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More Women Giving Birth At Home Due to Covid-19

More Women Giving Birth At Home Due to Covid-19

-More child bearing women and girls prefer home delivery over going to health facilities for safe delivery, stakeholders in the health sector have said. And this is largely due to fear of contracting the Covid-19 virus, they added. The situation is even worse in rural Liberia where access to health facility for women has always […]

South Africa Moves to Adjusted Alert Level 2 As President Pleads With Nation to Get the Vaccine

South Africa Moves to Adjusted Alert Level 2 As President Pleads With Nation to Get the Vaccine

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday night announced that South Africa was moving to Adjusted Alert Level 2 of lockdown regulations, allowing for a number of restrictions on movement, gathering and alcohol sales to be lifted. Lockdown restrictions will be eased from Monday morning to allow for larger gatherings, longer trading hours for alcohol sales and […]

Covid-19 Death Toll Nears 200,000 Across Continent

Covid-19 Death Toll Nears 200,000 Across Continent

 As of September 6, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 7,896,315 while over 69,075,350 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 199,265 and  7,081,574 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,819,945 and 83,419 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (884,085), Tunisia ( 674,047), Libya (315,418), Ethiopia (314,984), Egypt […]

Love, Tech and Online Abuse Of Women In The Time Of Coronavirus

Love, Tech and Online Abuse Of Women In The Time Of Coronavirus

 When Priya’s boyfriend posted a nude photo of her online, he told her it would give her a confidence boost by making her an object of desire for other men. Instead, she felt powerless knowing that someone she loved had shared an intimate photo without her consent. “He said all these people dream of having […]

Bangladesh Starts COVID-19 Vaccine Drive For Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh Starts COVID-19 Vaccine Drive For Rohingya Refugees

Bangladesh began vaccinating thousands of Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday in the world’s largest refugee settlement amid a surge in COVID-19 infections in the country, officials said. Aid workers have long warned of a potential humanitarian disaster if there is a significant outbreak in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, the border district where over a million Rohingya […]

Continent Nears Six Million Covid-19 Recoveries

Continent Nears Six Million Covid-19 Recoveries

As of August 2, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 6,746,085 while over 46,413,600 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 171,029 and  5,900,014  people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,456,184 and 72,191 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (629,717), Tunisia (595,532), Egypt (284,311), Ethiopia (280,565), […]

Biden Pushes Cash Reward To Get Vaccinated, New Rules For Federal Workers

Biden Pushes Cash Reward To Get Vaccinated, New Rules For Federal Workers

President Joe Biden on Thursday urged local governments to pay people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and set new rules requiring federal workers to provide proof of vaccination or face regular testing, mask mandates and travel restrictions. The measures are Biden’s latest attempt to spur reluctant Americans to get vaccinated as the Delta variant of […]

We’re All at Risk of Developing PTSD from the COVID-19 Pandemic

We’re All at Risk of Developing PTSD from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ariel is Chinese American and a survivor of domestic violence — and the coronavirus pandemic has taken a painful toll on her mental health. It has created “a unique intersection in a time where racism against Chinese civilians is high, and domestic violence rates are increasing,” she tells InStyle. Ariel, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) three years ago, is one of many women across […]

Pfizer, BioNTech Agree to Produce Covid-19 Vaccine for Africa

Pfizer, BioNTech Agree to Produce Covid-19 Vaccine for Africa

Pfizer and BioNTech have reached an agreement with a South African company to produce their COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Africa, the biotechnology companies said Wednesday. The Biovac Institute in Cape Town will manufacture 100 million doses of the vaccine annually starting in 2022. The company will mix vaccine ingredients it receives from Europe, place […]

Nearly 39 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

Nearly 39 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

As of July 16 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 6,115,401 while over 38,546,648 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 155,455 and 5,313,275 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,253,240 and 65,972 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (549,844), Tunisia (526,487), Egypt (283,490), Ethiopia (277,443), Libya (214,568) […]

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