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South African Firm to Produce COVID-19 Vaccine for African Countries

NAIROBI, KENYA – The South African pharmaceutical company Aspen has begun production of hundreds of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine for African countries. To speed up the process, the company is getting a large funding boost from the U.S. governm…

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WHO and Sweden sign agreement to further strengthen the capacity of the National Institute of Health and improve digitalization of health information in Somalia

Dr Mamunur Malik, WHO Representative to Somalia, and H.E. Staffan Tillander, Swedish Ambassador to Somalia, signed an agreement, totalling 4 300 000 SEK (US$ 517 868), aimed at strengthening the National Institute of Health and health information syste…

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COVID-19 Devastates Children in Sub-Saharan Africa

GENEVA – The U.N. children’s fund (UNICEF) says COVID-19 is having devastating consequences on millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa, as many become orphaned, making them vulnerable to many social ills.The region is in the throes of a full-blown t…

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COVID-19 Devastates Children in Sub-Saharan Africa

GENEVA – The U.N. children’s fund (UNICEF) says COVID-19 is having devastating consequences on millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa, as many become orphaned, making them vulnerable to many social ills.The region is in the throes of a full-blown t…

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WHO: Africa Facing Rapidly Spreading Third COVID Wave

The World Health Organization said Africa is facing a third wave of COVID-19.WHO said cases have risen for five consecutive weeks, with 474,000 new cases since June 20. The increase indicates a more rapid spread than the continent’s second wave, which …

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Zimbabwe Reimposes a Lockdown to Contain Rising Coronavirus Cases

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s government on Monday is reintroducing a lockdown as a way to contain rising coronavirus cases in the southern African nation.Announcing the reintroduction of the lockdown Saturday night on national television, Vice President Consta…

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Zimbabwe Reimposes a Lockdown to Contain Rising Coronavirus Cases

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s government on Monday is reintroducing a lockdown as a way to contain rising coronavirus cases in the southern African nation.Announcing the reintroduction of the lockdown Saturday night on national television, Vice President Consta…

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Foundation to Spend $1.3B to Vaccinate Africans for COVID

One of the world’s largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than 50 million people in Africa. It’s a first-of-its-kind effort for a Western nonprofit to bolster Africa’s lag…

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Threat of Third COVID Wave in Africa ‘Real and Rising’, WHO Warns

“The threat of a third wave” of COVID-19 in Africa is “real and rising,” Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization regional director for Africa, told a virtual news conference Thursday. “While many countries outside Africa have now vaccinate…

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Zimbabweans Protest COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages

HARARE – Hundreds of Zimbabweans protested Wednesday about a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines as the country awaits more doses from China. The government wants to inoculate at least 60% of Zimbabwe’s more than 14 million people by the end of the year but…