Fighting Ignorance and Misinformation about COVID-19: The Kano Strategy

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus. It is a disease unknown to the world before the outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019. With little or no information about this novel viral disease, false and misleading information became rampant. The proliferation of this fake news especially on […]

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 […]