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Hundreds Of Girls, Women Have Disappeared During Pandemic In Peru

Hundreds Of Girls, Women Have Disappeared During Pandemic In Peru

More than 900 women and girls have gone missing in Peru during its coronavirus lockdown, a top women’s rights official said on Tuesday, calling for the creation of a national missing persons register to address the “alarming” number of disappearances. Records must be kept to track those who go missing, whether they are found alive […]

Continent Nears 1 Million Covid-19 Cases, With 21,100 Dead

Continent Nears 1 Million Covid-19 Cases, With 21,100 Dead

As of August 5, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 978,527. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 21,100 and recoveries 652,077. South Africa has the most reported cases – 521,318, with deaths numbering 8,884. The next most most-affected countries are Egypt (94,752, Nigeria (44,433), Ghana (37,812) and Algeria (32,504). The numbers […]

South Africans Go Online To Document Police Brutality

South Africans Go Online To Document Police Brutality

Strict enforcement of South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown by police and the army has placed the spotlight on official brutality, a cause of anger among the majority Black population for decades. Now a coalition of human rights organisations called C19 is seeking to document those abuses, hoping the data gathered will drive reform. A new website […]

Covid-19 Could ‘Raise Death Of Women, Children By 50%’

Covid-19 Could ‘Raise Death Of Women, Children By 50%’

The diversion of health workers from maternity services to COVID-19 treatment and care units is threatening the health and lives of pregnant women and new-borns, a report has found. COVID-19 is worsening progress towards 2030 targets to save women’s and children’s lives globally, which was already lagging by about 20 per cent prior to the pandemic, the report says. “Due to […]

Continent Sees Increase Of Nearly 14,000 Covid-19 Cases In 24 Hours

Continent Sees Increase Of Nearly 14,000 Covid-19 Cases In 24 Hours

As of July 29, confirmed the Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 874,035 Reported deaths in Africa have reached 18,497 and recoveries 524,556. South Africa has the most reported cases – 459,761, with deaths numbering 7,257. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (92,947), Nigeria (41,804), Algeria (28,615), and Ghana (34,406). The numbers are compiled […]

Vietnam To Evacuate 80,000 Tourists From Da Nang After Three Residents Contract COVID-19

Vietnam To Evacuate 80,000 Tourists From Da Nang After Three Residents Contract COVID-19

Vietnam is evacuating 80,000 people — mostly local tourists — from the popular resort city of Da Nang after three residents tested positive for coronavirus, the government said. Vietnamese authorities are rushing to nip a potential new outbreak in the bud after the Southeast Asian nation recorded its first locally-transmitted case of Covid-19 in 100 […]

Coronavirus Vaccine Developers Vow Diversity In Clinical Trials

Coronavirus Vaccine Developers Vow Diversity In Clinical Trials

Drugmakers racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine pledged on Tuesday to ensure their larger clinical trials would include diverse sets of volunteers. In prepared remarks for a U.S. congressional hearing, several companies vowed to include broad representation as they prepare to launch studies with thousands of volunteers in the coming months. “Ensuring […]

Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Across Continent Nears 600,000

Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Across Continent Nears 600,000

As of July 13, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 594,954. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 13,245 and recoveries 295,241. South Africa has the most reported cases – 276,242, with deaths numbering 4,079. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (82,070 cases), Nigeria (32,558), Algeria (19,195), and Ghana (24,518). The numbers […]

Rio’s Favelas Turn To Technology To Fight Underreporting Of Coronavirus Cases

Rio’s Favelas Turn To Technology To Fight Underreporting Of Coronavirus Cases

Rio de Janeiro has more than 640 deaths from coronavirus in its favelas, a new information dashboard showed on Thursday, part of an effort to combat underreporting of the disease in the city’s slums. The dashboard, a collection of charts and information arranged in a graphic display, aggregates coronavirus data from about 120 of Rio’s […]

Free Ambulance Helps Save Mothers And Babies In Kenya Lockdown

Free Ambulance Helps Save Mothers And Babies In Kenya Lockdown

As soon as Kenya introduced a coronavirus curfew, Dr Jemimah Kariuki, an obstetrician-gynaecologist at Nairobi’s Kenyatta Hospital started seeing more death and complications. “Every time I went to the hospital it was fewer numbers but more complications…and when women died alone in childbirth, I was like ‘in 2020?’ You are dying? Alone?” she said. Mothers […]

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