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Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th January 2021

UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and MSF announce the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile. Ignore those saying COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous, NPHCDA urges Nigerians. Kaduna establishes 300 nutrition corners in health facilities to combat malnutrition. Yellow Fever: Experts urge Bauchi, others to be proactive in fighting disease. NMA tackles FG over health workers’ hazard allowance. Poor funding stalling local research on COVID-19 vaccines, says NIPRD. Global Fund signs a record-breaking $8.54 billion in grants to fight HIV, TB and malaria. Zulum orders employment of 40 more doctors for Borno hospitals. 53,583 women access family planning services in Delta. COVID-19: Nigeria in severe shortage of oxygen plants, NMA cries out.

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2 replies on “Top Ten News Items on Health, 15th January 2021”

The shortage of oxygen is concerning as patients with Covid desaturate rapidly. Are isolation centres able to generate their own oxygen? This will be helpful.

Treatment of COVID-19 cases is under the purview of the designated treatment centres at the states by the State Ministries of Health, and Federal Tertiary hospitals overseen by the Department of Hospital Services, FMOH.

Efforts are ongoing to increase oxygen production capacity with the building of oxygen plants. This will help support oxygen delivery to critically ill patients that needs high oxygen delivery flows that an oxygen concentrator cannot produce

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