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NHIA Board Inauguration

Health Minister inaugurates Governing Board of NHIA

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Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health on Tuesday, inaugurated a 17-Member Governing Board of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), with a call on...
A medic introduces the procedure of COVID-19 testing to citizens in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 8, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen steadily over the past fews days amid massive community testing in a 21-day national lockdown. The country reported a total of 1,749 cases as of Tuesday, an increase of over 60 from Monday's announcement, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. (Photo by Shiraaz/Xinhua)

South African Health Minister Put on Leave in Corruption Scandal

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday decided to put Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on special leave amid accusations of corruption concerning COVID-19-related contracts. The...
A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

Rising new COVID-19 cases in South Africa concerning

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As COVID-19 cases began increasing in South Africa lately, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday said this rise was concerning. He said the third wave...
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Health Minister applauds African Health Supplies for assembling firefly phototherapy equipment’s in Ghana

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Dr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister for Health has applauded Africa Health Supplies (AHS) for making it possible to bring phototherapy services closer to...
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Fewer than 1,000 active coronavirus cases left in Israel

For the first time since March 2020, there are fewer than 1,000 active coronavirus cases in Israel, according to the health minister. At the height...
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CISCM confers Honorary Membership on Health Minister/GIMPA Rector/Salt Light Ministries CEO

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The Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management (CISCM) Ghana, has conferred Honorary Fellowship Membership in Supply Chain Management on five distinguished Ghanaians for their...
FILED - A German doctor prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine for injection on Wednesday. Multiple countries are suspending use of the Covid-19 vaccine from the British/Swedish company out of fears that its use is linked to internal blood clots. Photo: Ronny Hartmann/dpa

Half of Israelis have received second shot of Covid-19 vaccine

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dpa/GNA - Half of Israel's citizens have received two shots of a vaccine against Covid-19, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein announced on Twitter on...
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...
Covid Vaccines

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. ...