Saturday, October 1 2022

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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ITU Generation Connect – Africa Youth Group (GC-AFR) 2022 for young Africans

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Registration deadline: March 6, 2022​​ ITU Office for Africa has launched a call for new members of the Generation Connect […]

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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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Zimbabweans are suffocating South Africa’s healthcare system

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The South African Ministry of Health in Musina has expressed concern over the influx of Zimbabweans seeking treatment, especially maternity […]

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

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

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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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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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The necessary development of health technologies in Africa

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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South Africa’s Land Bank seeks to emerge from default by the end of March

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(Bloomberg) – South Africa’s biggest lender to farmers is seeking to emerge from debt default by the end of March, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Promoting peasant seeds in West Africa – Young farmers

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Young peasant seed producers in West Africa called on authorities to engage young people to protect and promote peasant seed […]

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South Africa health regulator registers Sinopharm COVID vaccine

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Aadd details and background JOHANNESBURG, February 7 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator said on Monday it had registered China’s […]

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Health Sector Financing Strategies in Africa

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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

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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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Necessary scale-up of health technologies in Africa

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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Dr. Williams Anarfi Wins Supreme African Youth Model of the Year Award at SDTA Awards 2021

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Dr Williams SK Anarfi receiving his award Innovation, passion, perseverance, youth empowerment and hard work are among the few things […]

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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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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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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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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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South Africa Insider’s Guide: Deborah Smook, South African Confederation of Youth Travel, on Visiting Cape Town and Beyond

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What makes Cape Town so special? The presence of the magical Table Mountain that always watches over you, the sparkling […]

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Announcement of the winners of the 2021 African Youth Awards

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The Secretary General of the African Law Students Association, Luckson Chibaye (Zambian) and the Founder of Dream Factory Foundation, Lusanda […]

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The winners of the Africa Youth Awards 2021 announced

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AYA honors inspiring young Africans championing Africa’s development The Secretary General of the African Law Students Association, Luckson Chibaye (Zambian), […]

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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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China boosts health diplomacy in Africa – OpEd – Eurasia Review

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

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China boosts health diplomacy in Africa

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

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

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

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

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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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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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African youth renew their commitment to achieve the SDGs

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Addis Ababa, December 21, 2021 (Walta) – Young Africans have pledged to work harder and ensure that the continent achieves […]

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African youth renew their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals

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Young Africans have pledged to work harder and ensure that the continent achieves its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. […]

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ECA hosts a discussion with African youth to steer the continent towards achieving the SDGs

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa will organize a virtual event on the theme “African Youth in the Decade […]

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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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African youth discuss the urgency and action needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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Addis Ababa, December 16, 2021 (ECA) – Youth from across the continent will come together for a virtual ECA event […]

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Omicron hospitalizations ‘remain low’, says South Africa’s Department of Health

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South Africa’s Department of Health said on Thursday that Omicron COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations remain relatively low despite global panic […]

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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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South African youth tackle coal and the climate crisis

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Last month, the Center for Environmental Rights (CER), a South African environmental law organization and a close partner of Earthjustice, […]

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South African Minister of Health declares 4th wave of COVID-19

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Joe Phaahla said there was a much steeper upward curve than seen in the last three waves Joe Phaahla, South […]

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Youth unemployment crisis in South Africa: the clock …

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The time is not on South Africa’s side. The country – and its main social partners – must face difficult […]

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South African 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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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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Focas wins Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation award in Rwanda

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An innovative software for real-time customer feedback and staff performance monitoring, Focas was named the most innovative software in tourism […]

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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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‘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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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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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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Travel ban under new ‘unwarranted’ variant: South Africa health official

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South Africa’s health minister has said the travel bans imposed on southern Africa are “unwarranted”, CNBC reported. “We need to […]

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Covid vaccine effective against new Omicron variant: South African health minister

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Currently available vaccines against Covid-19 appear to be effective against the newly detected Omicron Covid variant, South Africa’s health minister […]

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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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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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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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WHO says vaccine hesitancy persists among African health workers

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Africa is seeing an increase in deliveries of vaccine doses to the continent, but only one in […]

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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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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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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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Vaccine reluctance persists among African health workers

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Credit: public domain CC0 Africa is seeing an increase in deliveries of vaccine doses to the continent, but only one […]

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Vaccine hesitancy persists among African health workers

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By CHINEDU ASADU, Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Africa is seeing an increase in vaccine dose deliveries to the […]

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African health workers are still ‘dangerously exposed’ to Covid infection

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Only one in four healthcare workers in Africa have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, leaving most of the workforce on […]

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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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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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African youth lost in Glasgow

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As the COP26 meetings wrapped up on Sunday, it quickly became clear that the region which will suffer the worst […]

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The future of South African youth: an urgent and unclear problem …

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s long-awaited appointment to the new board of directors of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has, once […]

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Obert Dube charms Africa at the Pan-African Youth Conference

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The Chronicle Leonard Ncube, Victoria Falls reporter Award-winning poet Obert Dube recently charmed the entire continent when he recently performed […]

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Africa: Young people embody the “spirit” of the 21st century more than parents, according to a new survey

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Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and other global challenges, children and youth are almost 50% […]

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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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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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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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the budget offers no relief

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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

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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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Corruption is the most common story young Africans hear on the continent

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Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, November 10, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – Young people in North Africa are […]

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Corruption is the most common story young Africans hear about the continent | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, November 10, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – Young people in North Africa are […]

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Amazon founder to pledge more than 856 million euros for land restoration in Africa

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is about to pledge 856 million euros for land restoration in Africa. At an event at […]

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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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Chido Mpemba appointed Youth Envoy for Africa

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The Chronicle Sikhulekelani Moyo / Angela Sibanda, chroniclersA WOMAN from Bulawayo has been appointed African Youth Envoy after defeating hundreds […]

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Amazon founder to pledge over £ 700million for land restoration in Africa

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A Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is set to pledge £ 732million for land restoration in Africa. The fund has pledged […]

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