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WHO warns pandemic accelerating in Africa

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The speed the new coronavirus jumped from 100,000 to 200,000 confirmed cases in Africa shows just how quickly the pandemic is accelerating on the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday. According to an AFP tally, Africa topped the 200,000 mark on Tuesday. “It took 98 days to reach the …

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Africa could have 44 million COVID-19 infections this year- WHO

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The African continent will have 44 million infections and about 19,000 deaths if countries fail to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease-COVID-19. This is according to a study carried out by the World Health Organisation regional office for Africa and published in the British …

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WHO cautions against use of Madagascar anti-virus potion

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The World Health Organization on Thursday advised governments to clinically test a herbal drink touted by Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina as a remedy against coronavirus. The Covid-Organics infusion is derived from artemisia — a plant with proven anti-malarial properties — and other indigenous herbs. Rajoelina …

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WHO warns malaria deaths could double during virus pandemic

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The new coronavirus pandemic could severely disrupt access to anti-malaria nets and drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that malaria deaths risked doubling if efforts are not urgently scaled up. The UN health agency called on countries in sub-Saharan Africa — …

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COVID-19 UPDATE- 22 countries remain free from deadly virus

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Twenty-two countries in the world have not yet reported any case of COVID-19, even as the rest of the world is battling to contain the virus.  The countries that have reported no cases so far come mainly from two continents-Africa and Asia. In Africa, the …

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DRC discharges last ebola patient from a treatment facility

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The DRC has discharged the last Ebola patient from a treatment center located in  the North Eastern town of Beni according to the country’s Ministry of Health. Thishis comes after more than a year after an Ebola outbreak was declared in DRC in August 2018. …

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