have kidney disease.

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INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria may not meet SDGs by 2030 — Health Expert

Bamidele Omotola said Nigeria will continue to be at the bottom of the ladder when compared to other countries if it does not meet the SDGs by 2030.

Gloria Onumegu, a Breast cancer patient

How high cost of cancer treatment has badly affected patients in Nigeria

As the world marks cancer day on Tuesday, many Nigerian patients are barely able to pay for their treatment.

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

How NHIS squandered over N6.8 billion on illegal allowances – Audit Report

The nation’s health insurance office paid staff ridiculous and illegal allowances including “upfront differential allowance”, “pre-retirement overseas training allowance”, and “children education allowances.”

Bridge Foundation Skills Acquisition Centre is yet to be completed

Residents lament as abandoned health centre, roads, other NDDC projects litter Cross River

The contractors for the projects blame the NDDC for their abandonment.

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NIPSS graduates executives who produced report on Nigeria’s Universal Health Coverage (LIVE UPDATES)

The 66 graduates were drawn from different professional backgrounds across the country.

Paschal Achunine, the executive director of HEI

Health Emergency Initiative – Lagos organisation paying hospital bills of poor Nigerians

Since 2015, Health Emergency Initiatives has been helping to roll back medical detention and saving lives by paying the hospital bills of poor Nigerians.