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Senegal reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak on poultry farm

The outbreak in the Thies region has killed 58,000 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said. Senegal has reported an outbreak of the...

Twitter to remove coronavirus vaccine misinformation

Twitter announced Wednesday that it will remove tweets making false or misleading claims about COVID-19 vaccinations. Any tweets claiming that vaccines “intentionally cause harm to...
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WHO launches year-long campaign against tobacco

World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a year-long global campaign against tobacco consumption, targeting 100 million people across 22 countries of the world including Nigeria....

World AIDS Day: New HIV infections, death not reducing in Africa – WHO

World Health Organization With 1 million people infected and 440,000 lives lost to AIDS in the African region in 2019, the World Health Organization, WHO,...

WHO: Coronavirus threatens global progress against malaria

Gaps in life-saving interventions are undermining efforts to curb malaria, amid fears that the coronavirus pandemic could set back the fight against the disease even...

Uganda launches door-to-door investigation amid coronavirus cases surge

Agence France-Presse Uganda has adopted the Village Health Team (VHT) strategy as a new battlefront to quell the resurgence of coronavirus in the country, said...

Kenya’s clinical officers issue 14-day strike notice

The Kenya Union of Clinical Officers on Sunday gave the government a 14-day strike notice to meet their demands for better working conditions. The frontline...

Coronavirus: WHO urges greater vigilance in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, especially in Africa,...

AU: Coronavirus cases in Africa cross two million mark

Total coronavirus cases in Africa have surpassed the two million mark despite a slow addition of reported infections compared with other regions around the world,...

Kenya launches human trials of virus vaccine

About forty volunteers, mostly front-line health workers, are participating in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in Kenya. The trial phase of the vaccine, developed by the...