Top Ten News Items on Health, 19th June 2020


WHO declares Nigeria polio free. World Blood Donor Day: Lagos requires 260,000 units annually – Abayomi. Dexamethasaone not approved for treating COVID-19 patients, says NCDC. Resident doctors begin strike, exempt COVID-19 centres’ personnel. Women’s group asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on rape, gender violence. Lagos overwhelmed, hospitals, isolation centres filled up –Doctors. Katsina, World Bank sign MoU to tackle malnutrition. NCDC opens four new COVID-19 testing laboratories. FG pays N9bn insurance premium for health workers. COVID-19: NHF earmarks $22.4m for North East in 2020.


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