Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The combination of high tech and grassroots represents one of the front lines in the world’s battle against the evolving coronavirus. The variant hunters.

China will work with African countries on nine projects. A 2035 vision for cooperation. It will provide Africa with another 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

Will our vaccines for Covid-19 work against Covid-21? The good news is that B.1.1.529 is showing up in current Covid-19 tests.

An inconvenient truth: the real reason why Africa is not getting vaccinated. What’s behind vaccine hesitancy in Africa?

Morocco leads the African continent in the total number of vaccinated individuals. The tripledemic: the Covid-19 pandemic, misinformation, and vaccine inequity.

It is an urgent, vital necessity to increase vaccine supply to Africa as the delta variant begins to take hold. The risk overwhelming hospitals. A perfect storm of Covid-19.

Access to electricity is critical to development, especially in the context of mitigating the impacts of Covid-19 and supporting human and economic recovery.

The worldwide Covid-19 pandemic is not nearly over – even as some countries reopen. I think sadly for us on the African continent, the pandemic is only just beginning

The vision is to ensure Africa has timely access to vaccines to protect public health security, by establishing a sustainable vaccine development and manufacturing ecosystem in Africa.

A 20 km walk to buy a face mask and no essential medicines: tales of a lone health worker in Ololung’A’s only health facility.

Access to Covid-19 vaccines not just moral imperative. It is a strategic and economic one, according to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Meet the Nigerian corruption cop Lagarde expects will rock the WTO.

Deze virussen kunnen heel goed recombineren. Naarmate er meer mutaties rondgaan, wordt de kans groter dat twee mutaties die het virus voordeel geven samenkomen in één nieuwe variant. Zuid-Afrika staakt de inentingen met het vaccin van AstraZeneca.

Experts fear a more devastating second surge could be caused by relaxed restrictions, mounting Covid-19 fatigue, the emergence of a new variant in South Africa, and the upcoming holiday season.

The pandemic has slowed down world economic growth and led to a sharp drop in commodity prices, which greatly reduced Africa’s exports of agricultural and mineral resources

It’s the way the pandemic has helped nurture a formidable new business rival that’s now directly competing with him for orders: the e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Using sewage water to grow a forest in the desert is a golden idea and helps boost the economy.

To avoid a reversal of two decades of progress against malaria, averting this public health disaster must remain an integrated priority alongside the response to Covid-19.

What is most impressive about this tool is that it gives us a chance to see the indicators and react much more rapidly to humanitarian needs before they increase conflicts and create tension within governments and between neighbouring countries.

While the virus has spread more slowly in Africa than other parts of the world, the spread to rural areas is concerning. The initial steps that the continent took in testing at points of entry and tracing continue to work in its favour. Coupled with its youthful population, the continent has so far managed to avoid the fast spread witnessed in the US and some European countries. But the pandemic is now spreading quickly in Africa. 

Veel Afrikaanse landen hebben onder druk van de bevolking hun coronamaatregelen juist versoepeld. De economische nevenschade en de onvrede onder de bevolking als gevolg van de lockdowns, die hen van hun informele inkomsten hadden beroofd, waren niet langer vol te houden.

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