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Vaccine shortage leaves Nigeria vulnerable to COVID-19 menace

On June 6, 2021, there were 322,263 new cases of Coronavirus worldwide, according to data from Statista. Also, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 has reached over 3.7 million. The surge warranted the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation for vaccination, but current hoarding of vaccines by developed countries, resulting in vaccine inequity and shortage […]

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Mastercard Foundation deploys $1.3bn to save lives in Africa

The MasterCard Foundation has announced that it will deploy $1.3 billion over the next three years in partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to save the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Africa and hasten the economic recovery of the continent. The Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative […]

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Nestlé, Lagos Ministry of Environment plant 60 trees to restore ecosystem

Nestlé Nigeria and Lagos State Ministry of Environment have planted 60 trees across six primary schools and communities in Lagos. This is the first step in their collaboration on Ecosystem Restoration which aims to plant 50,000 trees in the state in 2021. Safeguarding the environment is a collective responsibility and Nestlé says it is delighted […]

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WaterAid, NWRI deliver sustainable sanitation

WaterAid Nigeria and the National Water Resources Institute (NWRI) have signed a three-year partnership to deliver equitable sustainable total sanitation at scale in Nigeria. The partnership will combine the water, sanitation, and hygiene expertise of WaterAid and the training expertise of the NWRI to improve and systemically support sector capacity for sanitation programme design and […]

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Cashews could lower cardiovascular risks

Cashews, known scientifically as Anacardiumoccidentale, belong to the same family as the mango and pistachio nut. Native to Brazil, cashews are crescent-shaped nuts with a sweet flavour and a plethora of uses in the kitchen. Considered third in consumption among all the tree nuts in the world, they’re great when mixed with raisins, dried cranberries, […]

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COVAX hopes to deliver delayed AstraZeneca shots to Africa in June, July

  The COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme hopes to send millions of delayed doses of AstraZeneca’s shots to Africa in June and July, but the deployment hinges on a Spanish manufacturing site securing regulatory approval, U.N. officials said on Friday. Africa has been hit by a halt in vaccine exports from India which were due to make […]

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3rd wave scare: Africa risk COVID-19 surge as health facilities deteriorate

…14 nations record 20% increase in cases in one week Some African nations, including Nigeria are said to be facing the risk of a surge in COVID-19 cases due to deteriorating health facilities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The implication of this, New Telegraph learnt, is for African countries to urgently boost critical […]

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‘Drug related deaths rank third after cancer, heart disease’

Dr. Charles N Nwako, PharmD, is the Chairman, National Publicity Committee, Clinical Pharmacists Association of Nigeria (CPAN). In this interview, he highlights the dangers in the misuse and abuse of medications and proffers the way forward on responsible sourcing of drug products. APPOLONIA ADEYEMI reports Why drug education and counseling? In the Nigerian pharmacy space […]

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Go for COVID-19 vaccination, doctor urges Nigerians

A Lagos-based medical practitioner and Founder of King of Kings Scan Centre & Celebration Clinic, Dr. Femi Akinola, has called on Nigerians to go for COVID-19 vaccination, saying they should shun and discountenance the political hoax trailing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the country. He, however, described the global ravaging Coronavirus (COVID-19), which hit the world […]

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UNFPA launches App for care provision, COVID-19 handout

Women and girls, adolescents and young people face several difficulties accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as well as Gender Based Violence (GBV) services in the country. Thus, there is a dire need to improve and expand these services following their vulnerability amidst COVID-19 pandemic in tandem with the activities of the “Engaging with Civil […]

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