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WHO to make COVID-19 vaccine available to all countries

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that it will make available and accessible COVID-19 vaccine to all countries once a proven vaccine is available. The Punch reported that Director-General, WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, made this known during a live virtual session of the 70th WHO Regional Committee for Africa. He said the organisation had been …

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Africa’s Polio free status excites President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed great excitement that Africa has been declared Polio free and insisted that it was part of his promise to eradicate the disease from Nigeria. Buhari was speaking at the formal certification of the Wild Polio Virus eradication in the African region during the virtual session of the 70th World …

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WHO recommends masks for children older than 11-years

According to News Agency of Nigeria report, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says children above 11-years should wear face masks wherever adults wear them, such as in crowded settings, as a tool against COVID-19The UN health and children’s agencies say in a guidance document for decision makers that was published Friday evening. The World Health Organization …

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Breastfeeding, key solution to maternal deaths in Africa- WHO

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), in a statement to mark World Breastfeeding Week that ends this Friday, urged African governments to find innovative solutions to promote women’s access to breastfeeding counselling which is a critical component of breastfeeding support. According to the two global bodies, breastfeeding is a …

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Existence of COVID-19 vaccines might be a scam – WHO

 Director-General, World Health Organisation(WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, has revealed that  “there’s no silver bullet at the moment and there might never be; for now, stopping outbreaks comes down to the basics of public health and disease control. The Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), was trying to play down high hopes from the reports a number …

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WHO warns : Do not depend on travel ban , fight COVID 19 frontally

 Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus within their borders, the World Health Organization said on Monday. A surge of infections has prompted countries to re-impose some travel restrictions in recent days, with Britain throwing the …

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More Than 150 Countries Engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility

Seventy-five countries have submitted expressions of interest to protect their populations and those of other nations through joining the COVAX Facility, a mechanism designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. The 75 countries, which would finance the vaccines from their own public finance budgets, partner with up to 90 lower-income …

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Access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID 19 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 73 countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of Antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO in a statement posted on its website said countries should seek innovative ways to mitigate the impact of disruptions and keep services going. It said the …

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WHO wants greater emphasis on safety as Africa resumes air travel

The World Health Organization urged African governments Thursday to take effective measures to mitigate the risk of a surge in coronavirus infections due to the resumption of commercial flights. “Air travel is vital to the economic health of countries,” Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said in a statement. “But as we take to …

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WHO urges mass production dexamethasone to tackle serious COVID 19 cases

The World Health Organization called on Monday for a rapid increase in production of dexamethasone, a cheap steroid which has been shown to reduce deaths in critically ill coronavirus patients. WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said demand had already surged after a British trial of the drug was publicised but he was confident production could …

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