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Coronavirus – Nigeria: Community informants use mobile data collection tools to strengthen COVID-19 surveillance

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Community informants use mobile data collection tools to strengthen COVID-19 surveillanceWith the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, WHO is helping the government leverage the existing Acute Flaccid Paralysis Automatic Detection and Reporting System (AVADAR) to strengthen community-based disease surveillance. In 731 departments across eleven (11) states at high risk of COVID-19, WHO is supporting the engagement of more than 670 AVADAR informants to conduct internal surveillance for COVID-19 and report suspected cases of COVID-19, raise awareness and support contact tracing in communities. So far, informants have delivered COVID 19 prevention messages to more than 85,000 households in Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Bauchi, Taraba, Borno and Yobe states. “Community members trust us because we are an integral part of the communities in which we work,” says Mustapha, an AVADAR informant based in Kano state. “We speak the same language and have been known to our communities since the days of AFP polio surveillance. Thus, involving […]

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PTF declares Kogi high risk state COVID-19

PTF declares Kogi high risk state COVID-19By Abujah Racheal The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has declared Kogi a high-risk state for refusing to acknowledge the existence of the pandemic. The PTF also said that the Kogi government had failed to report testing, lacked isolation centers and therefore warned Nigerians to be weary of visiting the state. It said having analysed the pandemic in the country,  22 high burdened Local Government Areas within 13 states in the country had been identified. The National Incident Manager (NIM) of the PTF COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, said this on Monday in Abuja, during the PTF briefing on COVID-19. Muhammad said: “In addition to these, we have states where data is not coming forth. If we don’t test, your data will not be analysed and if your data is not analysed, we won’t know the level of the pandemic in your state. “Notable among the states are Yobe, […]

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Bagudu condoles with families of bandits’ attack victims 

Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, on Tuesday, condoled with the families of those killed as a result of bandits attacks in Munhaye village of Danko Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi State. Speaking during a condolence visit to Munhaye Community, Governor Bagudu expressed deep regret for the unfortunate attacks in […] Read Full Story