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Coronavirus: Rwanda Update COVID-19

Cumulative number of confirmed cases three hundred and forty-nine (349)

Three (3) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 1766 samples tested. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three hundred and forty-nine (349). To date, two hundred and forty-five (245) patients have recovered and been discharged. The number of active cases is a hundred and four (104).…

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Coronavirus - Middle East and North Africa: Joint Statement - Food crisis likely to worsen in the Middle East and North Africa as COVID-19 continues

Countries in the region already facing food crisis are hit hardest by the pandemic

Joint statement from the Regional Directors of UNICEF, FAO, WFP and WHO “Governments and partners across the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) are working around the clock to protect communities from the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). While these efforts are saving many lives, they are having a critical impact…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Smithsonian Science Education Center with support of the World Health Organization launches New COVID-19 Guide for Youth

The guide is free, will be available to youth in more than 15 languages, particularly African and Asian languages

The Smithsonian Science Education Center, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)—a partnership of 140 national academies of science, engineering and medicine—has developed “COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?,” a new rapid-response guide for youth ages 8–17. The guide, which is based…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: Denmark Supports Uganda’s COVID-19 Response with Two Million Dollars

As of today, Uganda has 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 52 patients have recovered, and no death

The Government of Denmark has signed a grant worth Two (2) Million Dollars to support the COVID-19 response in Uganda. The grant is to be channelled through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and will go towards the procurement of lifesaving commodities such as…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: Improving access to COVID-19 treatment in South Sudan

The expansion of the Infectious Diseases Unit (IDU) has augmented the bed capacity in the IDU from 24 to 82 to bridge the demand gaps for admission

To provide supportive treatment for severe and critical COVID-19 patients, the World Health Organization (WHO), working with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Medical Corps (IMC) has supported the Ministry of Health to upgrade and equip the Dr John Garang Infectious Diseases Unit (IDU). The expansion of the…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Substantial investment needed to avert mental health crisis

Reports already indicate an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety in a number of countries

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need to urgently increase investment in services for mental health or risk a massive increase in mental health conditions in the coming months, according to a policy brief on COVID-19 and mental health issued by the United Nations today. “The impact of the pandemic…

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Coronavirus - Africa: People living longer and healthier lives but COVID-19 threatens to throw progress off track

Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy have increased, but unequally

All over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant loss of life, disrupting livelihoods, and threatening the recent advances in health and progress towards global development goals highlighted in the 2020 World Health Statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO) today “The good news is that people around…

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Coronavirus - Somalia: Early Warning, Alert and Response Network (EWARN) May 2020 - COVID-19 information note 2

EWARN rolls out during this difficult time of responding to COVID-19

As disease surveillance in Somalia needs to be scaled up during COVID-19, EWARN rolls out during this difficult time of responding to COVID-19, being ahead of the curve is the only way to stop transmission and limit the spread of the virus in the community. Enhancing active surveillance and expanding…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Commemorating Smallpox Eradication – a legacy of hope, for COVID-19 and other diseases

The declaration marked the end of a disease that had plagued humanity for at least 3 000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone

On 8 May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly officially declared: ‘The world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox.’ The declaration marked the end of a disease that had plagued humanity for at least 3 000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone.  It was…