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Namibia: The 'Moveable Middle'

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[Namibian] MOST populations can be divided into three broad groups with regard to their attitudes towards Covid-19 vaccines: those who refuse to get vaccinated (32%), those who embrace vaccines (24%) and those who are unsure (44%). Source link

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Nigeria: Covid-19 3rd Wave – Federal Govt Declares Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Kano, FCT Hotbeds

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Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Oyo, Rivers, Kano, Plateau and FCT are cases for concerns as the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic rages in Nigeria, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC) has said. This is as the country records…

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Rwanda: Covid-19 – Govt Lifts Kigali Lockdown, Strict Measures Remain

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Rwanda has lifted a 15-day lockdown effective August 1 and reimposed strict guidelines to contain Covid-19 infections that have been on the rise since June. A cabinet meeting presided over by President Kagame on Friday resolved that Kigali,…

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Nigeria: Covid-19 – Govt Confirms 32 Delta Variants, Declares Akwa Ibom Hotspot

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SUB: The Federal Government has confirmed 32 cases of Delta Variant of the COVID-19, bringing the country officially into the third wave of the pandemic…. The Federal Government has confirmed 32 cases of Delta Variant of COVID-19, bringing…

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Zimbabwe: Zim’s Impressive Covid-19 Vaccine Journey

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Zimbabwe has been making great strides to protect its citizens against the Covid-19 pandemic in one of the most successful inoculation programmes in Africa, with at least 12 million Covid-19 vaccine doses already paid for and more than…

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Zimbabwe: Ekusileni Hospital Reopening Major Boost for Bulawayo

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Bulawayo Metropolitan Province’s capacity to fight the Covid-19 pandemic has been boosted by the re-opening after 20 years, of Ekusileni Medical Centre with patients now being admitted starting last week. The hospital premises are owned by the National…

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Namibia: The Perfect San Storm

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The year 2021 has not brought any respite to Namibia from the tragedy and hardship that befell the nation through the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, things have gotten worse and everyone is just battling to stay alive and…

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Nigeria: UNICEF, WHO Decry Low Rate of Exclusive Breastfeeding in Nigeria

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As the world marks this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, and the World Health Organisation, WHO, have faulted the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria which the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey,…

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Tunisia Takes Delivery of Italian Donation of 1.5 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines

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Tunis/Tunisia — Tunisia took delivery Sunday of 1.500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines provided by Italy. At a ceremony attended by Italian Ambassador in Tunis Lorenzo Fanara, President Saied stressed the importance of this noble act of solidarity…

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Nigeria: Covid-19, Climate Crisis to Heighten Food Insecurity in Nigeria, 22 Other ‘Hunger Hotspots’ – Report

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The report said conflict and economic shocks related to COVID-19 will drive acute food insecurity COVID-19, conflict and the climate crises are expected to drive higher levels of acute food insecurity in 23 hunger hotspots over the next…

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