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Access to COVID-19 vaccine is a human right

IGAD boss says international community should unite against ‘vaccine nationalism’ Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As African governments struggle to secure the sought after COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has said access to the vaccine should be taken as …

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COVID-19: WHO puts pressure on Magufuli’s Tanzania

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has reached out to COVID-19 skeptic, Tanzania’s President John Magufuli, promising to support the country’s health system. “COVID-19 is a serious disease that can cause severe illness and even death. National authorities everywhere must do all they can …

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WHO seeks USD 1.96 billion for 2021 COVID-19 response plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking nearly USD 2 billion to fund its 2021 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19 response which, was launched on Thursday in Geneva.  The 2021 plan will have six objectives: suppressing transmission, reducing exposure, countering misinformation and disinformation, …

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WHO launches consolidated malaria treatment and prevention guidelines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Health Organisation- WHO has issued new malaria prevention and treatment guidelines. The guidelines and recommendations are through a web-based platform that countries can navigate to find up to date information to update their national response depending on the extent of their disease problem. In the …

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