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Coronavirus: WHO Ghana Supports Ongoing COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout with Digital Tablets

The digital tablets are anticipated to be useful for data capturing in other health interventions beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization has reiterated its commitment to helping the Government of Ghana achieve its set target for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout by presenting 1,000 pieces of digital tablets to support the ongoing vaccination campaign. Presenting the items to the Ghana Health Service, Dr Sally-Ann Ohene, Disease Prevention and…

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Partners Call for Safe Maternal and Newborn Care on National Patient Safety Day

Dr Francis Kasolo, WHO Country Representative noted that the statistics raise a red flag on the safety and quality of care received by mothers and their newborns

The Ministry of Health and partners have collectively called for safe maternal and newborn care in Ghana at the 3rd National Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Conference in Accra. The conference, which culminated in the observation of the 2021 Patient Safety Day, was under the theme: “No Quality, No Coverage;…

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Coronavirus - African countries face high risk of COVID-19 resurgence

Three countries face very high risk of COVID-19 resurgence, 20 face high, 22 moderate risk, and only one country faces low risk, according to the risk assessment of 46 countries

The risk of COVID-19 resurgence remains high in several African countries due to poor adherence to public health measures, mass gatherings, low testing and vaccination rates, an analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) has shown. Three countries face very high risk of COVID-19 resurgence, 20 face high, 22 moderate…

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COVID-19 cases in Africa to top 4 million, vaccine rollout underway

Following a second wave which peaked at much higher numbers than Africa’s first surge, new case numbers declined for five weeks, and then plateaued during the past three weeks

Africa is poised to surpass 4 million COVID-19 infections this week since the continent’s first confirmed case in February 2020. The year-long battle against the virus, which has also claimed over 106 000 lives, is now receiving a crucial boost with the arrival of vaccines through the COVAX Facility –…

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Coronavirus - Africa: First COVID-19 COVAX vaccine doses administered in Africa

The first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using COVAX doses began in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire

Today, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana began COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers; This week’s first vaccinations happen as a further 11 million COVAX doses are expected to be delivered over the next seven days; Publication of the allocation of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to 142 of…

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Coronavirus - Ghana: WHO Assures Government of Ghana of UN’s Continuous Collaboration in the fight against COVID-19

WHO presented 120 oxygen cylinders (with oxygen) to the Ghana Infectious Disease Centre to help manage the increase in severe and critical cases of COVID-19

The Acting Country Representative for WHO in Ghana, Dr. Neema Kimambo has reiterated the UN Family continued support and collaboration of the Government of Ghana in the phase of increasing COVID-19 infections. In a speech read on her behalf at a brief ceremony to hand over some medical equipment and…

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Coronavirus - Ghana: The Government of China supports in strengthening COVID-19 Response in Ghana

The WHO through funds provided by the government of China partnered and supported the country through the provision of sample collection kits and reagents

Since the emergence of COVID-19 in December 2019, over 216 countries and territories have been affected globally. Like a raging fire, COVID-19 has left in its trail over a million deaths and 50 million infections worldwide. Ghana has had its share of this global pandemic, with a little over 49,000…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: ‘Flying Doctors’ boost Nigeria’s COVID-19 testing

The COVID-19 response across Africa has propelled a raft of innovations

Red-gloved hands gently dip cotton swabs down nostrils and mouths of people taking turns to stand in front of a tall booth, masks lowered and head tilted backwards. Inside the booth to which the gloves are attached is a COVID-19 sample collector. Set up by Nigerian health investment firm Flying…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Decrease in COVID-19 deaths in the African Region

The number of COVID-19 cases in the WHO African Region is now at 1,262,476, with 28,601 deaths. The number of new deaths decreased by 37%, with South Africa reporting 46% of total. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report. 10 countries account for 86% (1,080,986) of…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa

There has been a 20% increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases & 86% increase in deaths in the Region compared to the last reporting period. For more detailed analysis, read our most recent COVID-19 Situation Report: https://bit.ly/3nRLKJU 10 countries account for 86% (1,057,272) of reported COVID-19 cases in…