SANTE | HEALTH

17-Jun-2021 to 12:28

C/d’Ivoire expects 7.4 million new Covid jabs

APA Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) — Ivorian government spokesman, Amadou Coulibaly, announced on Wednesday the arrival at the end of December of 7.4 million new doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

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15-Jun-2021 to 19:39

Sierra Leone deposits instruments of ratification of African Medicines Agency

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Republic of Sierra Leone becomes the eighth Member State of the African Union to deposit the instrument of ratification of the African Medicines Agency (AMA).

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14-Jun-2021 to 13:43

S/Africa bans use of tainted J&J vaccines - Agency

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s coronavirus rollout programme has run into problems following the withdrawal of millions of Johnson & Johnson vaccines after the United States drug authorities determined that the jabs were contaminated for use, APA learnt on Monday.

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12-Jun-2021 to 18:40

Rwanda: First ever heart research centre by 2023

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Construction work for the first ever heart research centre in Rwanda will be completed by 2023 in Masaka, a suburb of Kigali, an official source revealed on Saturday.

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12-Jun-2021 to 18:25

RwandAir suspends flights to Uganda over Covid surge

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda’s flag carrier, Rwandair has announced the suspension of its flights to Entebbe in Uganda’s capital city of Kampala effective June 10, according to the airline statement Saturday.

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12-Jun-2021 to 18:18

Ethiopia cholera vaccination targets two million in Tigray

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Ethiopian government Saturday launched an anti-Cholera vaccination campaign targeting two million people in embattled Tigray, the Health Office of the state’s interim administration has disclosed.

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09-Jun-2021 to 12:12

S/Africa’s health minister apologises for tender award scandal

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, sent on “special leave” following a suspicious US$10.7 million tender awarded to former aides trading as Digital Vibes, has apologised to the nation for the disruption brought on by the deal.

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