Integrated Health Promotion Strategiesfor Containment of COVID-19 in Nigerian Communities
Keywords:Health Promotion Strategies, Containment of COVID-19 in Nigerian, Nigeria
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has not only continued to spread globally since 2019, buthas also started to develop into new and more difficult strains. The infectious disease which emerged in China in later part of 2019, has since spread globally and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020 (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [NIAID], 2021). As at 30th September, 2021, Nigeria remained one of the ten countries most affected by COVID-19 on the African continent (Statista, 2021). From the emergence of the infectious disease in 2019 up to 30th August 2021, 216,229,741 persons have been infected with the disease and 4,496,681 of those infected have died globally. Nigeria alone has recorded 190,983 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,361 deaths as at 30 August 2021 (WHO, 2021a).