Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Cuba pledges further support for Kenya in research and pharmaceutical fields

Citing his recent visit to the Caribbean nation, the CS said Kenya has picked key lessons from Cuba’s highly successful primary health care delivery model

Kenya and Cuba have pledged to enhance bilateral relations in the field of research, vaccines and pharmaceutical products as the former moves to implement further reforms in the health sector. In a meeting with Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Tuesday, outgoing Cuba’s ambassador to Kenya, Ernesto Gómez Díaz said…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Coronavirus - Africa: Education for all - pandemic threatens to increase inequalities

40% of low and lower-middle income countries have not supported disadvantaged learners during the COVID‑19 crisis

Presentation in Germany of UNESCO’s 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report: Inclusion and Education Joint press release of the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the German Commission for UNESCO On 22 September 2020, the Federal Foreign Office, the…

Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Central African Republic: Real Life Heroes - building trust, and saving lives

There are a number of lessons that you can apply from the Ebola response in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the COVID response in Central African Republic (CAR)

Marie-Roseline Bélizaire, a doctor and epidemiologist with the World Health Organization (WHO), is using her passion for community medicine to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the Central African Republic (CAR). Originally from Haiti, Dr. Bélizaire has been working in the humanitarian field since graduating in medicine and, in…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Public Health Authority Issues latest list of countries from which visitors are permitted in Seychelles

As of the 5th August 2020, the Public Health Authority has issued a list of countries approved for entry in Seychelles. Only visitors from the following country will be allowed in Seychelles. Note: This list will be updated periodically. Austria      Germany   Monaco  United Arab Emirates Belgium Hungary New…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Coronavirus - Africa: UN Experts - Sanctions proving deadly during COVID pandemic, humanitarian exemptions not working

They welcomed efforts by many states, intergovernmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations to try to help sanctioned countries fight COVID-19

People in countries under sanctions cannot protect themselves against COVID-19 or get life-saving treatment if they fall ill because humanitarian exemptions to the sanctions are not working, UN human rights experts* said today. "Sanctions are bringing suffering and death in countries like Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen," said…

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Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: Cuban Medical Team to Sierra Leone meet President Julius Maada Bio at State House

They were a group of specialists working with the Sierra Leonean medical team to achieve the government’s objective of fighting the COVID-19

Sixteen Cuban Medical Doctors and Nurses, who are in Sierra Leone to help the country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, have today met His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio at State House. Presenting the team to the President, Minister of Health and Sanitation, Professor Alpha Tejan Wurie, said…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Southern and Eastern Africa COVID-19 Digest (21 May 2020)

31,064 total cases in the region

HIGHLIGHTS With Lesotho confirming on 13 May its first case of COVID-19, all countries in Southern and Eastern Africa have now been affected by the pandemic. South Africa confirmed that over 19,000 people contracted COVID-19 so far. Numbers are rising in Djibouti, Tanzania and Zambia, while Seychelles and Mauritius have…

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Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Africa: Reinforcing emergency response against COVID-19 in Africa

Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) are groups of health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, and paramedics that provide direct clinical care in the wake of disasters

In an expanded pool of expertise, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting several African countries to coordinate the work of external emergency medical teams deployed to support the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) are groups of health care professionals such as doctors,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Health Committees welcome arrival of Cuban Doctors in SA

The delegation consists of experts in the field of epidemiology, biostatistics and public health, family physicians, healthcare technology and experts to provide technical assistance

The joint meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Health and the Select Committee on Health and Social Services welcomed the report from the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, of the 200 Cuban health professionals who arrived in South Africa to offer support in the fight against the spread of…