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Continent not winning against ‘brutal’ COVID-19 pandemic – Africa CDC

Dr. John Nkengasong

Africa CDC director, John Nkengasong, on Thursday, June 24, 2021 said Africa is not winning its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as a third virus wave sweeps the continent. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong Nkengasong, during a weekly online briefing, said African countries are still struggling to access enough vaccines for their populations. He said he was more worried ...

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Two-third of Africans willing to receive COVID-19 vaccine – Survey

Covid-19 Vaccine

Two-third of Africans interviewed have expressed their willingness to accept the COVID-19 vaccines, says the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Africa CDC disclosed this in a statement from its Addis Ababa, ...

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Vaccines to be delivered to 20 countries from next week – Africa CDC

Dr. John Nkengasong

The distribution of the coronavirus vaccine across the African continent is to begin next week, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong Africa CDC chief, John Nkengasong, said doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine would be distributed to around 20 countries and that health-care workers would ...

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WHO, Africa CDC to deliver 900m doses of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) through COVAX facility and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) are expected to deliver close to 900 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa by 2021. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, disclosed this at WHO first online press briefing for 2021 ...

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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3.1m – Africa CDC

Dr. John Nkengasong

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,107,979 as of Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong According to the continental disease control and prevention agency’s Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 74,444 as of Wednesday ...

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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3m – Africa CDC

Dr. John Nkengasong

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent has reached 3,021,769 as of Sunday morning, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong According to the continental disease control and prevention agency’s Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 72,121. A total of 2,450,492 ...

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Africa CDC warns of second wave of COVID-19 infections

Dr. John Nkengasong

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong According to Africa CDC, the number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,759,794. The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the ...

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Partnership to provide 120m affordable COVID-19 rapid tests for poor countries

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

A set of agreements to make available, for low and middle-income countries, affordable, high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests were announced on Monday, September 28, 2020 by the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images Organisations involved in the agreement include the ...

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Nigeria confirms 125 new COVID-19 cases, total now 54,588

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 125 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 54,588. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday, September 3, 2020. It said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, ...

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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.24m as death toll nears 30,000

Dr. John Nkengasong

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Monday, August 31, 2020 said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the African continent has risen to 1,245,230. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong The centre noted that only five African countries account for about 70 per cent of all COVID-19 infections in the continent, stressing that ...

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