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DR Congo: Armed violence in Tanganyika is depriving people of health care

People living north-west of the provincial capital of Kalemie must often face illness alone as medical facilities are attacked and looted

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Tanganyika Province, the armed violence that has raged for the past three years has seriously compromised access to health care. People living north-west of the provincial capital of Kalemie must often face illness alone as medical facilities are attacked and looted. In…

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WHO Regional Director for Africa wraps up visit to Ethiopia

Dr Moeti met with H.E. President Sahle-Work Zewde and discussed collaboration on promoting universal health coverage

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, just concluded a week-long visit to Ethiopia to acknowledge the country’s efforts to sustain essential health services alongside the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, learn about the progress and challenges in the health response to the humanitarian situation…

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United States Government delivers medical equipment to combat COVID-19 pandemic in Zanzibar

The shipment includes respiratory equipment such as pulse oximeters, pediatric and adult nasal cannulas, masks; and sanitation supplies such as backpack sprayers, and biohazard disposal bags

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has delivered a shipment of COVID-19 supplies to the Zanzibar Ministry of Health. USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain activity recently procured respiratory and sanitation supplies valued at $400,000. The supplies were delivered over the past month to the…

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Somalia implements ground-breaking project aimed at improving psychosocial support and mental health care for young people affected by conflict through a socially-inclusive integrated approach for peace-building

Currently, about 2.6 million people are internally displaced, 40% of whom live in extreme hardship

Years of conflict, violence and recurrent climatic shocks have led to long-term displacement and economic adversity in Somalia. Currently, about 2.6 million people are internally displaced, 40% of whom live in extreme hardship. This situation has led to widespread trauma, social deprivation and substance abuse, with devastating consequences on people’s…

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UNICEF hands vehicles and Cold Chain Equipment to Ministry of Health and Sanitation’s Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) Programme

The handover of the vehicles and the Cold Chain Equipment is timely as in December, the country reported the first known cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2)

In a move to strengthen the cold chain system of the country’s Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Sierra Leone, with support from GAVI, today handed over two vehicles and Cold Chain Equipment to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. The two vehicles will…

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Coronavirus – Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (20 April 2021)

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to-date has increased to 3548

Eleven patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in Northern Red Sea, Gash Barka, Central and Anseba Regions. Out of these, seven patients are from the Quarantine Center in Mahmimet, Northern Red Sea Region. Two patients are from a Quarantine Center in…

Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi
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Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 update (20 April 2021)

New cases: 9 Cumulative confirmed cases: 33,968 Active cases: 882 Total recovered: 31,810 (36 new) Currently admitted in treatment units: 12 (2 new) New discharges from treatment units: 0 Total tests conducted: 227,956 (320 new) Total deaths: 1,142 (3 new) Total vaccinated to date: 260,614 (2,507 new)