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Coronavirus - Namibia: Heroes from the Namibian COVID health front-line - An epidemiologist’s narrative

With the COVID-19 outbreak, front-line staff, including epidemiologists, have found themselves to be essential parts of a health system that keeps the world in motion

With contemporary times calling them disease detectives, epidemiologists play a central role in investigating patterns and causes of disease in humans. “In the context of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), as epidemiologists our focus lies in reducing the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education and health…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 9 (29 April 2020)

As of 28 April 2020, a cumulative total of 22 376 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 899 deaths (case fatality ratio 4.0%) have been reported across the 45 affected countries in the region

A steady increase in the number of cases has been observed in the WHO African Region since the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was reported on 25 February 2020 in Algeria. All Member States have since been affected, with the exemption of Comoros and Lesotho where there have…

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Ministry of Health and Social Services trains trainers to strengthen the clinical care of non-communicable diseases at the periphery

Overall objective of the training was to conduct training of trainers on the PEN Guideline for primary care settings

Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) exerts a growing burden on mortality and morbidity in Namibia. They account for an estimated 43% of total deaths in the country. As part of efforts to reduce this growing burden, the Ministry of Health and Social Services with support from WHO is strengthening the health…

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WHO Innovation Challenge to announce 30 finalists at the Africa Health Forum in Cabo Verde

Health-oriented innovations to meet Africa’s unmet health needs

The top 30 health-oriented innovations selected from a field of more than 2 400 entries to the first-ever WHO Innovation Challenge will be presented on opening day of the second WHO Africa Health Forum in Praia, Cabo Verde, on 26 March 2019. The WHO Innovation Challenge received a total of…