Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

Empowering people who inject drugs in Uganda

In Uganda, during the COVID-19 lockdowns there was limited access to HIV treatment and other health services

The hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have magnified the challenges that people who use drugs face.  In Uganda, during the COVID-19 lockdowns there was limited access to HIV treatment and other health services, including access to medically assisted therapy, which provides daily doses of methadone to people who use drugs. Access to support systems, such…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: MPs probe existence of private pharmacies in Mulago Hospital

There have been general concerns that private pharmacies connive with public health facilities to sell government drugs to patients

The Parliamentary Committee on Health has picked interest in probing the existence and operations of private pharmacies inside Mulago National Referral Hospital. First Pharmacy and Ecopharm are the two privately owned pharmacies selling ‘specialised’ drugs to patients in Mulago Hospital. While meeting Dr. Byarugaba Baterana, the Executive Director, Mulago National…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVAX delivers its 1 billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose

COVAX is leading the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, with deliveries to 144 countries to date

On 15 January 2021, a shipment of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda included the billionth dose supplied via COVAX. Together with our partners, COVAX is leading the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, with deliveries to 144 countries to date. But the work that has gone into…

Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (15 January 2022)
  • All (1)
Source: Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi |

Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (15 January 2022)

New Cases: 244 Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 82,506 Active Cases: 14,936 Total Recovered: 64,879 (394 New) (Recovery rate: 78.64%) Currently Admitted in Treatment Units: 209 (34 New) New Discharges from Treatment Units: 29 Total Test Conducted: 513,357 (912 New) (Positivity rate: 26.75%) Total Deaths: 2,459 (6 New) (CFR: 2.98%) Vaccination: First Dose AstraZeneca: 1,098,898 (0 New) Second Dose AstraZeneca: 399,078 (0 New)…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Coronavirus – Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (15 January 2022)

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to date has increased to 8,876

Thirty-one patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Center and Testing Stations in the Central Region. Out of these, one patient is from Quarantine Center and thirty patients from Testing Stations in Asmara, Central Region. On the other hand, fifty-nine patients who have…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Mauritius - COVID-19: The deadline for the administration of booster dose extended to 19 February 2022

The Minister recalled that the existing regulations were amended under Section 13 of Quarantine Act 2020 so as to redefine the status of ‘fully vaccinated’ against COVID-19

The deadline for the administration of the booster dose in order to obtain the ‘fully vaccinated’ status against COVID-19 has been extended from 15 January 2022 to 19 February 2022. The Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, made the announcement this afternoon, during a press conference, held at the…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Coronavirus - Mauritius: The United States donates 203,580 doses of the Pfizer Vaccines to Mauritius

The vaccine donation is part of the Biden Administration’s commitment to leading an international and coordinated vaccine effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic

A donation of 203,580 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines was presented, this morning, by the U.S. Embassy to Mauritius to the Mauritian authorities, during a ceremony held at Newton Tower, in Port-Louis. The Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade,…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Coronavirus – Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (11 Jan 2022)

The total number of confirmed cases in the country to date has increased to 8,559

Hundred-forty patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers and Testing Stations in the Central, Southern, Northern Red Sea, and Gash Barka Regions. Out of these, one-hundred twenty-nine patients are from Quarantine Centers (6) and Testing Stations (123) in Asmara, Central Region. Four…

Merck Foundation
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (5)
    • Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation during her meeting with H.E. Mrs. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother
    • CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej and President of ‘More Than a Mother’ Campaign presenting Medal to H.E. Mrs. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia and Ambassador of Merck Foundation ‘More Than a Mother’ Campaign
    • CEO of Merck Foundation, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej and President of ‘More Than a Mother’ Campaign presenting Medal to H.E. Mrs. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia and Ambassador of Merck Foundation ‘More Than a Mother’ Campaign
    • Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck of Merck Foundation and The Gambia First Lady at the Merck Foundation The Gambia Annual Summit 2021
    • Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck of Merck Foundation and The Gambia First Lady at the Merck Foundation The Gambia Annual Summit 2021
  • All (5)
Source: Merck Foundation |

Merck Foundation CEO inaugurated their first Health Media Training for Gambian Media Fraternity in partnership with Gambia the First Lady

The Merck Foundation Health Media Training is a part of ‘Merck Foundation More than a Mother’ community awareness Program

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany organized their first “Merck Foundation Health Media Training” via Videoconference on 15th December 2021 in partnership with H.E. Mrs. FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW, The First Lady of The Gambia and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother for The Gambian media. “The…

Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (8 January 2022)
  • All (1)
Source: Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi |

Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Info Update (8 January 2022)

New Cases: 631 Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 79,713 Active Cases: 14,930 Total Recovered: 62,140 (183 New) (Recovery rate: 77.99%) Currently Admitted in Treatment Units: 163 (34 New) New Discharges from Treatment Units: 30 Total Test Conducted: 501,947 (2,020 New) (Positivity rate: 31.24%) Total Deaths: 2,411 (4 New) (CFR: 3.02%) Vaccination: First Dose AstraZeneca: 1,098,568 (0 New)…