This is just as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the lockdown was eased to save lives.
Women in lower income groups in Lagos State have been found to be particularly affected by climate change impacts. Floods put their livelihoods and health at risk.
Worry less about the water, and more about the person standing next to you in a crowded locker room or wading in the shallow end as you swim by.
To decrease the side-effects of chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, which is identical to chloroquine with the exception of one chemical group, was produced in 1955 and has been used since.
On entering most abattoirs in Nigeria, one immediately sees the glaring evidence of a failed and a broken system. This includes dilapidated slaughtering and processing facilities and lack of facilities for the collection and storage of waste.
Six doctors will work in shifts and the health ministry expects they will receive about 2,000 calls per day.
These countries’ health systems are not designed to care for people with chronic conditions. They are more focused on single, acute diseases. This may need to change towards more individual-based health care for chronic conditions.
Volume is not the only measure to consider. Duration also contributes to damage to our kids’ ears.
This points to a larger problem that’s been highlighted by the impact of the COVID-19 interventions – the disconnect between urban development policies, housing, slums and the livelihood realities of the majority.
A second trial is to be launched in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO).
Doctors in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, have called off their strike after assurances from police that they will not be harassed during the coronavirus curfew.
Maintaining malaria services during the COVID-19 epidemic, however, comes with challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic – and the resulting lockdowns – have had a major impact on research at institutions across the world, and universities in particular.
They can help ensure that people with disabilities are not left behind in screening, testing and referral to health services.
A 98-year-old has recovered from coronavirus after receiving treatment at one of Lagos state’s isolation centres, authorities there say.
After detecting their first case of coronavirus in March, the Liberia authorities reportedly reopened five Ebola intensive care units and started screening new arrivals on international flights.
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The ministry of health made the announcement on its Twitter handle on Wednesday.
At a briefing on Tuesday, Mustapha who is the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19, spoke on the response of Madagascar to COVID-19.
There is no evidence that sunlight, bleach or any disinfectant can cure coronavirus in the body.
The state has also recorded about 20 recoveries.
In line with this trend, some security officials also demand to be compensated for their help in keeping the state safe during this lockdown.
African nations have limited resources to replace the incomes of their citizens. Those difficulties again highlight the importance of testing.
The new cases were announced on early on Tuesday morning.
Women are clearly in charge in the villages I travel to for field work. They implement the plans the men create in their faraway high-level meetings.
All public gatherings, including sports events, were also to be suspended, he said.
“Management wishes to state that no corps member or camp official has contracted the virus.”
This is in a country that has already dealt with the outbreak of the deadly Ebola.
"She arrived on BA 75 on the 13th of March. As of last night, we have kick started the process of isolation."
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Kenya's efforts to tackle the global pandemic have been hampered by nurses who have started a go-slow at a coronavirus isolation ward.
The closure starts immediately and will continue until 5 April, according to a statement made by the president’s office.
Working from home is a bit like having dinner with a long-lost friend who has got back in touch through Facebook.
The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. This is a landmark event.
But, ask the cynics, could preventing the spread of disease really be as simple as washing my hands?
We must take care, but not lose sight of the bigger picture. Fixating on the virus means we often ignore wider social and economic priorities.
You’re washing your hands 10 times a day and have stopped touching your face. What else can you do to improve your health and avoid bugs?
Tanzania has not registered any suspected cases.
"We expect in the next couple of weeks that all 47 of our member states will have the facilities to diagnose this virus,"
Two new cases of coronavirus infections have been confirmed, in a 53-year-old woman and her 24-year-old daughter.
Two men sue over alleged HIV and gonorrhoea infections that they claim were caused by defective contraceptives.
Nigeria has dramatically improved its ability to manage the outbreak of a major pandemic since the Ebola scare in West Africa in 2014.
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"Africa has rallied to cement hard-fought progress to keep its people safe from Ebola,"
The data was drawn from 1,000 adults in a country of some 200 million people.
“Our greatest fear remains the damage the coronavirus could do in a country like DRC,”
It is serious enough given the worsening trend.