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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Shoring up COVID-19 prevention in Nigeria’s border states

In Ogun state in the country’s south-west where the country’s first COVID-19 case was detected, they are now also helping to curb the importation of COVID-19

Border security officers in Nigeria already contend with a raft of challenges in deterring illegal traffic and ensuring safety. In Ogun state in the country’s south-west where the country’s first COVID-19 case was detected, they are now also helping to curb the importation of COVID-19. Ogun state borders Benin and…

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Coronavirus - Stakeholders in Nigeria call for urgent medical attention for older persons for their vulnerability to COVID-19 pandemic

The WR urged Nigerians to protect their older persons in this pandemic season as they are most at risk of contracting the virus

To commemorate the 2020 UN International Day of Older Persons, the Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards ensuring the welfare of older persons in Nigeria saying that "the pandemics like COVID-19 places older persons at…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Imo State launches Innovative Mobile Health Insurance Programme with Technical Support from WHO

This mobile health insurance initiative has been designed with support from WHO to achieve seamless coverage of over 96% population in informal sector of State

The Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Hope Uzodinma on 19 August 2020, launched the innovative Mobile Health Insurance Programme in Owerri. This mobile health insurance initiative has been designed with support from the WHO to achieve seamless coverage of the over 96% population in the informal sector of the…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Kaduna State and WHO scale up COVID-19 and Tuberculosis (TB) search with mobile testing in communities

Screening of 2306 persons for COVID-19 and 2506 persons for Tuberculosis (TB), using Chest X-Ray, and GeneXpert machine through mobile testing in Kaduna State communities

World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria has supported the screening of 2306 persons for COVID-19 and 2506 persons for Tuberculosis (TB), using Chest X-Ray, and GeneXpert machine through mobile testing in Kaduna State communities. Already, 265 COVID-19 cases and 105 presumptive with eight TB cases were diagnosed in six weeks (June…

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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…