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Africa declared free of wild poliovirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa has been declared free of wild poliovirus, four years since a case was last reported on the continent. This marks the eradication of the second virus from the face of the continent since smallpox 40 years ago. The last case of wild poliovirus …

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WHO backs closure of schools, places of worship to curb coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation-WHO African region manager has backed the closure of schools and ban of public gatherings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Matshidiso Moeti describes the decision taken by countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda as strong demonstrative measures to …

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More funding needed to control measles epidemic in DRC- WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The World Health Organisation-WHO has asked global health partners to contribute funds towards the control of measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The call for more funding follows the declaration of a measles outbreak in the country. According to WHO, since the outbreak …

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African countries falling short on Hepatitis elimination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of African countries are falling short on their commitment to eliminate Hepatitis, according to a scorecard examining the prevalence and response of African countries towards eliminating the disease. The scorecard that will officially be released during the first African summit on Hepatitis …

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Algeria declared malaria-free by World Health Organisation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Algeria has been officially recognized as malaria-free, becoming the third country in Africa to be officially declared malaria-free, after Mauritius, which was certified in 1973 and Morocco in 2010. The certification by the World Health Organisation is granted when a country proves beyond a reasonable doubt, …

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