South Africa's vaccination drive regains pace after unrest
South Africa’s acting health minister says the country's COVID-19 vaccination campaign is regaining momentum after being disrupted  by a week of riots sparked by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

One by One, African Countries Dismantle Colonial-Era Death Penalty Laws
In a unanimous vote by lawmakers, Sierra Leone became the 23rd African country to abolish capital punishment. Critics called it an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Minister - High Number of KZN Riot Detainees Test Positive for Coronavirus
[Daily Maverick] The government has sounded the alarm as a high number of those arrested over last week's riots have tested positive for Covid-19. Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says also that they fear people with symptoms will not come forward as they could be arrested. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: 2.5 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine to Arrive On Monday
[AIM] Maputo -- The first batch of the 11 million doses of vaccine against Covid-19 promised by Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on 15 July will arrive in the country next Monday, according to Health Minister Armindo Tiago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Unvaccinated TelOne Workers On Forced Leave
[New Zimbabwe] STATE-OWNED telecommunications operator, TelOne, has advised all employees not vaccinated against Covid-19 to take leave to reduce their exposing other workers to the global pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: New Record for Number of New Covid-19 Cases
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Thursday reported a new record for the number of cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease diagnosed in a single 24 hour period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Minister Blade Nzimande Congratulates Biovac for Appointment to Manufacture and Distribute Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Within Africa
[Govt of SA] Minister Nzimande congratulates Biovac for having been appointed to manufacture and distribute Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 vaccine doses within Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi - South Africa Response to Covid-19 Pandemic On 23 July 2021
[Govt of SA] Remarks by Acting Minister of Health Mmamoloko Kubayi: Media briefing on SA response to Covid-19 pandemic 23 July 2021 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Passes Third Wave Peak, Threat of a New Surge Looms
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has passed the peak of the Coronavirus third wave, which has infected over two million people, Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Plans to Vaccinate At Least 400 000 People Per Day
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa's vaccination programme is picking up pace, as the country aims to surpass the 300 000 target and inoculate at least 400 000 people per day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Chief Medical Officer Takes Covid Awareness to Maryland
[New Dawn] Maryland County -- Deputy Minister of Health and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Francis Kateh has urged citizens of Maryland County, Southeast Liberia to observe all health protocols prescribed by the Ministry and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: ULCHS, Yale, and Vanderbilt Announce USAID U.S.$15 Million Health Research Grant
[New Dawn] The United States Agency for International Development or USAID announced a US$15 million project aimed at establishing a public-private-academic hub for research utilization in the Liberian health sector. The funds are part of USAID's Bringing Research to Impact for Development, Global Engagement, and Utilization (BRIDGE-U) partnership project. Collaboratively, Yale University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences (ULCHS) will create the Center for Teaching, Lear (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Politic V.s Health
[New Republic] In Liberia, politics is strongly going against health as government officials have chosen the path of playing politics with the health of ordinary Liberians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: IMF - SBA With Egypt Achieved Major Targets During Covid
[Egypt Online] Experts at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) with Egypt, offered during the period from June 2020-2021 has achieved its major targets in terms of maintaining the macro-economic stability during the coronavirus pandemic as well as helping advance key main structural reforms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Egypt Reports 44 New Coronavirus Cases, 5 Fatalities
[Egypt Online] The Health Ministry said Thursday night that 44 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 283,906. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Covid-19 - Gabes Logs 142 More Infections
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Gabes governorate had logged 142 more COVID-19 infections from 341 test, taking the caseload to 16,965, including 15,777 recoveries, Preventive Health Director Yahya Hamdi stated to TAP on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Covid-19 - Kef Sees Surge in Number of Fatalities and Infections
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 9 COVID-related fatalities and 133 more infections were logged in the Kef governorate from 283 tests conducted on July 21, according to the local health directorate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt to Roll Out Immunisation Campaign Targeting Children
