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A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines.
More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is threatening to turn into the next pandemic with serious implications for global health, agri-food systems and economies, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has warned.
The Federal Government has reaffirmed commitment to strengthen policies and regulate the use of antimicrobial in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to strengthen health security in Nigeria.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said over one million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are being reported daily among people aged 15 to 49 years.
The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development says it has discovered an antibiotic resistant bacteria in Abuja meat products.
Millions of children in the poorest countries could soon be protected against typhoid fever following the Gavi Board’s approval of an $85m support window for typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs).
Few new antibiotics currently in the pipeline cannot combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report has said.
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