Tag: covid

Africa: Covid-19 – Why Critically Ill Patients in Africa Are Taking a Bigger Hit

May 22, 2021
In March 2020, those of us living on the African continent were terrified about what would happen. We had watched Wuhan and then Italy get overrun by Covid-19. These were environments far more resourced than Africa . We knew that we had a limited healthcare workforce. And we have estimated that there was about one

South Africa: Phase Two of Covid Vaccine Roll-Out Starts Off By Prioritising Old Age Homes

May 17, 2021
Phase Two of SA’s Covid-19 vaccine roll-out is officially under way from today, Monday, 17 May. The vaccine doses are in hand, with more on the way. National and provincial governments have admitted that the start will be slow, but promised it will start on time and with some of the most vulnerable: those living

Africa: Nearly 15.5 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

May 13, 2021
As of May 13, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  4,656,385 while over 15,420,119 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached  125,364 and  4,210,924 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –  1,602,031 – and  54,968   people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 

Southern Africa: SADC Concerned With Expiry Date of Covid-19 Vaccines

May 11, 2021
Maputo — Mozambican Health Minister Armando Tiago has warned that the issue of African countries receiving Covid-19 vaccines shortly before their expiry date is a stumbling block for the management of health systems, imposing an urgent need to vaccinate a great many people in a very short time. In his opening remarks on Tuesday from

Africa: Surge in India’s Covid Infections Is a Warning to Africa, Who Says

May 11, 2021
The spike in India’s Covid-19 infections and deaths is a wake-up call for African countries not to let their guard down, the continent’s health bodies have warned. According to both Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC) and World Health Organisation, Africa region (WHO-Afro), the continent has to act now, collectively and decisively, to

South Africa: Covid-19 Variants – First Detected in India and UK – Hit South African Shores

May 9, 2021
South Africa’s Health Ministry has officially confirmed the presence of the B.1.617.2 variant of Covid-19, which was discovered in India, and another variant first detected in the UK. Minister Zweli Mkhize says new variant threats are a concern and the government is discussing potential travel regulations, following ‘appropriate consultations’. On the evening of Saturday 8

Africa: WHO lists additional COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use and issues interim policy recommendations

May 7, 2021
Geneva — WHO today listed the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for this vaccine to be rolled out globally. The Sinopharm vaccine is produced by Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd, subsidiary of China National Biotec Group (CNBG). “The addition of this vaccine has the potential to rapidly accelerate

Africa Reaches 4,079,615 Million Covid-19 Recoveries

May 2, 2021
As of May 2, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  4,565,548 while over 12,401,980 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached  122,068 and  4,079,615 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –  1,582,842 – and  54,406 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 511,562),

Africa: Most Covid-19 Bail-out Money Goes to Big Business – Survey

April 23, 2021
Cape Town — Most of the money paid out by the governments of Kenya and Sierra Leone to those struggling with the economic effects of the coronavirus has gone to big corporations and not the poor, a new study has found. While South Africa promised more to big business, it has actually paid out more

Africa: Covid-19 in Africa – Strategies for Vaccinating the Continent

April 15, 2021
Join us on Monday, April 19th at 10am EST for a forum titled, “ COVID-19 in Africa: Strategies for Vaccinating the Continent. ” This event is in collaboration with The Constituency for Africa (CFA) (Washington DC), AfroGlobal Television and All Africa.  We have invited the participation of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business . Find out
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