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WaterAid wants global leaders to commit $1.2bn to water, toilets

Evelyn Mere

WaterAid Nigeria, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 called on global leaders to commit at least $1.2 billion to ensure all hospitals, clinics have clean water, decent toilets and hand washing facilities. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director Its Country Director, Evelyn Mere, said in a statement that the investment would particularly impact on the world’s poorest countries. “Spending at least $1.2 ...

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SDG interventions and healthcare delivery in Adamawa

Specialist Hospital Yola

Adamawa in the North East zone of Nigeria has 21 local government areas with an estimated population of about four million being served by three general hospitals in Mubi, Numan and Ganye and a Specialists Hospital in Yola. Specialist Hospital, Yola Efforts by the previous administrations in the state to improve the health sector have not yielded much result. According ...

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Nigerians can now pay for healthcare services with recyclable waste

African Cleanup Initiative

In a bid to make healthcare accessible for more Nigerians, African Cleanup Initiative (ACI) and Medicard Health Management have initiated a partnership that will enable Nigerians to pay for healthcare services with recyclable waste. Founder of ACI, Mr Alex Akhigbe (second left), after the signing of the partnership with Mr Ezekiel Eseagwu, Executive Director, Medicard Nigeria The Founder of ACI, ...

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India’s COVID-19 death toll now world’s 4th highest

Shri Narendra Modi

India on Friday, August 14, 2020 overtook Britain as the country with the fourth-highest number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in the world, according to data released by the Ministry of Health. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India On Thursday a total of 1,007 deaths were reported, taking the countrywide death toll to 48,040. According to the World Health ...

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Future ebola outbreaks across Africa possible – WHO

Ngoy Nsenga

A leading expert at the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Ebola response team, Ngoy Nsenga, has said that Ebola is likely to re-emerge in different regions across Africa in the future considering that it is a water-borne disease. Ngoy Nsenga Nsenga, who made this known in an interview with Sputnik, said that the likelihood of the re-emergence of the virus had ...

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International Cancer Survivors Day: COVID-19 as a wake-up call

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails. Those who bring sunshine cannot keep it from themselves.” – Thor The first Sunday in June every year (Sunday, June 7 in 2020) is known as the International Cancer Survivors Day (ICSD). It is a day set aside to celebrate cancer survivors; appreciate all those who contributed to their survival (the “co-survivors”); ...

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Nigeria reaches 10,162 with 307 new COVID-19 cases

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Nigeria on Sunday, May 31, 2020 recorded 307 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 10,162. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on its official twitter handle, also confirmed 287 deaths. The centre said 3,007 patients have been treated and discharged. The NCDC said that, till date, the 10,162 cases were recorded in ...

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Kenya’s COVID-19 tally rises to 1,286

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Monday, May 25, 2020 confirmed 72 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,286. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health, said that the latest cases were detected from 2,711 samples, which were tested in the last 24 hours. Mwangangi said that 70 of ...

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Covid-19: Indonesia reports 489 new cases, Morocco 129

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

Indonesia reported 489 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, May 17, 2020, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 17,514. King Mohammed VI of Morocco The country also reported 59 deaths from the COVID-19, the disease caused by the new virus, bringing the toll to 1,148, Health Ministry official, Achmad Yurianto, told an online news conference. The Southeast Asian country ...

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COVID-19 disruption’ll lead to cancellation of 28m surgeries worldwide – Researchers

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

A research network, CovidSurg Collaborative, says 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will be cancelled or postponed in 2020 as a result of disruption to hospital services occasioned by to COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister A Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Prof. Adesoji Ademuyiwa, in a statement in Lagos on Friday, may 15, 2020, said the network made the projection based ...

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