Namibia: Statement by Minister of Health Dr. Kalumbi Shangula on the Covid-19 National Response Under the New Approach Post the State Of Emergency
[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -- 1.One of the central tenets of Namibia's strategy and approach in our National COVID-19 response and preparedness has been and continues to be regular engagement, information sharing and awareness creation so that the public is informed at all material time about the activities on the response front. In this regarding, our Government, at the highest level has created platforms, including Media Briefing Sessions, moderated and chaired by His Excellency, the President. To date, 19 such Briefing Session (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Last Day To Have Your Say on the Draft Cannabis Bill!
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The draft Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill for South Africa is flawed, restrictive and discriminatory  as it focuses only on criminalisation. As the draft is currently open for public comment, marijuana industry experts are hoping that the government is listening to everyone commenting to bring it in line with what the Constitutional Court's ground-breaking judgment had in mind in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Namibia: Statement by President Hage G. Geingob on the Occasion of the 20th COVID19 National Update
[Government of Namibia] Fellow Namibians, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: Countries Rise to Double Challenge of Malaria & COVID-19 - Pandemic Looms Over a Malaria-Free Future
[RBM] Geneva -- Africa avoids doubling of malaria deaths in 2020, however progress continues to flatline in high-burden countries South-East Asia makes great strides towards malaria elimination 10 countries across all continents reach zero malaria in the last five years (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Namibia: Geingob to Brief the Nation Over Covid-19
[New Era] President Hage Geingob will today at 15h00 brief the nation on government's new Covid-19 response amid a spike in new infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: World Aids Day in the Time of Covid-19
[Daily Maverick] This week we observe World Aids Day as civil society turns its attention to human rights, gender-based violence and privacy in digital contact tracing. Saturday also marks the 7th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death: that sad day will be commemorated with a global dialogue organised by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and a musical tribute by American saxophonist, Kirk Whalum. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Premier Alan Winde Update On Covid-19 On 27 November
[Govt of SA] Update on the coronavirus by Premier Alan Winde (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: SA Urged to Intensify Fight Against HIV
[SAnews.gov.za] While South Africa has made significant inroads in reducing HIV related deaths and new infections, the country is far from reaching the 2016 goal of a 75% reduction in infections by 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Premier Sihle Zikalala Updates On Covid-19 and Related Matters
[Govt of SA] Statement by KZN Premier Hon. Mr Sihle Zikalala on the occasion of a media briefing to provide an update on COVID - 19 and related matters, Durban, 29 November 2020 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: SA Records 2,563 New Covid-19 Cases
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa on Sunday reported 2 563 new COVID-19 cases and 38 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: WHO Calls for Reinvigorated Action to Fight Malaria
[WHO] Global malaria gains threatened by access gaps, COVID-19 and funding shortfalls (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Kenya: Survey - Poverty Behind Early Exposure to Sex in Homa Bay
[Nation] A survey conducted in Homa Bay County has found that poverty is the main reason for early exposure to sex. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Kenya: Fear of Massive Dropouts When Schools Reopen After Covid-19 Shutdown
[Nairobi News] Thousands of learners failed to show up in class when schools partially reopened last month, raising fears of massive dropouts caused by the prolonged closure of learning institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Gambia: Gambia Records 3 New Covid-19 Cases, No New Death
[Foroyaa] The Gambia over the weekend registered three new cases of the deadly coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country to three thousand seven hundred and thirty-four. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 3 New Cases
[The Point] The Gambia has registered three new coronavirus cases according to the 206th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 16th March 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Ethiopia: MSF Providing Medical Care and Assistance in Sudan to People Fleeing the Violence in Ethiopia
[MSF] On November 4, Ethiopia's prime minister ordered military action against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Tigray region, in northern Ethiopia, following an attack on a military base. The escalating conflict is already affecting hundreds of thousands of people, and it runs the risk of destabilizing other parts of the country and the region, with potentially catastrophic humanitarian consequences. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: Few African Countries Ready for Covid-19 Vaccine
[East African] Only three in 10 African countries are ready to deploy a Covid-19 vaccine, according to a new World Health Organisation analysis. This means Africa is not ready for what will be the continent's largest-ever immunisation drive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Southern Africa: Young Warriors Finally Granted Permission to Travel to South Africa
