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Thought Leadership Series

Conspiracy theories and COVID-19 vaccine introduction in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: This week’s piece comes from researchers Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, Chisom Obi-Jeff, Dr Carleigh Krubiner, Elana Felice Jaffe, Dr. Ruth Karron, and Dr. Ruth Faden. They analyze the rise of conspiracy theories during public health crises like the current coronavirus pandemic and explore who is most vulnerable to conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines and […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Preparing Nigeria for future pandemics will require building our scientific and research capacity: Views from six leading Nigerian scientists

By Vivianne Ihekweazu & Atinuke Akande-Alegbe (Lead Writers) “Is Nigeria no longer the GIANT OF AFRICA? Why are we not producing the Covid-19 vaccine yet or we’re waiting for free doses of vaccine from foreign aids?” This sentiment was shared on Twitter in December 2020 and has been echoed in multiple forums since the onset […]

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Press Release

UNFPA Recommits to ICPD25 Commitment and Plan of Action

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit New York, 12 November 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations, international financial institutions and the private sector […]

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COVID-19 FactCheck Covid19

Does wearing gloves protect against or stop the spread of COVID-19?

Does wearing gloves protect against or stop the spread of COVID-19? No. Gloves can only prevent infection if you don’t touch your face with your gloved hands, and only if you take off and dispose of the gloves correctly before washing your hands. You can still transfer the novel coronavirus to your face and other […]

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Covid19 Torchlight Africa

In Mathare, clean water is music, as Billian shields the Kenyan slum against COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Kenya, the government has taken strict preventive measures to contain its spread. Some of these measures include compulsory wearing of masks all the time while in public places, washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds several times a day, maintaining a distance of at […]

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Covid19 Press Release

New Report Provides African Governments Real-Time Information and Guidance to Find the Balance in COVID-19 Response

Real-time data from 20 African countries drives prevention guidelines to save lives 5 May 2020 (New York) – Member states across Africa responded quickly to COVID-19 with public health and social measures (PHSM), including curfews and lockdowns, as well as training in laboratory diagnostics, surveillance, risk communication, infection prevention and control, and case management conducted […]

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Covid19 Press Release

COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown And Guidance Note To Companies That Donate Or Market Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) For Infants

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), pursuant to provisions of the NAFDAC Act, CAP N1 LFN 2004 and the MARKETING (BREAST-MILK SUBSTITUTES) ACT CAP M.5 LFN 2004 and the BMS regulations, in keeping with the WHO International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (BMS) wishes to provide the following clarifications […]

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Final Communique: EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE ECOWAS AUTHORITY OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT

With a view to coordinating and strengthening the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019, otherwise known as COVID-19 in West Africa, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), under the chairmanship of H.E. Mr. Issoufou MAHAMADOU, President of the Republic of Niger, and current Chair of the […]