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Wild polio sufferers reflect as Africa set to be declared free of the disease

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Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a...
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WHO: Africa records over 25,000 coronavirus deaths

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths on the African continent. The UN...
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WHO urges Nigeria to decentralise coronavirus testing

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World Health Organization The World Health Organisation has commended Nigeria for being able to set up 61 laboratories that can test for COVID-19 in the...
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WHO sends experts to South Africa to help fight pandemic

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The World Health Organisation has deployed a team of health experts to South Africa to assist the country contain the coronavirus pandemic. South Africa has...
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WHO: Hepatitis patients at higher risk of coronavirus

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World Health Organization Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa says people with hepatitis-related complications are at a higher risk of...
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WHO: Over 10,000 health workers infected with coronavirus in Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO) today (July 23) warned of the threat posed by COVID-19 to health workers across Africa. More than 10 000 health...
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WHO: 19 potential coronavirus vaccines currently in clinical trials

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Flickr The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are 19 potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials globally. WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville,...
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Burkina Faso resumes polio immunisation amidst coronavirus

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Amidst the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ravaging the world, Burkina Faso, on Monday, concluded the vaccination of 174,304 children, the World Health Organisation has said....