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Day: 7 April 2021

COVID-19 Response: PSC Replaces PTF

COVID-19 Response: PSC Replaces PTF

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  Following the expiration of the terms of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the PTF and set up the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC). Mr Boss Mustapha, PTF chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), stated this while speaking at the national briefing of the PTF, on Monday, in Abuja. “You will recall that when His Excellency, Mr. President received the end-of-year report of the PTF on December 22, 2020, he authorized the extension of the mandate of the body for three months. ” Following the expiration of the extension on March 31, 2021 and a detailed review, the PTF submitted its report to Mr. President for appropriate decisions”, he said. The  PTF chair added: “The extension by Mr. Pre
WHO Urges Countries to Build a Fairer, Healthier World Post-COVID-19

WHO Urges Countries to Build a Fairer, Healthier World Post-COVID-19

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COVID-19 has unfairly impacted some people more harshly than others, exacerbating existing inequities in health and welfare within and between countries. For World Health Day, 7 April 2021, WHO is therefore issuing five calls for urgent action to improve health for all people. Within countries, illness and death from COVID-19 have been higher among groups who face discrimination, poverty, social exclusion, and adverse daily living and working conditions - including humanitarian crises. The pandemic is estimated to have driven between 119 and 124 million more people into extreme poverty last year. And there is convincing evidence that it has widened gender gaps in employment, with women exiting the labour force in greater numbers than men over the past 12 months. These inequities ...