Implementing Home-Based Care Option for COVID-19 Patients In Kano State

 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria has been managing confirmed cases in government-designated hospital-based isolation/treatment centres to ensure recovery of cases as well as to prevent community transmission. As the pandemic has evolved, there is an increasing number of people who are asymptomatic or present with mild symptoms. To reduce the pressure on […]

The FCT COVID-19 Response: Surmounting Challenges as Learning Continue

Over ten months after COVID-19 hit the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the responders from the Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCT are still battling several challenges in their response efforts. The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) set up on March 20th, 2020 currently operates on nine response pillars with each pillar lead carrying out […]

Dealing with Waste Evacuation in FCT COVID-19 Response

By Eric Ojo According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 85% of the total amount of waste generated by health care activities is general, non-hazardous waste. The remaining 15% is considered hazardous material that could be infectious, toxic or radioactive. Hazardous waste that is not managed properly presents a risk to hospital patients, health […]

Chronicles of Courage, Fear and Anxiety from FCT’s COVID-19 Frontline

As the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic commenced at both national and sub-national levels in Nigeria, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) rose up to the challenges of preparedness and response to COVID-19. Few days after the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on March 20, the Minister of the FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello, promptly […]

In The Midst of Rumors: Kano State’s Response at the Onset of COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaration of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEOIC) in January 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) organised a 2-day simulation exercise for states on the outbreak response in Abuja.  On February 27, 2020, the first day of the […]