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New study warns of brain damages linked to COVID-19

According to the researchers, since COVID-19 broke out, there appeared to be a “concerning increase” of a rare brain inflammation

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How COVID-19 is affecting HIV 2020 target – UNAIDS

The UN agency said the missed targets have resulted in more than 3.5 million HIV infections and 820,000 AIDS-related deaths.

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How pandemics can be prevented in future – Report

“…unless countries take dramatic steps to curb zoonotic contagions, global outbreaks like COVID-19 will become more prevalent.”

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Shock as Nigerian professor says COVID-19 does not exist

Mr Otoikhian claims there is secrecy around the diagnosis of COVID-19 in the country. He says that also suggests the disease does not exist.

Burkina Faso resumes polio immunisation despite COVID-19

WHO said the immunisation was carried out while observing COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures.

Some members of Rotary Club at the ground breaking ceremony for a Primary Health Care Centre located at Kpaduma community

Abandoned Abuja community to finally get health centre

Rotary Club is building a primary health care centre for the people of Kpaduma in Abuja

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WHO warns against wearing of face mask while exercising.

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WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir trials for COVID-19 treatment

WHO says interim trial results show hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised COVID-19 patients

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

Nigeria Launches COVID-19 Online Course on Infection Prevention and Control

As of July 3, 2020, a total of 27,564 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 628 deaths have been recorded by the NCDC.

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi during an inspection of facilities at the new 100-bed infectious Diseases Unit (isolation centre the treatment of covid-19 patients) in Ado Ekiti….on Monday

Ekiti doctors down tools ‘as 72 medical officers run 22 hospitals’

The affected hospitals are the state’s 19 general hospitals, three specialist hospitals and more than 100 healthcare centres scattered across the 16 LGAs.

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Illicit fees common in Abuja hospitals — Report

Health authorities in the FCT kick against the findings of the survey, describing it as a false representation of the actual state of things.

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NHIS moves to resolve HMOs, hospitals’ feud over unpaid debts

HMOs are supposed to pay hospitals monthly for care provided to participants.

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Undercover journalists expose Ghana’s COVID-19 scam

The documentary, titled “Corona quacks and thieves in Ghana”, exposes unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the pandemic to make their own gains.

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Health workers threaten strike over ‘discriminatory’ hazard allowance

“We clamoured for hazard a special hazard allowance for this COVID-19 period, we also entered an agreement with government.”

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Face shields without masks, not effective in preventing COVID-19 – NCDC

There has been an increasing trend in the use of the face shield in place of the face masks, the agency said.

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Lagos state is likely to get hotter and more humid, leading to greater health risks

High temperatures, periods of increased relative humidity and more rainfall are likely to happen more in the coastal region under future global warming.

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Deaths from HIV, TB and Malaria could double in 12 months – Report

It estimates that countries affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria urgently need US$28.5 billion to protect the progress achieved in the past two decades.

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DRC to announce end of Ebola outbreak in eastern region – WHO

The outbreak is the tenth of its kind reported in the country and has plagued the nation for almost two years.

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Why resident doctors suspended nationwide strike – Official

Payment of hazard and inducement allowances were among several demands by the resident doctors.

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Nigeria’s private sector commences plan to construct 774 standard PHCs across Nigeria

Under this private sector driven initiative, universal health access will be provided for low-income citizens residing in rural and urban areas through the Adopt-a-Health Facility Programme

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How Nigeria overcame Wild Polio Virus – Buhari

According to Mr Buhari, this achievement is a hard-won battle spanning over three decades of hard work and dedication.

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Nigerian doctors call off strike

The association had on Monday embarked on an indefinite strike.

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

Major health stories published last week

There was a glimmer of hope during the week against Covid-19 as a drug trial in the UK showed potential for the cure of the disease.

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

COVID-19: NCDC denies sending positive samples to Cross River

Cross River is the only state in Nigeria which is yet to report any positive case of COVID-19.

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Africa’s wild polio-free status to be determined in August

The commission had on Thursday validated the four countries’ documentation that indicate their wild polio-free status.