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Beyond Numbers: Database Brings to Light Quality of Care for Women and their Babies at a National Scale

New paper on database and programme in Nigeria shows enormous potential for helping to improve quality of care for women and babies

Quality, standardized data on the health of women and girls who are pregnant or have recently given birth, and their babies, is crucial to inform the design of interventions to help to safeguard their lives and well-being. Strong health systems, backed by an efficient health information system – informed by…

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Yellow Fever - West and Central Africa

Since the beginning of 2021 and as of 20 December, there have been 300 probable and 88 laboratory confirmed cases of YF

In 2021, nine countries in the WHO African Region (Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic (CAR), Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, and Republic of Congo,) reported human laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever (YF) in areas that are at high risk for the disease and…

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WHO calls for reinvigorated action to fight malaria

Global malaria gains threatened by access gaps, COVID-19 and funding shortfalls

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and global health partners to step up the fight against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives each year. A better targeting of interventions, new tools and increased funding are needed to change…

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World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s Big Event for Mental Health on 10 October

Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide

On 10 October, World Mental Health Day, world leaders and internationally-recognized celebrities and mental health advocates will come together for the World Health Organization’s Big Event for Mental Health. WHO’s first-ever online advocacy event for mental health will focus on the urgent need to address the world’s chronic under-investment in mental health  ̶  a problem…

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Coronavirus - Africa: WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19

This is due to disruptions in the delivery and uptake of immunization services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

WHO and UNICEF call for immediate efforts to vaccinate all children as new data shows that, before the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine coverage stalled at 85 per cent for nearly a decade, with 14 million unvaccinated infants yearly The World Health Organization and UNICEF warned today of an alarming decline in…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Commemorating Smallpox Eradication – a legacy of hope, for COVID-19 and other diseases

The declaration marked the end of a disease that had plagued humanity for at least 3 000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone

On 8 May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly officially declared: ‘The world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox.’ The declaration marked the end of a disease that had plagued humanity for at least 3 000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone.  It was…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Adamawa State Ministry of Health COVID-19 Situation Report 13

2 new cases were confirmed

Highlights • 2 new cases were confirmed among almajiris brought in from other States • 16 alerts were received, and all were investigated • 4 previously confirmed cases were taken into isolation today • 1 confirmed case who was on the run from Gombe State quarantine centre before laboratory confirmation…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Borno State - COVID-19 Situation Report No. 16, May 5, 2020

Total number of Confirmed Cases as at 5 th May 2020 stands at 100

Epidemiological summary 18 additional confirmed case reported today Total number of Confirmed Cases as at 5 th May 2020 stands at 100 No death reported today Total associated deaths - 14. Distribution of confirmed cases by LGA - 40 from Jere, 50 from MMC, 3 from Gwoza, 2 from Damboa,…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Adamawa State Ministry of Health COVID-19 Situation Report 10

As at 2nd May 2020, 87 suspected cases have been reported, 4 confirmed positive, 20 negatives and 67 pending

Highlights • No new case was reported today • Eighteen (18) alerts were received and 12 were investigated • 8 almajiri returnees from Gombe State were taken to Fufore LGA and are being quarantined Download Report: https://bit.ly/3fe6bfM Epidemiological summary As at 2nd May 2020, 87 suspected cases have been reported.…