Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

New COVID-19 variants fuelling Africa’s second wave

The 501Y.V2 variant, first identified in South Africa, is predominant and powering record case numbers in South Africa and the sub-region

COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging in Africa as new, more contagious variants of the virus spread to additional countries. Over 175 000 new COVID-19 cases and more than 6200 deaths were reported in Africa in the last week while infections rose by 50% on the continent between 29 December…

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Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 update (27 January 2021)

New cases: 830 Total active cases: 13,646 Lost to follow-up: 134 Total number of tests conducted: 135,066 (2,503 new) Total confirmed cases: 21,660 Total recovered: 7,249 (244 new) Outcome under investigation: 76 Total deaths: 555 (15 new)

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    • Dr Dereje Duguma, Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, Barbara Nel, AstraZeneca Country President for African Cluster (South Africa, Sub Saharan and French Speaking Africa) and Dr Tewodros Haile Gebremariam, Ethiopian Thoracic Society President (2)
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AstraZeneca launches Africa PUMUA Initiative to redefine asthma care in Africa

The Africa PUMUA Initiative looks at addressing the barriers currently preventing access to care for patients with asthma

AstraZeneca Ethiopia (www.AstraZeneca.com) announced today that it will work with The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and The Ethiopian Thoracic Society, as part of their new Africa PUMUA Initiative, aimed at redefining asthma care in Africa. The Initiative was designed in consultation and collaboration with government, healthcare societies and respiratory…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: COVID-19 update (27 January 2021)

1,861 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria; Lagos-773 FCT-285 Oyo-138 Rivers-111 Plateau-92 Nasarawa-83 Kaduna-59 Enugu-57 Imo-57 Edo-43 Kano-27 Kwara-20 Ebonyi-19 Abia-17 Ogun-12 Osun-12 Katsina-8 Bayelsa-6 Bauchi-5 Delta-5 Borno-4 Jigawa-4 Zamfara-1

Source: British High Commission - Yaounde |

Coronavirus: UK in Cameroon COVID-19 Relief Caravan

The British High Commission Yaounde leads the British Business Community in Cameroon to reach out to vulnerable communities with COVID-19 preventive equipment

In solidarity with the Government of Cameroon’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the British High Commission in Yaounde led the British Business Community in Cameroon on a distribution campaign dubbed, “UK in Cameroon COVID-19 Relief Caravan”. The purpose was to handover personal protective equipment (PPE), to…