SANTE | HEALTH

03-Jun-2021 to 18:30

WB bankrolls Senegal’s Covid vaccine acquisition

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The Bretton Woods institution, through the International Development Association (IDA), has granted $134 million to Senegal for “equitable, reliable and affordable access to Covid-19 vaccines as well as their distribution” in the country.

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03-Jun-2021 to 15:57

Ramaphosa ‘disturbed’ by health tender corruption

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — After initially declining to comment on a multi-million-dollar corrupt tender award allegation against Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday described the issue now in the public domain as “serious and disturbing.”

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01-Jun-2021 to 18:28

Covid: WHO approves new Chinese vaccine

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday gave the green light for the marketing of another Covid-19 vaccine by China.

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01-Jun-2021 to 18:08

Covax: Rwanda receives second batch of COVID-19 vaccines

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — An additional 100,600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have arrived in Kigali late Monday, according to an official statement obtained Tuesday by APA in Kigali.

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20-May-2021 to 09:17

UN, Africa and "vaccine apartheid"

APA-Johanesburg (South Africa) — Africa accounts for a paltry two percent of doses used globally against coronavirus - a "vaccine apartheid" which a newly launched United Nations campaign hopes to tackle.

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17-May-2021 to 11:36

Rwanda's state-of-the-art referral hospital gets financial boost for expansion

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda’s biggest referral King Faisal Hospital has got a financial boost from the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) to upgrade its outpatient facilities with over USD 14 million in a 6-year primary forfeiting transaction, an official statement from the bank said Monday.

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15-May-2021 to 09:11

About one in ten people suffer from high blood pressure in Rwanda

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — High blood pressure affects a proportion of 15% people among the general population in Rwanda and kills more people than any other disease in the country, a leading cardiologist warned Friday.

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