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Independent Evaluation Of Global COVID-19 Response Amnounced

Independent Evaluation Of Global COVID-19 Response Amnounced

WHO Director-General today announced the initiation of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) to evaluate the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In remarks to WHO Member States, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Panel will be co-chaired by former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark and former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson […]

WHO Urges Caution As Countries In Africa Ease Lockdowns

WHO Urges Caution As Countries In Africa Ease Lockdowns

Three months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in sub-Saharan Africa, the region has made progress in tackling the virus. Many countries implemented lockdowns and key public health measures early and these appear to have helped slow down the spread of the disease. However, there are concerns that if these measures are relaxed […]

The Nigerian Government Okays 5 States, FCT For WHO’s Clinical Trials

The Nigerian Government Okays 5 States, FCT For WHO’s Clinical Trials

The Federal Government has enrolled the Federal Capital Territory, FCT as well as Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Kaduna and Sokoto states in the “solidarity trials”, an international clinical trial to help find a cure for COVID-19 being spearheaded by the World Health Organization, WHO. The government also warned COVID-19 patients in its isolation and treatment centres […]

Up To 190 000 People Could Die Of COVID-19 In Africa If Not Controlled – WHO

Up To 190 000 People Could Die Of COVID-19 In Africa If Not Controlled – WHO

Eighty-three thousand to 190 000 people in Africa could die of COVID-19 and 29 million to 44 million could get infected in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa finds. The research, which is based on prediction modelling, looks […]

Is Coronavirus Airborne? The Answer May Not Be So Simple

Is Coronavirus Airborne? The Answer May Not Be So Simple

Six feet: You’ve heard that measurement everywhere by now—from officials at major health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization; on coronavirus-themed TV commercials; in literally every COVID-19 article circulating the internet. For the most part, we all know that, while we should be staying home, in those moments we […]

COVID-19 Cases Top 10 000 In Africa

COVID-19 Cases Top 10 000 In Africa

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to more than 10 000 and caused more than 500 deaths. While the virus was slow to reach the continent compared to other parts of the world, infection has grown exponentially in recent weeks and continues to spread. Reaching the continent through travellers returning from […]

Botswana Disclaims Corona Virus News

Botswana Disclaims Corona Virus News

The Ministry notes with concern the misleading information circulating on social media particularly Facebook and WhatsApp, about Coronavirus situation in the country. Contrary to circulating information, Botswana as a country has NOT reported any confirmed cases of coronavirus. The country has rather acknowledged five SUSPECTED cases of Coronavirus. Social media users are therefore sensitised to […]

Midwives Assault Pregnant Women At Childbirth

Midwives Assault Pregnant Women At Childbirth

HUNDREDS of women in some low-income countries have been physically abused, discriminated and had medical procedures conducted without their consent as they gave birth in health facilities. A global study established the violations were rife in Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar and Nigeria. Younger, less-educated women were found to be the most at risk of mistreatment, which […]

Ageism In The Workplace

Ageism In The Workplace

Ageism is recognized by the World HealthOrganization as a “prevalent and insidious problem,” and can act as a dangerous employment discrimination tactic, even if it’s unintentional. The fastest-growing segment of the American workforce is employees aged 65 and older, according to AARP, yet new survey results show that a majority of people experience ageism before the age of […]

WHO To Get Rid Of Hepatitis By 2030

WHO To Get Rid Of Hepatitis By 2030

Four years ago the World Health Organisation (WHO) rolled out its global strategy to eliminate hepatitis by 2030 four years ago. Known as a “silent killer” disease, hepatitis is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is a major public health burden. In 2015 the WHO estimated that 328 million people globally were living with hepatitis […]

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