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Countries must ensure adequate and full immunisation of every child to curb polio mutations.
Nigeria’s new president must prioritise capacity retention of the country’s scientists.
Here’s what Nigeria’s new president should do to elevate science in the country.
Financial support for science and research in Nigeria remains pathetic. This has led to the deterioration in the quantity and quality of trained virologists at universities.
Experts explain why there might not be much to celebrate and proffer solutions.
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The chances of surviving Marburg are improved if there’s early supportive care with rehydration and symptomatic treatment.
Pox virus illustration.
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Nigeria must step up its preparedness for monkeypox.
Mural en la avenida Haile Selassie en Nairobi, Kenia.
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A pesar de la pandemia, las disparidades y las estructuras de poder desiguales en la salud mundial siguen intactas. Será difícil afrontar nuevos desafíos globales, como el calentamiento global, si no cambia el sistema.
A mural along Haile Selassie avenue in Nairobi, Kenya.
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It’s a huge cause for concern that, two years into the pandemic, the disparities and unequal power structures in global health are still intact.
Nigeria’s President Buhari at the 2021 Intra-African Trade Fair in Durban, South Africa.
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The current spate of travel bans is rather hasty and irrational given that we know that the variant is in several countries already.
The Lagos State government recently approved some private health facilities to administer COVID-19 vaccines in the state.
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Properly engaged and monitored, Nigeria’s private sector can do more in COVID vaccination exercise.
Nigeria must increase its testing capacity to deal with rising COVID-19 cases
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Nigeria must increase its testing capacity and do more genomic studies to deal effectively with the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Monkeypox can only be diagnosed through a laboratory test.
Recent developments have shown that Nigeria requires improved surveillance to keep other diseases like Monkeypox at bay while battling COVID-19.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari shows his COVID-19 certificate after receiving his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in March 2021.
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Experts assess Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 so far and express worry that the country does not appear to have learnt much; it isn’t prepared for the next pandemic.
When women do science, society benefits in myriad ways.
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Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. The biases and perceptions that keep women and girls out of STEM must be tackled.
Many Nigerians are expected to travel during the Christmas holiday season.
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In this video interview, Dr Doyin Odubanjo, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Academy of Science and a public health expert, talks about keeping safe while celebrating Christmas during COVID-19.
The Nigerian government struggles to contain COVID-19 while other diseases suffer some measure of neglect
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Over nine months into COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, there are concerns about how well the country has managed the disease pandemic and how this might affect its handling of other diseases.
It is important for information on the coronavirus to be put out in a balanced and fair manner.
An aerial view of a new isolation and treatment centre established by the Lagos State government at the main bowl of the state-owned Stadium.
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While testing is central to the fight against COVID-19, there are a myriad of factors to consider, especially by African countries, when taking decisions to curtail the spread of the disease.
A National Youth Service Corps member leaves the orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja, following an order by the Nigerian government to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
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What is needed is the calm implementation of a clear and effective strategy.
How to stay safe from the novel coronavirus which has reached Lagos, Nigeria.