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WTO Head Says South Africa, Senegal, Rwanda And Nigeria Considered as Vaccine Production Hubs

Zurich (Reuters) – Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to help create regional vaccine manufacturing hubs in South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda, with Nigeria under consideration, World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said. “We have now seen that over-centralization of vaccine production capacity is incompatible with equitable access in a crisis …read more →

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India Plans $6.8 Billion Program to Boost Health Infrastructure

India is considering offering as much as 500 billion rupees ($6.8 billion) of credit incentives to boost health care infrastructure in the nation hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The program will allow companies to access funds for ramping up hospital capacity or medical supplies with the government acting as a guarantor, said the people, who …read more →

Health Housing Infrastructure News & Reports

Sanwo-Olu to Commission Health, Housing Infrastructure Projects in Badagry

The historic town of Badagry will soon host the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as he is set to commission Housing and Health projects in furtherance of his administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda. Mr. Governor will open the Affordable Public Housing Scheme in Idale, Badagry. The scheme, which has 252 units of two-bedroom bungalows, was built …read more →

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Afreximbank, ITFC Partner to Create Standards Ahead of AfCFTA

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) have said that they have partnered with the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) to launch a new Arab-Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) initiative called the Harmonisation of Standards for Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices in Africa. The partnership is expected to promote the …read more →

Health Infrastructure

Corona virus: Lagos Nigeria develops Blueprint for Healthcare Infrastructure

As part of efforts towards improving health service delivery in Lagos, the State Government has engaged a consultant to develop blueprints for healthcare infrastructure across primary, secondary and specialist facilities. The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this today at the Lagos State Council on Health Meeting, noted that the blueprints will …read more →

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Tele-healthcare Will Boost Nigeria’s Rural Health Infrastructure – Iguve

The Managing Director, Pre Diagnosis International, Dr. John Iguve, has advised Nigeria’s public healthcare managers and organisations to embrace modern tele-healthcare model, if they are desirous of reviving the country’s dilapidated health infrastructure. Reacting to plan by the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN) to build new Primary Health Centres across the 774 Local …read more →

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ECA Launches Africa Communication and Information Platform (ACIP) for Health and Economic Action

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a ground breaking mobile based public communications platform to provide more than 600 million users across the continent with the latest public health advice. At an Online Live Event hosted by the Commission, it said that the  Information Platform will also furnish national and regional COVID …read more →

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NNPC to Build Hospitals Across States from Covid-19 Relief Funds

Nigeria’s state-run oil firm the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said 53 percent fund realised from its oil and gas sector led coronavirus pandemic relief fund would be devoted to the construction of medical infrastructure across the six geopolitical zones in the country. The Chief Executive Officer of NNPC, Mele Kyari, revealed that N21 billion …read more →

Health WORLDReport

Trump Ignored Obama’s ‘Global Health Infrastructure’ – Ex-Obama Official

Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes fired back after President Trump sought to blame his predecessor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) slow rollout of coronavirus testing. Trump took aim at the CDC under President Obama, saying on Twitter: “For decades the @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it. It would always be inadequate and …read more →

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Germany confirms that Trump tried to buy firm working on corona virus vaccine

The Donald Trump’s administration offered “large sums of money” to get exclusive access to a coronavirus vaccine being developed by a German company, Die Welt reported Sunday. According to the article, Trump was trying to get the Tübingen-based CureVac company — which also has sites in Frankfurt and Boston — to move its research wing …read more →