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
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.
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.
Abandoned Abuja community to finally get health centre
Rotary Club is building a primary health care centre for the people of Kpaduma in Abuja
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
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 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.
NHIS moves to resolve HMOs, hospitals’ feud over unpaid debts
HMOs are supposed to pay hospitals monthly for care provided to participants.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why resident doctors suspended nationwide strike – Official
Payment of hazard and inducement allowances were among several demands by the resident doctors.
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
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.
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.