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Coronavirus

A COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY OF NCDC’S NATIONAL STRATEGY TO SCALE-UP ACCESS TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE TESTING IN NIGERIA

The NCDC’s strategy to improve COVID-19 testing in Nigeria is based on popular demand are discussed as follows: The NCDC hopes to achieve a test capacity of 7,500 tests per day to increase the capacity at the time of publishing the document (15th April 2020) by getting 5,000 new tests per day. It is aim …

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Coronavirus

Why and how different countries need a unique response to COVID-19

As of 29 March 2020, there have been more than 680,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease in 203 countries around the world. On 11 March, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 a pandemic. Africa was initially spared, however this is changing rapidly. In the last two weeks, the number of affected African countries increased from …

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Telemedicine

Novel Coronavirus Calls for The Need to Accelerate the Use of Telemedicine in Africa.

The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak (also called COVID-19, or 2019-nCoV, or SARS-CoV-2) as pandemic, after it was previously declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. As 2019-nCoV continues to spread around the world, African nations are not left out of the threats and the uncertainties. As of 11 April 2020, …

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Nurse and midwifery

Nursing and Midwifery: A vital resource to Public Health

This article was written to celebrate The World Health Day 2020 Etymologically, the word “Nurse” is derived from the Latin word for nourish. It was linked with nurturing, caring, comforting and other maternal types of behavior that are seen by the society. Since the beginning of time, promoting health, circumventing illnesses and caring for the …

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