The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has assured less than 70% of Nigerians would be vaccinated against the pandemic by 2022.
The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has launched a registration Portal for COVID-19 Vaccination in Nigeria.
Ghana on Wednesday became the first country to receive vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute Covid inoculations for free for poorer countries. Launched last April, Covax said it planned to ship two billion doses by year’s end.
German chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that Germany will be providing an additional N570billion (1.5 billion euros) to the ‘Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator’ (ACT Accelerator), the platform coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the global efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
A medical doctor in Taraba State, Dr Ameh Sunday Eneojo, has died of renal complications from Lassa fever. The State President of the Association of Resident Doctors, Gabriel Ahmed, who disclosed this to newsmen on Monday, said Sunday contracted the disease while treating infected patients.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says Nigeria will soon receive initial four million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
Another 1,052 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the UK, according to the latest government figures. The number is up from the 333 fatalities confirmed on Monday. A further 12,364 infections were also confirmed on Tuesday, compared with the 14,104 cases reported yesterday.
It’s another home run for coffee consumption — as long as it’s black and caffeinated, that is. Drinking one or more cups of plain, leaded coffee a day was associated with a long-term reduced risk of heart failure, according to a review of diet data from three major studies using analytic tools from the American Heart Association.
Legal practitioners across the country will soon have unhindered access to medical attention going by the planned collaboration between the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Kogi state has been classified as “high risk” for COVID-19 because of its failure to acknowledge the existence of the disease, report tests or build isolation centres. The presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, which announced the classification on Monday, warned Nigerians to be ware of visiting the state. Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi state (pictured), is well known for refusing to acknowledge the existence of the disease which he calls a “fraud”. He does not wear a face mask except when visiting President Muhammadu Buhari. Recently, he said…