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    Congo caps public gatherings as third Covid-19 wave builds

    The Democratic Republic of Congo will limit public gatherings to 20 people and close nightclubs as the country grapples with a third wave of Covid-19, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Tuesday...

    15 Jun 2021

    Covax is failing to halt the Covid-19 pandemic: here's why, and how to fix it

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently called for an accelerated global effort to distribute vaccines to end the Covid-19 pandemic...

    By Monica de Bolle 9 Jun 2021

    How The Gambia beat trachoma, an infection that causes blindness

    The government of The Gambia recently announced that the country had eliminated trachoma...

    By Musa Mutali 7 Jun 2021

    Youth to 'draw the line' against malaria

    With 74% of Africans now aged under 35, the youth are powerful agents of change...

    3 Jun 2021

    Ebola survivors: their health struggles and how best to support them

    West Africa's Ebola outbreak between 2013 and 2016 was the most widespread in the history of the disease. By the end of the outbreak, more than 28,000 people were infected and 11,000 succumbed to the disease...

    By Peter B James, Abdulai Jawo Ba, Amie Steel, Jon Adams & Jon Wardle 28 May 2021

    Africa has a higher death rate among critically ill Covid-19 patients than anywhere else

    Death rates among adults in the 30 days after being admitted to critical care with suspected or confirmed Covid-19 was considerably higher (48%) in 10 African countries, compared to the global average of 31.5%...

    By Elsabé Brits 21 May 2021

    Low trust in authorities affects vaccine uptake: evidence from 22 African countries

    In a time when the world is focusing on Covid-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the importance of routine immunisations for diseases such as measles, tetanus and polio...

    By Jean-Francois Maystadt, Kalle Hirvonen & Nik Stoop 21 May 2021

    Sudanese search for oxygen cylinders as Covid third wave swells

    Sudan is struggling to provide hospital beds, drugs and medical oxygen to Covid-19 patients hit by a third wave of infections that is straining the country's patchy healthcare system beyond what it can cope with...

    By Khalid Abdelaziz 11 May 2021

    It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takes

    Covid-19 pneumonia creates breathing difficulties leading to low blood oxygen levels (hypoxaemia). Unable to get enough oxygen to supply vital organs, patients with hypoxaemia are at very high risk of death...

    By Hamish Graham & Adegoke Falade 10 May 2021

    #AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper

    We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 May 2021

    Remote training in bioinformatics to upskill scientists across Africa

    A new collaboration between Wellcome Connecting Science and H3ABioNet is helping deliver bioinformatics training throughout Africa, helping scientists tackle some of the continent's most urgent health challenges...

    7 May 2021

    Specialist cancer diagnosis and treatment centre opens in Lagos

    Nigeria's first 'one-stop centre' for cancer diagnosis and treatment, the Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre and Specialist Hospital (MRCCSH) has opened on Victoria Island in Lagos.

    4 May 2021

    Ghana's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is struggling to keep up with its great start

    Ghana became the first country globally to receive a vaccine shipment from the Covax facility...

    By Godfred Boafo 29 Apr 2021

    New malaria vaccine proves highly effective - and Covid shows how quickly it could be deployed

    Coronavirus vaccines have been developed and deployed in record time, but as global rollout has progressed, too few doses have been made available in low-income countries...

    By Adrian Hill 26 Apr 2021

    Zambia must find a way to balance the economy and public health in tax policy

    The burden of noncommunicable diseases is growing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. The conditions, which include obesity and diabetes, are now leading causes of premature deaths...

    By Mulenga Mary Mukanu 23 Apr 2021

    Scabies: the neglected tropical disease no one wants to talk about

    Some diseases are more likely to enter public conversation than others. Covid-19 has dominated the public discourse in 2020...

    By Michael Head 22 Apr 2021

    Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix them

    Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

    By Catherine Kyobutungi 9 Apr 2021

    Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxes

    The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes...

    By Herman Wasserman & Dani Madrid-Morales 7 Apr 2021

    'Frugal design' brings medical innovations to communities that lack resources during the pandemic

    Dr Msandeni Chiume Kayuni found herself in the middle of a supply crisis as Covid-19 spread to Africa in April 2020...

    By Rebecca Richards-Kortum & Theresa Mkandawire 31 Mar 2021

    Doktor.se to launch in Africa

    Following a pre-Series A round of $3m, Webrock and Healthforce will be taking the cutting-edge technology behind the second most downloaded doctor app in Europe, Doktor.se, to Africa...

    2 days ago



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