NCDC Accredited Covid-19 Test Centers In Nigeria For Travellers

For those travelling out of Nigeria and need COVID-19 test, below is the list of all NCDC approved covid-19 test centers in Lagos, Abuja and all States in the federation

1State Specialist Hospital, AmacharaAbiaGxpertStatePublic
2State Specialist Hospital, AmacharaOpen PCRStatePublic
3Federal Medical Centre, YolaAdamawaOpen PCRFederalPublic
4Akwa Ibom State Molecular LaboratoryAkwa IbomOpen PCRStatePublic
5COOUTH Awka Abbott LaboratoryAnambraAbbottStatePublic
6General Hospital, OnitshaGxpertStatePublic
7Bauchi Molecular LaboratoryBauchiOpen PCRStatePublic
8Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Laboratory, BauchiOpen PCRFederalPublic
9Bayelsa Molecular LaboratoryBayelsaOpen PCRStatePublic
10161 Nigeria Airfoce Reference Hospital LaboratoryBenueGxpertMilitaryPublic
11University of Maiduguri Teaching HospitalBornoOpen PCRFederalPublic
12University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, CalabarCross RiverGxpertFederalPublic
13Lawrence Henshaw, CalabarGxpertStatePublic
14Delta Mobile LaboratoryDeltaOpen PCRStatePublic
15Federal Medical Centre, AsabaGxpertFederalPublic
16Delta State Molecular Laboratory, WarriOpen PCRFederalPublic
17Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching HospitalEbonyiOpen PCRFederalPublic
18Irua Specialist Teaching HospitalEdoOpen PCRFederalPublic
19University of Benin Teaching HospitalOpen PCRFederalPublic
2054 GeneEkitiOpen PCRPrivatePublic
21University of Nigeria Teaching HospitalEnuguGxpertFederalPublic
22University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital LabOpen PCRFederalPublic
23NCDC National Reference LaboratoryFCTCorbas/Open PCR/GxpertFederalPublic
24Defense Reference LaboratoryCorbasMilitaryPublic
25State House Annex Clinic – NIAOpen PCRFederalPublic
26UN IOM ClinicGxpertUNPublic
27University of Abuja Teaching HospitalGxpertFederalPublic
28University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Molecular LaboratoryOpen PCRFederalPublic
29Federal Medical Centre, OwerriImoGxpertFederalPublic
30Jigawa Molecular LaboratoryJigawaOpen PCRStatePublic
31Ahmadu Bello UniversityKadunaOpen PCRFederalPublic
32Yusuf Dansoho Memorial HospitalGxpertStatePublic
33Barau Diko Teaching HospitalGxpertStatePublic
34Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa General HospitalGxpertStatePublic
35General Hospital, SaminakaGxpertStatePublic
36Aminu Kano Teaching HospitalKanoOpen PCRFederalPublic
3754 GeneOpen PCRPrivatePublic
38Bayero University, KanoOpen PCRFederalPublic
39Federal Medical Centre, Birnin KebbiKebbiGxpertFederalPublic
40State Specialist Hospital, KogiKogiGxpertStatePublic
41Sobi Specialist HospitalKwaraOpen PCRStatePublic
42Lagos University Teaching HospitalLagosOpen PCRstatePublic
43NCDC Central Public Health LabortaoryOpen PCRFederalPublic
44UN IOM ClinicGxpertUNPublic
45Nigeria Navy Reference HospitalGxpertMilitaryPublic
46Nigeria Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)Corbas/Open PCRFederalPublic
47Lagos State Biobank LaboratoryOpen PCRStatePublic
48Zankli HospitalNasarawaGxpertStatePublic
49Nasarawa State Public Health Diagnostics LaboratoryOpen PCRStatePublic
50Federal Medical Centre, KeffiGxpertFederalPublic
51GX Mobile Laboratory (WOW Truck)NationalGxpertFederalPublic
52Niger State Public Health Laboratory, MinnaNigerOpen PCRStatePublic
53FMC BidaGeneXpert labFederalPublic
5454 GeneOgunOpen PCRPrivatePublic
55OOUTH Afriglobal Medicare, OgunOpen PCRStatePublic
56Molecular and Tissue Culture Laboratory, Babcock University Teaching HospitalOpen PCRPrivatePublic
57Federal Medical Centre, OwoOndoOpen PCRFederalPublic
58African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious DiseasesOsunOpen PCRFederalPublic
59Osun State University, LaboratoryOpen PCRStatePublic
60University College Hospital, Virology Department LaboratoryOyoOpen PCRFederalPublic
61Biorepository and Clinical Virology Laboratory, UCHOpen PCRFederalPublic
62National Verterinary Research InstitutePlateauOpen PCRFederalPublic
63Plateau State Human Virology Research Center (PLASVIREC)AbbottStatePublic
64Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH)GxpertStatePublic
65University of Port Harcourt Teaching HospitalRiversOpen PCRFederalPublic
66Rivers State University Teaching HospitalOpen PCRStatePublic
67University of Port Harcourt Regional Centre for Biotechnology and Bioresources ResearchOpen PCRFederalPublic
68Infectious Disease Laboratory, Usman Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, SokotoSokotoOpen PCRStatePublic
69Taraba State Specialist Hospital, JalingoTarabaGxpertStatePublic
70General Hospital, TakumGxpertStatePublic
71General Sani Abacha State Specialist Hospital, YobeYobeAbbottStatePublic
72Federal Medical Center, GusauZamfaraGxpertFederalPublic

