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Coronavirus - Mauritius : Launching of Mauritius National Health Sector Strategic Plan by Prime Minister

The Prime Minister highlighted that past investment in health care is now bringing rewarding dividend

Hon. Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth launched the National Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) 2020-2024 on 12 August 2020 at the Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebene, Mauritius in the presence of eminent personalities including Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. S. Obeegadoo, Dr Hon. Kailash Kumar Jagutpal, Minister…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 12 August 2020

The new cases are in Kigali (15) contacts from positive cases & tests in high risk groups, Ngoma (2) and Rubavu (1)

Eighteen (18) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 4886 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to two thousand, one hundred and eighty-nine (2189). To date, one thousand, five hundred and twenty-four (1524) patients have recovered and been discharged, including forty-six (46) in the past…

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Coronavirus - Liberia: WHO Donates 21 Pieces of Oxygen Concentrators to Boost COVID-19 Response in Liberia

Oxygen concentrators are of extreme importance in respiratory infectious disease management

The World Health Organization Liberia Country Office this week donated 21 pieces of Oxygen Concentrators to the Ministry of Health to support the government in the management of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Statistics generated from Liberia’s Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA+) and Quality of Care (QoC) in 2018 shows that…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: COVID-19 response in southern Nigeria boosts surveillance of other diseases

Early detection of any disease is the goal for health workers in the Delta

In many countries, tackling the COVID-19 pandemic has taken cues from other disease approaches, such as lessons from protecting communities against Ebola. But in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, health workers have found inspiration from guarding against the coronavirus. They have exploited the rigorous surveillance standard set by the COVID-19 response to…

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Africa marks six months of COVID-19

Preliminary analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that an exponential surge in cases which peak about two to three weeks later is not occurring in Africa

Africa marks six months on 14 August since COVID-19 was first detected on the continent. While the virus has raced through many other regions of the world, the pandemic’s evolution on the African continent has been different. Preliminary analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that an exponential surge…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: “Wellness On Wheels” initiative to provide diagnostic & treatment for COVID-19, TB and other life-threatening diseases

“Wellness On Wheels” a.k.a "WOW Truck" reaches remote areas in northern Nigeria with much-needed essential health services. This Kaduna State Government, KNCV Tuberculosis F. & World Health Organization (WHO) initiative provides diagnostic & treatment for COVID-19, TB & other life-threatening diseases.

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 10 August 2020

The new cases are in Kigali (9) contacts from positive cases, and Rubavu (3)

Twelve (12) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 5720 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to two thousand, one hundred and fifty-two (2152). To date, one thousand, three hundred and ninety-two (1392) patients have recovered and been discharged, including forty-six (46) in the past…