Nigeria records 31 COVID-19 deaths, record high daily fatality – NCDC

By Abujah Racheal Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 31 COVID-19 related deaths, the highest number of fatalities since the pandemic broke out on Feb 27, the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has said. The centre also confirmed 490 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 17,148. The NCDC […]

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Dexamethasone: WHO reacts as British govt announces COVID-19 ‘life-saving’ drug

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reacted to the British government’s announcement of a cheap and widely available drug that saves patients seriously down with COVID-19. Recall that British Prime Minister on Tuesday said UK researchers identified a new drug, which is effective and has reduced COVID-19 deaths risk. The drug identified as Dexamethasone has […]

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Expert calls for proper application of FG`s N13bn Pest Control Fund

By Mercy Omoike An agricultural extension officer,  Mr Ismail Olawale, has called for appropriate application of the Federal Government’s N13 billion approved Pest Control Intervention Fund. Olawale made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. The Federal Government recently approved N13 billion as intervention fund for pest […]

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72m children in Africa are forced into child labour – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says no fewer than 72 million children in Africa are forced into child labour. The UN’s health agency said in its official twitter account @WHOAFRO that the COVID-19 crisis had further put many more children at risk of child labour. “Child labour is […]

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Africa COVID-19 cases hit 222,000, death toll over 6,000 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa is now over 222,000. The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Saturday. “There are over 222,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than […]

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Saudi corona cases decline; 39 new deaths recorded

RIYADH — New coronavirus cases in the Kingdom showed a decline on Saturday to stand at 3,366 infections as against the record highest of Friday’s 3,921 cases. Health ministry said that 39 more people succumbed to the virus during the past 24 years, raising the total number of COVID-19 infections to 123,308 and the virus-related […]

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China approves new self-developed cancer drug

China has granted market access to a self-developed cancer drug, according to the National Medical Products Administration. The drug, known as Brukinsa (zanubrutinib) in capsule form, was developed by the biotechnology company BeiGene. It is for the treatment of adult patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) who have received at least one prior therapy, and […]

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NHIS boss links poverty to lack of healthcare

The Executive Secretary/CEO, National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Mohammed Sambo, during his courtesy visit to Media Trust headquarters in Abuja yesterday The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Sambo Muhammed, says lack of healthcare provision for people is causing poverty. According to him, that is why the NHIS is calling on everybody […]

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