60,000 Nurses infected with coronavirus in Iran

Iran said on Thursday that around 60,000 nurses have contracted the coronavirus across the country, including 100 of them losing their lives, Anadolu Agency reports.

According to the Iranian ISNA news agency, head of the Nurses Association Mohammad Mirzabeigi said that out of 145,000 nurses across the country, around 60,000 of them have so far contracted the novel coronavirus.

“Currently, there are 6,000 nurses in quarantine centers, while the number of deaths [among the nurses] has reached 100.” Mirzabeigi added.

Since the first case was reported on Feb. 19, the number of coronavirus infections in Iran has reached 1,138,550 with 53,093 fatalities.

WHO 2021 Midwifery Network Webinar Recordings and Upcoming Webinar Information

  • ssor Address Mauakowa Malata, PhD, MSc, BSC, FAAN, Vice-Chancellor of Malawi University of Science and Technology, Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and Baylor College of Medicine – Presentation topic: Midwifery-led Continuity of Care
  • Mgr. Natalie Sedlická, MSc, Midwife, a board member of the Association for Birth Houses and Centres (APODAC), contributor to the pilot project of a midwife-led birth centre in Prague – Presentation topic: Midwife-led Birth Centres in Czech Republic – Challenges and Opportunities
  • Dr. Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho, PhD, MSc, RM, Lecturer & Researcher at the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London – Presentation topic: Midwifery Unit Network: Supporting the Implementation and Improvement of Midwifery Units

The presenters’ slides are attached. 
All of the past WHO CC Midwifery Network webinar recordings can be found here: Recordings are in both English and Spanish. 
Upcoming webinars and links for their registration are here: 
3/17/21: The Quality of Care Network and Midwifery:
4/28/21: Leadership in Midwifery: Claiming and Sustaining a Place at the Table:

Webinar: Verbal and Social Autopsy (VASA) study of under-five mortality, 10 February 2021

What is Verbal and Social Autopsy?

‘Verbal autopsy of deaths uses retrospective interviews with caregivers to document and understand the symptoms and signs of the fatal illness. It is a useful tool to estimate the causes of deaths in a specific population with poor vital registration or medical certification of the causes of deaths. Verbal autopsy has been widely used in household surveys, demographic surveillance sites, vital registration systems and special studies. Social autopsy builds on verbal autopsy by studying the setting, and sequence of decisions and events that leads to death. The focus of social autopsy is to understand the decision-making, care-seeking and actual care that preceded death, to provide insight into social determinants of death and how deaths might be prevented.’

Webinar: Nigeria 2019 Verbal and Social Autopsy (VASA) study of under-five mortality

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The USAID Health Research Program welcomes you to attend an upcoming webinar on Wednesday, February 10 at 9:00 am EST and 3:00 PM WAT. The Nigeria 2019 Verbal and Social Autopsy (VASA) study of under-five mortality was implemented by the National Population Commission (NPC), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), with technical support from the USAID Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) project. The study was officially completed and disseminated by NPC and FMOH in November 2020, at both national and regional levels, with high media coverage. The purpose of this webinar is to share the process that resulted in high stakeholder ownership of the study, key findings, and recommendations for action.

