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A rise in COVID-19 cases in India has prompted Tanzania’s Ministry of Health to renew its public health call, urging citizens to take precautions against the spread of SARS-CoV-2. About 50,000 people of Indian origin live in Tanzania and...
Regulators from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and South Africa have participated in World Health Organization’s global assessments for the three COVID-19 vaccines which have so far received Emergency Use Listing, says WHO-Africa. The WHO said in a statement that a Vaccine...
Less than 2% of the 690 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to date globally have been in Africa, says the World Health Organisation. Most countries received vaccines only five weeks ago and in small quantities, stated the WHO, through its...
Tanzania signalled in recent weeks that it would embark on COVID-19 vaccination plans after the Chief Medical Officer Prof Abel Makubi said a team of local scientists were assessing the aptness of the vaccines being touted worldwide. As Tanzanians await...
Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) has installed four steam therapy facilities each worth Sh7.5 million ($3,200) as part of the country’s coronavirus response. However, questions abound about its safety and whether steam inhalation is a cure or treatment for COVID-19....
It’s a year since Africa recorded the first case of COVID-19 on 14 February 2020, yet deaths from the pandemic  have surged by 40% in the last month, pushing the continent’s death toll towards 100 000. This comes as Africa...
The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has announced that a new case of Ebola has been detected in Butembo, a city in North Kivu Province, where a previous outbreak was declared over in...
Tanzania’s health minister Dr Dorothy Gwajima has officially ruled out government plans to secure COVID-19 vaccines; days after the president of the country claimed “vaccines are not a good thing.” The World Health Organization (WHO)-Africa Director Dr Matshidiso Moeti last...
A drop in risk perception about COVID-19 in Africa, coupled with the emergence of new coronavirus variants have likely contributed to the surge of new cases of the viral infections and deaths on the continent, experts say. “We have had...
A global pharmaceutical company Novartis has entered a reviewed partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), a move aimed at improving access of medicines to treat leprosy in affected countries up to the end of 2025. The partnership was...