Zimbabwe: Chiwenga Appointment As Health Minister Draws Mixed Reactions
[263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed vice President Constantino Chiwenga as the new health and child care minister replacing Dr Obadiah Moyo who was expelled after being implicated in corruption scandals involving COVID-19 funds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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East Africa: Covid-19 Has Not Changed Terror Threats in East Africa, Africom Says
[Nation] Terror threats on Kenya and the region remain as they were before the Covid-19 pandemic, the US Africa Command (Africom) has said.Violent extremist organisations like Al-Shabaab are still looking for opportunities that will emerge with the pandemic to accomplish their missions."We cannot underestimate the threat the organisations pose. They are resilient, patient and willing to look for chances that emerge...and recruit members," Africom's Special Operations head Dagvin R.M. Anderson said during a virtual (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Laments Disaster-Plagued Term of Office
[263Chat] President Emerson Mnangagwa has lamented over the country's political crisis, blaming "a divisive opposition" and Western sanctions for his government's failure to deliver an economic turnaround. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: Mpofu Clocks 19th Day in Quarantine
[The Herald] Zanu-PF secretary for administration Cde Obert Mpofu, who is in self-isolation, says he will use his new twitter handle to engage on the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the country and has since claimed more than 70 lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Investigates Drug Stores Over Covid-19 Drugs Price Hike
[Premium Times] Federal authorities in Nigeria are investigating some drug stores in the country over outrageous hiking of prices of hydroxychloroquine, a controversial anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: World Health Organization Surge Team to Arrive
[WHO] Geneva -- The South African COVID-19 response will soon be bolstered by a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Professionals Welcome Chiwenga's Appointment
[263Chat] The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) and the Senior Hospital Doctors Association have welcomed the appointment of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga as the Minister of Health and Child Care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: 'Chiwenga's Military Background Ideal for Health Ministry'
[263Chat] Norton Member of Parliament, Temba Mliswa together with opposition leader, Linda Masarira have hailed the appointment of Vice President (VP), Constantino Chiwenga as Health Minister saying military discipline characteristic with his background will come in handy as far as bringing order to the portfolio is concerned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Ubuntu Booth Prioritises Frontline Healthcare Workers
[UCT] "We believe that a person is a person through another person; that my humanity is caught up, bound up inextricably, with yours. When I dehumanise you, I inexorably dehumanise myself." This is Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's definition of ubuntu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Donates 2,000 Tonnes Coal to Hospitals in Matabeleland
[The Herald] Five hospitals in Matabeleland yesterday received 2 000 tonnes of coal donated by President Mnangagwa for cooking and other hospital operations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Appoints VP Chiwenga As New Health Minister
[The Herald] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has, with immediate effect, been appointed the new Minister of Health and Child Care by President Mnangagwa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Lack of Covid-19 Testing Affects Responder's Knowledge of Spread - Rescue Committee
[IRC] Confirmed COVID cases across African countries have risen by 500% in the past two months and more than doubled in July, amidst dire testing shortfalls and poor access to data on the actual extent of the pandemic in crisis-affected countries on the continent. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) fears that our COVID response is fighting the epidemic in the dark, and COVID-19 cases are much higher than official numbers suggest. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: Sperm Fooled Scientists For 350 Years - They Don't Swim!
[The Conversation Africa] Sperm actually move like a spinning top. Yurchanka Siarhei/ Shutterstock Hermes Gad êlha, University of Bristol (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: 'President Values Lives of All Zimbabweans'
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa values the lives of all Zimbabweans and has put in place measures to ensure that all citizens come back home during the dark phase spawned by the Covid-19 pandemic and no country should lecture Zimbabwe on this, Government officials and political analysts have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: Lockdown Slows Down Illegal Miners' Violence, Gold Production - Report
[New Zimbabwe] The surge in machete violence in the gold sector started receding when government announced a national lockdown, which commenced on 30 March, Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Kenya: Qatar Resumes 14 Weekly Flights to Nairobi
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Qatar Airways has resumed 14 weekly flights to Kenya's capital Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: Continent Nears 1 Million Covid-19 Cases, With 21,100 Dead
[allAfrica] As of August 5, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 978,527. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Morocco: Football Resumes Amid Covid-19 Threat
[Nation] All eyes in Africa are on Morocco after football action resumed in the North African country amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with outstanding top-flight matches being staged last weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ruling Party Dismisses Claims Muchinguri Covid-19 Positive
[New Zimbabwe] ZANU-PF has denied social media claims its national chair and Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri tested positive for Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: WHO Experts Head to South Africa as Covid-19 Cases Rise
[SAnews.gov.za] The first team of experts from the World Health Organisation, who will assist South Africa in its fight against Coronavirus, is set to arrive in the country today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: President Tests Negative for Covid-19, 3 Cabinet Ministers Test Positive - Govt
[Foroyaa] State House said in a statement the President of the Gambia has tested negative for the deathly COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Records Highest Covid-19 Recoveries
[Nation] Kenya announced Tuesday that 587 people had recovered from Covid-19, the highest number of recoveries in the country since it recorded its first positive case on March 13. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Botswana: No Court Hearings During Lockdown Except Urgent Ones
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- With effect from August 3, there were no court hearings except for urgent applications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Body That Was Mistaken for That of Cleric Who Died of Covid-19 Exhumed
[Nairobi News] Health officials in Vihiga county, Kisasi village, Shamakhokho location were forced to exhume the body of a stranger who was buried instead of a cleric who died after testing positive for Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Cases Rise By 304 to 44,433
