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Sudan launches telementoring programme to treat COVID-19 patients at home


An initiative that deploys volunteer medical students in Sudan to treat COVID-19 patients in their homes will get a boost from a new partnership comprising Project ECHO, the global telementoring initiative based at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Centre in Albuquerque; the University of Nebraska Medical Centre (UNMC); the Sudanese American Medical Association (SAMA) and Sudan NextGen (SNG), ...

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COVID-19 pandemic unlikely to end in 2021 – WHO

Mike Ryan

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is unlikely the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will end in 2021. Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme “I think it will be very premature and unrealistic to think that we are going to finish with this virus by the end of the year. “What we can finish with – if ...

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Govt, UNDP develop two-year Covid-19 environment recovery plan

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

With the loss of hundreds of thousands of human lives and millions of jobs worldwide, the coronavirus pandemic has posed an extraordinary challenge to man. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar But stakeholders in Nigeria’s environment sector see an opportunity in the global crisis, offering to correct mistakes associated with and unveiled by the plague. In fact, the situation ...

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Africa ‘requires massive resources and checks’ for post-Covid reconstruction

Mithika Mwenda

The reality is home: Covid-19 is not leaving any time soon, as the World Health Organisation already said. While the global economic power houses have a lot to spend on pandemic response, Africa has little or nothing to spend, thus relying on external partners reeling from the same. The continent is even struggling to pay debts. Executive Director of the ...

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Remdesivir emerges first Covid-19 drug to receive EU’s green light

The first drug to treat severe cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the EU on Friday, July 3, 2020 was given the green light, with the European Commission approving remdesivir. Remdesivir The EU’s Health Commissioner, Stella Kyriakides, said the union would leave no stone unturned in its efforts to secure efficient treatments or vaccine against the coronavirus. “It is the first ...

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Nigeria extends second phase of COVID-19 eased lockdown by four weeks

Boss Mustapha

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday, June 29, 2020 extended the Phase II of the eased lockdown by another four weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and ...

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