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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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NSS releases postings for newly-trained teachers

The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has announced the release of postings for newly-trained teachers to undertake their mandatory national service. The postings were released on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. About 15,477 fresh teachers are expected to undertake the mandatory national service. In a statement, the NSS called on all prospective service personnel to visit its website “to check their placements ...

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Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine approved for use next week in UK

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for mass vaccination. Britain’s medicines regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe to be rolled out. The first 800,000 doses will be available in the UK from next week, Health Secretary ...

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COVID 19: Release Mental Health Patients in Prayer Camps- MEHSOG

The coronavirus pandemic is a global health crisis like no other since the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918.  The pandemic has reached every corner of the globe and undeniably induced fear, anxiety and changed the way we live. The implications cut across all dimensions of life; economic, physical, social and a consequential mental health decline among the populace. After a ...

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Inadequate beds at Dorimon Health Centre affecting service delivery

The residents of Dorimon in the Wa West District have bemoaned the inadequate number of hospital beds at the Dorimon Health Centre, which affects access to quality healthcare delivery at the facility. “The beds there are not many. There are only four beds there. When you get there and there is no bed they refer you to a different facility”, ...

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US Partners with Ghana to Strengthen Public Health Emergency Communication

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the government of Ghana launched the National Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Risk Communication and Social Mobilization during Public Health Emergencies and a message guide during the annual International One Health Day event.  One Health brings together government and donor partners across various sectors to focus on ...

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Coronavirus: A global black market for negative test results has emerged

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, people around the world are turning to the black market for negative COVID-19 tests that enable them to travel. In France, at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport in September, a group of seven people were arrested for selling falsified digital certificates intended to prove negative coronavirus results, the AP reported last week. The group was discovered ...

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World Bank Group Supports Ghana to Boost its COVID-19 Response

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved an additional credit of $130 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Ghana COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project. The additional financing in the health sector will support the Government of Ghana to scale up its efforts to mitigate the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic and to safely reopen its ...

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