S. Africa’s health sector reports higher risk of reinfection from Omicron

South Africa’s new variant Omicron is expected to spread more infections and elude the immunity, suggests scientists. Healthcare department of South Africa warns threefold higher risk of reinfection from the new coronavirus variant Omicron as compared to the prevailing Delta variant and Beta

CDC orders airlines to share details of passengers from South Africa

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reportedly issued a directive under which all airlines will be required to submit details of passengers that recently visited any of the eight southern African countries. Previously, CDC had issued an order which directed all airlines to coll

South Africa declares 4th wave warning as Omicron spreads nationwide

President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the identification of new variant coincides with the rise of new Covid-19 infections Cyril Ramaphosa, South African President has suspected the possibility of a fourth wave of coronavirus pandemic in the country due to the spread of the new variant, Omicron, in

New COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa; case spike again

South Africa’s Health Minister, Joe Phaahla has recently announced that a new coronavirus variant has been found and detected in the country. According to scientists, the new variant is a concern because it mutates in high numbers and has spread rapidly among the younger population in Gauteng

Uganda announces vaccination drive for entire adult population by 2022

Uganda, the East African country, has reportedly announced vaccinating its complete adult population against COVID-19 before its economy reopens by next year. Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s President stated that the country’s management has decided to expand the COVID-19 vaccination to its en

Cardinal Health to commence testing drone delivery to pharmacies

Cardinal Health Inc. has reportedly announced a pilot program in which the use of drones would boost the supply of medicines and reduce transportation hassles. The company has publicized its plan to start the test run of drones for the delivery of essential medical supplies like pills, inhalers and

Standard Chartered announces menopause guidance for bank employees

To mark the World Menopause Day, Standard Chartered has initiated a brand-new guidance policy for the bank workers to ensure support to them during the time of menopause. The bank has aimed to create a more inclusive work environment by acknowledging the fact that effects of menopause can be an issu

Revital announces syringe production due to rising scarcity in Africa

Revital Healthcare Limited, a Kenyan origin medical supplies manufacturer has reportedly received funding of nearly Sh400 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to boost the syringe manufacturing in wake of the ongoing syringes scarcity in Africa. As per sources, the funding will be used

The European Union says no to patent-free COVID jabs for Africa

At a summit in Africa overshadowed by the Sudan upheaval, EU members reportedly blocked mention of waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents to combat the pandemic. After talks in Kigali, 68 African and EU foreign ministers stated in a joint communiqué that there was a need to wrap up talks about how