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WHO: 1 out of 5 coronavirus deaths in Africa linked to diabetes

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The World Health Organisation (WHO), says nearly one in five COVID-19 deaths in Africa is linked with diabetes, according to a study. WHO disclosed this...
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WHO: Coronavirus deaths increase in Africa

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa says there are over 43,000 COVID-19 deaths on the African continent. The UN health agency gave...
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WHO warns two million virus deaths ‘likely’ before vaccine ready

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With coronavirus fatalities nearing one million, experts call for concerted action to curb the pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the global...
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WHO endorses protocol for coronavirus herbal medicine trials

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World Health Organization The World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other...
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WHO: 41,000 health workers infected with coronavirus in Africa

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World Health Organization The Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has revealed that in the WHO African Region, more than...
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Africa CDC: All nations should join global virus vaccine effort

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All countries should join hands in a global effort to procure and distribute potential vaccines against the coronavirus across the globe, the head of the...
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WHO harps on virus prevention plans

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised the need for effective COVID-19 prevention plans as countries reopen their economies and borders. Its Director-General, Dr Tedros...
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Kenya health ministry asked to publish virus deals amid graft scandal

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday ordered Kenya’s health ministry to publish details of all purchases made during the coronavirus pandemic following allegations government officials stole...
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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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Corruption in purchase of virus protective equipments is murder – WHO chief

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has described corruption in the procurement of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPEs) as unacceptable and likened it to murder. Director-General...