Friday, May 13 2022

WHO: COVID-19 is falling everywhere, except Americas and Africa – Health

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Published on May 12, 2022 5:54 p.m. WHO: COVID-19 is falling everywhere, except in America and Africa GENEVA (AP) — […]

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South African health regulations expire at midnight – SAPeople

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South African health regulations expire at midnight. Photo: iStockPhoto The 30-day extension to South Africa’s Covid-19 regulations will expire at […]

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Health inequities in Horn of Africa worsen amid conflict: activists

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NAIROBI, April 26 (Xinhua) — Civil unrest in the Horn of Africa region is hampering access to timely and quality […]

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Strengthening health capacities: how can African health systems cope, COVID-19 and beyond?

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Dr. Michael K. ObengFounder and Global CEO of RESTORE There have been and will continue to be many preventable deaths […]

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Minister of Health, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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South Africa has seen “worrying signs” of a daily spike in Covid-19 infections over the past week, Health Minister Joe […]

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Rise in Covid-19 infections ‘worrying sign’ for South Africa: health minister

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South Africa has seen ‘worrying signs’ of a daily spike in Covid-19 infections over the past week, Health Minister Joe […]

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South Africa: Minister of Health sets up team for KZN floods

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Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has assembled a health team made up of officials from national and provincial departments to […]

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2 new Omicron sublines discovered in South Africa, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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Johannesburg, the South African Department of Health has confirmed that the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sublines exist in the country. […]

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Tanzanian named CEO of Africa Health Research Fund

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By Zephania Ubwani Arusha. A Tanzanian medical scientist has been appointed CEO of the Africa Research Excellence Fund (Aref). Professor […]

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Health commemorates World Health Day

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South Africa will join the rest of the global community tomorrow (Thursday, April 7) to mark World Health Day to […]

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South Africa: Health commemorates World Health Day

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Download logo South Africa will join the rest of the global community tomorrow (Thursday 7 April) in commemorating World Health […]

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East Africa: Health system inequities in East Africa drive antimicrobial resistance

Robert L. Rikard

The COVID pandemic has exposed longstanding structural flaws in societies, particularly in health systems. These same inequalities are also at […]

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Africa: Health and Environment

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It’s time we took more responsibility for how our actions exacerbate human health and environmental problems! On World Health Day […]

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Johnson & Johnson: Health Products Regulatory Authority of South Africa approves dapivirine ring developed by the International Partnership for Microbicides

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, March 11, 2022 – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) is pleased with the approval by the South […]

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South Africa’s Health Products Regulatory Authority approves the dapivirine ring developed by the International Partnership for Microbicides

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South Africa’s Health Products Regulatory Authority approves the dapivirine ring developed by the International Partnership for Microbicides South Africa’s Health […]

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Moderna signs with Kenya for Africa’s first mRNA facility, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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Kenya – Moderna on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kenyan government for the drugmaker’s first mRNA vaccine […]

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COVID prompts call for more investment in Africa’s healthcare systems

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Experts are calling for increased investment in healthcare infrastructure in Africa to support data collection, research and development related to […]

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South Africa: Health in the Eastern Cape – New plans to get chronic disease drugs to people in rural areas

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Having woken up around 5 a.m. to come to the hospital to collect her medicine, sixty-nine-year-old Gogo Nophumzile Cwane hoped […]

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South Africa: Health announces changes to vaccination program

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The Ministry of Health wishes to announce changes to the vaccination program as part of ongoing efforts guided by scientific […]

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Health announces changes to vaccination program

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Download logo The Ministry of Health wishes to announce changes to the vaccination program as part of ongoing efforts guided […]

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Africa’s health security needs strong African regulators

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While safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines and treatments have been developed at record speed and unprecedented volumes, they have still […]

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Africa Health ExCon ​​will help Egypt become a pharmaceutical hub: UK Ambassador – Economy – Business

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At the MoU signing event held in Cairo on Thursday The AHE is a pharmaceutical exhibition which will be held […]

