COVID-19 (coronavirus disease)

Nigeria: COVID-19 exacerbates poor access to healthcare

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In Nigeria, poor access to healthcare has been exacerbated by COVID-19 and when a pandemic like COVID-19 takes up much of the Ministry of Health resources, this means that other activities like vaccinations against preventable diseases have been deprioritised.

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