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WHO declares Africa free of wild polio disease

  THE World Health Organisation (WHO), has certified Africa free of the wild polio virus, after Nigeria, the last country in the continent did not record a single case three…

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Madagascar’s herbal tonic fails to halt Covid-19 spike

  Hospitals in Madagascar have been struggling to cope with a surge of Covid-19 cases, while the president has been promoting an unproven product he says can cure the disease…

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N8.49 Billion Approved for COVID-19 Testing Equipment by FEC

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N8.49 billion for the purchase of 12 testing equipment containing large quantities of items, including sample collection material kits to fight COVID-19. Briefing…

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WHO to Subject Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine to ‘Rigorous’ Review

The World Health Organisation said any WHO stamp of approval on Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine would require a rigorous safety data review. The WHO disclosed this after Russia announced on Tuesday that it…

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19 vaccines in clinical trials, says WHO

The World Health Organisation says there are 19 potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials. WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, disclosed this on its official Twitter account…

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Nigeria’s Health Regulatory Agency, NAFDAC Disagrees with WHO on Chloroquine Clinical Trials

Notwithstanding the decision of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to suspend clinical trials of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration…

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