Chikwe Ihekweazu

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Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “It is important to do these things and the interstate travel will allow us to do this but remember we haven’t relaxed the guidelines of mass gatherings,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

fox5atlanta Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "If we don't use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it," External link

startribune Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We can gradually over the next few days evolve out of the shields and back to masks,” External link

dailypost Friday, June 26, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have come to that realisation that we have to invest in the health sector. We can do that at the federal level alone. We have to do it at both states and even local government level,” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have achieved this mainly by leveraging on existing molecular laboratory capacity within our network and some centres within the country. We now can test 10,000 people per day across the network” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “This new PCR Machine, which is a small part of our bigger testing strategy, will help us drive toward our goal of testing over two million people in the next three months,” External link

pulse Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “No state, no single state in Nigeria is COVID-19 free, not one,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu insisted : “we cannot isolate ourselves from the rest of the country” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu insisted : “we cannot isolate ourselves from the rest of the country” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “But eventually, we will all test. That’s for sure,” External link

dailytrust Monday, June 22, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “this is actually a joint mission with the WHO. …coming to Akwa Ibom today has really been such an eye opening experience, both at Ibom Specialist Hospital and this EOC that will be opened on the 23rd of June. I think we were jointly pleasantly surprised at the opportunity this presents to the country. This will probably be the best EOC in the whole country, by the time its fully operational” “The say seeing is believing, so we have really gone round from Ibom Specialist Hospital to the EOC, which I think it’s been an incredible job in terms of response to COVID, but really those facilities represent the future of healthcare in the country” External link

leadership Monday, June 22, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said ( about Akwa Ibom State ) : “the most exciting part for me is seeing this laboratory; seeing how it’s been well kitted, the expertise of the colleagues that are working here and their deep knowledge of the process. I’m really happy to bring Akwa Ibom into the national network of molecular laboratory capacity which is really what we are trying to build. We want to see every state have a molecular laboratory capacity and Akwa Ibom has really demonstrated what is possible, when there is a political will, investment in health and when the leadership of a state is taking the health of the citizens very seriously” External link

leadership Monday, June 22, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “this is actually a joint mission with the WHO. …coming to Akwa Ibom today has really been such an eye-opening experience, both at Ibom Specialist Hospital and this EOC that will be opened on the 23rd of June. I think we were jointly pleasantly surprised at the opportunity this presents to the country. This will probably be the best EOC in the whole country, by the time its fully operational” “They say seeing is believing, so we have really gone around from Ibom Specialist Hospital to the EOC, which I think it’s been an incredible job in terms of response to COVID, but really those facilities represent the future of healthcare in the country” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, June 22, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said ( about Akwa Ibom State ) : “the most exciting part for me is seeing this laboratory; seeing how it’s been well kitted, the expertise of the colleagues that are working here and their deep knowledge of the process. I’m really happy to bring Akwa Ibom into the national network of molecular laboratory capacity which is really what we are trying to build. We want to see every state have a molecular laboratory capacity and Akwa Ibom has really demonstrated what is possible when there is a political will, investment in health and when the leadership of a state is taking the health of the citizens very seriously” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, June 22, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu disse : "A pandemia representou um desafio significativo para os sistemas de saúde em todo o mundo" External link

uol Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

kenyastar Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu déclaré : "La pandémie de Covid-19 a présenté un défi majeur pour les systèmes de santé du monde entier" External link

slateafrique Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu déclaré : "La pandémie de Covid-19 a présenté un défi majeur pour les systèmes de santé du monde entier" External link

tv5 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu déclaré : “La pandémie de Covid-19 a présenté un défi majeur pour les systèmes de santé du monde entier” External link

AfricaNews-French Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

modernghana Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

terradaily Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

pulse Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “There has never been a more critical time than now for us to leverage on social media in sending out the right message,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "As we have eased the restrictions that we instituted across the country, and as states ease those restrictions, we have expected the numbers to increase and we have announced severally to expect an increase in numbers," External link

myanmarnews Friday, June 12, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "As we have eased the restrictions that we instituted across the country, and as states ease those restrictions, we have expected the numbers to increase and we have announced severally to expect an increase in numbers," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 12, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We are grateful to All On for the support rendered to isolation and health care facilities via the provision of solar power, at a time when healthcare infrastructures are in critical need” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : ”By the end of June, our goal is to include at least 10 more laboratories with current Gene-Xpert capacity in the network for COVID-19 testing,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “By the end of June, our goal is to include at least 10 more laboratories with current Gene-Xpert capacity in the network for COVID-19 testing,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : ”By the end of June, our goal is to include at least 10 more laboratories with current Gene-Xpert capacity in the network for COVID-19 testing,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : “We can only know the true burden of COVID-19 if we test more cases,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “we must remain vigilant and ensure that new cases are detected early, to reduce the risk of spread” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “a total of N41million was paid in areas where tax is necessary” External link

