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Coronavirus - Zambia: COVID-19 Statistics Daily Status Update (28 September 2021)

45 new cases out of 6,048 tests (1% positivity); 75 recoveries; and 0 new deaths (MTSRIP) Vaccinated Dose 1: 812 Fully Vaccinated: 7,990 Covid-19 Deaths: 0 Covid-19 Associated Deaths: 0 Active Cases: Currently Hospitalised: 25 Community Management: 393 Total Active: 418 Cumulative: Confirmed Cases: 208,912 Tests: 2,443,136 Recoveries: 204,847 (98% Recovered) Vaccinated…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO Director-General's remarks at the press conference on the report of the Independent Commission on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse - 28 September 2021

The commission has identified dozens of potential victims of sexual exploitation and abuse, and 21 alleged perpetrators, who were employed by WHO at the time of the events

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. As you know, in October last year, I appointed an Independent Commission to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse during the response to the tenth Ebola Virus Disease epidemic in North Kivu and Ituri, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

WHO and partners call for urgent action on meningitis

By 2030, the goals are to eliminate epidemics of bacterial meningitis – the most deadly form of the disease – and to reduce deaths by 70% and halve the number of cases

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched the first ever global strategy to defeat meningitis - a debilitating disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. By 2030, the goals are to eliminate epidemics of bacterial meningitis – the most deadly form of the disease –…

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Merck Foundation and African First Ladies mark “World Heart Day 2021” by training future cardiovascular preventive experts in Africa

Merck Foundation in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health continues to provide their scholarship of one-year Post-Graduate Diploma and two-year Master degree in Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine for 100 doctors from more than 25 African and Asian countries

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marks World Heart Day 2021 in partnership with African First Ladies, Ministries of Health, Medical Societies, and Academia, through their long-term commitment towards building Cardiovascular preventive care capacity in Africa, Asia and beyond. Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Ensuring the safety of mothers and newborns during childbirth in Namibia

Globally, every day, approximately 800 women and 6700 babies lose their lives due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth

World Patient Safety Day was established in 2019 to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm. This year’s World Patient Safety Day was commemorated under the theme 'Safe maternal and…

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United States Donates 100,620 Doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Namibia

The 100, 620 vaccine doses are part of the Biden-Harris Administration commitment to share U.S. vaccine supply with the world

The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia announces the donation by the U.S. Government of 100,620 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as part of our global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The donated vaccines are part of the U.S. pledge to initially provide at least 25 million of 80 million doses globally to Africa.  The U.S. government coordinated closely with the…

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Launch of Advocacy Explainers on Western Africa Model Drug Law

The model drug law promotes, among other things, the availability of harm reduction services as well as the decriminalization of possession of drugs for personal use

Since the West Africa Commission on Drugs launched a groundbreaking model drug law in 2018, civil society across the region and beyond has been engaging stakeholders on the need to use the model law as a blueprint for national reform. The model drug law promotes, among other things, the availability…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus: South Africa Administers Close to 17 Million COVID-19 Vaccines To Date

According to the latest data, 159, 732 vaccines were distributed in the last 24 hours

South Africa has administered 16 999 722 doses of COVID-19 jabs as of Monday evening, the Department of Health said. The tally includes the two-dose Pfizer vaccine as well as the single shot of the Johnson & Johnson jab. According to the latest data, 159, 732 vaccines were distributed in the…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya: Health CS Mutahi Kagwe assures over government’s commitment to support primary healthcare

Kagwe said it was gratifying to witness the expansion of hospitals across the country saying improving access to healthcare contributes to better health outcomes and increases the productivity of the people

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe says the government remains committed in its quest to ensure that provision of health services is responsive to the needs of respective communities. Speaking at the Kigumo Sub-County hospital in Murang’a County during the laying of a foundation stone for new facilities, the health CS…

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U.S. Strengthens Nigeria’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Consul General highlighted the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Nigeria in strengthening health security and response to disease threats

The U.S. Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, underscored the U.S. Government’s commitment and prioritization of Public Health Emergency Management as Nigeria works towards achieving the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) 2024 targets and meeting the International Health Regulations (IHR) requirements by strengthening workforce development, disease surveillance, emergency response, and laboratory capacity.  …