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COVID-19: Airlift of essential medical materials to 13 ECOWAS countries begins

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced the airlifting of thousands of medical materials and other consumables, procured by the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) for distribution to 14 member nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The Director of NAF Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said “the airlift […]

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UNICEF West and Central Africa Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 5 (Reporting Period: 16 June – 29 July 2020)

Highlights As of 29 July 2020, a total of 174,081 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2,919 associated deaths, were reported in West and Central Africa Region (WCAR). 22 out of the 24 countries in the region are reporting community transmissions. 109,000 healthcare facilities staff and community health workers were trained in infection prevention and control procedures, […]