Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi
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Source: Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi |

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…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

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.…

Ministry of Health, Republic of Liberia
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Coronavirus - Liberia: 99yrs Old Vaccinated with J&J Vaccine

Joanna Eva George, 99, on September 08, 2021, was among the latest older people to get vaccinated with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

The risk of severe illness from COVID—19 increase with age is something global health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as GAVI and others have recommended adults 65 years and older to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Those health organizations have also placed…

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    • L-R: The US Ambassador to Sierra Leone and the Minister of Health and Sanitation at the official handing over of the J&J COVID-19 vaccines donated by the US Government to Sierra Leone
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Coronavirus: Sierra Leone receives 151,200 J&J COVID-19 vaccines donated by US Govt. via COVAX Facility

This brings to 838 000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, which have been received by Sierra Leone under the COVAX facility

The United States Government has donated 151,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Sierra Leone to help accelerate the current COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country. The United States has made this donation through the COVAX facility, a global coalition co-led by the WHO, Gavi, the Global Vaccines Alliance…

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Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (06 September 2021)

New Cases: 31 Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 60,852 Active Cases: 9,029 Total Recovered: 49,374 (199 New) Currently Admitted in Treatment Units: 96 (8 New) New Discharges from Treatment Units: 15 Total Test Conducted: 391,691 (687 New) Total Deaths: 2,217 (7 New) Vaccination: First Dose AstraZeneca: 479, 104 (4 New) Second Dose AstraZeneca: 218,720…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: 108,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine delivered to Ethiopia

The AVAT procurement marks the first time African Union Member states have collectively purchased vaccines to safeguard the health of the African population

The government of Ethiopia has received its first monthly shipment of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) single-shot vaccine purchased through the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT). The 108,000 doses were handed over to health minister, Lia Tadesse, at the Bole International Airport on 6 September. Ms. Tadesse said she was…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Coronavirus - Report: COVID-19 Increasing Risk to Migrant Rights in Libya

The report details that hospitals and health authorities in Libya have openly discriminated against migrants

As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on, so too does its devastating impact on those in the most vulnerable situations. Migrants have been one of the groups very much affected, with their rights to life, health, work and social protection under significant, ongoing threat. As highlighted by a new report by UN…

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Coronavirus: African Vaccine Acquisition Trust delivers 12 000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the African Union

Vaccination will allow the AU Commission to return to work

The African Union (AU), through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has worked with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to secure 12,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine for staff members of the African Union Commission (AUC), AU Embassies in Addis Ababa…

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    • Merck Foundation CEO and The Gambia First Lady at the Merck Foundation Gambia Annual Summit 2021
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Merck Foundation CEO and The Gambia First Lady co-chaired 2021 Annual Summit to Continue Building Healthcare Capacity, Break Infertility Stigma and Support Girl Education

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej and The Gambia First Lady meet 35 Merck Foundation Alumni from The Gambia; media winner and doctors who received Merck Foundation scholarships

CEO of Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, and H.E. Mrs. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia & Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother, co-chaired Merck Foundation The Gambia Annual Summit 2021 held via videoconference to discuss their joint programs to transform patient care landscape…

Source: African Union Mission in Somalia |

Coronavirus - Somalia: AMISOM extends COVID-19 vaccination to Mogadishu traders

The traders received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday 30 August 2021

Dozens of Somali shop owners, shop assistants and other business persons operating at the ‘Marine Market’ inside the Halane Base Camp in Mogadishu have started receiving COVID-19 vaccines, courtesy of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) serving under the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The traders received the first dose…