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Coronavirus: Egypt Receives Third Batch of 1,766,400 AstraZeneca Vaccines through the COVAX Facility

This delivery will provide an important boost to the on-going COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Egypt

An additional 1,766,400 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine have arrived in Cairo, Egypt; the Ministry of Health and Population leads on increasing vaccination rates in Egypt with more than 400 vaccination centers opened in the past months. Last night, Egypt received an additional 1,766,400 COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine doses delivered via the COVAX Facility.…

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National Aviation Services (NAS) Partners with Abbott to Facilitate Cross-Border Travel

NAS will work with local authorities to deploy Abbott’s Panbio™ COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Device and the ID NOW™ molecular point-of-care test system

Leading airport services provider, National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero) signed an agreement to partner with global healthcare company, Abbott, to drive the implementation of Covid-19 rapid testing solutions at major airports and trans border lounges across the African continent and the Middle East. This partnership aims to aid the recovery of…

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Chief Scientist of FAO joins Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees

US$1Million Al-Sumait Prize Focuses on Health in 2021

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize (www.AlSumaitprize.org) for African Development today announced that Dr Ismahane Elouafi, the first Chief Scientist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (www.FAO.org/home/en) of the United Nations has joined the Al Sumait Prize Board of Trustees. Dr Khaled Al-Fadhel, Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement…

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US$1Million Al-Sumait Prize nominations period extended to 15th August due to the ongoing impact of Covid19

Eligible candidates include organizations and research institutions whose initiatives and programs contributed significantly to solving health challenges in Africa

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development today announced an extension for nominations to be received for its 2021 award for health to the middle of August 2021. The decision to extend the deadline was due to the repercussions of the COVID19-pandemic and the subsequent challenges being faced by African researchers,…

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Recognition of accomplishments in Africa key to continued development says new Director General of KFAS

Dr. Khaled Al-Fadhel succeeds Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, who retired earlier this year, and had served as Director General of KFAS since 2011

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) (www.KFAS.org) announced the appointment of Dr. Khaled Ali Al-Fadhel as the new Director General of the Foundation in March. In this capacity, he will also serve on the Board of Trustees for the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development (www.AlSumaitPrize.org). Dr. Al-Fadhel…

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Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ draw on 27 April

The tournament will be contested by 23 Arab nations

Qatar will host the draw for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ (www.FIFA.com) at Katara Opera House on Tuesday, 27 April at 21:00 local time. The tournament will be contested by 23 Arab nations. The draw will be attended by a limited number of officials, in line with Qatar’s COVID-19 protocols.…

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Excitement mounts ahead of FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ draw

The FIFA Arab Cup™ is seen as an important opportunity to test operations and facilities ahead of Qatar 2022

Ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ (www.FIFA.com) draw on Tuesday, 27 April (21:00 local time), the qualifying matches for the tournament have been decided. Of the 23 nations involved, the 14 lowest-ranked teams according to the April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men's World Ranking (https://fifa.fans/3sVOCXB) will participate in single-leg play-offs…

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Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development today called for nominations for its 2021 award in the Health category

Nominations for the US $ 1 Million Prize must be received by Al-Sumait’s Prize Office no later than June 30, 2021

Al-Sumait Prize (www.AlSumaitPrize.org), Health category, is open to individuals and organizations delivering pioneering and high-impact contributions to solving health challenges in Africa, with a special focus in the 2021 cycle on the utilization of effective frameworks and programs to resolve and manage health crises such as SARS, COVID-19, and infectious…

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Coronavirus: Boost for global response to COVID-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to COVAX facility

156 economies, representing roughly 64% of the global population in total, are now either committed to or eligible for the COVAX Facility

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days; these self-financing economies, which include 29 from ‘Team Europe’ participating as part of an agreement with the European Commission, join 92 lower income economies eligible for financial support…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: COVID-19 Response Overview - 04 September 2020

168,000+ Individuals reached with hygiene awareness this week

28,600+ Returnee migrants arrived since April 1 168,000+ Individuals reached with hygiene awareness this week 1,508 Currently in quarantine facilities Download Report: https://bit.ly/2F7gdS6 1. Partnerships and Coordination • As the designated lead agency for supporting the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in the management of migrant returnees, IOM continued to assist…