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Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 Update (1st April 2020)

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5,406 cases on the African continent. In the past 24 hours, three new countries have reported cases of COVID-19 in World Health Organization (WHO) African Region...

Rapid Response Teams are racing against the spread of COVID in...

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Download logoWhen the Kenyan Government announced the country’s first case of COVID-19, clinician Jackson Njoroge was already hard at work.  He and his colleagues...

Borno closes Lassa fever outbreak, briefs Media on COVID-19

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Following concerted partners’ response, led by the World Health Organization, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Salihu Kwayabura has declared an end of Lassa fever...

Coronavirus – Africa: World Health Organization (WHO) & Partners are Supporting...

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Early detection is vital to containing the #COVID19 pandemic on the continent. @WHO & partners are supporting surveillance activities across the African Region including...

Nigeria Commemorates 2020 World TB Day while responding to COVID-19 outbreak

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Download logoNigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, during a Press briefing to commemorate the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, also emphasized the need to...

Coronavirus – Africa: World Health Organization (WHO) urges African countries to...

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Download logoThe African region is witnessing a rapid rise in the number of reported confirmed COVID-19 cases, with a 25% daily increase over the...

Coronavirus: Algeria’s main lab anchors COVID-19 response

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Download logoWhen a sample sent to the referral laboratory in the capital Algiers gave a positive result, the Ministry of Health announced Algeria’s first...

Coronavirus – Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Head of State...

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Download logoOn the front line of the response to Covid 19, the President of the Republic, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, today brought together the...

Watch a video demonstration of hand-washing using a tippy tap

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Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But not everyone has access to running water at all...

Coronavirus – Ghana: WHO donates Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the...

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WHO has donated PPEs to the Ministry of Health as part of efforts to support COVID-19 Outbreak Response in Ghana.  The official handing over...
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