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Southern Africa faces uptick in COVID-19 cases
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Southern Africa faces uptick in COVID-19 cases

Although cases have risen, hospitalization in South Africa remains low
World Health Organization
By WHO
Composite photo of three people, a woman at left, and two men to the right.
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New UN-MultiChoice campaign to help fight COVID-19 fatigue

‘Together We Can’ by MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) alumni shares a public-service announcement (PSA) on safety protocols
Second Lady of Ghana receives COVID-19 vaccine.
Health

15 African countries hit 10% COVID-19 vaccination goal

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.
World Health Organization
By WHO
Mass vaccination tent at Treichville Stadium, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Health

Global COVID-19 Summit: Which way Africa?

Following the US-hosted Summit, Dr. Githinji Gitahi, the Group CEO of Amref Health Africa, says Africa should be outraged that barely 4 per cent of its population is fully vaccinated, outlines 5 steps to end the vaccine injustice.
a nurse administers a second COVID-19 dose.
Health

Pivotal point in Africa's COVID-19 third wave

WHO urges African countries to urgently ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations as the squeeze on vaccine shipments eases.
World Health Organization
By WHO
Health

COVID-19 deaths in Africa surge

Namibia, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia accounted for 83% of the new deaths recorded in the past week.
World Health Organization
By WHO
COVID-19 cases surge in Africa, near first wave peak.
Health

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

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.
World Health Organization
By WHO
Limited supplies slow COVID-19 vaccination in Africa
Health

Limited supplies slow COVID-19 vaccination in Africa

Only 38 million vaccines have been received on the continent of about 1.2 billion people.
Jewel Taylor, Vice President of Liberia.
Economic Development

Liberia's Vice President Jewel Taylor calls for an African industrial revolution

In an interview with Africa Renewal, Ms. Taylor also discusses Liberia's development priorities.
Man receiving COVID-19 vaccine.
Health

Togo: Using digital tools to fight COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable

Government uses tech to contact trace, send money to the poor during lockdown, and now for vaccination rollout.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Abuja, Nigeria.
Health

Nigeria: COVID-19 vaccine rollout kicks off in Africa’s most populous country

First batch of COVAX vaccines arrived in March, country aims to inoculate 70% of 200 million people by 2022.
Viral Facts Africa initiative to combat dangerous health misinformation
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Viral Facts Africa initiative to combat dangerous health misinformation

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.
World Health Organization
By WHO
Goal of the Month | March 2021: Gender Equality
Gender

“A crisis with a woman’s face”

— United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres.
Behind the camera capturing the scene
Youth

‘Misinformation can be deadly’

— Kamva Namba (South Africa)
An image of Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi.
Economic Development

New AU chair DRC’s President Felix Tshisekedi sets ambitious agenda for 2021

Top priorities are COVID-19, the AfCFTA, peace, climate change, integration, gender equality and promoting African culture.
An image of An image of Wavel Ramkalawan, political leaders and health workers took the COVID-19
Health

COVID-19: African countries scramble for vaccines

Rich countries hoard available and future vaccines, as poor countries wait.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
16 Days of Activism

Let’s all UNiTE to end violence during COVID-19 and beyond

Message by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Verified: MultiChoice joins war against COVID-19 misinformation.
Culture and Education

VERIFIED: MultiChoice Group joins global effort against COVID-19 misinformation

Pan-African TV subscription platform engages young creatives to fight fake information
Nurse Alepher Matemba Banda responding to national helpline on GBV.
16 Days of Activism

Malawi: Health hotline helping survivors of gender-based violence

Nurse Alepher Matemba Banda responds on national GBV helpline.
Joseph Gabayo
Healthcare

We are not giving up hope

— Joseph Gabayo, Ambulance Driver (Botswana).
A student takes part in a virtual learning during COVID-19
Education

WHO, UNICEF urge safe school reopening in Africa

Urge governments to take measures to limit the spread of the virus.
World Health Organization
By WHO
The Noguchi Advanced Research Laboratories, Ghana where samples of COVID-19 are tested.
Health

Africa marks six months of COVID-19

The virus is now moving from high density urban areas to to rural areas with lower population density.
World Health Organization
By WHO
UN Photo/Manuel Elias
Health

UNAIDS Chief Winnie Byanyima: Preventing new HIV infections a top priority

— Ms. Winnie Byanyima is the new Executive Director of the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
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