AIIB loans China over 2b yuan to upgrade public health infrastructure

“AIIB’s response underscores the importance of building resilient public health infrastructure and maintaining robust systems for members to effectively mitigate risks to their populations associated with outbreaks of communicable disease,” said AIIB Vice-President Konstantin Limitovskiy.

Top public health official says number of dead could be lower as Americans practice social distancing

“Those models that were done, they assumed that only about 50% of the American public would pay attention to the recommendations. In fact, it would seem, a large majority of the American public are taking the social distancing recommendations to heart — and I think that’s the direct consequence of why you’re seeing the numbers […]

Public Health England is hampering the development of ‘game changer’ coronavirus antibody tests by refusing to share blood samples from infected patients with private labs, leaked memo claims

Professor Karol Sikora, chief medical officer at leading cancer care provider Rutherford Health and a former director of the World Health Organisation, said it was only possible to produce a sufficient number of tests with help from private labs.  

Sterling Bank launches N1b Health workers’ Fund

READ ALSO: Effect of COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria still unclear —UN Continuing, he disclosed that the Bank has set up an independent Governance Board made up of seasoned health professionals to administer the fund while the bank concentrates on raising funds from various donors.

World Bank releases $82m support to strengthen Nigerian public health response

“Through the REDISSE project, about 10.6 million dollars has already been committed to support the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in strengthening states’ emergency operation centre, building, renovating and providing equipment for treatment centres across eight states.

World Bank boosts Nigerian public health response with $82m

“Through the REDISSE project, about 10.6 million dollars has already been committed to support the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in strengthening states’ emergency operation centre, building, renovating and providing equipment for treatment centres across eight states.

World Health Day: Covid-19 Has Underscored That Rural Healthcare Cannot Remain Just an Urban Legend

Vernekar added, “In rural India, where the number of Primary Health Centres (PHCs) is limited, studies show that 8% of the facilities do not have doctors or medical staff, 39% do not have lab technicians and 18% PHCs do not even have a pharmacist. Availability of medical equipment and essential disposables is a major challenge. […]

Trump accuses U.S. Health Department watchdog of ‘fake dossier’ on coronavirus

Trump’s criticism came less than a week after he notified Congress on Friday he was firing the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community, who was involved in triggering an impeachment probe of the Republican president last year.

World Health Day honors nurses on the frontlines. Meet the heroes dealing with coronavirus

“Not everyone can do this job. It takes training. If everyone who was afraid quit, who would be left. What makes me so special that I can stay home when others are putting their lives at risk? I want to help my coworkers. I can’t abandon them. I want to help the people in our […]

MD Coronavirus Peak Estimate Released By Health Expert

“Testing continues to be the primary frustration,” Hogan said. Most testing, including the rapid testing, is coming “but has not come to either Maryland or just about anywhere else, I don’t think,” the governor reported. He said he directed the Maryland Department of Health to release all demographic data it can provide publicly about confirmed […]