Register for the webinar here:

UAE Announces Citizenship for Doctors, Nurses, Other Professionals

In an unprecedented move the UAE has approved amendments to her citizenship law allowing doctors, investors, professionals, special talents and their families to acquire the Emirati nationality and passport after meeting stipulated certain.

Who is qualified and what are the conditions?

The following are the list of qualified professionals and the conditions they are expected to meet


Foreign nationals who are interested in obtaining an Emirati citizenship must own a property in the UAE.

Doctors and Specialists

Foreign doctors who want need to be specialised in a unique scientific discipline or in any other specialties that are highly required in the UAE. The applicant must have acknowledged scientific contributions, studies and research of scientific value and a practical experience of not less than 10 years, in addition to obtaining membership in a reputable organisation in his field of specialisation according to Newspapers publications


Those who are in the academic field are required to be active researchers in a university or research centre or in the private sector, with a practical experience of not less than 10 years in the same field. According to the set conditions, they are also expected to have contributions in the scientific field such as winning a prestigious scientific award, or securing substantial funding for their research during the past 10 years. It is also mandatory to obtain a recommendation letter from recognised scientific institutions in the UAE according to Newspapers.


Inventors are required to obtain one or more patents that are approved by the UAE Ministry of Economy or any other reputable international body, in addition to a recommendation letter from the Economy Ministry.

Creative talents

Intellectuals and artists should be pioneers in the culture and art fields and winners of one or more international award(s). A recommendation letter from related government entities is mandatory as well.

Other requirements

In case one qualifies, other requirements include swearing the oath of allegiance; committing to abide by the Emirati laws; and officially informing the respective government agency in case of acquiring or losing any other citizenship.

Can the citizenship be withdrawn?

As per the amendments, the citizenship can be withdrawn upon breach of the conditions.

Can one retain his/her original citizenship?

Yes, you are allowed to hold your home country passport

Can a resident apply for citizenship?

Acquiring the Emirati citizenship will be done through nominations from Rulers’ and Crown Princes’ Courts, Executive Councils, and the Cabinet based on federal entities nominations.

What are the benefits?

The UAE citizenship offers a wide range of benefits, including the right to establish or own commercial entities and properties.

Credit: Khaleej Times

University of Medical Sciences Admission into UNIMED Pre-Degree Programme for 2020/2021 Academic Session

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the University of Medical Sciences Pre-Degree Science Programme [PDSP]. The programme shall run for one (1) academic session beginning from December, 2020 to August, 2021. It is an intensive programme to prepare Candidates for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination [UTME] and Post UTME towards admission into the 100 level degree programme of UNIMED and other Universities of their choice.


a. Candidates must have Credit Passes in at least five (5) Subjects (i. e. Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at SSCE/GCE/ NECO at NOT more than two (2) sittings; with only one (1) sitting required for Medicine and Dentistry.

The subjects to be offered are:

1. Mathematics

2. English Language

3. Physics

4. Chemistry

5. Biology


Candidates are expected to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and also obtain the minimum JAMB cut-off mark for the University Admission as well as comply with our Post UTME as may be required. In addition, all CANDIDATES are expected to pass the two end of semester examinations with good grades. This we believe will also enhance their performance in the UTME and Post UTME.

Successful Candidates are eligible to be allocated to the 100 Level Courses of related Faculties/Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Animal and Environmental Biology, Plant Biology and Biotechnology and Mathematics.



Eligible candidates should log on to the University website  and take the following steps:

  1. Click on STUDENTS;
  2. Click on PRE-DEGREE to access the Pre-Degree Portal;
  3. Click on PAYMENT VIA ONLINE payment system using VISA or MASTER Card. (Note that VERVE Card is NOT allowed) Duly follow the instructions to make payment of Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15,000) application fee. The purpose of the fee must be indicated.
  4. On successful payment, the candidate should note the Application Form No and Print Payment Receipt;
  5. On PRE-DEGREE PORTAL, Click on APPLICATION FORM/LOG IN with the generated PRE-DEFREE Application Form Number and Payment Transaction ID to access/complete the application form


The application will close Six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.


Kindly note that the University does NOT have individual/sales agents. For the avoidance of doubt, valid and authentic details about admissions into the programmes offered by UNIMED can only be obtained at the University’s administrative and liaison offices; and on the university’s website

Kindly note also, that valid payments for purchase of forms can only be done as prescribed above and NOT into any individual’s account. Anyone who deals with any individual and/or makes payments into any individual’s account does so at her/his own risk!

