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Day: 6 October 2020

WHO CALLS FOR ACTION AGAINST RISING ‘PANDEMIC FATIGUE’

WHO CALLS FOR ACTION AGAINST RISING ‘PANDEMIC FATIGUE’

NEWS
The World Health Organization warned European countries Tuesday about “pandemic fatigue” which it says threatens the continent’s ability to tackle the coronavirus. “Although fatigue is measured in different ways, and levels vary per country, it is now estimated to have reached over 60 percent in some cases,” WHO Europe director Dr Hans Kluge said. He said this is based on “aggregated survey data from countries across the region.” Citizens have made “huge sacrifices” over the last eight months to try and contain the coronavirus, he said in a statement. “In such circumstances it is easy and natural to feel apathetic and demotivated, to experience fatigue.” Kluge called on European authorities to listen to the public and work with them in “new and innovative ways” to reinvigorate the
#FMOH: FG APPOINTS DR. YUSUF BARA JIBRIN AS CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR, ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA TEACHING HOSPITAL, BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE

#FMOH: FG APPOINTS DR. YUSUF BARA JIBRIN AS CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR, ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA TEACHING HOSPITAL, BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE

NEWS
The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has conveyed the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR to Dr. Yusuf Bara Jibrin who has been appointed as the Chief Medical Director of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi (ATBUTH), Bauchi State for a term of 4 (Four) Years with effect from 9th September, 2020 at a brief ceremony held 2nd October, 2020 at the Honourable Minister’s Office. While conveying the President’s approval to Dr. Jubrin, the Honourable Minister had the Honourable Minister of State, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora in attendance along with the some Directors of the Federal Ministry of Health:  the Director, Hospital Services, Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, mni; Director, Teaching Hospitals Division, Dr. Ngozi Onwudiwe and the Director, Media and Public Relation
Covid-19 Updates: One in 10 Worldwide May Have Had Virus, WHO Says

Covid-19 Updates: One in 10 Worldwide May Have Had Virus, WHO Says

Coronavirus, NEWS
One in 10 people around the world may have contracted Covid-19, the World Health Organization said, at a special meeting of WHO leaders. A top official said the estimate meant "the vast majority of the world remains at risk". Just over 35m people have been confirmed as being infected with coronavirus - the WHO's estimate puts the true figure at closer to 800m. Experts have long said the real number of cases would exceed those confirmed. The WHO is meeting at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss the global response to the pandemic. Ten months on, the crisis shows no sign of ending. Several countries are seeing second waves after easing restrictions and in some cases numbers are even higher. The estimate that 10% of the world's population has contracted the v...