British New COVID-19 Strain Now In 50 Countries, South African Strain In 20 – WHO

The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organization, while a similar South African-identified strain has now been found in 20. The UN body also noted a third new coronavirus “variant of concern” found in Japan may impact upon immune response and needs further investigation.... Continue Reading →

Ogun unveils first HIV self-test kits in Nigeria

The Ogun State Government has unveiled the first HIV self-test kits that will afford every individual the opportunity of doing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test in the comfort and privacy of their homes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had in June 2013 issued consolidated guidelines on the use of Anti-retroviral drugs for treating and preventing... Continue Reading →

Mauritius to acquire one million doses of anti-COVID vaccines from India

Mauritius is discussing with the Indian government for the acquisition of one million additional doses of the anti-COVID vaccines as soon as they are available for administration to its 1.3 million population, official sources announced in Port-Louis. Zouberr Joomaye, spokesperson of the National Communication Committee (NCC) on COVID-19, said following an agreement with the World Health... Continue Reading →

FG commits to eliminating cervical cancer by 2030

The Federal Government Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to reduce the prevalence of cervical cancer in the country, by endorsing the global strategy for the elimination of cervical cancer by the World Health Organization’s (WHO). It, therefore, stated that in line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2030 target for elimination of cervical cancer, it will... Continue Reading →

Nigerian govt to establish COVID-19 vaccine production company

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said on Tuesday the Federal Government planned to set up a modern vaccine production company to encourage indigenous production of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. Ehanire, who disclosed this at the daily media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, said the ministry would sign... Continue Reading →

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