More Than 20 Million Nigerians Suffer From Hepatitis B & C

The Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire on Tuesday said, about 20 million Nigerian are chronically infected with hepatitis B and C. Mr Ehanire stated this while speaking at the World Health Organisation (WHO) virtual high-level commemoration of World Hepatitis Day. He emphasized that viral hepatitis B and C is endemic in the country. “In 2018, Nigeria conducted a National AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey which showed a prevalence of 8.1 per cent for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and 1.1 per cent for Hepatitis C (HCV). “We can estimate that about…

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We Have Activated More Laboratories And Increased Number Of Daily Testing For COVID-19

-YOMMY AYILARA We have activated more laboratories and increased number of testing for covid 19 -Dr Osagie Ehanire. The Federal Government has brought to our notice that more COVID-19 capable laboratories have been activated in the country and as a result, there has been an increase in the testing capacity for the disease. The Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire, said this on Tuesday, the 14th of April, 2020 during the briefing by the Presidential Task Force on the COVID-19. However, he did not state an exact number for how many…

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Buhari Receive Briefings From VP Osinbajo And The Presidential Task Force On Control Of COVID-19

-YOMMY AYILARA President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received a briefing from the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in a meeting held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Professor Osinbajo briefed President Buhari on the progress made so far by the Economic Sustainability Committee, a body chaired by the Vice President, which was recently set up by the President Buhari. According to the President, the committee is laboring on a reasonable economic response to ease the unfolding impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria and its…

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