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WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa

The media briefing is facilitated by APO Group

Please join an online media briefing with representatives from the World Health Organization (https://www.WHO.int/), Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and Equatorial Guinea.  The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to ask questions about COVID-19 in Africa. The media briefing is facilitated by APO Group. Speakers Dr…

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Coronavirus - Ghana: Pooling samples boosts Ghana’s COVID-19 testing

Ghana has conducted over 370 000 tests between March and mid-July making it one of the countries in the WHO Africa Region with the most tests per 100 000 population

“We are pleased to inform you that after the recent COVID-19 test conducted, your results came out negative,” read a text message to Benedict Abbey. “Please do well to continue to strictly adhere to the precautionary protocols and we will get through this healthy and safe.” Six days earlier Abbey…

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Reminder: WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 and health worker infections in Africa

Ask your questions to the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

Please join an online media briefing with the World Health Organization (WHO) (https://www.afro.who.int/) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Ministers of Health of Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone and International Maternal Health & Midwifery Specialist from Ghana. The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to…

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WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on health worker infections in Africa

Ask your questions to the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

Please join an online media briefing with the World Health Organization (WHO) (afro.who.int) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, and International Maternal Health & Midwifery Specialist, Dr. Jemima A. Dennis-Antwi. The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the COVID-19 and health worker…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region

South Africa is now the eighth most affected country globally

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve in the WHO African Region since it was first detected in Algeria on 25 February 2020. Since our last External Situation Report 19 issued on 8 July 2020, a total of 108 098 new confirmed COVID-19 cases (a 27% increase) was…

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Coronavirus - Africa: WHO calls for equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

WHO and partners launched the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator to speed up the development, production and equitable access to COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa joined immunization experts in urging the international community and countries in Africa to take concrete actions to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as researchers around the world race to find effective protection against the virus. “It is clear that as the international…

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REMINDER: WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 and vaccine development in Africa

Ask your questions to the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

Please join an online media briefing with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa (www.afro.who.int), and the Principal Investigator of Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine Trial in South Africa. The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the COVID-19 and vaccine development in…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Reinforcing emergency response against COVID-19 in Africa

Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) are groups of health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, and paramedics that provide direct clinical care in the wake of disasters

In an expanded pool of expertise, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting several African countries to coordinate the work of external emergency medical teams deployed to support the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) are groups of health care professionals such as doctors,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: New World Health Organization (WHO) estimates: Up to 190000 people could die of COVID-19 in Africa if not controlled

The new estimates are based on modifying the risk of transmission and disease severity by variables specific to each country in order to adjust for the unique nature of the region

Eighty-three thousand to 190 000 people in Africa could die of COVID-19 and 29 million to 44 million could get infected in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa finds. The research, which is…

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Coronavirus - Africa: World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Programme (WFP) and the African Union (AU) deliver critical supplies as COVID-19 accelerates in West and Central Africa

The medical cargo contains face shields, gloves, goggles, gowns, masks, medical aprons and thermometers, as well as more than 400 ventilators

Just over two months since COVID-19 was first detected in Africa, the disease has now spread to nearly every country, resulting in nearly 17 000 confirmed cases and around 900 deaths across the continent.  While South Africa has sub-Saharan Africa’s most severe outbreak, West and Central Africa are of growing…