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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...
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Madagascar sacks health minister

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The Indian Ocean island-nation saw COVID-19 cases surge in July despite an official campaign to promote a controversial herbal drink touted as a remedy for...
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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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Africa’s coronavirus cases top 1 million, with South Africa worst-hit

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The number of COVID-19 cases on the African continent have surpassed 1 million, figures from the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) showed on Friday, with...
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Rwanda uses robots to protect doctors working with coronavirus patients – minister

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Rwanda uses robots to protect doctors, who treat COVID-19 patients through minimising contact, Health Minister Daniel Ngamije said on Thursday. Ngamije said this at a...