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Southern Africa faces uptick in COVID-19 cases

Southern Africa faces uptick in COVID-19 cases

Term ID: 6622
By: WHO

Africa Renewal: May 2022

Although cases have risen, hospitalization in South Africa remains low
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Although cases have risen, hospitalization in South Africa remains low
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Southern Africa faces uptick in COVID-19 cases
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Over 1 million African children protected by first malaria vaccine

Over 1 million African children protected by first malaria vaccine

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Africa Renewal: May 2022

Ahead of World Malaria Day (25 April), WHO calls for continued innovation to save lives.
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Ahead of World Malaria Day (25 April), WHO calls for continued innovation to save lives.
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Over 1 million African children protected by first malaria vaccine
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Over 1 million African children protected by first malaria vaccine
Health workers receiving members of the public for TB screening in Uganda.

Africa’s fight against TB: the gains and the challenges

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Africa Renewal: April 2022

What is hindering Africa’s efforts to eradicate tuberculosis?
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What is hindering Africa’s efforts to eradicate tuberculosis?
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Health workers receiving members of the public for TB screening in Uganda.
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Health workers receiving members of the public for TB screening in Uganda.
A health worker prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine uptake increases by 15%

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By: WHO

Africa Renewal: March 2022

Around 62 million doses were administered across the continent in February up from 54 million in January.
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Around 62 million doses were administered across the continent in February up from 54 million in January.
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A health worker prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
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A health worker prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccine doses being prepared

New push to drive up Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination

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Africa Renewal: February 2022

Mass vaccination campaigns in 10 priority countries to reach 100 million people by the end of April 2022
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Mass vaccination campaigns in 10 priority countries to reach 100 million people by the end of April 2022
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COVID-19 vaccine doses being prepared
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WHO announces first technology recipients of mRNA vaccine hub with strong support from African and European partners

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Africa Renewal: February 2022

Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia to establish mRNA vaccine production
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Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia to establish mRNA vaccine production
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‘It will be a game changer’ – says WHO Director-General at South African mRNA Technology Transfer Hub

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Africa Renewal: February 2022

The technology will not just for COVID-19 but also for malaria, TB and HIV
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The technology will not just for COVID-19 but also for malaria, TB and HIV
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South Africa’s mRNA hub progress is foundation for self-reliance

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Africa Renewal: February 2022

It will ensure Africa has the production capacity essential for equitable vaccine rollout
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It will ensure Africa has the production capacity essential for equitable vaccine rollout
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Africa on track to control COVID-19 pandemic in 2022

Africa on track to control COVID-19 pandemic in 2022

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Africa Renewal: February 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, the continent’s capacity to manage COVID-19 cases has gradually improved.
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Since the start of the pandemic, the continent’s capacity to manage COVID-19 cases has gradually improved.
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Africa on track to control COVID-19 pandemic in 2022
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Africa on track to control COVID-19 pandemic in 2022
Currently 6 million people are vaccinated on average every week in Africa.

Africa needs to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination six-fold

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By: WHO

Africa Renewal: February 2022

The slow uptake in COVID-19 vaccines in Africa requires global partners and countries to reset their programmes.
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The slow uptake in COVID-19 vaccines in Africa requires global partners and countries to reset their programmes.
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Africa needs to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination six-fold
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Currently 6 million people are vaccinated on average every week in Africa.
Red bins group with symbol infectious in the ...

Tonnes of COVID-19 health care waste pose a challenge

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Africa Renewal: February 2022

WHO says there is an urgent need to improve waste management systems
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WHO says there is an urgent need to improve waste management systems
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Cases drop for first time as Africa’s fourth COVID-19 wave ebbs

Cases drop for first time as Africa’s fourth COVID-19 wave ebbs

Term ID: 6622
By: WHO

Africa Renewal: January 2022

Newly reported cases fell by 20% in the week to 16 January, while deaths dropped by 8%.
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Newly reported cases fell by 20% in the week to 16 January, while deaths dropped by 8%.
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Cases drop for first time as Africa’s fourth COVID-19 wave ebbs
South Sudan receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility

COVAX delivers its 1 billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose

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COVAX is working with governments, manufacturers and partners to ensure that when countries receive vaccines they can get them to people quickly.
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COVAX is working with governments, manufacturers and partners to ensure that when countries receive vaccines they can get them to people quickly.
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South Sudan receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility
Omicron-fuelled COVID-19 surge in Africa plateaus

