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

47 new cases out of 5,654 tests (1% positivity); 163 recoveries; and 0 new deaths (MTSRIP) Vaccinated Dose 1: 62 Fully Vaccinated: 2,882 Covid-19 Deaths: 0 Covid-19 Associated Deaths: 0 Active Cases: Currently Hospitalised: 43 Community Management: 627 Total Active: 670 Cumulative: Confirmed Cases: 208,469 Tests: 2,394,228 Recoveries: 204,161 (98% Recovered) Vaccinated…

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Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (19 September 2021)

New Cases: 26 Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 61,363 Active Cases: 6,865 Total Recovered: 52,005 (165 New) Currently Admitted in Treatment Units: 60 (6 New) New Discharges from Treatment Units: 8 Total Test Conducted: 401,808 (519 New) Total Deaths: 2,261 (5 New) Vaccination: First Dose AstraZeneca: 509, 683 (3,300 New) Second Dose AstraZeneca: 239,254 (1,325 New) Full Dose Johnson…

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Improving Public Health Surveillance and Response in South Sudan

The South Sudan Ministry of Health, with support from WHO and partners has since 2006 invested in the implementation of integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) strategy to control and prevent priority diseases

Timely information and appropriate response are vital for preventing and effective control of public health events, outbreaks, and pandemics. As a core requirement of the international health regulations (IHR (2005), countries continue to invest in building and maintaining robust surveillance systems to enable timely detection and public health response for…

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Marburg Virus Disease – Guinea – Disease Outbreak News

The country has a fragile health care system due to the overburden of disease outbreaks

On 16 September 2021, the Ministry of Health of Guinea declared the end of the Marburg virus disease outbreak in Guéckédou prefecture, Nzérékoré Region. In accordance with WHO recommendations, the declaration was made 42 days after the safe and dignified burial of the only confirmed patient reported in this outbreak.…

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U.S. Announces New Support for Public Health in Ghana’s Ashanti Region

A PHEOC serves as the central command center and brings together important stakeholders and experts for coordinated responses to public health events and threats

U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan announced new support for Ghana’s public health system and COVID-19 response with a new U.S. funded Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC) for the Ashanti Region.  The $100,000 center is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Ambassador Sullivan toured the new…

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Coronavirus: Vaccinations Ramp up in Africa

Africa still remains behind the rest of the world in vaccinations administered with only 3.6% of the continent’s population fully vaccinated

African countries have – in the past week – administered four times as many COVID-19 vaccines as they have in the past three to four weeks. This is according to World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti. She said the increase in vaccinations is due…

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Coronavirus: Tanzania economic recovery plans impress IMF

Reinke said as part of the Covid-related rapid arrangements, borrowing countries have committed to undertake governance measures to promote accountable and transparent use of these resources

The government's efforts to fight COVID-19 and the economic recovery plans have impressed the International Monetary Fund (IMF), saying Tanzania deserved the recently approved loan from the fund. IMF Resident Representative, Jens Reinke made the remarks yesterday during a press conference organised by the Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. Mwigulu…

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    • Dr Fabian Ndenzako, the WHO Representative a.i. for South Sudan during the handover ceremony at Juba International Airport
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WHO and the Government of Japan establish a port health facility at Juba International Airport to enhance public health security in South Sudan

Maintain capacities at points of entry to mitigate the risk of cross-border disease spread and preserve international public health security

To improve capacity for coordination and communication to mitigate the risk of cross-border spread of disease and other public health threats, WHO with support from the Government of Japan has established and handed over a port health facility at the Juba International Airport to the Ministry of Health in South…

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Coronavirus: WHO affirms support for COVID-19 traditional medicine research

It will also continue to provide technical assistance to the TCAM department, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and NAFDAC in improving the quality of medicinal products

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated its continuous support to the the Government of Nigeria in its goal of achieving self-sufficiency in the local production of traditional medicine. Speaking at the commemoration of the 2021 Traditional Medicine Day held at the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja on 13…

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Coronavirus - Tanzania: Govt Sets up More Vaccination Centre

He said so far, almost 350,000 individuals have been vaccinated, saying unlike other jabs, the coronavirus is an outbreak disease, thus it doses have special time for dispensing to curb the spread

The government has launched an inclusive and fast-tracking community programme which increases the number of COVID-19 vaccination centres from 550 to 6,784, projection being finishing the remaining stock in two week's time.  The programme launched in Dodoma yesterday by the Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr.…