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Coronavirus - The Gambia: Government and Stakeholder Take Stock of The Gambia’s COVID-19 Response

The review is aimed at improving the national response to COVID-19 and strengthen the capacity to effectively respond to any emergency

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and its stakeholders are conducting a national intra-action review of the COVID-19 response with the support of World Health Organization (WHO). The review will last six days, i.e., from 06 to 10 April 2021 and is held at Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Centre.…

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World Health Day 7 April 2021

Message of WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti

This World Health Day, WHO is calling on everyone to participate in building a fairer, healthier world. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on inequalities between countries. Amid shortages of essential supplies, African countries have been pushed to the back of the queue in accessing COVID-19 test kits, personal…

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Coronavirus - Botswana: New dawn for Botswana’s COVID-19 response

It is the first shipment of 100 000 vaccines purchased by the Government of Botswana, enabled through the COVAX Facility

A shipment of 24 000 doses of the AstraZeneca South Korea COVID-19 Vaccine, has arrived at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone. Obtained from SKBioscience in South Korea, it is the first shipment of 100 000 vaccines purchased by the Government of Botswana, enabled through the COVAX Facility.…

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Viral Facts Africa initiative to combat dangerous health misinformation

The Viral Facts Africa launch comes as 90 million more COVID-19 vaccines are set to arrive in Africa in the coming months

Viral Facts Africa, a first of its kind African initiative to combat health misinformation online, was launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a network of fact-checking organizations and leading public health bodies.  Viral Facts Africa will leverage the insights and reach of a unique network of 14…

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WHO urges equitable COVID-19 vaccine access to widen reach in Africa

In 10 African countries, vaccines have not yet arrived

Africa urgently needs more COVID-19 vaccine supplies as deliveries begin to slow down and initial batches are nearly exhausted in some countries. The continent has so far administered 7.7 million vaccine doses mainly to high-risk population groups. Forty-four African countries have received vaccines through the COVAX Facility or through donations…

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Coronavirus - Liberia: WHO Donates Essential Medicines and laboratory supplies for COVID-19 and EVD Testings to the Government of Liberia

The supplies included Praziquantel tablets and assorted laboratory reagents and supplies for testing 10,000 suspected COVID-19 samples and 100 suspected EVD samples

The World Health Organization (WHO) donated lifesaving medicines and laboratory supplies for testing COVID-19 and Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health. The supplies included Praziquantel tablets to treat nearly 1 million people through community mass drug administration, and assorted laboratory reagents and…

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Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination gains pace, nearly 7 million doses given

38 African countries have received more than 25 million COVID-19 vaccines and 30 have started vaccination campaigns

Nearly 7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Africa, where after months of waiting on the side-lines for vaccines, many of the first wave of countries to start campaigns are rapidly vaccinating high-risk groups. Countries have accessed vaccines through the COVAX Facility, bilateral deals and donations. Altogether 38…