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EU organizations raise €500 million to strengthen health systems in Africa

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) pledges €500 million in a partnership launched by the World Health Organization, the European Investment […]

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NATHEALTH and the African Health Federation Organized the Second India-Africa Health Summit: India’s Tech-Inspired Rapid Vaccination Campaign Applauded by Leading African Health Officials

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Previous story: Preview of the India Designer Show in association with Dinamic Advertising & Productions NATHEALTH and the African Health […]

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NATHEALTH and the African Health Federation organized the second India-Africa Health Summit

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Read the article The program was inspired by the success of the vaccination campaign in India With the aim of […]

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Africa: Health, Happiness and Income Inequality – New Perspectives from an African Perspective

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The problems associated with some forms of inequity are easier to understand than others. Unequal access to health care or […]

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Frostkrone to showcase finger food and snack innovations at IFE

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Frostkrone Food Group will showcase a wide selection of finger food and snack innovations at the International Food & Drink […]

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Fever-Tree sees its turnover increase by a quarter and records “strong” growth in all markets

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Premium blender brand Fever-Tree has saw a 23% increase of full-year revenue growth (+26% reported), with the company saying it […]

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Beiersdorf Announces New CEO of La Prairie Skincare Arm

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The manufacturer of Nivea Beiersdorf has announced the appointment of Philippe Lamy as the new CEO of its La Prairie […]

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PZ Cussons acquires personal care brand Childs Farm

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PZ Cussons a announced the acquisition of the total issued share capital of children’s farma personal care brand for babies […]

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Notes from Africa: Komenda, Majid Al Futtaim, Ocrim, Dangote Sugar Refinery

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Here is the latest MYfrom the regular series, Notes from Africa, which brings you the latest retail, consumer goods and […]

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The Sweets & Snacks Expo attracts international attention

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North America’s Largest Confectionery and Snack Show, the Sweets & Snacks loungewill celebrate its 25th edition this year. Scheduled for […]

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Vital post-pandemic information to be revealed at Natural & Organic Products Europe 2022

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First nature and organic business meeting in Europe, Natural & Organic Products Europelaunched a world-class speaker program, which will include […]

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NOUKYMAS – Specialists in cosmetic products for pets

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NOUKYMAS is a Spanish company specialized in cosmetic products for pets since 2004. It offers a wide range of products […]

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Sodexo slashes full-year guidance as COVID and war in Ukraine fuel uncertainty

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The French catering and catering group Sodexo has reduced its full-year organic revenue growth guidance, citing uncertainties due to COVID-19 […]

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Tate & Lyle to acquire Quantum, a Chinese dietary fiber company

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Ingredients group Tate & Lyle has signed an agreement to to acquire Quantum Hi-Tech (Guangdong) Biological Co., Ltd (Quantum), a […]

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Carrefour Italia expands its plant-based offer with Heura Foods

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Spanish producer of vegetable “meat” Heura Foods signed a distribution agreement with Carrefour Italia to distribute its products in more […]

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The necessary development of health technologies in Africa

Robert L. Rikard

African health systems suffer from serious inefficiencies. Countries on the continent are grappling with disruptions in medical equipment and drug […]

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Beverage firms spooked as India refuses to exempt some plastic straws from ban

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India has rejected demands from major global and domestic beverage companies to exempt certain plastics Straws of a ban that […]

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Conagra Brands cuts profit outlook as supply chain costs rise

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Conagra Brands Inc. on Thursday lowered its full-year profit forecast despite several rounds of price increases, as an overstretched supply […]

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Ferrero tells Americans to get rid of some Kinder products over salmonella fears

Robert L. Rikard

Ferrero has asked US consumers to dispose of certain Kinder chocolate products that are not authorized for distribution in the […]

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Lavazza sees 2022 as “difficult” and stops Russian activities

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Italian coffee maker Lavazza said on Wednesday it expects a tough 2022 due to rising commodity prices after announcing a […]

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Procter & Gamble raises full-year sales guidance on resilient demand

