Africa: Don’t Let Guard Down, We Must Be Ready for Long Fight – WHO’s Moeti

[allAfrica] Cape Town -It took 36 days to reach 1,000 reported cases of COVID-19 on the continent. In 62 days, 100,000 cases were reported, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, said during an online media briefing hosted by the World Economic Forum.

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Africa: Dilemma – Dealing With COVID-19 While 4 Times As Many Could Die of Malaria

[IPS] Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -Experts across Africa are warning that as hospitals and health facilities focus on COVID-19, less attention is being given to the management of other deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, which affect millions more people.

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Africa: Burna Boy, Idris Elba in Lineup of Global Event for COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO) has teamed up with international advocacy organization Global Citizen, to launch ‘One World Together At Home”, a global television and streaming special, curated by superstar singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, to celebrate frontline health care workers around the globe in their unrelenting battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nigeria: Is Nigeria Prepared for the Next Big Global Epidemic?

[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership piece comes from Dr. Ibrahim Mamadu, Health Emergencies Programme, WHO Nigeria. He asks whether Nigeria is prepared with its population of 200 million people to detect, respond and prevent possible epidemic outbreaks and analyses what the country needs to do, to guarantee the health security of the population.

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Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Is Limiting Doses of Ebola Vaccine – Doctors Without Borders

[MSF] Paris/Goma -More than a year into the ongoing Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the disease has killed over 2,000 people. The mortality rate in this outbreak is around 67 per cent(1), which is comparable with the mortality rate in the 2014-2016 West Africa outbreak, when neither therapeutic treatments, nor a vaccine, were available.

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