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Decrease public health risks at the airports, ports, and ground crossings in Botswana

Decrease public health risks at the airports, ports, and ground crossings in Botswana

While international transport, travel, and trade contribute to the economic development and welfare of populations, they may also pose public health risks. Today’s high traffic at airports, ports and ground crossings plays a key role…

Zimbabwe receives almost one million COVID-19 vaccine doses from COVAX

Harare, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe has received 943,200 COVID-19 vaccine doses from the global COVAX Facility to complement ongoing national vaccine deployment.  The vaccines have been received in tranches where the first batch arrived on 29th September…

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Scaling up genomic sequencing in Africa

Scaling up genomic sequencing in Africa

Brazzaville – COVID-19 has had a catastrophic impact on lives and livelihoods. But it has also spurred impactful scientific research that gave the world a vaccine in record time and thrust genomic sequencing at the…

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Why genomic sequencing is considerable in COVID-19 response

Why genomic sequencing is considerable in COVID-19 response

Cape Town - In December 2020, South Africa detected the Beta variant and in May 2021 the Delta variant, thanks to robust genomic surveillance. Professor Tulio De Oliveira, a renowned bioinformatician who identified the Beta…

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How Nigeria is tackling COVID-19 variants

How Nigeria is tackling COVID-19 variants

Abuja – As COVID-19 continues to spread, the higher the chances of more variants emerging. Since the onset of the pandemic, four variants of concern have been identified, with the Delta—first detected in India—being the…

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Fifteen African worldwide locations hit 10% COVID-19 vaccination arrangement 

Fifteen African worldwide locations hit 10% COVID-19 vaccination arrangement 

Brazzaville – Fifteen African countries—nearly a third of the continent’s 54 nations—have fully vaccinated 10% of their people against COVID-19. The global goal of fully vaccinating 10% of every country’s population by 30 September was set…

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Boosting COVID-19 case detection

Boosting COVID-19 case detection

Ado-Ekiti, 29 September, 2021 - “Getting my covid-19 result in less than 6 hours and not having to wait for days was a relief. The short turnaround time enabled me to make the appropriate and…

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Niger relate strengthens sanitation programs in opposition to initiate defecation    

Niger relate strengthens sanitation programs in opposition to initiate defecation   

Minna, 29 September, 2021 - On the frontline of ensuring that communities in Niger State stop open defecation, dispose of faecal sludge properly and embrace decent sanitation systems is 29-year-old Abubakar Mohammed, a community youth…

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“Pink October” in Chad dedicated by the national authorities to the warfare against most cancers.

“Pink October” in Chad dedicated by the national authorities to the warfare against most cancers.

"Pink October" in Chad was dedicated by the national authorities to the fight against cancer. As a prelude to this important national initiative, the WHO Representative in Chad addressed the Media.  Speaking of cancer, the…

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WHO and companions call for pressing motion on meningitis

WHO and companions call for pressing motion on meningitis

GENEVA – Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched the first ever global strategy to defeat meningitis - a debilitating disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. By 2030, the goals…