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Chu Maoming

China remains largest supplier of global anti-epidemic items – envoy

With nationwide efforts, China has basically controlled the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, successfully resumed work and school and has gradually brought its economy back on track, were the words of Chinese Consul General in Nigeria, Chu Maoming.
A worker with the United Nations providing aides.(Photo by MAHMUD HAMS - AFP)

UN marks 75th anniversary facing world split by pandemic

The United Nations will mark its 75th anniversary Monday, celebrating the mantra that “multilateralism is not an option but a necessity,” even as the coronavirus underscores the fragility of international cooperation.
Rotary International Polio Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Emeka Offor, in a statement issued in Abuja, congratulated Nigeria for the uncommon milestone, saying “I join millions of Nigerians in celebrating this great achievement.

Emeka Offor: We committed $4.2 million to fight wild polio in Nigeria

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has disclosed that the philanthropic organization committed $4.2 million to end the scourge of the wild polio virus in the country.
In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.

Nigeria launches survey on immunisation coverage

Nigeria has formally commenced the process of conducting the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS6) and National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS).
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Tijani Muhammad-Bande successfully served at most trying time – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Nigeria’s Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande was the miracle needed by the General Assembly to deliver on its mandate in the face of COVID-19.

FRSC partners foundation on drivers certification

Rivers Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has pledged to collaborate with ‘Save a Life Foundation’ towards ensuring mental and overall wellbeing for drivers to curtail road accidents related deaths.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard also congratulated the people of Nigeria for attaining a wild polio virus free status after years of joint efforts to qualify Nigeria to be removed from the list of wild polio endemic countries.

US: We’ve invested $220 million to support fight against polio in Nigeria

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) said it has invested approximately $150 million and $70 million, respectively, toward Nigeria’s polio eradication efforts since 2012.
Faisal Shuaib

Nigeria’s polio eradication a journey of leadership, hard work, commitment – NPHCDA chief

Nigeria’s Wild Polio Virus (WPV) eradication, a journey of leadership, hard work, passion and commitment.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun immunises over two million children in five years – governor

Governor Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that over two million children have been immunised, in the last five years, during the supplemental immunisation campaign, under the polio eradication programme in the country.
A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday (Dec 8).

Wild polio sufferers reflect as Africa set to be declared free of the disease

Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a wheelchair basketball player and also enjoys swimming and kayaking.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland January 30, 2020. REUTERS

Corruption in purchase of virus protective equipments is murder – WHO chief

The World Health Organization (WHO) has described corruption in the procurement of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPEs) as unacceptable and likened it to murder.
A community health officer helps sanitation workers to put on personal protective equipment (PPE) at the coronavirus treatment center of Fourah Bay College in Freetown, Sierra Leone July 2, 2020. REUTERS-Cooper Inveen

World virus deaths top 800,000 as nations ramp up measures

The global death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 800,000, according to an AFP count on Saturday, with numerous countries ramping up restrictions in an effort to battle an eruption of new cases.
Kebbi Deputy Governor, Sama’ila Yombe-Dabai, says plans are underway to distribute free face masks to residents, to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the state.

WHO recommends masks for children older than 11

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says children above 11 years should wear face masks wherever adults wear them, such as in crowded settings, as a tool against COVID-19.
As hospitals raised concern about lack of beds, Health Minister Ahmad Ahmad wrote a letter in July asking international agencies to send medical equipment.

Madagascar sacks health minister

The Indian Ocean island-nation saw COVID-19 cases surge in July despite an official campaign to promote a controversial herbal drink touted as a remedy for the virus.
The Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 has blamed Nigerians for the continued non-compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols, saying it would have flattened the curve by now, but for the lackadaisical attitude of Nigerians towards containing the pandemic.

Nigeria blames residents for rise in coronavirus cases

The Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 has blamed Nigerians for the continued non-compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols, saying it would have flattened the curve by now, but for the lackadaisical attitude of Nigerians towards containing the pandemic.
Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA partners AU, WHO, CAF to promote campaign against domestic violence in Africa

FIFA is joining forces with the African Union, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to jointly address the issue of domestic violence by launching the #SafeHome campaign across the African continent.
Bolivia has recorded more than 2,200 confirmed coronavirus deaths among its 11 million population [Juan Karita-AP]

World records 50,000 deaths, over one million coronavirus cases in five days

In less than five days, a million new coronavirus infections were confirmed across the globe, a milestone that not just reflects the pathogen’s devastating spread but also the upscale in testing. On Sunday, the World...
Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has been developed by the Gamaleya research institute in coordination with the country’s defence ministry.

WHO to review Russia’s coronavirus vaccine

The World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review, after Russia announced Tuesday it had approved a vaccine.

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