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COVID-19 cases in Africa to top 4m this week, says WHO Regional Office

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa is poised to surpass four million COVID-19 infections this week, since the first confirmed case on the continent was announced in February 2020. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa WHO Regional Office for Africa disclosed this in a statement issued from its headquarters in Brazzaville, Congo, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. ...

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Africa in danger of being left behind in COVID-19 vaccination – WHO

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Africa is in danger of being left behind in COVID-19 vaccination as prices spike due to competition in other regions. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the agency’s Regional Director for Africa, gave the warning during a briefing on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Moeti stated that Guinea ...

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WHO announces end of 11th Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 announced the end of the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), nearly six months after the first cases were reported in Equateur Province. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The outbreak took place in communities scattered across dense rain forests as well as ...

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Africa COVID-19 cases hit 1.8m – WHO

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa located in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 1.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the continent. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The UN health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO. WHO stated on its dashboard that there were over 1.8 million confirmed COVID-19 ...

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Nigeria steps up effort to sustain polio-free certification status

Polio immunisation

Nigeria has stepped up efforts to sustain its polio-free certification status certified by Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). Polio immunisation in Nigeria. Photo credit: comminit.com According to a statement posted on the WHO Regional Office website, the attainment of polio free status had not debar Nigeria from increasing its efforts on ...

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Africa COVID-19 cases hit 1.5m – WHO

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa located in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The UN health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Monday, October 12, 2020. WHO stated on its dashboard that there ...

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WHO roots for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine in Africa

Richard Mihigo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, September 3, 2020 that donors and industry stakeholders should allocate sufficient resources to ensure African countries had access to safe and efficacious coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Dr Richard Mihigo, Programme Area Manager of Immunisation and Vaccine Development of WHO Richard Mihigo, Programme Area Manager of Immunisation and Vaccine Development of WHO, disclosed this ...

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Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication officially declared on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 that the World Health Organisation (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa This marks the eradication of the second virus from the face of the continent since smallpox 40 years ago. Polio is a ...

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8,000 health workers infected with COVID-19 in Africa – WHO

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 8,000 health workers have been infected with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Africa Region. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, disclosed this on its official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. “This is why Infection Prevention Control (IPC) ...

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Africa records over 444,000 cases of COVID-19

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are currently over 444,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Africa. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa The UN health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO. “There are over 444,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more ...

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