Omicron-fuelled COVID-19 surge in Africa plateaus

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By: WHO

Africa Renewal: February 2021

So far 30 African countries have detected the Omicron variant.
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So far 30 African countries have detected the Omicron variant.
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Omicron-fuelled COVID-19 surge in Africa plateaus
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Omicron-fuelled COVID-19 surge in Africa plateaus

HIV drug resistance growing

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Africa Renewal: November 2021

WHO releases HIV drug resistance report 2021.
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WHO releases HIV drug resistance report 2021.
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Africa’s sharp increase in diabetes making COVID-19 worse

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Africa Renewal: December 2021

Fighting the diabetes epidemic in Africa as critical as the battle against COVID-19.
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Fighting the diabetes epidemic in Africa as critical as the battle against COVID-19.
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WHO recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for children at risk

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Africa Renewal: October 2021

Historic RTS,S/AS01 recommendation can reinvigorate the fight against malaria.
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Historic RTS,S/AS01 recommendation can reinvigorate the fight against malaria.
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WHO recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for children at risk.
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Second Lady of Ghana receives COVID-19 vaccine.

15 African countries hit 10% COVID-19 vaccination goal

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By: WHO

Africa Renewal: October 2021

Nine, including South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia, had reached the 10% goal at the beginning of September and another six managed to sprint ahead to reach the target this month due to rising vaccine deliveries.
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Nine, including South Africa, Morocco and Tunisia, had reached the 10% goal at the beginning of September and another six managed to sprint ahead to reach the target this month due to rising vaccine deliveries.
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Second Lady of Ghana receives COVID-19 vaccine.
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Second Lady of Ghana receives COVID-19 vaccine.

New study challenges understanding of pandemic preparedness and resilience in Africa

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Results show that high levels of preparedness and resilience should not be equated with low vulnerability.
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Results show that high levels of preparedness and resilience should not be equated with low vulnerability.
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Eight in 10 African countries to miss crucial COVID-19 vaccination goal.

Eight in 10 African countries to miss crucial COVID-19 vaccination goal

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COVID-19 cases are declining slightly but remain stubbornly high.
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COVID-19 cases are declining slightly but remain stubbornly high.
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Eight in 10 African countries to miss crucial COVID-19 vaccination goal.
African countries commit to ending all forms of polio at regional meeting

African countries commit to ending all forms of polio at regional meeting

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Almost 100 million children have been vaccinated against polio since July 2020, after activities were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Almost 100 million children have been vaccinated against polio since July 2020, after activities were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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African countries commit to ending all forms of polio at regional meeting
West Africa COVID-19 deaths surge amid Ebola and other outbreaks.

West Africa COVID-19 deaths surge amid Ebola and other outbreaks

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Vaccine shipments seem to be taking off but Africa is encountering headwinds.
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Vaccine shipments seem to be taking off but Africa is encountering headwinds.
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West Africa COVID-19 deaths surge amid Ebola and other outbreaks.
COVID-19 cases rose by 19% to over 278 000 in the week ending on 1 August.

Record weekly COVID-19 deaths in Africa

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Over 6400 deaths were recorded, a 2% rise compared with the previous week.
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Over 6400 deaths were recorded, a 2% rise compared with the previous week.
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COVID-19 cases rose by 19% to over 278 000 in the week ending on 1 August.
OVAX aims to ship 520 million doses of vaccine to Africa by the end of 2021.

COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa ramp up

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The rise in vaccine shipments comes as Africa sees its second week of falling case numbers after a steep and unbroken eight-week surge.
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The rise in vaccine shipments comes as Africa sees its second week of falling case numbers after a steep and unbroken eight-week surge.
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OVAX aims to ship 520 million doses of vaccine to Africa by the end of 2021.
Health worker vaccinating a client in the Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

Driving COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Ghana’s hard-to-reach communities

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By: WHO

Africa Renewal: August 2021

Ghana was the first country in the world to receive vaccines through COVAX in late February.
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Ghana was the first country in the world to receive vaccines through COVAX in late February.
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Health worker vaccinating a client in the Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana
a nurse administers a second COVID-19 dose.

Pivotal point in Africa's COVID-19 third wave

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WHO urges African countries to urgently ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations as the squeeze on vaccine shipments eases.
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WHO urges African countries to urgently ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations as the squeeze on vaccine shipments eases.
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a nurse administers a second COVID-19 dose.

COVID-19 deaths in Africa surge

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Africa Renewal: July 2021

Namibia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia accounted for 83% of the new deaths recorded in the past week.
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Namibia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia accounted for 83% of the new deaths recorded in the past week.
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The Alpha and Beta variants have been reported in 32 and 27 countries respectively.

