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Ivory Coast becomes second country to receive COVAX vaccines

Ivory Coast becomes the second country to benefit from the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility, a program meant to ensure fairer distribution amid a global scramble for the vaccine against the pandemic. The country on Friday at the commercial capital Abidjan received a shipment of 504,000 COVID-19 doses. By the end of this year, COVAX plans to…

Ghana Receives 600,000 Doses Of Free WHO COVAX Vaccines

Ghana on Wednesday announced the arrival of the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic. This was disclosed by World Health Organisation (WHO) Accra, Ghana via its Twitter handle.COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, is a…

Dangote Commences Feeding Of One Million Malnourished Children

To complement and boost government efforts in tackling the issue of malnutrition in Nigeria, the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has initiated processes to reach and properly feed one million children across the country, commencing immediately. According to the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) malnutrition is a direct or underlying cause of 45 per cent of…

COVID-19: 24,000 Students Shun Schools After First Lockdown – Sanwo-Olu

One governor in Nigeria who seems to be in agreement with UNICEF’s recent warning that the continuous closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted negatively on children development and could be devastating as the effects will be felt for generations to come is the Governor of Lagos state, Babjide Sanwo-Olu. The agency…

Schools Not Responsible for Spread of COVID-19—UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, which is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide, has stated that overwhelming evidence revealed that continuous closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted negatively on children development globally despite increasing evidence that schools are not drivers of the virus.…