Africa: Over 2.7 Million Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Across Continent

As of December 31, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 2,728,817. Reported deaths in Africa reached 64,771 and 2,278,265 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,039,161 – and 28,033 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (437,332), Tunisia (137,216), Egypt (136,644), Ethiopia (123,856), and Libya (99,935). For the latest totals, see […]

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Nigeria: Over 10 Million Children in Nigeria, 6 Others May Face Acute Malnutrition in 2021, UNICEF Warns

By Urowayino Jeremiah An estimated 10.4 million children in seven countries, including Nigeria, will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement on Wednesday. “As 2021 approaches, UNICEF is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of 10.4 million children projected to suffer from acute malnutrition next year […]

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Nigeria: Nigerian Hospital Sacks Nurse for Speaking About Healthcare Workers Welfare

By Adejumo Kabir Oluwafunke Ajibola is the Treasurer of the Nigerian Nurses & Midwifery of Nigeria (NANNM) in OOUTH. A principal nursing officer (PNO) at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), in Sagamu, Ogun State, Ajibola Oluwafunke, has been sacked for speaking on the welfare of nurses on a radio interview. Mrs Ajibola, who is the […]

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Africa: WHO Urges Greater Surveillance As New Covid-19 Variants Emerge

World Health Organization (Geneva) Brazzaville — With the recent emergence in the African region of new COVID-19 variants which seem to have higher transmissibility, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on countries to boost genomic surveillance and analysis through the African genome sequencing laboratory network to detect any new mutations and strengthen the efforts to […]

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