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Alleviating Public Health Threats through Meaningful Partnerships in Rwanda

The Government of Japan in collaboration with WHO provided critical assistance to Rwanda's COVID-19 National Joint Task Force

It has been over two years since the World Health Organization (WHO) sounded the alarm on COVID-19. In March 2020, the virus Rwanda had apprehensively watched from afar had emerged on its doorstep. Few could have imagined how life would change. The handshakes once used with impunity became a deadly…

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World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health Train 29 Regional Emergency Responders in the Prevention and Management of viral hemorrhagic fevers

Funded by WHO, participants are from Uganda, Zambia, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Tanzania

The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Uganda’s Ministry of Health, has commenced a five-day training for 29 emergency responders from five African countries. The training scheduled for 15th to 19th August 2022 at the Commonwealth Resort Hotel Munyonyo is intended to build regional capacity to respond to…

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Africa on track to Control COVID-19 Pandemic in 2022

With the aim of controlling the pandemic, WHO is focusing on scaling-up COVID-19 vaccine uptake in countries

Almost two years after Africa identified its first case of COVID-19 (14 February 2020), the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that, if current trends continue, the continent can control the pandemic in 2022. However, WHO warned that continued vigilance is key. Over the last two years, the continent has witnessed…

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Rwanda meets WHO year-end target with over 40% COVID-19 vaccination coverage

Rwanda is set to reach the third target of 70% inoculation by mid-2022

Of its 13 million habitants, Rwanda has fully vaccinated 40% against COVID-19 as of 24 December 2021. This coverage milestone puts the country on track for meeting further vaccination global targets set by the World Health Organization. In May 2021, WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, set three targets of…

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The system stalling COVID-19 importation into Rwanda

The country has implemented an innovative electronic tracking system to stop the domestic spread of COVID-19 from arriving passengers

The aircraft engines power down as disembarking passengers rummage through their carry-on bags for documents in readiness for immigration. This is Kigali International Airport, a busy regional hub. The country has implemented an innovative electronic tracking system to stop the domestic spread of COVID-19 from arriving passengers. It starts with…

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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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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 27 December 2020

The number of active cases is one thousand, six hundred, and seven (1607) and seventy-four (74) deaths

One hundred and fifty-three (153) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2502 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to seven thousand, nine hundred, and seventy (7970). To date, six thousand, two hundred, and eighty-nine (6289) patients have recovered, including fifty-two (62) in the past…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 23 December 2020

The number of active cases is one thousand, three hundred, and sixty-two (1369) and sixty-six (66) deaths

Eighty-seven (87) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2366 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to seven thousand, five hundred, and ninety-eight (7598). To date, six thousand, one hundred, and sixty-three (6163) patients have recovered, with no one in the past 24 hours. The…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 30 October 2020

The number of active cases is two hundred and twenty-one (221) and thirty-five (35) deaths

Three (3) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 1810 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to five thousand, one hundred, and thirty-four (5134). To date, four thousand, eight hundred, and seventy-eight (4878) patients have recovered, with no one in the past 24 hours. The…

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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…