Malawi: Minister Laments Unfinished Projects
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, has expressed dismay over a number of unfinished projects under her ministry, some of which commenced in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Malawi: Govt Reaffirms Its Commitment to Universal Health Coverage
[Nyasa Times] The Minister of Health and Population Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda has reiterated the government's commitment to delivering quality health services in line with the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) strategies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Over 166,000 Covid-19 Deaths Confirmed Across Continent
[allAfrica] As of July 28 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  6,540,892 while over 41,376,862 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Experts Set Terms to End Lockdown
[Monitor] Government scientists have outlined a raft of targets to be met if the ending 42-day lockdown to stem the spread of Covid-19, is to be lifted instead of being extended. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Efforts to Vaccinate Homeless Populations Stonewalled By ID Red Tape
[Daily Maverick] South Africa's Covid-19 vaccination programme currently requires that people enter an identity number when registering on government's electronic system and present an identity document when they go to get jabbed. This makes it hard for homeless people without IDs to get vaccinated. Siyabonga Kamnqa reports from the streets of Cape Town. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Better Safe Than Sorry - SA Public Remains Sceptical About Schools Opening During the Pandemic
[Daily Maverick] Schools reopened on 26 July 2021 with the expectation that all primary school learners are expected to go back to school daily from Monday 2 August 2021, for the first time in over a year. The reopening of schools comes after the country was placed on adjusted level 4 on 28 June 2021 and schools were once again closed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Eritrea: Announcement From the Ministry of Health
[Shabait] Twenty-two patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in the Central, Anseba, Northern Red Sea, Gash Barka, and Southern Regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Covid-19 - July Sees Highest Number of Deaths
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The COVID-19 death count for July stands at 3,973 and is the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic in Tunisia on March 2020, data on the monthly number of deaths published Tuesday by the Health Ministry reads. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: '356 Thousand Covid-19 Vaccine Doses to Be Delivered to Tunisia, Shortly' (Who's Souteyrand)
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 156 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 200 thousand doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be delivered shortly to Tunisia as part of the COVAX initiative, Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Tunisia Yves Souteyrand said Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: Kagame Lauds Us Plans to Support Africa's Vaccines Prospects
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said it is a good sign to see that the United States is preparing to join with partners in Africa to support local manufacturing of vaccines and other pharmaceuticals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Nxesi to Launch National OHS Report
[SAnews.gov.za] Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi will on Friday launch a report on the state of the South African Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Liberia: Jeety Expands Inmates Feeding Program
[New Dawn] Provides anti - Covid - 19 materials (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Liberia: Liberia Vows to Meet WHO's Benchmark As the U.S Donated Vaccines Arrive
[New Dawn] Liberia's Minister of Health and head of the incident management system Dr. Wilehlmina Jallah says, Liberia will meet the W.H.O's benchmark following the arrival of the U.S donated Johnson and Johnson vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Cummings Foundation Opens Covid-19 Treatment Centers
[New Dawn] The Cummings Africa Foundation says it will open six (6) covid-19 Treatment Centers, and provide medical supplies and equipment to fourteen (14) Health Centers in five (5) counties across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Liberia: IRC Calls On Wealthy Nations to Urgently Step Up Support
[New Dawn] The IRC has made an urgent call to wealthy nations to redouble their support for new vaccine delivery mechanisms that can reach the most vulnerable populations, as the Delta variant reaches 124 countries - including some of the world's toughest crisis contexts - posing a growing and serious risk to global public health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: National Civil Society Council Calls On Government to Outsource Covid-19 Testing
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- In the wake of health officials' admittance that some testing agents are receiving bribe to change the results of people testing positive for COVID-19, the National Civil Society Council of Liberia (NCSCL) has called on the Government of Liberia to immediately outsource the testing processes to a more professional and trusted group like the World Health Organization to stop people from dying unnecessarily. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Liberia: Cummings Africa Foundation Opens Covid Treatment Center At St. Joseph Catholic Hospital
[FrontPageAfrica] Congo Town -- Cummings Africa Foundation has joined the fight against Covid-19 Pandemic in Liberia, as the country continues to battle the wave of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: 13th World Hepatitis Day - Free Screening Ongoing in Yaounde
[Cameroon Tribune] The exercise, taking place at the International Vaccination Centre ends on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Mozambique Receives a Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's Deputy Health Minister, Lidia Cardoso, on Tuesday night received a million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, which arrived at Maputo International Airport on board an aircraft of Qatar Airways. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: New Record for Covid-19 Deaths
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday reported a further 34 deaths from the Covid-19 respiratory disease - the highest death toll in a single 24 hour period so far. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: UK Donates 817,000 Covid-19 Vaccines to Kenya
[Nation] The UK has announced that it will donate 817,000 Covid-19 vaccines to boost Kenya's vaccination efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Mozambique: The Gatekeepers of Mozambique's Community Seed Banks
[FAO] These food heroes are guardians of their villages' food security (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: 'It's Safe' Says Tanzania's President Samia As She Gets Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine
[Daily News] Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Wednesday publicly received her first dose of the Johnson& Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, saying vaccine is not a disaster but a health protection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: EU to Support Zanzibar Vaccinate 20 Pc of Its Population
[Daily News] IN support of ongoing efforts to control the spread of Covid-19, European Union (EU) has promised to support 20 per cent of the vaccines Zanzibar requires for its more than 1.5 million population, starting with the vulnerable groups. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: First-Ever Black Zimbabwean Volunteers Her Remains for Research
[The Herald] Ms Rosalie Chigariro has become the first-ever black Zimbabwean to volunteer her remains for medical research at the University of Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Tobacco - Quit or Switch? The Everlasting Question Hits Addiction 2021 Summit
