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UNICEF, IHS support Nigerian Government with COVID-19 test kits

¢ Bukola Afeni The United Nations Children’s Fund has received the delivery of 115,800 COVID-19 test kits to support the fight against Corona pandemic in Nigeria . The supplies was funded by IHS Nigeria, the Nigerian subsidiary of IHS Towers. The Deputy Representative and OIC, Rushnan Murtaza, who represented UNICEF …

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NCDC cautions health workers on the transmission of Lassa fever

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is calling on all health care workers to prevent person to person transmission of Lassa fever. The agency stated that epidemiological data shows that more cases of Lassa fever are usually recorded during the dry season, which is usually from November to May. The …

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FG approves new CEO for NHIS and NCDC

                  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of the Current Executive Secretary of NHIS, Prof Usman Yusuf, and approved the appointment of Professor Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary. Following the recommendations of report by an Independent Fact …

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Nigeria heightens screening measures against Ebola Virus Disease

The Nigeria Ebola Preparedness team, coordinated by the NCDC, has conducted preliminary risk assessment following the recent confirmation of Ebola Virus Disease in Kasese District of Uganda, and says that improved point-of-entry screenings in major airports is ongoing. While noting that the Port Health Services unit of the Federal Ministry …

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Minister says emergency phase of Lassa fever outbreak is over

      Bukola Afeni   Following the epidemiological review by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation, the ministry of health said that the emergency phase of the Lassa fever outbreak is over. While making the announcement in Abuja ,the minister of health ,Professor Isaac …

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