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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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COMMENT: Universal health in Africa

COMMENT: By Matshidiso Moeti Ghana’s insurance scheme and Ethiopia’s a cadre of health-extension workers prove it is achievable Three years ago, a young boy in rural Guinea fell victim to the Ebola virus. An epidemic soon took hold of West Africa. By the time it was contained, it had killed …

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