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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Handover of COVID-19 supplies to Nigeria by WHO Nigeria and UN Nigeria

WHO Nigeria joined the UN Nigeria to hand over tonnes of COVID-19 supplies to Government of Nigeria. WHO Nigeria procured lab supplies including PCR test kits and extraction kits to accelerate COVID-19 response.

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Demystifying COVID-19; WHO supports Plateau State to engage traditional leaders in grassroots sensitization

The aim is to empower traditional leaders to participate in on-going sensitization exercises and to sustain that strategy by letting community members lead the campaign

"COVID-19 does not exist in Nigeria. The virus can be cured by eating garlic. The temperature in Nigeria will not allow it to thrive. These are some of the denials from my community”, says His Royal Highness (HRH), Esau Mamman a traditional leader in Bassa Local Government Area (LGA) of…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Sensitization in Health Care Facility with emphasis on Infection Prevention and Control for Edo State

With Edo state now having 1,731 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more health workers getting infected, World Health Organization (WHO) team continues to collaborate with Edo Risk Comm team to intensify  sensitization in health care facilities with emphasis on best practices in Infection Prevention and Control. 

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Minister of Foreign Affairs receives new Country Representative, says, ‘Nigeria is behind WHO’

Mr Onyeama acknowledged the enormous contribution by WHO over the years towards attaining the highest levels of health by all Nigerians

Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama says “In this critical moment of a global fight against the COVID-19, Nigeria is behind the World Health Organization and urges you to remain focused in addressing not just the pandemic but other health challenges.” The Honorable Minister made the declaration today…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Training of Sample Collectors for COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing is critical to the response in states in Nigeria. World Health Organization (WHO) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) continue to train sample collectors at LGA levels across the country. Enugu State Ministry of Health in collaboration with NCDC and WHO completes training of sample collectors from…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Social stigma threatens COVID-19 response but patients heal faster with everyone’s support

Anecdotal evidence indicate that stigma associated with the COVID-19 can make people hide when they are sick and can also make people delay in seeking treatment

Fatima Mustapha a 25-year-old student from Kano state who recently recovered from COVID-19 in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is facing serious challenges of stigma amongst her friends and even family. The emotional turmoil of this experience has made her become withdrawn, keeping to herself in her family house.…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: World Health Organization (WHO) sensitizes Aviation Staff on Infection Prevention and Control against COVID-19

As Nigeria govt. eases lockdown and with preparations for reopening of some airports, World Health Organization (WHO) sensitizes aviation staff on Infection prevention and control against COVID-19. Training of Airport management staff at the Asaba International Airport, Delta state.

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: World Environmental Day - impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on biodiversity in focus

Nigeria is currently experiencing a growing COVID-19 outbreak since 27 February, 2020 when the index case was recorded

With all countries in Africa, Nigeria inclusive, battling COVID-19, “human interaction with the ecosystem must remain balanced, otherwise we will risk disrupting nature which have consequences as we are seeing in the COVID-19 pandemic”, says Minister of Environment Dr Mohammad Abubakar. Speaking at a Press briefing in Abuja on 04…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Edo State Government received Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials from World Health Organization (WHO)

Helping people make healthy choices is critical to World Health Organization (WHO)'s work; this is realized through dissemination of actionable &, credible messages to promote Health & communicate risk, especially during outbreaks such as COVID-19. World Health Organization (WHO) handing over IEC materials to the Edo state govt.