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Coronavirus Global Response: Access to COVID-19 Tools-Accelerator Facilitation Council holds inaugural meeting

The ACT-Accelerator is the proven, up-and-running, global collaboration accelerating the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres appeals for a quantum leap in funding for the ACT-Accelerator, a global solution to get the world moving, working and prospering again -         H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, and H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, co-chair the ACT-Acceleration Facilitation Council -        …

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 (10 August 2020)

Some countries in the Mekong Region, New Zealand, Rwanda, and many island states across the Caribbean and the Pacific were able to suppress the virus early

By WHO Director-General Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, This week we’ll reach 20 million registered cases of COVID-19 and 750,000 deaths. Behind these statistics is a great deal of pain and suffering. Every life lost matters. I know many of you are grieving and that this is a difficult…

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Coronavirus - Libya: Health Sector Bulletin

There was a reported serious lack of capacity in the south to handle the COVID-19 response

KEY ISSUES Expected shift of lines of military control from LNA/Benghazi to GNA/Tripoli. The humanitarian situation is defined by Libyan authorities as dire and aggravated by COVID-19. There was a reported serious lack of capacity in the south to handle the COVID-19 response. South-specific list of recommendations was developed. Health…

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WHO supports Government to immunize ‘Almajiri’ Children in Northwest Nigeria

Almajiri vaccination is the deliberate targeting of eligible children in Almajiri schools with vaccines

In an effort to reach and vaccinate every eligible child in Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the Government to vaccinate as many Almajiri children in the country as possible. As part of the demand creation strategies, Almajiri vaccination is the deliberate targeting of eligible children in Almajiri…

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WHO sends life-saving medical supplies across Libya

The shipment also includes trauma medicines which were delivered earlier this week to field hospitals treating patients injured during the conflict in Tripoli

WHO is delivering urgently-needed medicines and medical supplies to more than 40 primary health care centers and referral hospitals across Libya. The supplies, which are enough to treat 220 000 patients for 3 months, include antibiotics, medicines for non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, and surgical instruments. Also included are medicines…

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Nigeria intensifies cross border immunization, with special focus on nomadic populations

WHO has also supported Jigawa state to establish in-between round vaccination teams providing routine immunization, polio vaccination and Measles vaccines

In renewed efforts to vaccinate children traversing in and out of Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the government in an initiative to improve supplemental and routine immunization activities in the North Western region, which has a significant nomadic population. Nomadic pastoralists live beyond the reach of established…

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States in Nigeria’s South West zone conclude second round of outbreak response

Initial large-scale zonal supplementary immunization activities were coordinated across all States

All six States in the South West Zone have completed the ‘2nd Outbreak Response’ (OBR2) to the circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (cVDPV2) with varying degrees of success. The exercise, implemented on 15 – 24 June, was in response to confirmed reports by the Lagos State Government of environmental strains…

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Local leaders help turn the tide on Ebola

So far there have been more than 2008 cases in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri

Joseph Kakule, the community leader of the Vighole area, has become one of the most committed social mobilizers in a region ravaged by the ongoing outbreak Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kakule, 47, is a native of Butembo. He is one of the local leaders who are…

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WHO distributes urgently needed medical supplies as Libya conflict continues

The medical supplies have been received by more than 30 primary health care facilities and main hospitals across Libya

WHO has delivered medicines and medical supplies to health facilities across Libya to meet shortages amid intense conflict in the country’s capital. The shipments, sufficient for more than 600 000 beneficiaries, include emergency medical supplies, trauma kits to treat injured patients, and medicines for chronic and infectious diseases. Included are…

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Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo ends: World Health Organization calls for international efforts to stop other deadly outbreaks in the country

The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the country and all those involved in ending the outbreak

Today marks the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the country and all those involved in ending the outbreak, while urging them to extend this success to combatting other diseases in DRC. WHO Director-General, Dr…