dailypost Monday, June 8, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have achieved this mainly by leveraging on existing molecular laboratory capacity within our network and some centres within the country. We now can test 10,000 people per day across the network” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have achieved this mainly by leveraging on existing molecular laboratory capacity within our network and some centres within the country. We now can test 10,000 people per day across the network” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have achieved this mainly by leveraging on existing molecular laboratory capacity within our network and some centres within the country. We now can test 10,000 people per day across the network” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have achieved this mainly by leveraging on existing molecular laboratory capacity within our network and some centres within the country. We now can test 10,000 people per day across the network” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms lasts longer, we will wait while managing it,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, June 5, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms last longer, we will wait while managing it,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, June 5, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms lasts longer, we will wait while managing it,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, June 5, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms last longer, we will wait while managing it,” External link

dailypost Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms lasts longer, we will wait while managing it, ” External link

pulse Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms lasts longer, we will wait while managing it,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms lasts for longer, we will wait while managing,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu added : “The easing of the restriction doesn’t mean the easing of the response,” External link

tribuneonlineng Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, May 31, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The laboratory strategic group that is responding to this outbreak has set itself a target of testing two million people in the next three months,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have to be careful in what we buy, how we use it and how we interpret the results that they provide,” External link

dailypost Friday, May 29, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have to be careful in what we buy, how we use it and how we interpret the results that they provide,” External link

dailypost Friday, May 29, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “I’m sharing this so that we start preparing ourselves for some changes and the directions of how we’re planning to go,” External link

dailytrust Friday, May 22, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In terms of laboratory capacity, we are ready to do more,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, May 22, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : ”Across the country, we have about 3,500-bed spaces identified as available for coronavirus but in Lagos, we are already struggling. “So, we are going to work with them to keep trying to make more spaces available,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, May 22, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In terms of laboratory capacity, we are ready to do more,” External link

pulse Friday, May 22, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In terms of laboratory capacity, we are ready to do more,” External link

thenewsnigeria Friday, May 22, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “It is possible and safe to discharge that patient to home isolation. So we are looking at the evidence and we might change our guidelines over time. I am sharing this so that we start preparing ourselves for some changes and the directions of how we are planning to go,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “There will always be exceptions where it is not appropriate and of course it is dependent on your being clinically cleared of symptoms. So, if you are still symptomatic, then, this does not apply to you,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “There is now a lot of momentum around the supply, we hope those reagents will really lead us to that,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “There is now a lot of momentum around the supply, we hope those reagents will really lead us to that,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “There is now a lot of momentum around the supply, we hope those reagents will really lead us to that,” External link

pulse Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “There is now a lot of momentum around the supply, we hope those reagents will really lead us to that,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "Face masks are an additional layer of protection and should never be reused or shared with others," External link

nampa Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu déclaré : «La vérité est que nous devons travailler avec ce que nous avons. Nous n’avons certainement pas commencé par la ligne de base où l’Afrique du Sud a commencé » External link

rapideinfo Friday, May 15, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “Ensure technical standards, participate in national and international quality assurance panels to demonstrate technical competencies,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “And they must counsel patients about signs and symptoms of complicated COVID-19 disease and advise them to seek care through national referral systems if these symptoms develop,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “They must facilitate access to training, provide resources for training, for testing, collection of specimens, handling, packaging, and shipping samples. Ensure technical standards, participate in national and international quality assurance panels to demonstrate technical competencies, ” External link

pulse Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “And they must counsel patients about signs and symptoms of complicated COVID-19 disease and advise them to seek care through national referral systems if these symptoms develop,” External link

pulse Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

waltainfo Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We can only offer help where it is wanted. Yesterday, we offered that help but it wasn’t in a place where the help could be accepted. Unfortunately, that was what happened last night,” External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “Right now, the reality that we are facing is that the implementation of that policy is very difficult. Yesterday, we confirmed 158 new cases in Lagos. It means that by today if we are to follow that policy, Lagos has to find 158 new bed spaces in a single day. And I can tell you that this evening we will have another set of new cases confirmed in Lagos,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In certain circumstances, the states have had to increase the security in those facilities. In honesty, we don’t want to ‘securitize’ this response. We want people and organisations to take responsibilities,” External link

