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African Activists Welcome US Support of COVID Vaccine Waiver

JOHANNESBURG – African nations have welcomed news that the U.S. supports a proposal to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. But, they warn, the road ahead is long and full of obstacles.Health experts and activists say the deci…

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World Immunization Week

Mogadishu Ministry of Health,WHO,UNICEF and partners commit to improve Vaccination Coverage against Covid-19 and other vaccine-preventable diseases in Somalia, Vaccines protect us against preventable diseases, including COVID-19.They bring us closer t…

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Doctors Without Borders Urges Kenyan Officials to Consult Refugees Before Closing Camps

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is urging the Kenyan government to consult with people living in refugee camps before closing the camps permanently. In a news release, the medical humanitarian organization said on Wednesday that a human-centered approac…

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Malawi Rejects WHO Call to Use Expired COVID Vaccine

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Malawi’s government says it will go ahead with plans to destroy thousands of expired COVID-19 vaccine doses, despite calls from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Africa Centre for Disease Control not to destroy them.The WHO and…

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African Children Missing Out on Life-Saving Vaccines Due to COVID-19

GENEVA – The World Health Organization warns that millions of children in Africa are not receiving life-saving vaccinations against preventable killer diseases because most efforts are focused on ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Latest WHO figures find mo…

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IGAD Officially Inaugurates Its Regional Cancer Centre Of Excellence At A Foundation Laying Ceremony In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

(Addis Ababa). The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) marked yet another milestone on its ambition to establish a Regional Cancer Centre of Excellence (RCCE) after H.E. Workneh Gebeyehu led a ceremony that laid the foundation stone of …

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UN Warns COVID-19 is ‘Roaring Back’ as Yemen Faces Famine

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen is getting even worse with the COVID-19 pandemic “roaring back” in recent weeks as the Arab world’s poorest country faces a large-scale f…

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Ethiopian Diaspora Champions Digital Apps in Fight Against COVID

ADDIS ABABA – In Ethiopia, mobile applications are spreading fast to help health care workers and the public fight against COVID-19, which has claimed 12 lives in the country and affected about 1,100 people.  Ethiopian web developers have designed seven…

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WHO and European Union unite to fight a common enemy to humanity

Mogadishu, 7 May, 2020 – The WHO country office and the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Somalia have joined hands under a new collaboration in the country to strengthen operational response activities for COVID-19. The new collaboration aims to…

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Somalia faces another desperate situation as COVID-19 cases spiral, IRC calls for increased support to save lives

Mogadishu, Somalia, With more than 830 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Somalia, the IRC warns that many cases are going untested and undetected. Somalia has faced decades of violence and cycles of drought and floods, leaving its health care system ill equipped…