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How active community case search transformed testing in Kano State

For several weeks, sixty-year-old Musa Danyadikko had been grappling with a strange fever and cough that had defied all known treatment. One day in June, sitting in his home in Gwarzo town, 75 kilometers north-west of Kano metropolis, he heard that public health officials from Kano had arrived at the palace of the District Head […]

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Scaling up COVID-19 testing - Active case finding in the FCT

Community members share their motivation for coming forward for testing. For some, anxiety not knowing their status and wanting to protect their family encouraged them to come forward for testing. Being a new disease means the 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) presents a lot of uncertainties as scientists, health workers and agencies at the frontline try […]