dailytrust Friday, May 8, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu added : ”The data shared is on people tested not on the total tests done. From the data we share every day, I think we have about 22,000 people tested. We don’t include all the series of tests” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, May 8, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In certain circumstances, the states have had to increase the security in those facilities. In honesty, we don’t want to ‘securitize’ this response. We want people and organisations to take responsibilities,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “One thing we don’t have lacking in Nigeria, unfortunately, are infectious disease outbreaks. We have a high population density, bang in the middle of the tropics. It is a perfect place for micro-organisms to grow,” External link

mg Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We rushed to get a lab fully functional in Kano and, because of the rush, there was a breakdown in the process at some point, so we had to close it down to restart it. The testing process wasn’t as smooth as it should be,” “The lab is back up and running. What I can tell you is that the situation is improving. Once we’re able to get the flow of testing, isolation [and] contact-tracing going, then we can focus on the broader epidemiological questions relating to Kano” External link

mg Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “You can’t hide this. Eventually, it will emerge. There is absolutely no doubt that there are people that have pneumonia, acute respiratory infections in your states,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have now reactivated the two laboratories in Kano State – Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital Lab and the Bayero University Lab located literally a few meters from each other. The other thing we did was that we haven’t just activated the labs and left. Because of what happened the last time, we have actually left a number of our colleagues to stay there and mentor their colleagues to make sure that things are working well and that they are able to do the tests. This will ensure that we do not end up with the situation we ended up the last time,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "Across the country we have about 3,500 bed spaces identified available for COVID-19," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, May 4, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “Every business, every church… every religious gathering of any form, social gatherings, weddings, we really have to rethink how we do this in the short term,” External link

dailypost Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “I hope we don’t go back, like we did post-Ebola, to an era of not washing our hands. Who would want that? So, we really want some of these measures to go on,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “I’m personally not in favour of drafting a bill in the middle of a crisis,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “Every business, every church… every religious gathering of any form, social gatherings, weddings, we really have to rethink how we do this in the short term,” External link

dailypost Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “I’m personally not in favor of drafting a bill in the middle of a crisis,” External link

bloomberg Saturday, May 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “Lagos is the only place where we are struggling with bed spaces for now. We will always tell Nigerians the truth. We are struggling with bed spaces in Lagos for now” External link

vanguardngr Friday, May 1, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : ”I asked for extraction kits. These are not the same as test kits. We have a supply chain of all the commodities but there are supply chain challenges in things coming into the country now. “This is the consequence of the situation we are in now and the global demands for the same thing. These are things that we had ordered for and they are in process of coming in but we suddenly ran out” External link

dailypost Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : ”I asked for extraction kits. These are not the same as test kits. We have a supply chain of all the commodities but there are supply chain challenges in things coming into the country now. “This is the consequence of the situation we are in now and the global demands for the same thing. These are things that we had ordered for and they are in process of coming in but we suddenly ran out” External link

dailypost Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “This is a time for leadership, solidarity and not the time to point fingers. We understand it is a marathon and not a sprint,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu wrote : ”We’re desperately looking for more RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) extraction kits as we expand COVID-19 testing. “Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column with a lysis buffer). Manufacturers: Qiagen, Thermo Fischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu wrote : ”We’re desperately looking for more RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) extraction kits as we expand COVID-19 testing. “Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column with a lysis buffer). Manufacturers: Qiagen, ThermoFischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu wrote : ”We’re desperately looking for more RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) extraction kits as we expand COVID-19 testing. “Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column with a lysis buffer). Manufacturers: Qiagen, Thermo Fischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “This is a time for leadership, solidarity and not the time to point fingers. We understand it is a marathon and not a sprint,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We are also working very hard to investigate the causes of the deaths that have been reported. Mortality surveillance is not easy. So, we are working to do what we call a verbal autopsy retrospectively and prospectively together with the public health team in Kano,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu wrote : ”We’re desperately looking for more RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) extraction kits as we expand #COVID19 testing. Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column and with a lysis buffer). Manufacturers: Qiagen, ThermoFischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said ( about Akwa Ibom State ) : “I just read the press release of the commissioner for health in Akwa Ibom State, and I think it’s a little unfortunate because there was some delay in reporting the results,” External link

