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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 cases surge in Africa, near first wave peak

COVID-19 cases rose to over 116 500 in the week ending on 13 June, up from the previous week’s nearly 91 000 cases

COVID-19 cases in Africa are surging by over 20% week-on-week as the continent's third wave gains pace and nears the first wave peak of more than 120 000 weekly cases recorded in July 2020, new data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. COVID-19 cases rose to over 116 500…

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Coronavirus - Namibia: COVID-19 Surveillance and Contact Tracing for Namibia

World Health Organization (WHO) country offices are working side-by-side with govts & partners supporting COVID-19 surveillance & contact tracing. A surveillance team in Namibia maps out cases & contacts from Kuisebmund area, Erongo region.

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Coronavirus - Namibia: COVID-19 Case Management and Training at Windhoek Central Hospital, Namibia

Health workers at COVID-19 case management & infection prevention & control simulation & training at Windhoek Central Hospital, Namibia led by WHO Namibia & the Ministry of Health.

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    • WHO Representative to Namibia, Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses handing over the COVID-19 medical supplies to the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula
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Coronavirus - Namibia: WHO supports supplies for front line health workers

Health care workers are at the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection

The first United Nations ‘Solidarity’ flight started delivering vital medical supplies from last week to all countries in Africa where these are needed the most.  The flight was facilitated by the World Food Programme and included WHO supported supplies of face shields, gloves, goggles, gowns, masks, medical aprons and thermometers. Supplies for…

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Namibia continues to strengthen its emergency preparedness and response

The workshop was attended by 29 participants from different sectors

WHO is in the process of supporting the Namibian government strengthen its capacity for assessing and analyzing health risks and to integrate the results in its emergency preparedness and response plans. A workshop held in May 2019 to map the country’s vulnerability to all hazards and how these risks will…

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Nine African Countries Agree to Begin Journey Towards Pooled Procurement to Increase Their Access to Affordable Life-Saving Vaccines

Sharing information and ultimately pooling their orders will better leverage their individual purchasing power

Nine middle-income countries in Africa have agreed to work towards pooled procurement mechanisms by first sharing vital information on their vaccine purchasing practices, including the prices they pay and their suppliers. Sharing information and ultimately pooling their orders will better leverage their individual purchasing power and thus strengthen their vaccine…