We created a tool to help predict Covid-19 increases in African countries

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from Covid-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day...

By Steven J Schiff, Andrew Geronimo, Claudio Fronterre & Paddy Ssentongo 1 day ago

Exploring the important lessons about global cooperation in public health

The Covid-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the role that global public health has for all aspects of our lives and livelihood...

By Wafaie Fawzi, Tang Kun & Alex Taylor 2 days ago

Vaccine-starved Namibia receives Sinopharm boost

Namibia received a boost on Friday with the arrival of 250,000 Sinopharm doses bought from China, after its Covid-19 inoculation programme was halted by a lack of vaccines...

19 Jul 2021

Covid-19 deaths in Africa surge 43% week-on-week, WHO says

Africa recorded a 43% jump in Covid-19 deaths last week as infections and hospital admissions have risen and countries face shortages of oxygen and intensive-care beds...

16 Jul 2021

How to revive African tourism after the Covid-19 pandemic

Even though parts of the global tourism sector have started recovering from Covid-19 restrictions, tourists may still feel that home is safer than abroad. This can be beneficial for domestic tourism...

14 Jul 2021

Latest data from Lusaka morgue analysis shows spike in Covid-19 deaths

Understanding the epidemiology of infectious diseases often rests heavily on the local resources available to conduct surveillance work...

By Christopher J Gill 12 Jul 2021

Africa to start receiving US Covid-19 vaccine doses next week

The United States will begin shipping the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines it has donated to Africa from this weekend, a special envoy of the African Union said...

1 Jul 2021

Africa has few vaccines: Here's what can still be done to minimise the impact of Covid-19

The abrupt arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the world, creating havoc for economies and social fabrics and taking heavy tolls on lives and livelihoods...

By Deoraj Caussy 30 Jun 2021

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

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

Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risks

You only have to prevent one case, which could have otherwise led to community spread and lockdown, for such a scheme to pay for itself many times over...

13 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



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