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Procter & Gamble has raises its revenue forecast for the full yearsaying consumer demand for personal cleaning and healthcare products […]

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Kraft Heinz raises its annual sales forecast

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Kraft Heinz Co increased its annual organic sales growth forecasts after benefiting from higher product prices and sustained demand for […]

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Orkla Alternative Proteins invests in two startups

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Orkla Alternative Proteins a invested in two startups, Change Foods and Arkeon, which are using technology to produce the cheese […]

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Health Sector Financing Strategies in Africa

Robert L. Rikard

Never before in the last half-century has the healthcare landscape in Africa seen so much change and so much interest. […]

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The health technology sector in Africa provides effective and affordable solutions

Robert L. Rikard

Health systems in Africa suffer from serious inefficiencies. Countries across the continent grapple with disruptions in medical equipment and medicines […]

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African health tech start-ups find support with incubator money

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Frustrated by the lack of pathologists in African hospitals and the slow pace of test results, Kenyan doctor Joshua Kibera […]

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The Necessary Rise of Health Technology in Africa by Stephen Ogweno

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Africa’s healthcare sector continues to struggle with a lack of resources and funding, but creative uses of technology offer new […]

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South Africa: Health responds to reports on immunization and women’s health

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The Ministry of Health has noted with concern public statements made by individuals and stakeholders, including the Commission for Gender […]

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Ministry of Health responds to reports on vaccination and women’s health

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Download logo The Ministry of Health has noted with concern public statements made by individuals and stakeholders, including the Commission […]

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Africa health boss seeks to entice expat doctors to return home | Coronavirus

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During the pandemic, the UK and other wealthy countries have relied on African doctors and nurses to bolster their health […]

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Africa health official requests vaccines with longer shelf life

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A top health official is asking vaccine donors to consider shots that have a longer shelf life, as the world’s […]

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Africa health official calls for vaccines with longer shelf life – The Hill

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The story at a glance Africa’s top health official said at least 2.8 million donated doses of COVID-19 had recently […]

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New era of health sciences for Africa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed the opening of a new vaccine factory in Cape Town as Africa’s ticket to a new […]

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South Africa: Health urges people to report adverse vaccine events

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The Ministry of Health has noted with concern a video clip circulating on social media platforms depicting a male patient […]

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South Africa: Health at border post Covid-19 vaccination sites

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The Presidency and the Ministries of Health and Transport, together with the clinical operator Vikelizizwe, worked together to bring vaccination […]

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Health at COVID-19 vaccination sites at border posts

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Download logo The Presidency and the Ministries of Health and Transport, together with the clinical operator Vikelizizwe, worked together to […]

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Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship 2022-2023 for South Africans (Fully Funded)

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Deadline: April 1, 2022 Applications for the Africa Health Research Institute/UCL MSc Scholarship 2022-2023 are now open. This scholarship is […]

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South Africa: Health policy has become a confusing mess

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Health Department pulled welcome changes to isolation, quarantine and contact tracing policies On December 23, the Chief Health Officer announced […]

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China strengthens diplomacy in health sector in Africa

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By Kester Kenn Klomegah China and Africa will always be a community of destiny. At least its policy is strategically […]

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South Africa: Health reminder circular regarding revised contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols related to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic

Robert L. Rikard

The Ministry of Health has been inundated with requests and comments from the media, stakeholders and the public since the […]

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China boosts health diplomacy in Africa

Robert L. Rikard

China and Africa will always be a community with a shared future. At least its policy is strategically focused on […]

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South Africa: Health Department starts with J&J booster shots

Robert L. Rikard

The Department of Health has announced that it will begin administering the Johnson & Johnson booster from Thursday, December 24, […]

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South Africa: Health on the implementation of booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine

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The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce details of the implementation of booster doses for the COVID-19 vaccines used […]

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ABCHealth wins the SERAS award for its impact in the health sector in Africa – Businessamlive

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The African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth), a nonprofit organization focused on health advocacy, has been voted “Nonprofit of the […]

