COVID-19: Groundbreaking global collaboration.

The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT-Accelerator), is a new, groundbreaking global collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.We need equitable global access to tests, treatments and vaccines to end COVID-19 fairly, effectively and efficiently.Because if one of us is at risk, we are all at risk.We areContinue reading “COVID-19: Groundbreaking global collaboration.”

We asked 14 children what they are looking forward to about going back to school.Today, nine months since the COVID-19 outbreak started, 872 million students – half the world’s student population – in 51 countries are still unable to head back to their classrooms.To protect children’s futures, schools must reopen with all possible safety measures in place.

School reopening

The Federal Government says state governments and school administrators should start making preparations for the full reopening of schools in the country.The PUNCH had earlier reported that schools in the country had been shut in March as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.However, the Federal Government announced the resumption ofContinue reading “School reopening”

‘What will a return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic look like?’

What parents need to know about school reopening in the age of coronavirus. Life during the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for parents and children alike. The return to school is an important and hopefully welcome step, but you and your children likely have many questions. Here’s the latest information on what to expect and howContinue reading “‘What will a return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic look like?’”

These children are doing their best to learn from home, even without a computer or phone.

These children are doing their best to learn from home, even without a computer or phone.Access to a quality education should be universal. Yet school closures during COVID-19 have had the hardest impact on vulnerable children who have less access to the internet and learning materials.As schools reopen, UNICEF is calling on governments to doubleContinue reading “These children are doing their best to learn from home, even without a computer or phone.”

COVID-19: Home caregivers guidelines.

Home caregivers for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should:Ensure the ill persons rests , drinks plenty of fluids and eats nutritious food.Wear a medical mask when in the same room with an ill person. Do not touch the maskor face during use and discard it afterward.Frequently clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-basedContinue reading “COVID-19: Home caregivers guidelines.”

Coronavirus: School closure

UNICEF:More than 1.57 billion children have been affected by COVID-19 related school closures. We don’t yet have enough evidence to measure the impact on disease transmission rates. But the risks to children’s learning, safety and wellbeing are well documented. The longer children are out of school, the greater the risk of sexual violence, child labourContinue reading “Coronavirus: School closure”