Sunday, June 20, 2021

World Bank, AU partner to deploy vaccines for 400M Africans

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KIGALI, Rwanda The World Bank and the African Union (AU)'s COVID-19 Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) decided to...

South Africa to Dispose of 2 Million Contaminated J&J Vaccines

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South Africa will dispose of 2 million Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines following a US ruling that ingredients for the country’s doses...

BioNTech prepares expansion into Africa alongside EU

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BioNTech is planning a push into Africa, aiming to establish mRNA vaccine production facilities on the continent as part of a long-term...

Today Is World Hypertension Day

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World Hypertension Day is observed annually to raise awareness about the symptoms of hypertension. The main aim of World Hypertension Day is...

Ghana Government takes delivery of 350,000 AstraZenecca vaccines from DR Congo

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Accra - Ghana on Friday morning, May 7, 2021, received 350,000 doses of the AstraZenecca COVID-19 vaccines from the Democratic Republic of...

Africa celebrates suspension of Covid vaccine patents

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African health officials celebrated what is called a “bold and wonderful” breakthrough on Thursday. Biden administration It cast its weight behind the temporary suspension...

Egypt signs agreement with China to manufacture Sinovac vaccine locally

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CAIRO -- Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) and Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac signed an agreement on Wednesday to...

$6M project to train 150 African epidemiologists

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COVID-19 cases in Africa near 4M, according to Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

World Bank commits $12bn for vaccinations in Africa

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The cost of vaccinating 60% of Africa’s 1.3bn people would be between $10bn and $15bn. The World Bank has...

‘COVID-19 is a ‘wake-up command’ – Tony Blair

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the challenges and opportunities of Africa’s development landscape, former British prime minister Tony Blair said on...

Airlines that flout testing for Covid-19 will attract sanctions – Nana Akufo-Addo

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Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday warned airlines in the country that flouting government’s directive for Polymerized Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for...

DRC Health sector overwhelmed with fake doctors

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KINSHASA - In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the health sector is splashed by revelations about the existence of fictitious practitioners and...

Algerian president hospitalized 3 days after self-imposed lockdown

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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune entered a military hospital in the capital Algiers on Tuesday, three days after his self-imposed lockdown, the Presidency...

Over 1.3M coronavirus patients recover in Africa

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ADDIS ABABA - Africa continued to maintain a more than 80% recovery rate with 1,387,022 patients having recovered as of Friday, according...

South African health minister tests positive for COVID-19

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South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and his wife tested positive for COVID-19, his office said in a statement late on Sunday.

Tunisia imposes curfew in 4 provinces

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A 15-day curfew will be imposed in the Grand Tunis area as of Thursday, the governor of Ariana province Samir Abdeljawed announced...

Nurses from Ghana improving healthcare in Barbados

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The recent integration of Ghanaian nurses into Barbados’ public healthcare system has boosted its efficiency. So says Minister of...

Health workers raise alarm over surge in malaria cases, deaths in Mali

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Medical workers in Mali raised an alarm over a surge in malaria cases which has seen at least 23 people killed by...

WHO ‘outraged’ by sex abuse reports in Congo Ebola operation

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The World Health Organization (WHO) promised an investigation on Friday into “horrific” allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers combating an Ebola...

Nigeria develops ‘much faster’ Covid-19 test kit

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Nigeria has developed a Covid-19 test kit that can give results in less than 40 minutes and be used by low-skilled people.