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People visit an expo in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, Dec. 14, 2020. Rwandan Minister of Health Daniel Ngamije on Sunday warned the COVID-19 pandemic has reached a "critical stage" in the country, with an ongoing spike in new cases and increase in deaths. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

Rwanda earmarks US$51 million for buying COVID-19 vaccines

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Rwanda has budgeted 50 billion Rwandan francs (about 51.2 million U.S. dollars) to buy COVID-19 vaccines for over 7.8 million people by 2022, Health...
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Germany puts hopes in rapid testing as AstraZeneca vaccines pile up

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dpa/GNA - Germany is hoping to claw back some degree of normal life with a new testing regime, although Health Minister Jens Spahn...
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South African coronavirus variant’s presence confirmed in Poland

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dpa/GNA - Poland confirmed on Friday that the South African variant of the coronavirus has been reported in the country, Health Minister Adam...
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British Covid-19 variant discovered in Iraq – health minister

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dpa/GNA - The British Covid-19 variant has been discovered in Iraq, Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi said on Monday, just days ahead of the imposition...
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South Africa variant of COVID-19 in Mozambique since November – Armindo Tiago

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The more contagious South African variant of COVID-19 has been detected in neighboring Mozambique since November 2020, said Mozambican Health Minister Armindo Tiago on...
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Namibia suspends non-urgent medical procedures amid rising COVID-19 cases

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Namibia, reeling under a new wave of COVID-19 infections, has postponed all non-urgent medical procedures, Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula said Wednesday. The...
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Namibia minister says first batch of COVID-19 vaccines expected late-Jan. or Feb.

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Namibia has paid around 30 million Namibia dollars (2 million U.S. dollars) to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX facility, Health Minister Kalumbi...
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Zambian president replaces health minister

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Sunday replaced the country's Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya. In a statement released by his office, the Zambian...
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Health minister: Israel has vaccinated one fifth of its population

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dpa/GNA - Israel has vaccinated 20 per cent of its population in the three weeks since it started its coronavirus vaccination campaign, the...
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Egypt licenses Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

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Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Saturday that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese drugmaker Sinopharm has been officially licensed for emergency use...
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Turkey bans entry from UK after finding first cases of virus strain

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dpa/GNA - Turkey announced a temporary ban on all entries from Britain after it found the first cases of a new strain...
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Health Minister inaugurates Cape Coast Hospital board

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Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister of Health (MoH) on Tuesday inaugurated the board of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) charging them to prioritize client...
Bus passengers sanitize their hands in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, March 14, 2020. Rwanda on Saturday registered its first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the ministry of health said here. (Xinhua/Cyril Ndegeya)

COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda reaches “critical stage” with spike in new cases

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Rwandan Minister of Health Daniel Ngamije on Sunday warned the COVID-19 pandemic has reached a "critical stage" in the country, with an ongoing spike...
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Health Minister retains seat

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Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister and NPP Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central Constituency, has retained his seat after beating his main contender Mr...
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Rwanda reports 27 new COVID-19 cases in capital city’s prison

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Rwanda late Wednesday reported 27 new COVID-19 cases in the Nyarugenge Prison in Kigali, taking the daily count to 50, the highest in...
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Slovakia begins testing all residents above age of 10 for coronavirus

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Slovakia on Friday began the process of testing most of its population for the novel coronavirus, in a one-of-a-kind mass programme to run over...
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Health Minister calls for multi-sector interventions to address NTDs

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Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, has called on all ministries, agencies and sectors to explore platforms through, which Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)...
China's medical supplies for 18 African countries arrive at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

WHO donates medical supplies to boost anti-COVID-19 war in South Sudan

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday donated medical supplies worth more than 85 million South Sudanese Pounds (5.2 million U.S. dollars) to...
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Lebanon and WHO launch academy to boost health systems

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Lebanese caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan signed on Wednesday a cooperation agreement with the country's Saint Joseph University and the World Health Organization...
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Zambia health minister says COVID-19 to worsen non-communicable diseases, urges healthier lifestyle

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Zambian health minister Chitalu Chilufya said on Monday the COVID-19 pandemic will worsen non-communicable diseases, calling for a healthier lifestyle to lessen the impact. ...

Spanish health minister upbeat on COVID-19 vaccine possibility

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Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa on Friday said he was optimistic that a vaccine could be available soon to halt the spread of COVID-19. ...
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UN calls for more efforts to improve nutrition status in Somalia

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Nutritional status of women and children in Somalia is improving but more needs to be done, says an UN-backed survey released in Mogadishu on...
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Polish foreign minister resigns

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Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Thursday, the Foreign Ministry's press office said. ...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Jordan records 44 new COVID-19 cases, 1,482 in total

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Jordan on Wednesday recorded 44 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,482. Sixteen recovered cases were registered...
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Breastfeeding is a life-saving gift – UN

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Mr Charles Abani, United Nations Resident Coordinator for Ghana, has described breastfeeding; which delivers health and nutritional benefits to both children and mothers as...
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Zambian lawmakers to undergo COVID-19 testing

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Zambian lawmakers will undergo COVID-19 testing following the increase in COVID-19 cases both in the country and at the National Assembly, the country's health...
Zimbabwean health minister Obadiah Moyo addresses the launching ceremony for the country's preparedness and response plan against COVID-19, in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 19, 2020. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday thanked China and other countries for the support they have rendered to Zimbabwe as it steps up its preparedness to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Shaun Jusa/Xinhua)

Zimbabwean president fires health minister over corruption scandal

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday fired health minister Obadiah Moyo who is facing allegations of corruption regarding a 60 million U.S. dollars deal...
Citizens line up outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2, 2020. The spread of COVID-19 continued unabated in South Africa on Thursday, with 82 new cases reported, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.

South Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 200,000

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South Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases have breached the 200,000 mark, recording a cumulative total of 205,721, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced late Monday night. ...

Government needs our cooperation to win COVID-19 fight – Health Minister

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Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, the Minister of Health on Friday said the government required cooperation from Ghanaians to win the fight against the spread of...
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Pray for Health Minister to recover speedily – Dr DaCosta

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Dr Dacosta Aboagye, Chairman of the Risk Communication and Social Mobilisation Committee for Ghana's COVID-19 Response team, has advised critics who have accused the...