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    Expert say Nigeria not Among Africa’s manufacturing hub as EU plans 1 billion euros investment in local vaccine productions

    Investment in manufacturing more useful than Covid patent waivers supported by US

    EU plans to invest 1 billion euros to build vaccine production hubs in Africa

    The European Union will invest 1 billion euros to build vaccine manufacturing hubs in Africa, the head of the European Commission Ursula von der...

    Long working hours increasing deaths from heart disease, stroke – WHO, ILO

    Geneva, May 22, 2021 A joint WHO/ILO report reaching PANA on Friday said long working hours led to 745,000 deaths from stroke and...

    WTO chief pushes for domestication of COVID-19 vaccines production in Africa, Latin America

    The head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said Thursday that it is of paramount importance to diversify vaccine manufacturing and to have more...

    Malaria: WHO issues new standards for research on genetically modified mosquito

    By Cecilia Ologunagba New York, May 21, 2021 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued essential standards for future research and development of genetically...

    Nigeria partners San Francisco’s based Zipline to use drones to distribute vaccines in tough states

    Nigerian states; Cross River and Kaduna signed an agreement with Zipline International to use drones to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to hard-to-reach and conflict-ridden rural...

    WHO chief urges COVID-19 vaccine makers to advance doses for COVAX

    The head of the World Health Organization called on COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to make shots available to the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility earlier than planned...

    AfDB to invest $3bn in Africa’s pharmaceutical industry

    By Temitope Ponle Abuja, May 11, 2021 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said it would invest 3 billion dollars to build Africa’s pharmaceutical...

    Nigeria Plan Procurement of 29m Doses Of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

    The Federal Government is committed to procuring 29.588 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine through the AVAT initiative, coordinated by Afreximbank. The Minister...

    People suffering from asthma are more at risk with COVID-19, says Expert

    By Abujah Racheal Abuja, May 5, 2021 Dr Gabriel Adakole, a Public Health expert, says people suffering from asthma are more at risk with the...

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