saharareporters Monday, April 27, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “It’s not really our strategy to go door-to-door to 200 million Nigerians,” External link

dailytimes-NG Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In terms of isolation centres at the local government level, I think we are not quite there yet. Some states have set up these centres at the sub-national level. States like Ogun, Delta, have isolation centres at the sub-national levels,” External link

dailytrust Friday, April 24, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn't start at the baseline where South Africa started," External link

nzherald Friday, April 24, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “But we are trying to stretch out these weeks even further so we can push the peak a bit further out but make sure that the peak is not as steep as it would otherwise have been if no measures were put in place,” External link

dailypost Friday, April 24, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We rely on them for guidance, lives are saved because of the work that they do... we don’t have the luxury on the continent to build up all the infrastructure on our own,” External link

angop Friday, April 24, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have a very good strategy around testing. Yes, the numbers are always being thrown at us, Ghana, South Africa, but we are not playing a numbers game” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, April 24, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, April 24, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn't start at the baseline where South Africa started," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 24, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We rely on the WHO for guidance, lives are saved because of the work that they do... we don’t have the luxury on the continent to build up all the infrastructure on our own,” External link

pulse Friday, April 24, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “if the funding to WHO is affected in the way it may be, then there will be a huge price for humanity to pay” External link

pulse Friday, April 24, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "We rely on them for guidance, lives are saved because of the work that they do... we don't have the luxury on the continent to build up all the infrastructure on our own," External link

reuters-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn't start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

startribune Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn't start at the baseline where South Africa started," External link

startribune Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu disse : “É porque estamos um pouco preocupados com a nossa capacidade de lidar com um grande surto, que estamos tão intensamente focados na prevenção e detecção precoce” External link

jornalf8 Thursday, April 9, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT



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Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “It is important to do these things and the interstate travel will allow us to do this but remember we haven’t relaxed the guidelines of mass gatherings,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

fox5atlanta Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

tribtown Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "If we don't use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it," External link

startribune Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If we don’t use this moment when, for better or worse, we have the political attention of people, we will regret it,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We can gradually over the next few days evolve out of the shields and back to masks,” External link

dailypost Friday, June 26, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have come to that realisation that we have to invest in the health sector. We can do that at the federal level alone. We have to do it at both states and even local government level,” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have achieved this mainly by leveraging on existing molecular laboratory capacity within our network and some centres within the country. We now can test 10,000 people per day across the network” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “This new PCR Machine, which is a small part of our bigger testing strategy, will help us drive toward our goal of testing over two million people in the next three months,” External link

pulse Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “No state, no single state in Nigeria is COVID-19 free, not one,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:41:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu insisted : “we cannot isolate ourselves from the rest of the country” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu insisted : “we cannot isolate ourselves from the rest of the country” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “But eventually, we will all test. That’s for sure,” External link

dailytrust Monday, June 22, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “this is actually a joint mission with the WHO. …coming to Akwa Ibom today has really been such an eye opening experience, both at Ibom Specialist Hospital and this EOC that will be opened on the 23rd of June. I think we were jointly pleasantly surprised at the opportunity this presents to the country. This will probably be the best EOC in the whole country, by the time its fully operational” “The say seeing is believing, so we have really gone round from Ibom Specialist Hospital to the EOC, which I think it’s been an incredible job in terms of response to COVID, but really those facilities represent the future of healthcare in the country” External link

leadership Monday, June 22, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said ( about Akwa Ibom State ) : “the most exciting part for me is seeing this laboratory; seeing how it’s been well kitted, the expertise of the colleagues that are working here and their deep knowledge of the process. I’m really happy to bring Akwa Ibom into the national network of molecular laboratory capacity which is really what we are trying to build. We want to see every state have a molecular laboratory capacity and Akwa Ibom has really demonstrated what is possible, when there is a political will, investment in health and when the leadership of a state is taking the health of the citizens very seriously” External link

