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COVID-19 has complicated efforts at ending TB — Buhari
Vanguard, November 19, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that efforts at ending a preventable and curable disease like Tuberculosis are now complicated because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Yellow fever resurfaces in Delta, Enugu – NCDC
Guardian, November 9, 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed cases of yellow fever in Delta and Enugu States following a sudden spike in cases and deaths in some communities in the states.
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Health minister calls for more PPP initiative to achieve Universal Health Coverage
Naija247 News, November 1, 2020
The Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has called for the improved and continuous partnership between the private sector and the government towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
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Ogun alerts residents on possible cholera outbreak
Vanguard, November 19, 2020
Ogun State government has called on all residents to be at alert for possible diseases of public health concern, which are common during the dry season.
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USAID commends Kebbi Govt. for improving primary healthcare
The Sun, November 17, 2020
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has commended the Kebbi Government for its 82 per cent improvement in primary healthcare in 2019 from 54 per cent in 2012.
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Global Fund Must Integrate Mental Health Into Its TB, HIV Strategies, Opinion Piece Says
KFF, November 11, 2020
Ren Minghui, assistant director-general for universal health coverage/communicable and noncommunicable diseases at the WHO and WHO representative on the boards of the Global Fund, UNAIDS, and UNITAID; and Shannon Hader, deputy executive director of programs at UNAIDS and assistant secretary general of the United Nations.
Diabetes increasing COVID risks, showing need to strengthen health systems
UN News, November 13, 2020
As the number of people with diabetes surges, many are at “increased risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19”, the UN chief said in his message for World Diabetes Day, on Saturday. 
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Lao PDR aims to achieve universal health coverage with new Global Fund
Mirage News, November 16, 2020
The first co-financing investment under a new agreement between the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, and the World Bank, will support the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s goal of achieving universal health coverage by 2025.
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World Health Assembly resumes as global Covid-19 cases top 50mn
Daiji World, November 10, 2020
The 73rd World Health Assembly has resumed, where participants will address some of the most pressing global health issues and emergencies, including the raging Covid-19 pandemic that had claimed over 1.25 million lives and infected more than 50 million people globally.
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6th Virtual Global Symposium on Health Systems Research discusses strengthening healthcare systems
Emirates News Agency, November 12, 2020
Education, health security, and reimagining research were three of the key topics covered in the initial sessions of the sixth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, HSR2020, which opened on Sunday.
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Universal healthcare ‘critical’ in COVID-19 pandemic: Experts
Aljazeera, November 14, 2020
Public health experts say universal healthcare, including free COVID-19 testing and treatment, ‘makes a big difference’ during a pandemic.
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Training herbal medicine practitioners to mitigate brain drain, ensure universal health coverage
The Guardian, November 19, 2020
The Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) Victoria Island, Lagos, has trained herbal medicine practitioners to mitigate brain drain in the sector as well as ensure Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) for all Nigerians.
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7 Things President-elect Biden Can Achieve On Health Care
Republic World, November 16, 2020
Some states are still counting votes, but Joe Biden and Kamala Harris appear to have won the presidential contest.
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Webinar: Addressing HIV drug resistance to protect the effectiveness of HIV treatment
WHO, November 20, 2020
Over the past decade, the world has witnessed unprecedented scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) which has saved the lives of tens of millions of people. As of December 2019, 25.4 million people out of an estimated 38 million people living with HIV were receiving ART globally.
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Clinical antibacterial pipeline advisory group meeting
WHO, November 2020
Under the framework of the implementation of the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, WHO undertakes an annual quantitative and qualitative analysis of the clinical development pipeline of antibacterial treatments that target the WHO priority pathogens, TB and Clostridioides difficile.
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