Please be guided!


Candidates are to visit: for more information about the programme.


Dr. Woleola J. Ekundayo


Delta State Schools of Nursing and Midwifery 2021/2022 Admission Form on Sale

It is hereby announced for the information of the general public particularly Deltans, that the Delta State Common Entrance Examination Committee (Nursing and Midwifery), has commenced the sales of forms and process of Entrance Examination into the following available programmes in the various State Schools of Nursing and Midwifery.   1. POST BASIC NURSING PROGRAMME for the award of Registered Nurse (R.N.)

  • Schools – State Schools of Nursing Agbor, Eku and Warri
  • Duration – 18 months
  • Entry Qualification-Registered Midwives (R.M.)
  • Application Form- Forms are obtainable in all the State Schools of Nursing. Application with enclosed receipt of payment and 2 passport photographs (coloured with white background) must be routed through the Principal of the school of applicant’s choice.
  • Entrance Examination Date and Venue – Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021; Time: 10am prompt; Venue: State School of Midwifery, Asaba

2. BASIC MIDWIFERY PROGRAMME for the award of Registered Midwifery (R.M.) Certificate

  • Schools – State Schools of Midwifery, Asaba and Sapele
  • Duration- 3 years
  • Entry Qualification– Applicants must be between 17 and 25 years of age and must have five credits at SSCE/WASC O/L. NECO in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry at not more than two sittings
  • Application Form- Forms are obtainable in all the State Schools of Nursing and Midwifery. Application with enclosed receipt of payment and 2 passport photographs (coloured with white background) must be routed through the Principal of the school of applicant’s choice
  • Entrance Examination Date and Venue – Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021; Time: 10am prompt; Venue: State School of Midwifery, Asaba

3. BASIC NURSING PROGRAMME for the award of Registered Nurse (R.N.) Certificate

  • Schools – State Schools of Nursing Agbor, Eku and Warri
  • Duration –3 years
  • Entry Qualification– Applicants must be between 17 and 25 years of age and must have five credits at SSCE/WASC O/L. NECO in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry at not more than two sittings
  • Application Form- Forms are obtainable in all the State Schools of Nursing and Midwifery. Application with enclosed receipt of payment and 2 passport photographs (coloured with white background) must be routed through the Principal of the school of applicant’s choice
  • Entrance Examination Date and Venue – Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021; Time: 10am prompt; Venue: Federal College of Education (Technical), off Ibusa Road, Asaba.
  • Candidates should endeavor to bring along with them writing materials and photocopy of their filled forms.
  • Due to the activities of scammers/fraudsters on the prowl, applicants should please note that forms are not sold or filled online but through a non-refundable fee of N10, 000.00 (ten thousand naira) only, payable to:

Account Name: Ministry of Health, Department of Nursing and Midwifery Account   Accordingly, interested candidates are by this announcement advised to obtain their forms and submit same as directed above.  

Signed:Theresa Adiabua OlikoState

Director of Information

School of Nursing University of Benin Teaching Hospital Entrance Examination for the Eighteen (18) Months Course

mission into the above School of Nursing in March 2021 for Eighteen (18) months (Post Registration) Nursing Programme leading to the award of Registered Nurse Certificate (RN).


  1. Candidates must not be less than 18 years old.
  2. Qualification; five Credit passes obtained in not more than two sittings in WASCE, GCE or NECO in the following subjects, English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
  3. Candidate must also possess Registered Midwifery (RM) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse Certificate (RPN).


Application form should state age, state of origin, local government area, school(s) attended with qualifications obtained and addressed to the Principal.


Application forms are obtainable in person from the office of the Principal with a non-refundable fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N10, 000.00) only. This should be made payable to UBTH TREASURY SINGLE ACCOUNT (TSA) VIA THE REMITA PLATFORM IN ANY COMMERCIAL BANK UNDER THE SERVICE TYPE “TRAINING SCHOOL- SCHOOLOF NURSING

A separate payment of N200 to Nursing and Midwifery Council Committee Edo State Account No. 2004854377 First Bank of Nigeria.

Candidates are to submit four (4) recent coloured passport photographs (taken in proceeding two weeks) while returning the completed application forms.




TIME: 10:00AM



Joshua I. Uwalla, Esq.

Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit

University Of Port Harcourt Choba, Africa Centre of Excellence or Public Health and Toxicological Research Admission into Post-Graduate Programmes for 2020/2021

Application are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Post Graduate Programmes of the Africa Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research, University of Port Harcourt:

  • PhDs in Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, Nutritional Biochemistry/Toxicology 
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Midwifery Child Health Nursing 


To become the leading Centre in Africa for highly sought, world-class academic and professional programmes recognised for local relevance and international excellence in impact studies in Public Health, Toxicology, Nutritional Biochemistry, Midwifery and Child Health Nursing. 


To produce highly skilled and motivated public health professionals through cutting-edge research tailored to address health impacts of oil and gas activities, and contribute to building the human resource and knowledge base for development in Africa.



Candidates would be required to have: 

  1. Bachelor of Nursing Science with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 and above.
  2. Bachelor of Science in Midwifery with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 and above


Eligible candidates for these competitive programme would have: 

  1. Completed an Msc degree in appropriate majors, with a CGPA of 4.00 on a 5-point scale.
  2. Candidates with Master’s degrees in Food Science/Technology, Food Microbiology and other related courses can apply for the PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry/Toxicology.

In addition to the above requirements, all candidates must also satisfy the minimum matriculation requirements of the University of Port Harcourt which includes a credit in English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.


Masters: Full-time 12 months; Part-time 24 months 

Doctoral: Full-time 36 months; Part-time 60 months


  • The curriculum is flexible, modular, intensive and premised on developing the knowledge, skills and competencies of students from diverse academic backgrounds to becoming industry ready professionals.
  • Both e-learning the classroom modes of teaching/learning are available with strong emphasis on competency-based learning, self-directed learning, blended learning and application of a range of technology-based educational applications for enhance pedagogical effectiveness.
  • Lectures are delivered by renown faculties from Universities industry-sector experts from Nigeria and Abroad. As an entrepreneurial University, all programmes in the University of Port Harcourt are designed with period of internship to enhance the development of industry/sector-ready professionals.


  • Emphasis on collaboration and interdisciplinary research
  • Support for teaching
  • e-library facility
  • Access to electronic learning resources
  • Excellent students’ support services
  • Dedicated hostel facility for students
  • Support for conference participation and research publication
  • Partnerships, networks and collaborations – industry, sectors, academic institutions  
  • Location is in the epicentre of oil & gas exploration in Africa
  • Compelling value prepositions
  • Irresistible drive for excellence
  • Availability of a language laboratory for non-English students
  • Uninterrupted power supply
  • Excellent learning environment
  • Uninterrupted learning calendar
  • Local and international internship placements
  • Transparent academic governance
  • Highly supportive central university administration
  • Scholarship for regional and meritorious Nigerian students


Details of the methods of application for all programmes can be obtained from the admission section of the website: Completed forms, reference letters, statement of purpose and official transcript shall be submitted with a non-refundable application fee of N20,000 (twenty  thousand naira only) before the 12th March 2021 to be paid to our Remita account candidates should go to:

Further details of the method of application for these programmes can be obtained from Africa Centre of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research, at TetFund Building, opposite Senate Building, University park. website:


Tel: +234(0)8136592033, +234(0)8129429447+234(0)7018285531, Website:, Office Address: TetFund Building, opposite Senate Building, University Park


Mrs. Dorcas D. Otto


School of Psychiatric Nursing Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta Admission into the Post-Basic School of Psychiatric Nursing for May, 2021/2022

This is to inform the general public that admission forms are now available for sale to eligible and qualified Registered Nurses for admission into the POST-BASIC SCHOOL OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, NEUROPSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL, ARO, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE.


  1. Five (5) Credits in WASC/SSSC/GCE OR NECO to include: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two sittings.
  2. Registered Nurse Certificate (RN) of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (N&MCN). 
  3. Minimum of one-year Post Qualification/Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. 
  4. At least one-year Post Qualification working experience. 
  5. Individuals with BNSC degree can apply for specialty in this field with evidence of NYSC Discharge or Exemption Certificate.


  1. The application process and mode of Payment is online, applicants are to pay a non-refundable fee of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) only. Follow the prompts that appear on the screen. 
  2. For Online registration login to  

NOTE: Only registered Nurses are eligible. 

ONLINE SALE OF FORMS/REGISTRATION begins on 18th January, 2021 and Closes on 26th February, 2021.


Please contact: 

The DDNE/Principal, School of Psychiatric Nursing, Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, Ogun State. 

Tel: No.: 08033473188



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