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Amref Health Africa launches campaign to end vaccine injustice in continent

Moderna Vaccine

Amref Health Africa, a not-for-profit headquartered in Kenya, has launched a global campaign to end COVID-19 vaccine injustice. The Moderna Vaccine is being deployed in the Covid-19 vaccination exercise in Lagos. Photo credit: Getty Images Dubbed #EndVaccineInjusticeInAfrica, the campaign is calling on world leaders to honour their commitments to low- and middle-income countries to leave no-one behind in the race to ...

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CSOs monitor third phase of COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Lagos

Prof Akin Abayomi

As the third phase of COVID-19 vaccination exercise begins in Lagos State, the Civil Society Coalition Against COVID-19 being coordinated by the Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st) has commended the Lagos State Government for the unflagging determination to ensure mass vaccination of Lagos residents. Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi The coalition lauds the state government for ...

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Nigeria administers 5,770,899 million COVID-19 vaccines, targets 112 million by 2022

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has vaccinated 5,770,899 eligible persons with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination while 3,146,885 have taken the second dose (fully vaccinated). Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Director, Planning Research and Statistics, NPHCDA, Dr. Abdullahi Bulama Garba, disclosed this on Monday, November 8, 2021 in Abuja, at the Ministerial Press Briefing update on COVID-19 Response ...

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COVID-19: Kaduna makes vaccinations, facemasks, mandatory from Oct. 31

Nasir el-Rufai

Adherence to COVID-19 protocols of vaccination and wearing of facemasks would be compulsory as from October 31, 2021, for anyone wishing access to any government office, the Kaduna State Government has said. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State A statement conveying the directive, issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Communications to the Governor, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, on Tuesday, ...

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Nigeria, World Bank to raise $30m for vaccine plant

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria and the World Bank are collaborating to raise $30 million to finance a vaccine plant. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo Osinbajo spoke on Monday, October 18, 2021 in Abuja at the International Conference on Health Access and Socio-Economic Development Beyond Covid-19: The First Multisectoral Approach to Solution Finding. The conference was orgainsed ...

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Lagos plans vaccine research, mental facility to combat COVID-19

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government is set to establish a world-class and best-in-Africa vaccine research centre to avoid depending on western nations for COVID-19 vaccines in addition to a mental health facility as part of critical measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State Mr. Gbenga Omotosho, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information & ...

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WHO, UN list steps to meet world COVID vaccination targets

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation has launched the Strategy to Achieve Global Covid-19 Vaccination by mid-2022  (the Strategy) to help bring an end to what has become a two-track pandemic: people in poorer countries continue to be at risk while those in richer countries with high vaccination rates enjoy much greater protection. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). ...

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How social media, religious sentiments fuel COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Nigeria

Primary Health Centre, Ifako

As the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit Nigeria with a fresh surge in the number of cases and deaths recorded daily, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst the citizenry is increasingly becoming a worrisome development that appears to be sabotaging the government’s effort to rid the nation off the diseases. Vaccination exercise at Primary Health Centre, Ifako, Lagos Vaccines ...

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Network seeks COP26 postponement over COVID-19 vaccination challenges

Tasneem Essop

Climate Action Network (CAN), a global network of over 1500 civil society organisations in over 130 countries working together to fight the climate emergency, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 called for the UN climate talks – COP26 – to be postponed. The conference is set to take place in early November. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network With just ...

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Role of traditional, religious leaders in upscaling COVID-19 vaccination

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

It was a matter of time, but COVID-19 vaccination has already started to generate heated arguments following a hint that the Federal Government could start sanctioning anybody who refused to be vaccinated. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), disclosed this at a recent press conference in Abuja. He, however, said ...

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