leadership Monday, June 22, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “this is actually a joint mission with the WHO. …coming to Akwa Ibom today has really been such an eye-opening experience, both at Ibom Specialist Hospital and this EOC that will be opened on the 23rd of June. I think we were jointly pleasantly surprised at the opportunity this presents to the country. This will probably be the best EOC in the whole country, by the time its fully operational” “They say seeing is believing, so we have really gone around from Ibom Specialist Hospital to the EOC, which I think it’s been an incredible job in terms of response to COVID, but really those facilities represent the future of healthcare in the country” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, June 22, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said ( about Akwa Ibom State ) : “the most exciting part for me is seeing this laboratory; seeing how it’s been well kitted, the expertise of the colleagues that are working here and their deep knowledge of the process. I’m really happy to bring Akwa Ibom into the national network of molecular laboratory capacity which is really what we are trying to build. We want to see every state have a molecular laboratory capacity and Akwa Ibom has really demonstrated what is possible when there is a political will, investment in health and when the leadership of a state is taking the health of the citizens very seriously” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, June 22, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu disse : "A pandemia representou um desafio significativo para os sistemas de saúde em todo o mundo" External link

uol Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

kenyastar Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu déclaré : "La pandémie de Covid-19 a présenté un défi majeur pour les systèmes de santé du monde entier" External link

slateafrique Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu déclaré : "La pandémie de Covid-19 a présenté un défi majeur pour les systèmes de santé du monde entier" External link

tv5 Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu déclaré : “La pandémie de Covid-19 a présenté un défi majeur pour les systèmes de santé du monde entier” External link

AfricaNews-French Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

modernghana Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

terradaily Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

pulse Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a peculiar challenge to health systems across the world," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “There has never been a more critical time than now for us to leverage on social media in sending out the right message,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "As we have eased the restrictions that we instituted across the country, and as states ease those restrictions, we have expected the numbers to increase and we have announced severally to expect an increase in numbers," External link

myanmarnews Friday, June 12, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : "As we have eased the restrictions that we instituted across the country, and as states ease those restrictions, we have expected the numbers to increase and we have announced severally to expect an increase in numbers," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, June 12, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We are grateful to All On for the support rendered to isolation and health care facilities via the provision of solar power, at a time when healthcare infrastructures are in critical need” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : ”By the end of June, our goal is to include at least 10 more laboratories with current Gene-Xpert capacity in the network for COVID-19 testing,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “By the end of June, our goal is to include at least 10 more laboratories with current Gene-Xpert capacity in the network for COVID-19 testing,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : ”By the end of June, our goal is to include at least 10 more laboratories with current Gene-Xpert capacity in the network for COVID-19 testing,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu told : “We can only know the true burden of COVID-19 if we test more cases,” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “we must remain vigilant and ensure that new cases are detected early, to reduce the risk of spread” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:07:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “a total of N41million was paid in areas where tax is necessary” External link

dailypost Monday, June 8, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have achieved this mainly by leveraging on existing molecular laboratory capacity within our network and some centres within the country. We now can test 10,000 people per day across the network” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:04:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have achieved this mainly by leveraging on existing molecular laboratory capacity within our network and some centres within the country. We now can test 10,000 people per day across the network” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have achieved this mainly by leveraging on existing molecular laboratory capacity within our network and some centres within the country. We now can test 10,000 people per day across the network” External link

guardian-ng Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have achieved this mainly by leveraging on existing molecular laboratory capacity within our network and some centres within the country. We now can test 10,000 people per day across the network” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms lasts longer, we will wait while managing it,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, June 5, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms last longer, we will wait while managing it,” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, June 5, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms lasts longer, we will wait while managing it,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, June 5, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms last longer, we will wait while managing it,” External link

dailypost Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms lasts longer, we will wait while managing it, ” External link

pulse Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms lasts longer, we will wait while managing it,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “If your symptoms lasts for longer, we will wait while managing,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu added : “The easing of the restriction doesn’t mean the easing of the response,” External link

tribuneonlineng Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Sunday, May 31, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The laboratory strategic group that is responding to this outbreak has set itself a target of testing two million people in the next three months,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have to be careful in what we buy, how we use it and how we interpret the results that they provide,” External link

dailypost Friday, May 29, 2020 8:49:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have to be careful in what we buy, how we use it and how we interpret the results that they provide,” External link

dailypost Friday, May 29, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “I’m sharing this so that we start preparing ourselves for some changes and the directions of how we’re planning to go,” External link

dailytrust Friday, May 22, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In terms of laboratory capacity, we are ready to do more,” External link

dailytimes-NG Friday, May 22, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : ”Across the country, we have about 3,500-bed spaces identified as available for coronavirus but in Lagos, we are already struggling. “So, we are going to work with them to keep trying to make more spaces available,” External link

premiumtimesng Friday, May 22, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In terms of laboratory capacity, we are ready to do more,” External link