Rife COVID-19 variants fuel Africa’s surging wave

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With case numbers doubling every three weeks, the Delta variant is spreading to a growing number of countries.
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With case numbers doubling every three weeks, the Delta variant is spreading to a growing number of countries.
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The Alpha and Beta variants have been reported in 32 and 27 countries respectively.
Africa faces steepest COVID-19 surge yet

Africa faces steepest COVID-19 surge yet

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The COVID-19 upsurge comes as the vaccine supply crunch persists.
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The COVID-19 upsurge comes as the vaccine supply crunch persists.
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Africa faces steepest COVID-19 surge yet
COVID-19 cases surge in Africa, near first wave peak.

COVID-19 cases surge in Africa, near first wave peak

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A lack of adherence to transmission prevention measures has fuelled the new surge that coincides with colder seasonal weather in southern Africa and as more contagious variants spread.
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A lack of adherence to transmission prevention measures has fuelled the new surge that coincides with colder seasonal weather in southern Africa and as more contagious variants spread.
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COVID-19 cases surge in Africa, near first wave peak.
Attitudes towards vaccines and acceptance of vaccination varies across countries and communities.

Nine in 10 African countries set to miss urgent COVID-19 vaccination goal

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Just 2% of the continent’s nearly 1.3 billion people have received one dose and only 9.4 million Africans are fully vaccinated.
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Just 2% of the continent’s nearly 1.3 billion people have received one dose and only 9.4 million Africans are fully vaccinated.
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Attitudes towards vaccines and acceptance of vaccination varies across countries and communities.
Viral Facts Africa initiative to combat dangerous health misinformation

Viral Facts Africa initiative to combat dangerous health misinformation

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Tracking the focus of misinformation circulating on social media is difficult, but African fact-checking organizations say they have debunked more than 1300 misleading reports since the onset of the pandemic.
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Tracking the focus of misinformation circulating on social media is difficult, but African fact-checking organizations say they have debunked more than 1300 misleading reports since the onset of the pandemic.
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Viral Facts Africa initiative to combat dangerous health misinformation
Ebola vaccination is underway in Guinea to curb new outbreak

West African countries ramp up Ebola preparedness

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WHO has disbursed US$ 1.25 million to support the response in Guinea and to reinforce Ebola readiness in Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
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WHO has disbursed US$ 1.25 million to support the response in Guinea and to reinforce Ebola readiness in Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
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Ebola vaccination is underway in Guinea to curb new outbreak
African countries engaging in ground-breaking COVID-19 vaccine initiative

African countries engaging in ground-breaking COVID-19 vaccine initiative

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Governments, private sector and manufacturers working together to procure enough vaccine doses to protect the most vulnerable populations on the continent.
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Governments, private sector and manufacturers working together to procure enough vaccine doses to protect the most vulnerable populations on the continent.
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African countries engaging in ground-breaking COVID-19 vaccine initiative
A laboratory technician tests a blood sample to screen for diseases.

Togo is first African country to end sleeping sickness as a public health problem

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The country's achievement comes after more than two decades of sustained political commitment, surveillance and screening of cases
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The country's achievement comes after more than two decades of sustained political commitment, surveillance and screening of cases
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A laboratory technician tests a blood sample to screen for diseases.
Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

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The last case of wild poliovirus in the region was detected in 2016 in Nigeria.
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The last case of wild poliovirus in the region was detected in 2016 in Nigeria.
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Africa eradicates wild poliovirus
A student takes part in a virtual learning during COVID-19

WHO, UNICEF urge safe school reopening in Africa

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Urge governments to take measures to limit the spread of the virus.
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Urge governments to take measures to limit the spread of the virus.
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A student takes part in a virtual learning during COVID-19
The Noguchi Advanced Research Laboratories, Ghana where samples of COVID-19 are tested.

Africa marks six months of COVID-19

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The virus is now moving from high density urban areas to to rural areas with lower population density.
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The virus is now moving from high density urban areas to to rural areas with lower population density.
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The Noguchi Advanced Research Laboratories, Ghana where samples of COVID-19 are tested.
Ghana has anchored the response on tracing, testing and treatment.

Pooling samples boosts Ghana’s COVID-19 testing

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Ghana has anchored the response on tracing, testing and treatment.
Africa closes in on one million COVID-19 cases

Africa closes in on one million COVID-19 cases

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Africa closes in on one million COVID-19 cases
Africa records over 500 000 COVID-19 cases

Africa records over 500 000 COVID-19 cases

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Africa records over 500 000 COVID-19 cases
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