[This Day] Nigeria has recorded 304 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 44,433 the number of confirmed cases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Sets Aside Money for Malawi Prison Warders Risk Allowances Amid Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] Government says it has set aside money for risk allowances for prison warders in view of the raging Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Homa Bay Health Workers' Strike Enters Second Day
[Nation] The public health sector in Homa Bay is in shambles after medics downed their tools Monday over unpaid salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Gambia: Government Temporarily Closes Non-Essential Public Places for 90 Days
[Foroyaa] Consistent with the powers vested in the Health Minister by Regulation No.6 of the Public Health (Dangerous Infectious Diseases) Protection Regulations 2020, the Gambia Government has announced with immediate effect, the temporal closure of all Non-Essential Public Places for 90 days. The announcement came after the country experienced a daily increase of people contracting the deathly COVID-19 disease, with the country now recording over four hundred confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus with nine deat (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers 95 New Cases, One New Death From Covid-19 Bringing Total Confirmed Cases to 498
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has registered ninety-five new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of cases ever confirmed in the country to four hundred and ninety-eight. One new death was also registered which also brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to nine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: Govt Warns Hospitals Demanding Covid-19 Test Records From New Patients
[New Zimbabwe] Government has warned all public and private hospitals refusing to admit patients who present without Covid-19 test results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: MP Mnangagwa Tests Positive for Covid-19
[New Zimbabwe] ZANU-PF Harare South Member of Parliament Tongai Mnangagwa has become the first prominent person in the country to announce testing positive for Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Kamuzu Hospital Runs Out of Isolation Space As Covid-19 Cases Soar
[Nyasa Times] Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe has run out of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic isolation space and treatment centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: #July31 Organiser Ngarivhume Disowns Twitter Account
[New Zimbabwe] Transform Zimbabwe leader and organiser of the foiled July 31 anti-government protests, Jacob Ngarivhume has disowned a Twitter handle the state claims he used to spread his call for national protests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: Bodies Decomposing At Marondera General Hospital
[New Zimbabwe] At least 12 bodies lie unclaimed at Marondera General Hospital and are now reaching an advanced state of decomposition due to malfunctioning of mortuary refrigerators. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Rewards Military Doctor Who Wrote Prescription After His VP Sacking
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has rewarded with a top government job, top soldier Air Commodore Jasper Chimedza who wrote his prescription when the now Zimbabwe incumbent got fired as Vice President by then-President Robert Mugabe November 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: Mbare Musika Vegetable Market Now Hotspot for Covid-19 - Minister
[New Zimbabwe] Mbare vegetable market has been recorded as one of the hotspots for Covid-19, Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Beitbridge Border Shut Down As 12 Officials Test Covid-19 Positive
[New Zimbabwe] Twelve Zimbabwe Beitbridge boarder officials have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, causing the brief closure of the border to facilitate disinfection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Appoints Health Secretary
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has appointed Air Commodore Jasper Chimedza as permanent secretary for Health and Child Care with immediate effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Warns Hospitals Against Turning Patients Away
[263Chat] The number of people who succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe has risen sharply since the country began recording triple digit numbers with 70 already confirmed dead as of Sunday 2 August 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: Covid-19 - AU, APO Group Partner to Increase Reach in African Media
[African Union] Lausanne -- This support by the APO Group will complement the weekly press briefings that the Africa CDC has been holding every Thursday since March 2020 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Kenya: Cartels Block Locally Made Covid-19 Kits in Tender Wars
[Nation] First, the Covid-19 billions split the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and the National Influenza Centre -- two institutions that are at the heart of testing for coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Workers Vow to Continue With Strike Despite Mnangagwa Plea
[263Chat] Health workers have vowed to continue with their strike over salaries despite pleas for their return to work from President Emmerson Mnangagwa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: The ANC's Tender Love - How Covid-19 Became the Golden Goose That Kept On Giving
[Daily Maverick] Covid-19 came. The music stopped. Who will be the comrades' saviour this time? Step forward our golden goose. Give us our tender golden eggs. The tender goose hasn't stopped giving, not even in the throes of a pandemic. The comrades can't afford to see it self-quarantining. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: National Assembly Speaker Considering Requests for Parliament to Address Covid-19 Corruption Allegations
[Parliament of South Africa] Parliament's National Assembly (NA) Speaker Ms Thandi Modise has received requests from the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for Parliament to address the allegations of corruption around COVID-19 relief measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Haufiku Denies Itula Party Rumours
[Namibian] Former health minister Bernard Haufiku, whose appointment as special adviser to the Presidency on health was terminated on Monday, has denied allegations that he is poised for the vice president position in the newly formed political party the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: WFP Appeals for U.S.$250 Million to Alleviate Hunger
[The Herald] With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for an additional US$250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at-risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Nears 1 Million Covid-19 Cases, With 20,628 Dead
[allAfrica] As of August 4, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 968,612. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Data Collection Remains Challenge - Burton
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Due to COVID-19 health protocols, data collection has remained the greatest challenge for Statistics Botswana. This was revealed by Statistician General, Dr Burton Mguni at the ongoing COVID-19 updates on the impact of the pandemic on his organisation's operations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Kenya: Spike in Covid-19 Deaths as Young People Succumb
[Nation] Covid-19 claimed almost 200 lives last month, with the national toll now inching closer to 400. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Kenya: Covid-19 - Kenya Paid Double for Protective Kits
[Nation] Kenya bought Covid-19 supplies at grossly inflated prices, handing billions of shillings in quick profits to a few individuals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news