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Coronavirus: 113 Nigerian health workers test positive – Minister
Premium Times, April 30, 2020
About 113 health workers in Nigeria have, so far, tested positive for COVID-19, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.
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Coronavirus: Nigeria faces dire consequences as casualties among health workers increase
Premium Times, April 29, 2020
Nigeria’s health minister, Osagie Ehinare, on April 23, said more than 40 health workers had tested positive for coronavirus. The figure represented roughly 4.6 per cent of the country’s then 873 confirmed cases.
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How lockdown affects mental health
The Sun, May 1, 2020
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on everyone, experts have warned that a continuous total lockdown could leave the people with mental illness.
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NMA wants NCDC to adopt new testing method
Punch, 29 April 2020
The Nigeria Medical Association has called on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to consider the use of Rapid Diagnostic Test for COVID-19. According to the association, the testing method would help to test a large number of people during the lockdown period.
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Lagos increases health workers’ hazard allowance to N25,000
Punch, 22 April 2020
The Lagos State Government has approved an increase in the hazard allowance of health workers in the state public service from N5,000 to N25,000.
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NCDC declares emergency phase of 2020 Lassa fever outbreak over
Vanguard, 29 April 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, yesterday declared the emergency phase of the 2020 Lassa fever outbreak over following successive decline in cases below the emergency threshold, and an epidemiological review carried out by NCDC, in collaboration with World Health Organisation, WHO.
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United Health Foundation Donates $500,000 to Support Behavioral Health Needs of Colorado Residents Amid COVID-19 Emergency
Yahoo Finance, April 28, 2020
The United Health Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) to address the behavioral health needs of Colorado residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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UnitedHealthcare offering online coronavirus symptom checker, test site locator April 30, 2020
UnitedHealthcare is offering a free online coronavirus symptom checker for people who have yet to be tested but are unsure of a next step if they are experiencing symptoms.
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African economies are spending up to five times their health budgets on debt repayments
Quartz Africa, 29 April 2020
There’s been much coverage in recent weeks about the need for developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, to seek debt relief from the multilaterals like World Bank, IMF and other creditors
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How is WHO responding to COVID-19?
WHO, 1 May 2020
From speeding up research and development to helping countries prepare and respond to coordinating the global response, here are just a few of the ways that the World Health Organization is responding to COVID-19.,
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Coronavirus – Africa: Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger Join West Africa Regional Identification Program to Help Millions of People Access Services
CNBC Africa, 29 April 2020
The World Bank approved today $273 million in International Development Association (IDA)* financing for Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger to facilitate access to services for millions of people, especially women and the poorest segments of society.
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Billions worldwide living with herpes
WHO, 01 May 2020
About half a billion people worldwide are living with genital herpes, and several billion have an oral herpes infection, new estimates show, highlighting the need to improve awareness and scale up services to prevent and treat herpes.
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COVID-19 (coronavirus): Universal health coverage in times of crisis
World Bank Blogs, 29 April 2020
Worldwide, we are all watching and experiencing the extraordinarily tough and at times horrific impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We can see multiple effects on the lives, livelihoods, and well-being of people and communities, on health systems and services, and on economies.
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Maintain Routine Immunization Services – WHO Africa Urges
Modern Ghana, 28 April 2020
"Every year, more than 30 million African children under the age of five fall ill and 500,000 die due to vaccine-preventable diseases. This accounts for 58% of global deaths from these diseases," says the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti.
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WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 1 May 2020
Relief Web, 01 May 2020
Three months ago, I convened the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations, and after receiving their advice, I declared a global health emergency – WHO’s highest level of alarm.
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Africa’s COVID-19 war: A mixed bag of wins and losses
Punch, May 1, 2020
The spread of the coronavirus in Africa has exposed the precarious nature of many of its healthcare systems. I am writing this at a fraught time in the history of public healthcare on the continent.
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How to Purchase Health Services During a Pandemic? Purchasing Priorities to Support the COVID-19 Response
P4H, 28 April 2020
As countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, their focus is on organizing and reconfiguring health service provision, e.g. testing arrangements, home care and increases in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed capacity, in order to meet the changing population needs.
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Remdesivir in adults with severe COVID-19: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial
Lancet, 29 April 2020
No specific antiviral drug has been proven effective for treatment of patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Remdesivir (GS-5734), a nucleoside analogue prodrug, has inhibitory effects on pathogenic animal and human coronaviruses, including severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro…
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Effective coverage measurement in maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition
Relief web, 27 April 2020
Intervention coverage—the proportion of the population with a health-care need who receive care—does not account for intervention quality and potentially overestimates health benefits of services provided to populations.
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COVID-19 (coronavirus): Universal health coverage in times of crisis
World Bank, April 29, 2020
Worldwide, we are all watching and experiencing the extraordinarily tough and at times horrific impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
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Healthcare system in the eye of the storm
The Guardian, April 30, 2020
Response to and management of the COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly become the world’s undocumented tool for measuring the level of preparedness and capacity of the healthcare systems of nations in this time.  
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COVID-19 in Nigeria: a disease of hunger
The Lancet, April 29, 2020
As with the rest of the world, Nigeria is currently dealing with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but in a somewhat different fashion.
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Current outbreak situation
WHO, 24 April 2020
Take a look at our COVID-19 dashboard to see the latest number of confirmed cases and deaths across the world. Find out which regions and countries have been most affected since the beginning of the outbreak.
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Whatever you can give counts
WHO, 10 April 2020
Individuals and organizations who want to help fight the pandemic and support WHO and partners can now donate through the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO.
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You have questions? We have answers!
WHO, 03 April 2020
Do you have questions about COVID-19? Open the link and text "Hi" to the WhatsApp number. We will answer! 
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