27-Apr-2020 to 21:12

Ethiopia vaccinates over 27,000 people against yellow fever

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia has vaccinated more than 27,000 people against yellow fever in the southern zone of Gurage zone as part of efforts to contain the disease.

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25-Apr-2020 to 10:46

Kenya warns Covid-19 may erode gains made to eradicate malaria in Africa

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is a hurdle that risks stalling or at worst, rolling back the gains made in the fight against malaria in Africa.

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24-Apr-2020 to 13:48

Covid-19: Africa warned not to downplay other health emergencies

APA - Brazzaville (Congo) — The World Health Organization's Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Motshidiso Moeti, on Friday, warned countries on the continent to be wary of other diseases amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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23-Apr-2020 to 23:10

Africa malaria deaths may double in 2020, WHO warns

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Severe disruptions to insecticide-treated net campaigns and in access to antimalarial medicines could lead to a doubling in the number of malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new modelling analysis released by the World Health Organization(WHO) on Thursday.

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22-Apr-2020 to 12:05

Botswana's Masisi fires senior health officials over alleged COVID-19 fallout

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has fired two senior health officials over alleged disagreements on some of the interventions aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus, APA learnt here Wednesday.

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15-Apr-2020 to 16:32

EAC deploys mobile lab and testing kits to all partner states

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — The East African Community under the Mobile Laboratory Project on Wednesday deployed nine mobile laboratories and Coronavirus test kits to all EAC Partner States in a bid to detect and respond to highly infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and Ebola.

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14-Apr-2020 to 02:06

Covid-19: Buhari expands social register to 3.6 million households

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spiral, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening announced that the current social register would be expanded from 2.6 million to 3.6 million households in the 14-day extended lockdown.

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