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Coronavirus - Nigeria: COVID-19 response in southern Nigeria boosts surveillance of other diseases

Early detection of any disease is the goal for health workers in the Delta

In many countries, tackling the COVID-19 pandemic has taken cues from other disease approaches, such as lessons from protecting communities against Ebola. But in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, health workers have found inspiration from guarding against the coronavirus. They have exploited the rigorous surveillance standard set by the COVID-19 response to…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: “Wellness On Wheels” initiative to provide diagnostic & treatment for COVID-19, TB and other life-threatening diseases

“Wellness On Wheels” a.k.a "WOW Truck" reaches remote areas in northern Nigeria with much-needed essential health services. This Kaduna State Government, KNCV Tuberculosis F. & World Health Organization (WHO) initiative provides diagnostic & treatment for COVID-19, TB & other life-threatening diseases.

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Support from World Health Organization (WHO) to help investigate and trace COVID-19 cases

Nigeria is strengthening disease surveillance to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In Lagos, World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the health authorities by mobilizing surveillance teams to help investigate & trace patients with symptoms in health facilities. Dr Wesley Salifu, 27, a surveillance assistant in Lagos, takes a canoe…

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Coronavirus - Africa: 13% increase in the COVID-19 cases for African Region in the last week

There has been a 13% increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the African Region in the past week, compared to a 18% increase recorded during the previous reporting period. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/2DMjp4U 10 countries account for 89% (735,482) of…

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Coronavirus - North East Nigeria: COVID-19 Situation Update (As at 1st August 2020)

As at 1 st August 2020, a total of 844 confirmed cases have been recorded including 52 deaths

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to gain infection traction in the North East states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, since the first index case was reported on the 18th of April 2020 in Borno State. With over 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis…

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Coronavirus: Africa closes in on one million COVID-19 cases

Overall, the pandemic is accelerating with the number of new cases increasing by 50% during the last 14 days compared with the previous fortnight

COVID-19 infections in Africa will exceed one million cases in the coming days as the pandemic surges in several hotspot countries. In a little more than three weeks, the number of cases on the continent almost doubled to 889 457, with 18 806 deaths. Overall, the pandemic is accelerating with…

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Coronavirus - Africa: 10 countries account for 88% (546,678) of all reported COVID-19 cases in the African Region

10 countries account for 88% (546,678) of all reported #COVID19 cases in the African Region: South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal & DRC. South Africa accounts for more than half of cases. Full report: https://bit.ly/32MvMJ1  

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Coronavirus - Africa: Increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa

There has been a 27% increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the African Region in the past week. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/3eCgdpv. 10 countries account for 88% (440,672) of all reported COVID-19 cases in the African Region: South…

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Coronavirus: Africa records over 500 000 COVID-19 cases

Cases have more than doubled in 22 countries in the region over the past month

COVID-19 infections in Africa today surpassed 500 000, and there is concern as a growing number of countries are experiencing a sharp rise in cases. So far, in less than five months, the virus has claimed 11 959 lives, overtaking the 11 308 lives lost in the world’s worst Ebola outbreak in West…

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Africa’s wild polio-free status to be determined in August

If the region is certified in August, it would be the fifth of the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions to be declared free of wild polio

The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region, is set to make its final decision about the region’s wild poliovirus status in August 2020. Following field verification visits over the past year and thorough critical…