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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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African Island States Launch Joint Medicines Procurement Initiative

High cost of drugs and medical supplies is one of the major challenges the small island states face due to their modest populations

Ministers of Health from seven small African island states today signed an agreement to jointly procure drugs and vaccines in a bid to improve quality and access to medicines and other health products. The ministers from Cabo Verde, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mauritius, Sao Tome & Principe and Seychelles that form…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Equipment to fight COVID-19 arrives in São Tomé & Príncipe

The equipment to fight COVID-19 arrived in São Tomé & Príncipe. This World Health Organization (WHO) donation is supported by the European Commission, United Nations and Portuguese Republic. It includes PPE materials for health workers & patients, vaccines from UNICEF, drugs, ventilators & the laboratory to carry out the COVID-19…