Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 04 September 2020

The new cases are in Kigali (29) from market cluster, Rusizi (10), Karongi (3), Kayonza (2), Kirehe (1), Nyamasheke (1), Musanze (1), Nyamagabe (1), and Nyaruguru (1)

Forty-nine (49) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 5795 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand, three hundred, and four (4304). To date, two thousand, one hundred, and ninety-one (2191) patients have recovered and been discharged, including twenty-eight (28) in the past…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 20 August 2020

The new cases are in Kigali (48) & Rusizi (16) tested in high-risk groups & closed markets

Seventy-three (73) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 5463 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to two thousand, seven hundred, and seventeen (2717). To date, one thousand, seven hundred and five (1705) patients have recovered and been discharged, including seven (7) in the past…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Benin goes on digital offensive against COVID-19

On the official pandemic website, the most visited portal, up to 16,000 hits are being registered per day

After the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Benin on the 16 March, within four days, the West African nation had set up a range of digital platforms to help combat both the spread of the disease and what the World Health Organization (WHO) has called “infodemic” of misinformation…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

The mobile phone app that discovers disease and saves lives in Africa

The system allows WHO and health ministries to monitor in real time the visits that people and caregivers make to the most remote areas and to make sure that people most in need are being reached

What if a mobile phone could prevent a health epidemic? It may sound like science fiction, but the World Health Organization's (WHO) Polio Geographic Information System (GIS) Technology is doing just that in 43 countries in Africa. The idea is simple: Health workers visit remote villages to check if local…