The antiviral drug remdesivir, considered one of the most promising COVID-19 treatments, turns out to do little to prevent deaths from the disease, according to a WHO-backed study.
UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says children above 11 years should wear face masks wherever adults wear them, such as in crowded settings, as a tool against COVID-19 The UN health and children’s agencies say in a guidance document for decision makers that was published Friday evening. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF did not […]
Drug misuse is defined as the use of a substance for a purpose not consistent with legal or medical guidelines (WHO, 2006). It has a negative impact on health or functioning and may take the form of drug dependence or be part of a wider spectrum of problematic or harmful behavior (Department of Health, 2006). […]
Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis. – OPEC+ extends oil output cuts – OPEC members, led by Saudi Arabia, and other key oil producers agree to extend historic output cuts through July as oil prices tentatively recover and coronavirus lockdowns ease. Algerian Oil Minister Mohamed Arkab, who holds OPEC’s rotating presidency, tells […]
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has affirmed that the World Health Organization has resumed its use of Hydroxychloroquine in the fight against COVID-19. This was confirmed by the Chairman of the Committee and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, during the PTF’s briefing on Thursday. The PTF Chairman warned however, […]