Source: U.S. Embassy in Ghana |

Coronavirus - Ghana: One Million U.S.-Donated COVID-19 Vaccines Arrive in Ghana

The United States has now donated more than five million doses to the Ghanaian people

U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan handed over one million Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses to Ghana today.  Since September, the United States has donated 5.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Ghanaian people.  Ambassador Sullivan joined representatives of UNICEF, the Government of Denmark, and Ghana’s Ministry of Health at Accra…

Source: UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa |

European Union provides fresh funding to support COVID-19 vaccination in sub-Saharan Africa

The programme will reach more than 189 million people

UNICEF has received a new grant from the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid to help roll out COVID-19 vaccination in 12 countries in Eastern, Southern, West and Central Africa. The 18-month joint programme will help ensure that as vaccines arrive, countries are supported and vaccines reach the whole population, including the…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

COVID-19 pandemic slows progress against tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is the leading killer of people with HIV and the African region has the highest burden of HIV-associated tuberculosis

The COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption to health services has seen an increase in tuberculosis deaths in Africa, the first such rise in more than a decade, while the decline in new cases slowed down, an analysis by World Health Organization (WHO) shows. The African region has made progress against tuberculosis, reducing…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Madagascar & Comoros |

Coronavirus – Madagascar: United States Donates Additional Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Madagascar

While announcing the arrival of more than 336,000 additional doses of the single-shot vaccine, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Amy Hyatt reiterated the importance of widespread vaccination to overcoming the global pandemic

The U.S. government donated more than 336,000 additional doses of the Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Madagascar on Monday, December 6th.  These vaccine doses are part of the Biden Administration’s global effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its devastating social and economic impacts, and build back a world that is better prepared for…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Health Cabinet Secretary Rallies Support for Least Developed Nations in the Wake of COVID-19 Devastation

The CS said the world must create a global defence system including global agreements in response to the pandemic

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe is rooting for restructuring of loans to help less developed nations maintain development gains in the wake of devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking on Monday during a high-level virtual meeting convened by USAID administrator Samantha Powers and attended by among others WHO Director…

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Sectoral ministers of ECOWAS have recommended the mutual recognition of PCR tests and reopening of land borders of member states as from 1 January 2022

It was one of the decisions made during the 59th Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in collaboration with the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), convened, on Monday 6 December 2021, a virtual meeting of sectoral ministers in the context of the imminent reopening of land borders in the ECOWAS region. It was one of…

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Coronavirus - Gabon: The United States donates more than 100,000 new doses of Pfizer vaccine to Gabon

The United States has already donated more than 280 million doses from its domestic supply to more than 100 countries, over 400,000 of which went to Gabon

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville announces a new donation by the U.S. Government of 101,790 doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine as part of the U.S. Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States has already donated more than 280 million doses from its domestic supply to more…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Coronavirus: The African Union calls for the urgent rescinding of travel bans placed on Member States following detection of the SARS-COV-2 Omicron variant

By 5th November 2021, a total of 635 Omicron cases have been detected and reported to GISAID by 37 countries across all continents

Context On 25 November 2021, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa publicly announced the detection of a new variant of the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, following genomic sequencing [1]. This variant, lineage B.1.1.529, was detected as the Gauteng province was experiencing a sudden increase…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Uganda |

Coronavirus - Uganda: United States Donates Additional 2.9 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Uganda

In addition to vaccine donations, the United States has provided further assistance valued at more than $122 million to support Uganda’s COVID-19 response

Today, the United States completed delivery of 2,919,150 more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Uganda. Combined with previous donations, the United States has now provided Uganda more than 9.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.   “I am proud to announce the United States has now donated nearly 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to…

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Coronavirus-Mozambique: The United States Donates Additional 2 Million Johnson & Johnson Vaccines to Mozambique

The United States remains committed to sharing vaccines equitably, around the world

The U.S. Embassy in Mozambique announces the arrival of 2,016,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that the United States is sharing with the Republic of Mozambique through COVAX. This is the United States’ fourth and largest bi-lateral COVID-19 vaccine delivery to Mozambique, bringing the total number of U.S.-donated…