[New Zimbabwe] Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry has reversed a decision by the Sports and Recreation Commission's (SRC) to bar the Young Warriors from participating in the COSAFA U20 Men's Championships which will be held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa from December 3-13. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: Mourners Defy Covid-19 Regulations to Bury Moana
[New Zimbabwe] Hundreds of mourners Saturday defied Covid-19 regulations to bid farewell to late video vixen, Michelle 'Moana' Amuli. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Zimbabwe: Mthuli Targets U.S.$1 Billion From Cannabis Levy
[The Herald] The Government will next year introduce a Cannabis Levy as it angles to tap into the envisaged boom in the production of the crop in the country following the decision to legalise and commercialise its farming. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Madagascar: Rising Hunger in Drought-Stricken South is Forcing Families to Eat Insects - WFP
[UN News] Hunger is on the rise in southern Madagascar due to consecutive years of drought, affecting half the region's population, or 1.5 million people, and forcing most families to eat insects, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Kenya: Covid-19 Drug Clinical Trials in Africa Kicks Off With Kenya
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) has begun a clinical study to test whether two available drugs in the market can treat Covid-19 patients with mild and moderate symptoms in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Sudan: Top State Officials Contract Covid-19 Amid Second Wave Scare
[Nation] Top officials in the Sudanese government have contracted Covid-19 as the local ministry of health announced 540 new cases on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Ethiopia: Mekelle Hospitals Struggling As Medical Supplies Run Out and Ambulances Evacuate Injured
[ICRC] Addis Ababa -- A day after fighting around the Tigray state capital Mekelle, local hospitals and health facilities are running dangerously low on medical supplies to care for the wounded as well as other mounting medical needs and conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Ethiopia: Hospitals in Mekelle Struggling As Medical Supplies Run Out & Red Cross Ambulances Evacuate Injured
[ICRC] Addis Ababa -- A day after fighting around the Tigray state capital Mekelle, local hospitals and health facilities are running dangerously low on medical supplies to care for the wounded as well as other mounting medical needs and conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Ethiopia: Drums of War Were Beating for Almost Two Years. Why Ethiopia's Conflict Was Avoidable
[The Conversation Africa] I grew up in Ethiopia during the days of the military government. For years before its overthrow in 1991, the national army was locked in a protracted war against rebel movements in the north. It was common in those days to hear state media reporting the capture or recapture of towns from rebel forces. The parading of prisoners of war made daily headlines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Mauritius: Mauritius to Acquire One Million Doses of Anti-Covid Vaccines From India
[Premium Times] A priority list is being worked out by Mauritius for the vaccination of frontliners, vulnerable and elderly persons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Tanzania: Poor Healthcare Services Alarm Zanzibar Govt
[Daily News] Second Vice-President, Mr Hemed Suleiman Abdalla has raised concern over inefficiency of public facilities which is linked to bureaucracy in medical supplies, shortage of staff and prolonged delays in settling employees' entitlements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Nigeria: Vaccinating a Country in 100 Days
[This Day] Rajendra K. Aneja outlines the 'must-win' battle against Covid-19 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Nigeria: Bauchi Shares Palliatives to 110,000 Households to Mitigate Economic Hardship
[This Day] The Bauchi State Government has shared palliatives to over 110,000 households across its 20 local government areas as part of measures to cushion the effect of economic hardship arising from the outbreaks of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Nigeria: Nigeria Loses 2,000 to Snakebites Annually
[This Day] No fewer than 2,500 persons die annually in Nigeria as a result of snakebites, Nigeria Snakebite Research and Intervention Centre (N-SRIC) has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Nigeria: Nigeria Records 246 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Exceeds 67,000
[Premium Times] The 246 new cases were reported from 10 states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Nigeria: Government Starts Health Insurance Scheme for Uninsured Nigerians
[Premium Times] The Group Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP) will be run by NHIS (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Nigeria: Despite Covid-19, Nigeria's Company Income Tax Increased in 3rd Quarter 2020 - NBS
[Premium Times] Nigeria generated N416.01 billion from Company Income Tax (CIT) in the third quarter of 2020 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: Coalition of Blood for Africa Launched to Address Health Challenge
[This Day] Stakeholders in the public and private sectors across sub-Saharan Africa have come together to launch the Coalition of Blood for Africa (CoBA) on a virtual platform. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: Africa Should Be At the Forefront of a Global Response to Covid-19
[IPS] Johannesburg -- As COVID-19 swept across the globe, one thing became clear: a well-functioning, well-resourced, agile and resilient health system can mean the difference between life and death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: Is Africa Ready To Roll Out A Covid-19 Vaccine?
