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WHO hails universal health coverage milestones in Africa amid pandemic

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Many African countries have demonstrated commitment to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) amid disruptions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Saturday during the Universal Health Coverage Day. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa said that universal health coverage …

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WHO launches new alliance to combat false information on COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new alliance, the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA), to coordinate actions and pool resources in combating misinformation around COVID-19 pandemic and other health emergencies in Africa. Digital platforms have been flooded with COVID-19-related information since the pandemic …

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African countries urged to promote a safe return to school

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  School closures implemented to protect students from COVID-19 are hurting them in other ways, while the long-term impact of this disruption to education could create a lost generation in Africa, two UN agencies have said. The World Health Organization (WHO) and (UNICEF) urged governments on the …

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Ebola outbreak defeated in DRC after almost two years

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC has been declared free of Ebola Virus Disease by the World Health Organisation almost two years since the Ebola outbreak was declared in the country. The Ebola outbreak which began in August 2018 in eastern DRC, …

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