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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

On World Mental Health Day, 10 October, it will have been more than 18 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In some countries, life is returning to some semblance of normality; in others, rates of transmission and hospital admissions remain high, disrupting the lives of families and communities. In all countries, the pandemic […]

Covid-19 Condemns More Women To Unbearable Hardship

Covid-19 Condemns More Women To Unbearable Hardship

These are trying times for many Liberians particularly women who most times bear the economic burden of any form of crisis, and the COVID-19 crisis is no exception. The pandemic has caused a global economic crisis and Liberia, being one of the poorest in Sub-Sahara Africa, has not been spared its brunt. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day

Tourism for inclusive growth The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive social and economic impact. Both developed and developing economies have been hit. And marginalized groups and the most vulnerable have been hit hardest of all. The restart of tourism will help kickstart recovery and growth. It is essential that the benefits this will bring […]

The Nigerian States Should Protect Girls by Ending Child Marriage

The Nigerian States Should Protect Girls by Ending Child Marriage

Over 10 million children are out of school in Nigeria and the global pandemic has only made it harder for young people to stay in school. There have been dire consequences for girls, who are at risk of being married off. In a recent report, the World Bank found that Covid-19 lockdowns have increased the […]

More Women Giving Birth At Home Due to Covid-19

More Women Giving Birth At Home Due to Covid-19

-More child bearing women and girls prefer home delivery over going to health facilities for safe delivery, stakeholders in the health sector have said. And this is largely due to fear of contracting the Covid-19 virus, they added. The situation is even worse in rural Liberia where access to health facility for women has always […]

Covid-19, Doctors’ Strike Combine to Render Sokoto Women Stranded

Covid-19, Doctors’ Strike Combine to Render Sokoto Women Stranded

Many women couldn’t go for antenatal care and that the situation of child delivery in local health centres has equally been quite cumbersome. In the full glare of the afternoon sun, Rabiat Shafiu clung to her four-day-old daughter at the entrance of the emergency unit of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto. Nervous […]

Covid-19 Death Toll Nears 200,000 Across Continent

Covid-19 Death Toll Nears 200,000 Across Continent

 As of September 6, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 7,896,315 while over 69,075,350 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 199,265 and  7,081,574 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,819,945 and 83,419 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (884,085), Tunisia ( 674,047), Libya (315,418), Ethiopia (314,984), Egypt […]

Now We Have More Covid-19 Vaccines in Nigeria – Time to Deliver

Now We Have More Covid-19 Vaccines in Nigeria – Time to Deliver

After the successful deployment of the first round of vaccines received from the COVAX facility in March 2021, Nigeria has received its second batch of vaccines from countries around the world; receiving 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine from the United States through the COVAX facility and 177,600 doses of the single-shot Johnson & […]

Can You Safely Hang Out with Unvaccinated Friends?

Can You Safely Hang Out with Unvaccinated Friends?

If you enthusiastically vaxxed up partly out of a desire to be social again, you wouldn’t be alone—catching up friends in real life is one of the perks of COVID-19 vaccination. But vaccination rates in the US have fallen short of expectations, and now the highly infectious Delta variant is fueling an increase in outbreaks, particularly in under-vaccinated […]

Govt Scales Up Post-Covid-19 Interventions for Women, Girls

Govt Scales Up Post-Covid-19 Interventions for Women, Girls

The federal government has revealed that it has scaled up its interventions for the benefits of women and girls in its bid to cushion the effects of the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, revealed this during a one day dialogue on “the […]

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