Monday, July 4, 2022

African fund promises $3bn for vaccine self-sufficiency

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The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved the establishment of the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, a new groundbreaking institution that...

Rwanda: the construction of the first mRNA vaccine factory in Africa kicks off

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Rwandan president Paul Kagame and BioNtech's CEO Ugur Sahin launched on Thursday, the construction of a messenger RNA vaccine factory in Kigali. It...

Developing countries win WTO vaccine waiver

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Developing countries won a five-year waiver of patents on vaccines against Covid-19. The decision follows intense negotiations at the...

WHO Advises Against Mass Africa Monkeypox Vaccination Drive

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Monkeypox, which has been affecting developing countries for years, is currently spreading in non-endemic countries in Africa, raising concerns, according to the...

21 monkeypox cases confirmed in Nigeria – CDC

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Nigeria has confirmed 21 cases of monkeypox since the beginning of 2022, with one death reported, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...

South Africa to Destroy 100,000 Covid 19 Vaccines by End of March?

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About 100,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine may be destroyed by the end of this month (March). This is due to the...

African nations seeking Egypt’s locally made vaccine, firm says

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Egypt is readying to export locally made Covid-19 vaccines to African nations, looking to position itself as a hub for inoculations on...

Ghana sets up 6,000 vaccination centers to accelerate COVID-19 inoculation

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Ghanaian health authorities have set up at least 6,000 vaccination centers nationwide to accelerate COVID-19 immunization, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu said Tuesday.

Ghanaian Health Startup Raises $35 million for Africa Expansion Plan

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mPharma, a Ghanaian health startup, has raised $35 million for further expansion in Africa with the help of Citigroup Inc and other...

South African President Ramaphosa back at work after ending COVID-19 self-isolation

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned to work after finishing a week of self-isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19, his...

Uganda Overwhelmed by 32,000 Monthly Teen Pregnancies

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Nancy Namulindwa, 14, carries a 5-month-old baby on her back as she plays with children in a suburb of Kampala, Uganda's capital.

Nigeria to Ban Airlines from 3 Countries

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Nigeria announced Sunday that the country will ban the entry of passenger planes from the UK, Canada and Saudi Arabia.

MTN to Make Covid Vaccines Mandatory for Staff

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Africa's largest mobile phone company MTN has announced mandatory Covid-19 vaccines for its staff from January but it will give exemptions on...

Doctors announce national strike from December 6th

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The announcement of the observation of the strike, scheduled between the 6th and 10th of December, in all health units in the...

Kenya Restricts Access for Unvaccinated to Boost Inoculations

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Kenya will require people seeking government services to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus from Dec. 21 as authorities move to increase...

Pfizer Fights to Control Secret of$36 Billion Covid Vaccine Recipe

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Two of the most powerful figures in the fight against the pandemic faced off in July during a closed-door virtual summit on...

ECOWAS to manufacture malaria, COVID-19 vaccines: Report

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The 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is planning to start manufacturing its own malaria and COVID-19 vaccines in Senegal,...

AU calls on EU to recognize African COVID-19 vaccine certificates

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A senior official of the African Union Commission Tuesday urged European Union member countries against a policy of not accepting COVID-19 vaccine...

Tanzania to install 25 oxygen generating plants for COVID-19 patients

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DAR ES SALAAM -- Tanzanian health authorities said on Sunday they have started to install 25 oxygen generating plants across the country...

Get vaccines or face punishment, Kenya orders state workers

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Kenya will require all government workers to receive at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine before August 23 or face disciplinary action,...