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.
Stories in the media are often the first or even the only way that people hear about science and medical news. So we need to get the reporting right.
Health reporting requires asking the right questions and doing quality research. But specialist skills are also handy, especially when it comes to knowing the language and processes of science.
Eating healthfully adds up quickly.
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Consumers tend to think that healthy foods have to cost more than their less nutritional counterparts. New psychological research looks at how pervasive this is.
The aim of the sole sustainable development goal on health is to improve health and well-being.
Despite the criticism, the sustainable development goal for health presents an opportunity to approach health holistically.
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