WHO announces USD 1.5Bn plan to eliminate meningitis in Africa by 2030

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that USD 1.5 billion will be required to fulfil its long-term goal to eliminate meningitis in Africa between now and 2030. If fully implemented, this plan can save over 140,000 lives and drastically reduce disability in the region. The policy, un

Nigeria CDC raises the alarm after Marburg virus outbreak in W Africa

Following the Marburg virus disease (MVD) detection and flare-up in  Ghana (West Africa), the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) has reportedly announced a disease epidemic emergency in Nigeria. In light of the incidence, the NCDC stated it had increased surveillance at the border as

AfDB aims to cease the $14Bn yearly import of medicines in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Directors have given a green signal to set up the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation to help Africans get hold of technologies. AfDB confirmed that this move was initiated for the manufacture of vaccines, medicines, and various other pharmaceuti

Africa steps us vaccination of people with most risk of COVID-19

Africa is reportedly escalating the vaccination for COVID-19 for high-risk population groups. According to sources, almost 50% of people over 60 are vaccinated fully against the virus in countries that are reporting data to the WHO (World Health Organization). While data obtained from 31 countrie

World Bank boosts primary healthcare in Ghana with $300Mn IDA support

The World Bank has reportedly announced IDA support worth $300 million for the Public Financial Management (PFM) encompassing $150 million for Service Delivery Program and the remaining $150 million in the Primary Health Care Investment Program. The capital aid is intended to help Ghana focus on

Egypt pursues health cooperation with Zambia and South Sudan

The meeting emphasized on discussing methods of cooperation to revamp health systems and back the health sector. Egypt’s Acting Minister of Population and Health and Minister of Scientific Research and Higher Education, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar has reportedly called for enabling procedures for

Egypt to provide 30Mn doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccines to African states

Egypt President, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has recently declared that Egypt will provide the fellow African states with 30 million doses of anti-coronavirus vaccines. As per credible sources, the announcement was made at the 1St edition of Africa Health ExCon. It is in light of the nation’s selec

NCDC announces emergency over the spread of Monkeypox virus

Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a nation wide multisectoral Emergency Operations Center for Monkeypox (MPX-EOC) to coordinate and strengthen the present activities going on throughout the country. As per reports, genomic surveillance is being done at National Reference Labora

Pfizer to supply drugs at not-for-profit in 45 lower-income countries

Pfizer, the American pharmaceuticals and biotechnology company, has reportedly announced that it intends to provide all its existing and future patent-protected drugs and vaccines to 45 low-income nations on a non-profit basis. The company also urged other major pharmaceutical companies to take simi