pulse Friday, May 22, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In terms of laboratory capacity, we are ready to do more,” External link

thenewsnigeria Friday, May 22, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “It is possible and safe to discharge that patient to home isolation. So we are looking at the evidence and we might change our guidelines over time. I am sharing this so that we start preparing ourselves for some changes and the directions of how we are planning to go,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “There will always be exceptions where it is not appropriate and of course it is dependent on your being clinically cleared of symptoms. So, if you are still symptomatic, then, this does not apply to you,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “There is now a lot of momentum around the supply, we hope those reagents will really lead us to that,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “There is now a lot of momentum around the supply, we hope those reagents will really lead us to that,” External link

guardian-ng Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “There is now a lot of momentum around the supply, we hope those reagents will really lead us to that,” External link

pulse Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “There is now a lot of momentum around the supply, we hope those reagents will really lead us to that,” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "Face masks are an additional layer of protection and should never be reused or shared with others," External link

nampa Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu déclaré : «La vérité est que nous devons travailler avec ce que nous avons. Nous n’avons certainement pas commencé par la ligne de base où l’Afrique du Sud a commencé » External link

rapideinfo Friday, May 15, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “Ensure technical standards, participate in national and international quality assurance panels to demonstrate technical competencies,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “And they must counsel patients about signs and symptoms of complicated COVID-19 disease and advise them to seek care through national referral systems if these symptoms develop,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu explained : “They must facilitate access to training, provide resources for training, for testing, collection of specimens, handling, packaging, and shipping samples. Ensure technical standards, participate in national and international quality assurance panels to demonstrate technical competencies, ” External link

pulse Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “And they must counsel patients about signs and symptoms of complicated COVID-19 disease and advise them to seek care through national referral systems if these symptoms develop,” External link

pulse Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

waltainfo Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We can only offer help where it is wanted. Yesterday, we offered that help but it wasn’t in a place where the help could be accepted. Unfortunately, that was what happened last night,” External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “Right now, the reality that we are facing is that the implementation of that policy is very difficult. Yesterday, we confirmed 158 new cases in Lagos. It means that by today if we are to follow that policy, Lagos has to find 158 new bed spaces in a single day. And I can tell you that this evening we will have another set of new cases confirmed in Lagos,” External link

dailytrust Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In certain circumstances, the states have had to increase the security in those facilities. In honesty, we don’t want to ‘securitize’ this response. We want people and organisations to take responsibilities,” External link

dailytrust Friday, May 8, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu added : ”The data shared is on people tested not on the total tests done. From the data we share every day, I think we have about 22,000 people tested. We don’t include all the series of tests” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, May 8, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In certain circumstances, the states have had to increase the security in those facilities. In honesty, we don’t want to ‘securitize’ this response. We want people and organisations to take responsibilities,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “One thing we don’t have lacking in Nigeria, unfortunately, are infectious disease outbreaks. We have a high population density, bang in the middle of the tropics. It is a perfect place for micro-organisms to grow,” External link

mg Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We rushed to get a lab fully functional in Kano and, because of the rush, there was a breakdown in the process at some point, so we had to close it down to restart it. The testing process wasn’t as smooth as it should be,” “The lab is back up and running. What I can tell you is that the situation is improving. Once we’re able to get the flow of testing, isolation [and] contact-tracing going, then we can focus on the broader epidemiological questions relating to Kano” External link

mg Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “You can’t hide this. Eventually, it will emerge. There is absolutely no doubt that there are people that have pneumonia, acute respiratory infections in your states,” External link

premiumtimesng Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:10:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have now reactivated the two laboratories in Kano State – Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital Lab and the Bayero University Lab located literally a few meters from each other. The other thing we did was that we haven’t just activated the labs and left. Because of what happened the last time, we have actually left a number of our colleagues to stay there and mentor their colleagues to make sure that things are working well and that they are able to do the tests. This will ensure that we do not end up with the situation we ended up the last time,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "Across the country we have about 3,500 bed spaces identified available for COVID-19," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, May 4, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “Every business, every church… every religious gathering of any form, social gatherings, weddings, we really have to rethink how we do this in the short term,” External link

dailypost Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “I hope we don’t go back, like we did post-Ebola, to an era of not washing our hands. Who would want that? So, we really want some of these measures to go on,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “I’m personally not in favour of drafting a bill in the middle of a crisis,” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “Every business, every church… every religious gathering of any form, social gatherings, weddings, we really have to rethink how we do this in the short term,” External link

