Aspen to start J&J Covid-19 vaccine roll out in South Africa

Aspen Pharmacare, a South African holding company for pharmaceutical concerns, has reportedly confirmed releasing the first batch of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa from its headquarters site in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape.

Ghana looking to get hold of 18 million Covid-19 shots before October

Ghana is seeking to receive over 18 million Covid-19 vaccine doses by October as it combats the third wave of coronavirus infection, as recently stated by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Cases of coronavirus are growing rapidly in many

South Africa’s Biovac Institute to produce Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

Biovac Institute, a Cape Town-based pharmaceutical firm, has announced its plans to manufacture and distribute the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This is the first time the Coronavirus vaccine will be produced in Africa.

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New CEPI & IVI program to improve access to Covid shots across Africa

The IVI (International Vaccine Institute), in collaboration with the CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation), has reportedly announced a novel clinical research program that aims to improve and greatly expand access to coronavirus vaccines across Africa.

World Bank loans Ivory Coast USD 300 million to revamp healthcare

Prime Minister Patrick Achi reportedly said that a World Bank program to assist medical clinics in Ivory Coast acquire equipment from Philips and General Electric is likely to help the cocoa-producing country develop into a regional medical center.

Covid-19 fatalities raised by more than 40% in Africa over the last week

Africa has recently recorded a 43% increase in mortality rate due to Delta COVID-19 variant, with hospital admissions to have spiked rapidly and governments facing oxygen and intensive care bed shortages.

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South Africa further extends restrictions amid spike in COVID-19 cases

South Africa has reportedly tightened COVID-19 restrictions for another 14 days, which includes a curfew from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., a ban on public gatherings and a prohibition on the sale of alcohol. Sources claim that South Africa is the worst hit country on the African

Africa witnesses spike in COVID-19 cases amid spread of delta variant

The World Health Organization has recently announced a significant surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa over the last week. According to reports, the world’s 2nd-largest continent registered above 251,000 new cases of COVID-19 during the we

Africa records high caseload of the COVID-19 Delta variant

Over the last three weeks, Africa has witnessed an exponential increase in the number of coronavirus cases with the new Delta variant of the coronavirus strain spreading across 16 nations and showcasing its presence in three out of five countries that are reporting hi