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Omicron hospitalization rate less than 10% of Delta, says South African health minister, citing preliminary data

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Marianne Guenot December 17, 2021, 2:22 PM A medical professional performs a COVID-19 test on a traveler at OR Tambo […]

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South Africa: Health in 2021 – Another tumultuous year in less than a thousand words

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It wasn’t rocket science when we predicted in early 2021 that South Africa’s biggest challenge this year would be getting […]

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South Africa’s health minister gets a wake-up call and urges to pass it

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South Africa’s health minister received his coronavirus booster shot on Tuesday and urged South Africans to get vaccinated. Speaking to […]

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No shorter isolation for South African health workers affected by Omicron; Ghana will only allow full vaccination- The New Indian Express

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Through PTI JOHANNESBURG: South Africa will not reduce the 10-day isolation period for health workers infected with Omicron to make […]

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Omicron is more transmissible but appears to be less severe — South Africa’s Minister of Health

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JOHANNESBURG — The South African Minister of Health has confirmed that omicron is the most transmissible variant of coronavirus to […]

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Africa: Omicron – Africa Health Worker Jab rates less than a third

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Blantyre, Malawi – As Africa grapples with the potential threat of the new variant of COVID-19, Omicron, only 27% of […]

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South Africa health body sees three times higher risk of re-infection with Omicron

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A nurse prepares a dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as the new variant of Omicron spreads, in Dutywa, […]

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Why just Africa? Health Experts Question Canada That Sets The Continent With COVID Travel Rules – National

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As the newly discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant begins to invade cities around the world, Canada’s expanded travel restrictions have focused […]

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No panic for Omicron – South African Minister of Health

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Health Minister says South Africa has enough experience to deal with the new variant The South African Minister of Health […]

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Africa: Minister of Health expresses South Africa’s outrage over travel ban to World Health Assembly

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Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla said he would make a statement to the World Health Assembly expressing the government’s anger […]

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‘World is watching South Africa’: Health experts examine Omicron indices

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Health officials around the world are closely following the growing wave of coronavirus infections in South Africa looking for clues […]

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South African health minister unhappy with international reaction to Omicron strain

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South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla told Sputnik on Sunday that he was not happy with the travel restrictions that […]

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South African Minister of Health criticizes travel restrictions on Omicron variant – Oakland News Now

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Oakland News Now – South African Minister of Health criticizes travel restrictions on Omicron variant – video made by the […]

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Variants ‘haunt’ the world with vaccine imbalance between rich and poor countries

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People wait to be vaccinated at a shopping mall, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, November 26, 2021. World Health Organization […]

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‘Unwarranted, counterproductive’: South African health minister reacts to travel ban on omicron variant Covid-19 | world news

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As several countries impose travel restrictions or bans on passengers from South Africa due to the discovery of the new […]

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Bangladesh suspends air travel with South Africa (Minister of Health)

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Numerical Star Ratio Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:55 PM Last update: Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:59 PM File photo of […]

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Minister of Health of South Africa: the new mutated variant “a major threat”

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South African scientists said on Thursday they had detected a new variant of COVID-19 with multiple mutations, blaming it for […]

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South Africa’s health minister calls travel bans for new COVID variant ‘unwarranted’

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On Friday, South Africa’s health minister said travel restrictions imposed by various governments in the country were “unwarranted” and a […]

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South Africa’s health minister calls travel bans ‘unjustified’

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Deputy Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla on September 02, 2020 in Springs, South Africa. OJ Koloti | Gallo Pictures […]

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Vaccination hesitation persists among African health workers – CBS17.com

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through: CHINEDU ASADU, Associated Press Posted: November 25, 2021 / 12:07 PM EST / Update: November 25, 2021 / 12:07 […]

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Vaccine hesitation persists among African health workers

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) – Africa is seeing an increase in vaccine dose deliveries to the continent, but only one in […]

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Health start-up Africa Health Holdings secures $ 18 million in funding for technology services

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Four African blockchain startups, HouseAfrica, CARMA, Mazzuma and Pravica have received $ 125,000 in funding from CV Lab, these startups […]