[New Times] The Ministry of Health, through Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), plans to carry out an extensive catch-up immunisation campaign targeting children who have missed out on basic childhood vaccinations during lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Mombasa County Moves to Avert Looming Health Crisis
[Nation] The Mombasa County government has moved to avert a health crisis by calling for an urgent meeting with its health workers following a strike notice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: President Kenyatta Calls for Intensification of Fight Against Malaria in Africa
[Capital FM] KILIFI, Kenya, July 22, 2021, -President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for the intensification of fight against malaria and other diseases ravaging Africa even as the continent tackles Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Halts Judges' Interviews
[The Herald] The public interviews of candidates nominated for the nine positions of the judge of the High Court have been deferred until further notice, the Judicial Service Commission has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Nearly 6.4 Million Covid-19 Cases Across Continent
[allAfrica] As of July 23 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  6,368,328 while over 41,619,926 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Health Committee Chairperson Commends Department for Vaccination Progress
[Parliament of South Africa] The Portfolio Committee on Health received a virtual briefing from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) yesterday on the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines; further findings/data on vaccines; the use of Ivermectin and an update on the court ruling; and on the application process for vaccine manufacturers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates Available From Chanjo Platform, PS Mochache Says
[Nation] Kenyans who have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 will be able to travel abroad as long as they have a certificate, says the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: MoH Reports 139 More Covid-19 Fatalities and 2,308 Infections On July 21
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 139 COVID-19 fatalities had been reported on July 21, taking the death toll in Tunisia to 18,052, the Health Ministry said Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Chitungwiza Shuts Sub Office Over Covid-19 Case
[The Herald] Municipal Reporter (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Unvaccinated TelOne Staff Sent On Leave, Physical Meetings Suspended
[The Herald] LANDLINE phone and data service operator, TelOne, has directed its unvaccinated staff to go on leave with immediate and withdrew the Covid-19 allowance for all those the same category, as part mitigation measures against the spread of the deadly pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Vaccine Imbalance Creates a Two-Track Pandemic - WHO
[The Herald] The World Health Organisation (WHO), has urged the world to come together to address imbalances affecting Covid -19 vaccines distribution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cricket Ireland Postpones Visit to Zimbabwe Again Due to Covid-19
[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe national cricket team's planned tour to Ireland next month for three one-day internationals in August has been postponed again because of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Claims 62 More Lives
[The Herald] The country recorded 62 more deaths and 2 705 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24-hour reporting cycle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Increases Vaccination Sites
[The Herald] The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is engaging 18 private health institutions to turn their facilities into vaccination centres as the province scales up the inoculation drive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: In-Focus - How to Protect Hospitalised Infants From Dangerous Germs
[spotlight] Every few years it seems we see headlines of infants contracting dangerous infections in hospitals and in some cases dying of these infections. In January last year, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed an outbreak of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella infections in infants at Tembisa Hospital in Gauteng. In 2018, there was an outbreak at Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital in Gauteng and in 2016 at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 23, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Vaccine Inequity to Affect Socio-Economic Recovery in Low Income Countries
[The Herald] Vaccine inequity has clearly put a thick line between the haves and have nots. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Prisons Embark On Vaccination As 17 Inmates, Officers Succumb to Covid-19
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe Prison Correctional Services (ZPCS) says it has escalated its Covid-19 vaccination programmes among inmates and prison officers to combat the spread of the deadly pandemic which has hit its jails. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: PHIL Ends Two Days Advocacy Engagement
[New Republic] Public Health Initiative Liberia (PHIL) has ended a two-day strategic advocacy retreat with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to advance strategies to engage the government of Liberia, on the implementation of its commitment to protect and promote the health, well-being and rights of women, children and adolescents, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Screentime Can Make You Feel Sick - Here Are Ways to Manage Cybersickness
