Global Fund: Nigeria receives $890 million to tackle HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria
Nigeria will use the $890 million grant to reduce the burden of HIV, TB and Malaria over an implementation period of three years, beginning from 2021 to 2023.
Coronavirus vaccine: WHO chief scientist thinks mid-2021 possible
The novel coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China, late last year.
Nigerian teaching hospital raises service charges by 100% – Official
Mr Abubakar said that the increase was necessitated by the prevailing increase in prices of antigens and other medical consumables.
Zamfara Records Zero Coronavirus Infection in More Than 50 Days
The north-western state bounded by Sokoto State to the North has not reported a single case in the past 54 days, data from Nigeria’s infectious disease outfit, NCDC, reveals.
Israeli researchers develop method to quickly detect cancer cells during surgery
The new application reduces the waiting time for lab results of cancer cell detection tests.
Coronavirus: Many households lack enough water, soap for handwashing – NBS
Washing of hands with soap under running water for at least 20 seconds is a key part of preventing the spread of coronavirus
Coronavirus media coverage must avoid the mistakes of the Aids pandemic in Africa
As COVID-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media’s reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids.
African countries need cheaper COVID-19 tests: here’s how to get them
An ideal test for the diagnosis of COVID-19 would be cheap, accurate and easy to use. But most real tests are only one – not all three.
COVID-19: 8,000 health workers infected in Africa – WHO
Nigeria is the second hardest-hit country in Africa with 33,153 cases and 774 deaths as of Monday night
Lagos govt says doctors strike, ‘insensitive, lacks empathy’
The official said some of the issues raised by the angry workers are already being addressed.
Russian university completes first test of potential COVID-19 vaccine
There are at least 21 vaccines currently under trial worldwide, according to the WHO.
COVID-19: Health workers silenced, exposed, attacked in many countries – Amnesty International
“It is especially disturbing to see that some governments are punishing workers who voice their concerns about working conditions that may threaten their lives.”
Coronavirus: Three billion people lack basic hand washing facilities at home — UN
The report also says, “Handwashing is one of the cheapest, easiest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.”
German scientists say coronavirus also infects the heart
The study examined the bodies of 39 patients with heart conditions who had died while infected with the coronavirus.
COVID-19: Nearly 150 prospective vaccines developed; 19 in trials – WHO
WHO calls for equitable access to vaccines, especially for Africa.
COVID-19: Homemade diagnostic kit to boost testing in Nigeria, Africa
Director-General of National Biotechnology Development Agency says the test kit would expand testing capacity by 50 times and reduce cost by over 500 per cent as compared to the conventional kit in use
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.