[allAfrica] The Addiction 2021 conference took place online from July 21 to 23. It was organized by the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence's (SANCA's) which is one of the largest non-profit organization dealing with the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders with 30 treatment centers in all nine provinces of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Defiant Churches Face Prosecution
[The Herald] Churches that breach the lockdown regulations by holding face-to-face services run the risk of being prosecuted, police have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Out-of-Pocket Health Costs Too Much for Many
[Nation] The Covid-19 pandemic has not only exposed the gaps in health systems and infrastructure but also the high levels of vulnerabilities of individuals and households. The 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census puts the number of the poor in the country at 19.5 million. The pandemic has increased that. The World Bank reports that, by last November, income loss had pushed two million Kenyans into poverty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: 'Hepatitis Can't Wait' - WHO Commemorates World Hepatitis Day 202
[WHO] Today, WHO joins the global community in celebrating World Hepatitis Day with the theme "Hepatitis can't wait", calling on all countries to work together to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. A hepatitis-free future is achievable with a united effort. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Joint Statement By UNICEF Executive Director and WHO Director-General for Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems
[WHO] Children and young people must be at the heart of food systems transformation (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: What Covid Teaches Africa About Investing in Education
[Premium Times] A post-COVID education agenda for Africa will require innovative, increased and well-targeted financing and efficient implementation arrangements (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Nigeria: Covid-19 Impact Worsens Hunger in Lagos
[HRW] The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the plight of families living in poverty in Lagos State, Nigeria and left many people struggling to afford food and meet other basic needs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Positivity Rate Jumps to 14.2% With 976 New Cases
[Nation] Kenya's Covid-19 positivity rate on Tuesday shot up to 14.2 percent as 976 new infections were recorded following analysis of 6,896 samples over the past 24 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Nigeria: 479 Killed As Cholera Spreads to 18 States
[Daily Trust] SUB: A total of 479 people have been killed in the current outbreak of Cholera in the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)... (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: This Is No Time to Neglect Hepatitis - 70 Million Africans Are Infected
[The Conversation Africa] In 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) set an ambitious target to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. This was followed by commitments from governments - including African countries - to develop national strategic plans for viral hepatitis and earmark resources to eliminate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Uganda: Vaccinate All Teachers Before School Re-Opening - Local Leaders
[Independent (Kampala)] Lira, Uganda -- Local leaders and educationists in Northern Uganda have called on government to vaccinate all teachers before institutions of learning are re-opened. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzanian Authority Issues Ultimatum for Setting Up Special Smoking Zones
[Daily News] The Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) has issued a one-year ultimatum for various public service providers, business facility owners and their respective tenants dealing with authorized tobacco products to set up separate areas for smoking . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania, Africa CDC Team Up to Fight Covid-19 Pandemic
[Daily News] President Samia Suluhu Hassan has promised to collaborate with the Africa's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Africa (CDC) to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Malawi: MCP Legislator Mcsteyn Swithin Mkomba Succumbs to Covid-19
[Nyasa Times] Tears of sorrow are refusing to dry at the Malawi Parliament! Barely 43 days after the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member of Parliament for Nkhotakota North East, Martha Lunji Chanjo, was buried after succumbing to Covid-19, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Madalitso Kazombo, confirmed the death of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) legislator for Dedza central East Constituency, McStyen Swithin Mkomba this morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: How Coffee Exports Escaped Covid-19 Storm
[Monitor] Uganda's coffee exports for the financial year 2020/21 hit a 30-year record, exporting more than six million coffee bags, what explains that? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Livestock Farmers Seek Permission to Buy Vaccines
[Monitor] Livestock farmers in Ankole Sub-region are seeking government authorisation to buy the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines to reduce the number of animal deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Rubaga Mayor Tips Market Dwellers On Covid-19 Protocols Observance
[Monitor] Rubaga Division Mr. Mberaze Mawula Zacchy has called upon the people in the different markets of the division to enhance adherence to the COVID-19 protocols that were set up to curtail the spread of the deadly pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Church Leaders Arrested for Breaching Covid-19 Regulations
[263Chat] The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has announced the arrest of two Johane Masowe church leaders for holding a church service in breach of COVID-19 lockdown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Africa CDC Responds to Namibia's Pandemic Fight
[New Era] The African Union Commission (AUC), through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), offered over N$3 million in the form of specialised labour aid and medical supplies towards Namibia's coronavirus pandemic response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Namibia: Giving Up Daily Earnings to Get Vaccinated
[Namibian] The Namibian Newspaper donated food parcels to two street vendors, who took a day off from selling newspapers last week to get vaccinated against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: SMEs Struggle to Embrace E-Commerce Despite Covid-19
[263Chat] The outbreak of Covid-19 and the lockdowns imposed to slow down the spread of the disease have done little to nudge local small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) towards embracing e-commerce, a snap survey in Harare has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Exceeds 6,5 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of July 27 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  6,502,260 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 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Sets Aside U.S.$500 Million for Covid-19
[The Herald] Government set aside over $560,4 million to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, Health and Child Care ministry officials told a parliamentary portfolio committee Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Namibia: Another Large Consignment of Medical Supplies Arrives From Germany
[Namibia Economist] The combined value of all German assistance to Namibia in the fight against the Corona virus, is approaching N$200 million. This week, another batch of medical supplies, valued at around N$4 million arrived in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: Nurse Suspended Over Pregnancy Fights for Reinstatement
[263Chat] Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has asked United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) to reinstate a nurse who was suspended from a training programme after a pregnancy test returned a false positive result. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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