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UN Secretary-General urges world to ‘work together in solidarity’ as US moves to rejoin WHO

The United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday welcomed the announcement by President Joe Biden that the United States will re-engage with the World Health Organization (WHO) and play a full role in advancing global health and health security.  In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Secretary-General António Guterres said that supporting the UN health agency “is absolutely critical” to the world’s effort for a better coordinated ...

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Nurses call for strict COVID-19 prevention protocols at health facilities

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association is asking managers of health institutions across the country to step up their COVID-19 preventive measures in their institutions. The Association says a visit to some health facilities show a breakdown of the protocols, a situation they describe as extremely worrying. According to the president of the association, Perpetual Ofori Ampofo, the blatant ...

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Ghana took a gamble in COVID-19 fight during December polls – Alex Segbefia

Alex Segbefia

Former Health Minister, Alex Segbefia says the government of Ghana took a gamble during the 2020 December polls with regard to the countries fight at the Coronavirus pandemic. Ghanaians went to the polls on December 7, 2020.  After the elections, Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have shot up. Currently, Ghana’s active COVID-19 cases stand at 2,174 with 358. Speaking on Citi TV’s Face ...

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COVID-19: New variant travels 50-70 times faster – GHS

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed the new strain of the COVID-19 pandemic has a higher and faster infection rate as compared to the first strain.The Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Dacosta Aboagye, has shared that the new strain of the virus is transmitted between fifty to seventy (50-70) times faster.According to him, Ghana has ...

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Ashanti Regional Health Directorate issues guidelines as schools reopen

The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has issued guidelines on COVID-19 for parents, schools and health workers in the Region ahead of the reopening of schools next week. The initiative forms part of efforts by the Directorate to prevent the spread of the virus in schools as students prepare to return to school amid a second wave of the pandemic. The interim guidelines ...

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Africa nears 2.6 Million Covid-19 Recoveries

As of January 15, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  3,176,244. Reported deaths in Africa reached 76,741 and 2,593,474 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,296,806 – and 35,852 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (456,334), Tunisia (170,895), Egypt (153,741), Ethiopia (129,922), and Libya (107,434). For the latest totals, see the AllAfrica interactive map with per-country numbers. ...

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African Union ‘secures 300m Covid vaccine doses’

The Associated Press is quoting an adviser for the Africa Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as saying the African Union has secured close to 300 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. The continent is estimated to have over 1.2 billion people. Nicaise Ndembi said in the interview that current AU chair, South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, is expected to make the announcement on ...

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Africa’s confirmed Coronavirus cases pass 3.05 million

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent has reached 3,051,036 as of Monday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. According to the continental disease control and prevention agency’s Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 72,705. A total of 2,466,432 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent as of Monday. ...

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Approved coronavirus vaccines to be made available to Ghanaians

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the assurance that the newly approved emergency vaccines for COVID-19 will be deployed across the country.He says the government is taking steps to access the vaccines.“Ghana, I assure you, is not going to be left behind in having access to the vaccines,” he assured.President Akufo-Addo was speaking on Sunday, December 20 in his 20th update to the ...

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Vaccines for all, an ‘acid test’ in COVID-19 battle

Equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will represent an “acid test” for the international community, the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) told journalists on Wednesday, highlighting the importance of global cooperation and solidarity in beating back the disease. Speaking during a virtual press briefing, ECOSOC President Munir Akram also outlined objectives for the coming year, including plans for a ...

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