Pfizer expands access to cancer drugs in Africa

Pfizer expands access to cancer drugs in Africa

U.S drug firm, Pfizer, has announced a partnership with IDA Foundation to provide equitable access to quality cancer treatments. The agreement covers the delivery of cancer treatments in almost 70 developing countries across Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Western Pacific region. At least 45 African countries are covered by the supply agreement. In Africa, the supply agreement covers Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,…

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COVID-19: Abia Govt Bans Public Gatherings To Curb Spread Of The Pandemic

COVID-19: Abia Govt Bans Public Gatherings To Curb Spread Of The Pandemic

Abia Government has placed a ban on public gatherings as part of efforts to tackle the rising cases of coronavirus in the state. Mr. Chris Ezem, Chairman of Abia COVID-19 Inter-ministerial Committee, announced this at a stakeholder meeting in Umuahia. He said that the ban was necessitated by the need to tackle the disease as the second wave of COVID-19 takes its toll on Nigeria. Ezem who is also the Secretary to the State Government said that government would implement the measures it applied during the first wave to curtail…

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FG Considers Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja, Plateau, Kaduna

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The Federal Government is contemplating lockdown in part of Lagos, Abuja, Plateau and Kaduna, as COVID-19 cases shot up in those areas. National Incident Manager, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mukhtar Muhammed, in an interview on Channels TV Sunrise Daily program lamented the sharp increase in COVID-19 in the affected states. He said even if there would be a lockdown, it would not be total. Muhammed said a couple of weeks back, the PTF analyzed the data and identified the hot spot in local government areas. He said mostly, the…

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Covid-19 Vaccines: Kano Gets Highest Allocation As Cross River Gets 1023 Doses For Its 3.8 Million Population

Covid-19 Vaccines: Kano Gets Highest Allocation As Cross River Gets 1023 Doses For Its 3.8 Million Population

Lagos gets 3,131; Oyo, 1,848 Cross River State with a population of 3.8 million will take home 1,023 doses of COVID-9 vaccines according to the data for the distribution of the vaccines released by the Federal Government of Nigeria in Abuja. In the data released by the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, the 36 states and FCT would, in the interim share 100,000 doses, while awaiting another consignment of 42 million free doses later. Cross River State with a population of 3.8 million…

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COVID-19: NYSC Shifts Camp Reopening Date, Bans Religious Gatherings

COVID-19: NYSC shifts camp reopening date, bans religious gatherings

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has banned all forms of religious gatherings on its orientation camps. NYSC Camp Safe Reopening Project Lead, Dr. Oyeladun Okunromade, stated this on Friday at a sensitization webinar for the 2020 Batch B Stream II Corp Members. The event with the theme, ‘Protecting The health Of The Nigerian Youth: Safe Reopening Of NYSC Orientation Camps’ also had in attendance the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, as well as the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu. The…

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Four Nigerians Among 100 Outstanding Nurses, Midwives

Four Nigerians among 100 outstanding nurses, midwives

Four Nigerians have been named among 100 Outstanding Women Nurse and Midwives Leaders by the Women in Global Health as part of activities that marked the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. The four Nigerian women were Mary Agholor, Edidiong Asanga, Emmanuelle Inah, and Onyinyechi Madu. A statement by the WGH and YONM posted on their website on Sunday indicated that the 100 women were chosen for “their everyday heroism and service”, amidst the global health challenges. The statement read in part, “During the International Year of…

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COVID-19: Why ASUU Kicks Against Reopening Of Varsities

COVID-19: Why ASUU Kicks Against Reopening Of Varsities

ASUU said although its members were ready to start work, the government had not put measures in place for the safe reopening of the schools. Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening. In separate interviews with The PUNCH, the chapters of the union commented on the directive of the National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in hostels and lecture halls. ASUU…

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Pope Francis To Have COVID-19 Vaccine, Says It Is The Ethical Choice For All

Pope Francis to have COVID-19 vaccine, says it is the ethical choice for all

Pope Francis said on Saturday he planned to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as next week and urged everyone to get a shot, to protect not only their own lives but those of others. “I believe that ethically everyone should take the vaccine,” the Pope said in an interview with TV station Canale 5. “It is an ethical choice because you are gambling with your health, with your life, but you are also gambling with the lives of others.” Vatican City, the smallest independent county in the world, home…

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COVID-19 Vaccines May Not Arrive Early Enough, Says FG

COVID-19 vaccines may not arrive early enough, says FG

The Federal Government has warned that COVID-19 vaccines might not arrive “soon enough” in Nigeria. The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, said this while urging Nigerians not to be complacent in containing the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Mamora, who was represented by the Director, Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, assured Nigerians of FG’s determination to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The minister said, “We are working very hard to…

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COVID-19: SGF, Minister Of Health, Others May Take Vaccine First To Boost Confidence

COVID-19: SGF, Minister of Health, others may take vaccine first to boost confidence

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 chairman, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, may be part of the nation’s strategic leaders that will be part of those to be vaccinated first when COVID-19 vaccine arrives Nigeria later in the month. The Executive Director of the NPHCDA, Shuaib, has also offered to take the vaccine in public to prove to Nigerians that it is safe. Shuaib had at a press briefing of PTF on Tuesday said in…

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