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO), University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and the University of Nairobi in Kenya have met in a webinar to discuss Africa's Covid-19 vaccine readiness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: A Pandemic of Malnutrition Calls for New Food Policies in Africa
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Policy, aid, and private investments should go towards growing nutritious crops that are adapted to climate extremes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Commission for Gender Equality Welcomes Probe Into Forced Sterilisation of HIV+ Women At State Hospitals
[Govt of SA] Gender Commission welcomes the probe launched by the NDOH into forced sterilisation of HIV+ Women at state hospitals (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: 320,000 Children and Adolescents Newly Infected With HIV in 2019, 1 Every 100 Seconds - Unicef
[Unicef] New York/Johannesburg -- UNICEF warns of COVID-19 disruptions to HIV service delivery in one third of high burden countries (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: As Impact of Covid-19 Intensifies, UN Women Calls for Concrete Actions to Respond to the Concurrent Shadow Pandemic
[UN Women] Galvanizes partners to fund organizations, respond to survivors' needs, prevent violence and collect data to build a post-pandemic "new normal" as the 16 days of Activism campaign kicks off (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: The Stark Reality and Broken Promises Behind Cuts to Overseas Development Assistance
[Malaria Consortium] Today's announcement by the UK Government to reduce the proportion of Gross National Income spent on overseas aid from 0.7 percent to 0.5 percent will reverse huge gains made in recent years towards meeting global health goals. Reducing the UK government's aid commitment to 0.5 percent, equivalent to a £4.34 billion reduction[1], will have a profoundly damaging impact on vulnerable populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Drug-Resistant Infections - the Silent Pandemic That Must Be Tackled Now
[Daily Maverick] The unchecked growth of drug-resistant infections is a silent pandemic with long-term implications for global health security. As the world reels from the impact of Covid-19, it would be a tragedy not to apply the lessons we are learning to the fight against drug resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: EC Municipal Official Arrested for R4.8 Million Covid-19 Irregularities
[SAnews.gov.za] The Hawks have pounced on an OR Tambo Municipality official in connection with the COVID-19 Relief Fund tender fraud worth over R4.8 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: SA Records 3,069 New Covid-19 Cases, 88 Deaths
[SAnews.gov.za] There are 3 069 more people who contracted Coronavirus in South Africa, which pushes the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases to 778 571. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Africa: Japan Should Lead Charge for Equitable Access to Covid-19 Vaccines
[IPS] Johannesburg, South Africa -- Japan should step up and play a role as a global facilitator for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, Dr Daisaku Higashi said at a recent Japan Parliamentarians Federation for Population (JPFP) study meeting. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Managing HIV and Diabetes Together - South African Patients Tell Their Stories
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa faces a quadruple burden of disease: HIV, tuberculosis (TB), noncommunicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and injuries. South Africa has more people living with HIV than anywhere else in the world. Around 13.5% of the country's total population has HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Swaziland: Swazi People Face Up to Two Years Jail for Breaking Coronavirus Rules On Gatherings
[Swazi Media] People in Swaziland (eSwatini) face jail terms of up to two years if they break coronavirus regulations on the size of gatherings under new measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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South Africa: Mkhize Confirms 3 069 More Cases of Covid-19
[Govt of SA] As of today, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases is 778 571 with 3 069 new cases identified since the last report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Nigeria: How Theatre Can Help Young Nigerians Who Are Living With HIV
[The Conversation Africa] Nasarawa state in the north-central region of Nigeria is known for agriculture, salt mining and one of the higher waterfalls in Africa. It has also consistently registered one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in Nigeria with an HIV prevalence of 7.5% compared to the national average of 4.1%. As part of a strategy to tackle the epidemic, the Nasarawa state government decided to employ theatre to raise awareness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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