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Push for stronger health systems as Africa battles COVID-19

Health Ministers and representatives from African countries gathered this week for the annual World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa voiced concern over...

WHO, UNICEF urge safe school reopening in Africa

The unprecedented and prolonged school closures aimed at keeping students safe from COVID-19 are harming them in other ways, World Health Organization (WHO) and...

WHO urges greater COVID-19 health services in Africa’s humanitarian settings

The World Health Organization (WHO) called for greater access to COVID-19 detection, testing and care among vulnerable populations grappling with the impacts of protracted...

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...

New WHO estimates Up to 190,000 people could die of...

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...

WHO urges countries not to let COVID-19 eclipse other health issues

Public health systems in Africa are coming under severe strain as the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic persists. But as countries battle to bring the outbreak...

Neglected diseases

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kala-azar, is the most severe form of leishmaniasis and, without proper diagnosis and treatment, is associated with high...
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