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High-income countries called on to share COVID-19 vaccines quickly

New York – The former Co-Chairs of the Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, and Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, have expressed their deep concern at the …

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Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Pass 7.72 Million: Africa CDC

ADDIS ABABA – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 7,721,121, as of yesterday afternoon, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), said.Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the African Union, sa…

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G20 Compact with Africa reaffirms commitment to securing Africa’s recovery from Covid-19 pandemic through private sector development and vaccine manufacturing

Participants of a G20 Compact with Africa meeting this week assessed Africa’s progress in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are meeting at a pivotal time in the relationship between Africa and the rest of the world,” said Italian prime minister Mario…

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Covid-19: US ships more than 2 million more vaccines to Africa

WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The United States is shipping more than two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Algeria, Ghana and Yemen, the White House said, boosting efforts to combat a third wave of the pandemic across Africa.The shipments, w…

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WHO Says COVID-19 Wave ‘Stabilizing’ in Africa

A World Health Organization official said Thursday that the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent appeared to be stabilizing, but numbers of infections are still very high, with almost 248,000 new cases reported in the past week alone. D…

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Africa CDC and IFRC ramp up COVID-19 response in Africa

Addis Ababa, 25 August 2021 – The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today launched a new collaboration to strengthen community resilience and r…

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Study Proves Effectiveness of Alternative Test Kits for COVID-19

The primordial days of the COVID-19 outbreak led to a rapid surge in demand — and subsequent shortage — of many consumables, from household goods and protective equipment to the ingredients and substances needed to test for the virus. As the world grap…

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Liquid Oxygen Needed for COVID-19 Patients, Not Carsa

The city of Orlando, Florida has asked its residents to cut back on its use of water for several weeks because of a shortage of liquid oxygen, which is used to purify the water supply. The oxygen shortage is another consequence of the…

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Report: Final Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine in US Set for Monday

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reportedly intends to grant full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. The New York Times said the agency had planned to complete the approval by Friday but still faced “a substantial amount of paperwork and negotiation with the…

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COVID Has Heightened Conflict, Deepened Depression, Say Central African Leaders

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened problems of conflict, terrorism, and scarce resources in Central Africa to plunge millions of people deeper into poverty. That’s according to members of the regional bloc CEMAC. CEMAC heads of state Wednesday calle…

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