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Over $100bn needed to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines, says WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

For the vaccines alone, more than $100 billion will be needed to ensure everyone globally can access the tools to fight COVID-19, Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, has said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Ghebreyesus stated this on Monday, August 10, 2020 ...

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World Bank approves $114.28m for Nigeria to battle COVID-19

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The World Bank has approved $114.28 million financing to help Nigeria prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 with specific focus on state level responses.  Coronavirus According to a statement from the bank on Friday, August 7, 2020, the amount includes $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and $14.28 million grant from the Pandemic ...

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COVID-19: Buhari orders compulsory use of face masks nationwide

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governments and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to enforce the use of face masks in public places across the country. President Muhammadu Buhari The Chairman, Presidential Task force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, made this known at the daily briefing on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Abuja. Mustapha, while reviewing the activities of the ...

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Vulture: An unsung hero of the environment

Vultures

The advent and rise in zoonotic diseases such as Ebola, Monkey-pox and Avian influenza and now the novel Coronavieus has inspired scientists to probe into causes of these preventable outbreaks. Not only the outbreaks but specifically in the spread, mortalities recorded and coping mechanisms while finding solutions. Vultures Though it appears unclear, recent scientific researches are linking the decline of ...

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Airtel pledges N300m to combat COVID-19

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Airtel Nigeria says it will spend N300 million to support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the activities to mark a decade of doing successful business in the country. Coronavirus Its Managing Director, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, said that the N300 million was the final part of the N1.9 billion, which the company pledged in April at the early ...

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New York’s health commissioner resigns over COVID-19 handling

Dr Oxiris Barbot

New York’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Oxiris Barbot, has resigned over alleged under-utilisation of the department’s “incomparable disease control expertise.” Dr Oxiris Barbot “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the degree it could have been. ...

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Over 1bn school children worldwide affected by COVID-19, says Guterres

António Guterres

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the largest educational disruption in history that has affected more than 1 billion school students worldwide, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. UN Secretary-General, António Guterres. Photo credit: UN /Mark Garten “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education ever. “In mid-July, schools were closed in more ...

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WHO says COVID-19 vaccines now in phase 3 clinical trials

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, says a number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials to prevent COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Ghebreyesus made this known at a virtual news conference on Monday, August 3, 2020 at ...

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UK’s COVID-19 crisis response damaged by lack of transparency – Scientist

Sir Paul Nurse

The UK government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis has been hindered by secrecy and a lack of openness and transparency from ministers and decision makers, a top scientist in the country said on Monday, August 3, 2020. Sir Paul Nurse Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel laureate and the director of the Francis Crick Institute in London, said, as cited by ...

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LUTH gives hope to pregnant COVID-19 patients

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With an estimated 6.4 million babies to be born in Nigeria during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many expectant women who should be glad at the figure have rather become apprehensive. Medical team at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) with twins delivered by a mother who tested positive to COVID-19. Photo credit: @LUTHofficial The figure released by the United Nations ...

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