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Coronavirus: How COVID -19 pandemic will devastate TB response – Study

The modelling of the study was constructed on assumptions drawn from a rapid assessment done by The Stop TB Partnership on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bing Liu, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Researcher ‘on verge of making very significant’ coronavirus findings murdered

The University of Pittsburgh described him as an excellent mentor and prolific researcher, who had co-authored more than 30 papers.

Internally Displaced Persons

19 million displaced children vulnerable to coronavirus – UNICEF

The report, titled ‘Lost at Home’, looks at the risks and challenges internally displaced children face, and the urgent actions needed to protect them.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Coronavirus: WHO cautions on use of African traditional medicine

Abstract- The international health agency said while it supports scientifically proven traditional medicine, there is still a need to test for the efficacy and side effects of such drugs.

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As Nigeria eases lockdown, doctors warn ‘premature’ decision could be catastrophic

The warning is coming as many residents of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states return to their duty posts early Monday after being away from work for five weeks.

Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun,

Ogun resident doctors begin warning strike

The doctors involved in COVID-19 treatment were exempted from the strike.

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Coronavirus: Vaccine could be ready in nine months – Bill Gates

Mr Gates said as of April 9, 115 potential COVID-19 vaccines were being developed globally.

Jerry Mallo (right) with team member displaying ventilator

INTERVIEW: 25-year-old Jos-Based Fabrication Engineer Develops Ventilator

In 2019, the 25-year-old, who is known to fabricate and produce agricultural equipment unveiled the first made in Nigeria carbon fiber sports car called Bennie.

Nigerians wearing face mask since the first case of Coronavirus hit the country.

Barrier masks not meant for health professionals – NAFDAC

Self-made or commercial masks or face covers made of cloth (textile fabric), non-woven wadding or paper-like materials all fall under the category of non-medical masks.

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Coronavirus: Nigerian health workers to get 50 per cent of basic salary as hazard allowance

Nigerian health workers have been paid only N5,000 as hazard allowance since 1991

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Australia launches COVID-19 tracing app

The Prime Minister said over two million Australians have so far downloaded the app.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, CEO, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Coronavirus: Nigeria in ‘desperate need’ of testing kits – NCDC

The NCDC gives specification of the test kits Nigeria is looking for and preferred manufacturers.

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Coronavirus: Disrupted immunisation services exposing more children to danger – UNICEF

UNICEF on Saturday began the 2020 World Immunisation Week.

Ebonyi State Map

Cholera: One dead, 68 persons treated in Ebonyi – Official

The official said he visited the health centre in the community to ascertain the details of the cholera outbreak.

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Major health stories published last week

While new cases of COVID-19 infections continues to surge in Nigeria, the country went two weeks without reporting a death from Lassa Fever

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We’re being stigmatised over coronavirus – Asthma patients

The asthma patients narrated their experiences.

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Coronavirus: WHO warns against stopping immunisation against other diseases

When immunisation services are disrupted, even for brief periods during emergencies, the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, such as measles and polio, increases.

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WHO warns that malaria deaths in Africa could double in 2020

In 2018, there were 213 million malaria cases and 360,000 related deaths in the African region, accounting for over 90 per cent of global cases.

Flour Mills of Nigeria

Coronavirus: Flour Mills of Nigeria donates Ventilators, testing kits

Thousands of medical supplies procured by the group will be completely delivered by the end of April.

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Coronavirus: News you may have missed yesterday

There are grave concerns that the pandemic will usher in more calamities like food shortage and increased fatalities

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Four more patients recover in Lagos

The recovered patients are three males and one female and were discharged after testing negative to the virus two consecutive times.

UNAIDS calls for increased global health spending

The outfit calls for new economic models that expands universal health coverage and social protection to all.

World Health Organisation Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus and Head of WHO’s Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness division, Sylvie Briand, at the coronavirus press conference in Geneva

Coronavirus: WHO upgrades COVID-19 dashboard with new technology, launches new app

The feature allows access to current and reliable data on COVID-19 cases submitted directly to WHO by countries.

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus at the coronavirus press conference in Geneva

Ebola outbreak in DRC still public health threat, experts tell WHO

The experts, after the meeting, concluded that the outbreak is yet from being over.

President Donald Trump pictured April 4, 2020 AFP

Coronavirus: Trump suspends funding to WHO

Mr Trump on Tuesday at a press conference said he has instructed his administration to halt funding to WHO.