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South Africa’s healthcare system is on its knees: budget offers no relief

Robert L. Rikard

South Africa’s medium-term fiscal policy statement for 2021 was more of the same old story. This was not talking about […]

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Healthcare startup Africa Health Holdings secures $ 18 million Series A funding to deploy technology services – TechCrunch

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Africa Health Holdings, a multi-hospital health care start-up, has secured $ 18 million in a Series A round, funds that […]

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South Africa’s health system is on its knees: the budget offers no relief

Robert L. Rikard

South Africa’s medium-term fiscal policy statement for 2021 was more of the same old narrative. This fell short of high […]

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the budget offers no relief

Robert L. Rikard

South Africa’s medium-term fiscal policy statement for 2021 was more of the same old story. This was not talking about […]

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South Africa: PhD student in health sciences receives Google scholarship

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PhD student Dennis Dogbey, of the Medical Biotechnology and Immunotherapy (MB&I) Research Unit of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and […]

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South Africa’s healthcare system is on its knees – budget offers no relief

Robert L. Rikard

South Africa’s medium-term fiscal policy statement for 2021 was more of the same old story. This was not talking about […]

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MSF urges vaccine giants to share technology with Africa

Robert L. Rikard

An international organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has called on the giants of COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing to share their technology […]

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South Africa: health activists call for patent law reform

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Around 100 people marched from Park Street in Pretoria to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) on Tuesday, […]

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Bridging the Healthcare Gap in Africa by Strive Masiyiwa & Gordon Brown

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As the United States and other wealthy countries in the North begin administering booster vaccinations against COVID-19, only 8.5% of […]

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Fighting a pandemic while launching the health revolution in Africa

Robert L. Rikard

When Dr John Nkengasong took the post of first chief of the new African Centers for Disease Control in 2017, […]

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South Africa: Ministry of Health to introduce vaccine certificate

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the Ministry of Health will soon deploy the vaccine certificate as proof that residents […]

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Corruption at South Africa’s Ministry of Health during COVID

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JOHANNESBURG – A report on the actions of senior South African Ministry of Health officials during the coronavirus pandemic was […]

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Report: Corruption in South Africa’s Department of Health during COVID

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A report into the dealings of senior South African Department of Health officials during the coronavirus pandemic […]

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UK rules on Covid vaccines cause hesitation – Africa Health Boss

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BBC Africa The head of the African health agency has warned that the UK’s policy of not accepting Covid-19 vaccine […]

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Relaxed lockdown restrictions under consideration for South Africa: Minister of Health

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Health Minister Joe Phaahla said South Africa was seeing a drop in the third wave of its Covid-19 cases, and […]

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South African Minister of Health on new C.1.2 variant – and why you should expect a booster shot

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Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla told the National Council of Provinces that current scientific reports suggest vaccination still offers protection […]

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Government plans compulsory vaccines in South Africa (Minister of Health)

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Health Minister Joe Phaahla said his department was discussing the introduction of mandatory Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa. Speaking to […]

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South Africa: Ministry of Health launches vaccination campaign at taxi rank

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To increase its vaccination figures, the KZN is trying various initiatives, including driving vaccination sites The KZN Ministry of Health […]

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Africa health chief says jabs helped him survive COVID-19

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The head of the African Union health watchdog, John Nkengasong, revealed on Thursday that he was battling COVID-19 but had […]

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Africa Health Holdings joins SafeCare’s quality standardization program

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Africa Health Holdings Limited has become the latest healthcare service provider to join the SafeCare healthcare safety and quality standardization […]

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South Africa: KZN health services struggle to function amid looting and violent unrest

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Ambulances immobilized, hospitals with reduced staff, vaccination program interrupted and clinics closed in eThekwini Looting and widespread unrest in KwaZuku-Natal […]

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As the third wave hits South Africa, a health facility…

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Rein Sparks is a health activist and an Aspen New Voices Fellow. Healthcare facilities across South Africa are regularly assessed […]

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