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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 Disease (COVID-19) - South Africa: Situation Report (16 August 2020)

South Africa is stepping up hygiene in health facilities to protect against COVID-19 with support provided through the UHC Partnership

Highlights WHO Director-General Dr Tedros expressed his gratitude to the Government of South Africa for welcoming the WHO experts that will be supporting the Ministry of Health and other agencies in their response to COVID-19. Download Report: https://bit.ly/3h1bGPu South Africa is stepping up hygiene in health facilities to protect against…

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Coronavirus - Mozambique: Market and Price Monitoring

Formal and informal imports (commonly called mukheristas) mainly from South Africa are being negatively affected by travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Overview • According to the behavior of basic food prices in June, important variations were detected in urban markets monitored by INFOCOM and rural markets monitored by SIMA (maize grain, manufactured corn flour, imported rice, butter beans, vegetable oil and sugar); • In some rural markets monitored by SIMA, there…

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Coronavirus: South African hospital thinks outside the box to boost COVID-19 testing

Through their innovative testing booths, they have been able to screen thousands of people and increased COVID-19 testing in their area by more than 400%

In South Africa’s Wesfleur Hospital — a 50-bed public facility in the Western Cape, 25 miles north of Cape Town — staff are refashioning security booths into makeshift COVID-19 testing centers. Front windows are replaced with plexiglass, and two holes are made in the plastic to fit the arms of…

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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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Coronavirus - Mozambique: World Health Organization - 17 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Mozambique

Seven (7) cases were confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the National Institute of Health (INS)

Mozambique has registered seven (7) new positive cases for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, increasing the total number of confirmed cases to seventeen (17), in which nine (9) are local transmissions, announced the Ministry of Health of Mozambique. The National Director for Public Health, Dr. Rosa Marlene,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19, Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 6

Three new countries in the WHO African Region, including Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe and South Sudan have reported confirmed COVID-19 cases

Situation update The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to rapidly expand through the African continent. Since our last situation report on 1 April 2020 (External Situation Report 5), three new countries in the WHO African Region, including Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe and South Sudan have reported confirmed COVID-19…

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Coronavirus - Africa: WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies Week 14

Cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly and spreading geographically across the WHO African Region, with 45 (96%) of the 47 countries in the Region now reporting cases

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 111 events in the region. This week’s main articles cover key new and ongoing events, including: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the WHO African Region Ebola virus disease…

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Coronavirus - Africa: WHO concerned as COVID-19 cases accelerate in Africa

To contain COVID-19, many countries in Africa are implementing measures, which restrict gatherings and the movement of people

With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries. For instance, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where COVID-19 cases were at…

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WHO Africa Media Leader Briefing on COVID-19 with support of the World Economic Forum

The briefing is on-the-record and organized with support from the World Economic Forum as part of the COVID Action Platform

I would like to invite you to join an online media briefing today, Thursday 19 March, at 13:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) / 14:00 Central European Time / 15:00 Central Africa Time (16:00 East Africa time) with experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) on COVID-19 in Africa. The briefing…