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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INTERVIEW: What to know about COVID-19 strains in Nigeria – Molecular Biologist
We realised that the virus has changed, a mutation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
World Kidney Day: Surviving Kidney Disease In Nigeria
The President of the Nigerian Association of Nephrology says about 25 million Nigerians have kidney disease.
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.
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.
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.”
Residents lament as abandoned health centre, roads, other NDDC projects litter Cross River
The contractors for the projects blame the NDDC for their abandonment.
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.
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.