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UNICEF, WHO demand emergency action to avert major measles and polio epidemics

Henrietta Fore

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday, November 6, 2020 issued an urgent call to action to avert major measles and polio epidemics as COVID-19 continues to disrupt immunisation services worldwide, leaving millions of vulnerable children at heightened risk of preventable childhood diseases. Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director The two UN organisations estimate that $655 million ...

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UK lowers COVID-19 alert level to ‘epidemic’ from ‘exponential’

Boris Johnson

Chief medical officers in the UK have agreed that the COVID-19 threat level should be lowered one notch to “epidemic is in general circulation” from “transmission is high or rising exponentially”. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali The Joint Biosecurity Centre recommended the COVID-19 alert level should move from Level 4 (A COVID-19 epidemic is in ...

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Death toll in Sokoto meningitis attack now 21


The death toll as a result of the meningitis epidemic in Sokoto State has now risen to 21. The state Health Commissioner, Dr. Balarabe Kakale, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Sunday, March 26 2017. Kakale gave an update on the state of high alert declared by the Ministry since March 20. ...

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Epidemic looms as Atlantic Ocean inundates Lagos community

For the umpteenth time on Saturday, May 31, 2014, residents of Okun Alfa Community by the Alpha Beach along the Lagos coastline on the Lekki Peninsula, Eti-Osa Local Council, were inundated by flood waters from the Atlantic Ocean. The water intruded into their homes and businesses, rendering some homeless and stranded. Flooding has always been a challenge faced by Lagos ...

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