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Coronavirus - Africa: COVAX expects to start sending millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa in February

The roll-out of the AstraZeneca/Oxford AZD1222 vaccine is subject to the vaccine being listed for emergency use by WHO

COVAX has notified countries in Africa of the estimated dose allocation for the first phase of COVID-19 vaccine delivery. The global initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi the Vaccine Alliance and The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) aims to start shipping nearly 90 million COVID-19 vaccine…

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    • Mothers and children at the Malaria vaccine roll-out in Homa Bay Kenya
    • Wr Dr Rudi Eggers and Homa Bay Deputy Governor Hamilton Orata among guests at the malaria vaccine unveiling
    • Cabinet Secretary Hon Sicily Kariuki, right, joins other dignitaries to celebrate malaria vaccine roll-out
    • Baby Elian, first baby to be vaccinated with mom Noreen and a nurse
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Kenya rolls out landmark malaria vaccine introduction

The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against…

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    • Dr Matshidiso Moeti nominated to a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti nominated to a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa

Her nomination will be ratified by the 146th WHO Executive Board at its January 2020 session

The 47 Member States of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) African Region nominated Dr Matshidiso Moeti to serve a second five-year term as Regional Director for Africa. The nomination took place today during the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, which is the governing mechanism involving health…

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World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health (MOH) brief Malawian journalists about the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak situation in the African Region

The status is that there are currently no confirmed cases of Ebola outside the DRC and WHO is continuing to monitor the situation and providing guidance accordingly

On 13 August 2019 journalists from five media institutions namely; Malawi News Agency, The Times Group, Nations Publication Limited, Zodiak Broadcasting Station and Malawi Broadcasting Corporation in Malawi were informed of the status of the Ebola Disease outbreak in the African Region. This took place at a press conference that took…

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The President of the Republic of Cabo Verde opens second WHO Africa Health Forum

He told participants about the significant progress that Cabo Verde has made towards delivering universal health coverage

Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, today demonstrated his support for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) initiatives to transform health care throughout Africa by officially launching the three-day WHO Africa Health Forum in Praia. He told participants about the significant progress that Cabo Verde…

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WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa

Cyclone Idai, which formed over the northern Mozambique channel, made landfall at the port of Beira and left 500 000 residents without power and means of communication

The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. Cyclone Idai, which formed over the northern Mozambique channel,…