dailypost Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “I’m personally not in favor of drafting a bill in the middle of a crisis,” External link

bloomberg Saturday, May 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “Lagos is the only place where we are struggling with bed spaces for now. We will always tell Nigerians the truth. We are struggling with bed spaces in Lagos for now” External link

vanguardngr Friday, May 1, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : ”I asked for extraction kits. These are not the same as test kits. We have a supply chain of all the commodities but there are supply chain challenges in things coming into the country now. “This is the consequence of the situation we are in now and the global demands for the same thing. These are things that we had ordered for and they are in process of coming in but we suddenly ran out” External link

dailypost Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : ”I asked for extraction kits. These are not the same as test kits. We have a supply chain of all the commodities but there are supply chain challenges in things coming into the country now. “This is the consequence of the situation we are in now and the global demands for the same thing. These are things that we had ordered for and they are in process of coming in but we suddenly ran out” External link

dailypost Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “This is a time for leadership, solidarity and not the time to point fingers. We understand it is a marathon and not a sprint,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu wrote : ”We’re desperately looking for more RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) extraction kits as we expand COVID-19 testing. “Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column with a lysis buffer). Manufacturers: Qiagen, Thermo Fischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu wrote : ”We’re desperately looking for more RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) extraction kits as we expand COVID-19 testing. “Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column with a lysis buffer). Manufacturers: Qiagen, ThermoFischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu wrote : ”We’re desperately looking for more RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) extraction kits as we expand COVID-19 testing. “Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column with a lysis buffer). Manufacturers: Qiagen, Thermo Fischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, April 28, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “This is a time for leadership, solidarity and not the time to point fingers. We understand it is a marathon and not a sprint,” External link

dailypost Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We are also working very hard to investigate the causes of the deaths that have been reported. Mortality surveillance is not easy. So, we are working to do what we call a verbal autopsy retrospectively and prospectively together with the public health team in Kano,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu wrote : ”We’re desperately looking for more RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) extraction kits as we expand #COVID19 testing. Product: Total viral RNA extraction kits (preferably spin column and with a lysis buffer). Manufacturers: Qiagen, ThermoFischer, SeeGene, Inqaba, LifeRiver etc” External link

premiumtimesng Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said ( about Akwa Ibom State ) : “I just read the press release of the commissioner for health in Akwa Ibom State, and I think it’s a little unfortunate because there was some delay in reporting the results,” External link

saharareporters Monday, April 27, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “It’s not really our strategy to go door-to-door to 200 million Nigerians,” External link

dailytimes-NG Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “In terms of isolation centres at the local government level, I think we are not quite there yet. Some states have set up these centres at the sub-national level. States like Ogun, Delta, have isolation centres at the sub-national levels,” External link

dailytrust Friday, April 24, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn't start at the baseline where South Africa started," External link

nzherald Friday, April 24, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “But we are trying to stretch out these weeks even further so we can push the peak a bit further out but make sure that the peak is not as steep as it would otherwise have been if no measures were put in place,” External link

dailypost Friday, April 24, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We rely on them for guidance, lives are saved because of the work that they do... we don’t have the luxury on the continent to build up all the infrastructure on our own,” External link

angop Friday, April 24, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We have a very good strategy around testing. Yes, the numbers are always being thrown at us, Ghana, South Africa, but we are not playing a numbers game” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, April 24, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, April 24, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn't start at the baseline where South Africa started," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 24, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “We rely on the WHO for guidance, lives are saved because of the work that they do... we don’t have the luxury on the continent to build up all the infrastructure on our own,” External link

pulse Friday, April 24, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “if the funding to WHO is affected in the way it may be, then there will be a huge price for humanity to pay” External link

pulse Friday, April 24, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "We rely on them for guidance, lives are saved because of the work that they do... we don't have the luxury on the continent to build up all the infrastructure on our own," External link

reuters-en Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn't start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

startribune Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : “The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn’t start at the baseline where South Africa started,” External link

AfricaNews-English Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu said : "The truth is, we have to work with what we have. We definitely didn't start at the baseline where South Africa started," External link

startribune Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Chikwe Ihekweazu disse : “É porque estamos um pouco preocupados com a nossa capacidade de lidar com um grande surto, que estamos tão intensamente focados na prevenção e detecção precoce” External link

jornalf8 Thursday, April 9, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT



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