[The Conversation Africa] Do you ever feel like the light of your computer screen is burrowing into your eyes and making your head pulse? Or feel dizzy or nauseous after looking at your phone? While you might think these sensations are just eye strain or fatigue from looking at your screen for too long, they're actually symptoms of a condition called cybersickness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Vaccine Manufacturing Capacity in Africa Is Urgent
[East African] The Group of Seven (G7), at the G7 Summit in Cornwall, recently committed to immediately share at least 870 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, supporting global access and helping to end the acute phase of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Demand for Covid-19 Jabs Overwhelms Gweru Nurses
[The Herald] GWERU City Council has 31 vacant positions for nurses at its clinics, a development that has contributed to delays in the mass vaccination drive in the Midlands Capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Govt's Desire to Make Zambia Food Secure Impressive
[Times of Zambia] Government must be commended for continuing to deliver agriculture inputs on time especially to farmers being supported through the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Salutes Churches for Supporting Covid-19 Fight
[Nyasa Times] Deputy Minister of Health and Population, Chrissie Kalamula Kanyasho, has hailed faith-based charitable organizations for playing a crucial role in the country's response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Man Found With Human Remains
[The Herald] Senior Court Reporter (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Brain Drain Is a Hidden Tax On the Countries Left Behind
[The Conversation Africa] Dr John Baptist Mukasa, or JB Neuro, as his colleagues called him, "was always at the beck and call of everyone who needed neurosurgical care", according to his colleague Dr Sabrina Kitaka. Mukasa's death from COVID on June 29, in the middle of Uganda's most lethal wave so far, robbed the country's medical fellowship of a friend and a mentor. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Continent's Covid-19 'Third Wave' Not Yet Over, Vaccine Inequity Threatens All - WHO
[UN News] Although new COVID-19 cases in Africa have slowed following an eight-week surge, this "small step forward" could be short-lived, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: We Created a Tool to Help Predict Covid-19 Increases in African Countries
[The Conversation Africa] One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from COVID-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day. We are awash in information, but everyone wants to distil insight that makes sense from this. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Spacewatch: UAE ’s Hope Mars mission hits first anniversary
Hope ’s scientific mission is to study atmosphere and climate of Mars and is remarkable successIt is one year since the United Arab Emirates launched theHope spacemission from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima prefecture, in south-west Japan, to begin its journey to Mars.By 9 February 2021, Hope had crossed 493m km of space and performed the Mars Orbit Insertion (MOI) manoeuvre. On 23 March, Hope manoeuvred into its final operating orbit, a highly elliptical path that carried it from 20,000km to 43,000km in altitude above Mars, and, after a period of commissioning the instruments, science operations began on ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Mars United Arab Emirates Space Middle East and North Africa Science World news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Expresses Fear Over Possible Delta Variant-Induced Covid-19 Spike
[This Day] The federal government has cautioned against a possible upsurge in COVID-19 cases that may be propelled by the spread of the new Delta variant of the virus recently discovered in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 60 Killed, 698 Infected As Cholera Ravages Abuja
[Vanguard] Abuja -- The death toll in communities hit by the severe faecal-oral gastro intestinal infection, Cholera, in the nation's capital Abuja, has now risen to 60, Vanguard has learned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 4,000 Children Orphaned By Covid-19 in 16 Months - World Bank
[This Day] An estimated 4,000 Nigerian children were orphaned by the COVID-19 pandemic between March 2020 and July 2021, the World Bank has revealed in a new report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malnutrition Among Children Is Rife - What Must Be Done
[The Conversation Africa] Malnutrition is one of world's major public health and development concerns. In Nigeria, the situation is dire. Currently, UNICEF says 5 in 10 children under five years old suffer from the effects of being malnourished. This has an overarching impact on the lives, future and productivity of Nigerian children. Ogechi Ekeanyanwu, from The Conversation Africa, asked Blessing Akombi-Inyang, a maternal and child health expert, to explain the reasons for this high rate of malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: Africa ‘third wave’ not yet over, while vaccine inequity threatens all
Although new COVID-19 cases in Africa have slowed following an eight-week surge, this “small step forward” could be short-lived, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news