International locations across the globe are ramping up COVID-19 vaccination to guard residents in opposition to the virus which has contaminated over 127 million folks globally.
Nigeria has obtained over 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, with over 370,000 folks already vaccinated with their first dose, knowledge launched by the Nationwide Main Well being Care Improvement Company (NPHCDA) on Friday reveals.
As of Saturday night, Nigeria has recorded 162,489 COVID-19 circumstances and a pair of,041 deaths, based on an replace by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).
Amidst the pandemic, World Tuberculosis Day was commemorated on March 24 to lift public consciousness concerning the devastating well being, social and financial penalties of TB, and to step up efforts to finish the worldwide epidemic.
Here’s a round-up of a few of the well being tales which made headlines final week.
The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) recorded 101 new circumstances of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the full variety of infections within the nation to 162,489.
The well being company disclosed this on its official Twitter deal with Sunday morning.
It stated that two COVID-19-related deaths had been recorded inside the interval, bringing the variety of lives misplaced to the illness to 2,041.
Each March 24, the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is commemorated to lift public consciousness concerning the devastating well being, social and financial penalties of TB, and to step up efforts to finish the worldwide epidemic.
Marking the occasion, the World Well being Organisation (WHO) stated the theme of the World TB Day 2021 – ‘The Clock is Ticking’ – conveys the sense that the world is operating out of time to behave on the commitments to finish TB made by international leaders.
“That is particularly crucial within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic that has put Finish TB progress in danger,” the WHO stated in a press release Tuesday.
No less than 413 million doses of 9 completely different COVID-19 vaccines have been produced globally.
That is based on an evaluation performed by predictive science intelligence firm, Airfinity.
The lately launched knowledge signifies that the full variety of COVID-19 doses anticipated by the top of this yr is round 9.5 billion.
Regardless of being a vaccine-preventable illness, round 245,000 Nigerians die from Tuberculosis (TB) yearly, knowledge from the World Well being Organisation reveals.
Tuberculosis is brought on by micro organism (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that usually have an effect on the lungs.
This PREMIUM TIMES report highlights just a few tricks to forestall the unfold of TB.
Barely three weeks after Nigeria commenced vaccination of its residents in opposition to the COVID-19 virus, over 370,000 folks have obtained the primary dose of the vaccine.
As of Friday, 374,585 eligible Nigerians have been vaccinated, knowledge launched by the Nationwide Main Well being Care Improvement Company (NPHCDA) reveals.
As Nigerians be a part of the remainder of the world to commemorate the 2021 World Tuberculosis Day, well being specialists have known as for extra consciousness to make sure circumstances are reported at an early stage.
The Chairman of the 2021 Tuberculosis (TB) Day committee, Ayodele Awe, whereas talking at a medical outreach in Lugbe group on Wednesday, stated TB is curable provided that detected early.
Nigeria has obtained 300,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from telecom big, MTN.
The Chairman of the Presidential Activity Power (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, whereas talking at its weekly briefing, on Monday, stated the PTF obtained the vaccines on Sunday.
The most recent report by the United Nations’ youngsters’s company (UNICEF) has painted a grim image of acute lack of potable water in Nigeria and its direct penalties on the well being and progress of kids.
The report was launched on Monday in commemoration of World Water Day which is noticed on March 22 yearly, designated so by the UN to measure the world’s progress in the direction of offering everybody with clear water for ingesting and hygiene.
Regardless of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Tuberculosis (TB) management programme in Nigeria, the nation recorded a 15 per cent improve in TB case notifications in 2020.
The World Well being Organisation (WHO) Nation Consultant in Nigeria, Walter Mulombo, made this identified on the launch of the Unified TB marketing campaign in Abuja on Tuesday.
The launch was achieved forward of the 2021 World Tuberculosis Day, celebrated on March 24 yearly to lift public consciousness concerning the well being, social and financial penalties of TB, and to step up efforts to finish the worldwide TB epidemic.
Precisely one yr in the past in the present day, Suleiman Achimugu turned the primary Nigerian to die from COVID-19. About 12 months later, the virus has claimed over 2,000 lives in Africa’s most populous nation.
Nigeria, like most African international locations, has not suffered from the worst impact of the pandemic, in contrast to its European and American counterparts.
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