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CSOs urge women to continue fight against climate change, COVID-19

Facemask Production Training

Two civil society organisations (CSOs), Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) and Solidaridad West Africa, have urged women to continue the fight against climate change and COVID-19. Women and girls during a face mask training session in Dukpa Community in Gwagwalada, Abuja Mr Abu Stephen, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, CSDevNet, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on ...

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COVID-19: Partnership urges science-based approach to wildlife management

Wildlife migration

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) has called for a pragmatic, factual and science-based approach to the wildlife management challenges that have arisen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wildlife migration In a statement, CPW partners put forward four guiding principles to steer decision-making towards actions that would work to reduce the risks of the rise and ...

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Women group advocates regular handwashing to check spread of diseases


The Edo State Chapter of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) has stressed the need for regular washing of hands in order to check the spread of Coronavirus. Handwashing Dr Adesuwa Urhoghide-Edigin, the state President of MWAN, disclosed this in a statement issued in Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Thursday, October 15, 2020. “This year’s Global Hand ...

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Coronavirus can survive on phones, bank notes for 28 days – Study


The virus that causes Covid-19 can survive on banknotes, glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, much longer than the flu virus, Australian researchers said on Monday, highlighting the need for cleaning and handwashing to combat the virus. Coronavirus Findings from the study done by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, appear to show that in a very controlled environment the virus remained infectious ...

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Africa COVID-19 cases hit 1.5m – WHO

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa located in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The UN health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Monday, October 12, 2020. WHO stated on its dashboard that there ...

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World must unite to defeat COVID, prevent future pandemics – UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson

Ahead of the UK’s Foreign Secretary co-hosting a high-level United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) event on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Secretary-General and South Africa on COVAX, UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said that the world must overcome the extraordinary divisions created by coronavirus and unite to defeat the pandemic. Britain’s Prime ...

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UK records biggest ever rise in new coronavirus cases


There have been another 7,143 cases of coronavirus reported in the UK in the last 24 hours – believed to be the biggest rise since the pandemic began. Coronavirus Seventy-one coronavirus-related deaths have also been recorded – the highest number since July 1, 2020. The significant rise in COVID-19 cases comes after the number of positive tests falling at the weekend, with Monday’s ...

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UNICEF donates 115,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has donated 115,000 COVID-19 test kits to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to assist Federal Government’s efforts to curb the Coronavirus pandemic. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The UNICEF Representative, Ms Rushnan Murtaza, said this on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 during the donation at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory in Abuja. According to her, ...

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UN Women, UNDP inaugurate COVID-19 global gender response tracker


The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Women (UN Women) have partnered to inaugurate a COVID-19 global gender response tracker. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women “The aim of the tracker is to provide unique data about what governments are doing to support women in their COVID-19 responses,” says the agencies. The Gender Tracker, which also analyses gender ...

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Respondents rate govt, Lagos poor on COVID-19 responses

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Many Nigerians appear to be unimpressed by the Federal and Lagos State Governments’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey conducted by a civil rights group has revealed. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Respondents in the survey knocked the federal and state authorities for poor responses to a pandemic that has hit social, economic and cultural lives of millions of ...

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