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19 percent of children battling TB are malnourished: WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts at the 72nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa in Lomé, Togo on Wednesday expressed concern over the double burden of childhood tuberculosis and malnutrition. According to WHO, 19 percent of children battling tuberculosis in Africa are at the same …

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Animal-human infections on the rise in Africa: WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | According to the World Health Organization-WHO, the continent is reported to have registered a 63 percent increase in the number of zoonotic disease outbreaks in the period from 2012 to 2022 compared to 2001-2011. This was revealed on Thursday during a weekly virtual meeting organized …

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Africa battling shortage of health workers: Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa does not have enough health workers to meet the needs of its population, according to a new study. The study which was published in the British Medical Journal surveyed health workforce in 47 countries between January 2018 and April 2019. The findings show that …

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Over 65% Africans exposed to COVID

Experts say true infections on the continent are 97 times larger than reported confirmed cases | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 65% of Africans have been infected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, a World Health Organisation (WHO) analysis finds. The study finds that true infections on the continent …

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Groundbreaking malaria vaccine

Historic RTS,S/AS01 recommendation can reinvigorate the fight against malaria | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission. The P. falciparum is the …

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People in Africa not donating blood – WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rate at which people in Africa are donating blood has decreased according to the World Health Organization. Data from the UN health agency shows that blood donations in the region have fallen by 17 percent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The drop …

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