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    Low trust in authorities affects vaccine uptake: evidence from 22 African countries

    In a time when the world is focusing on Covid-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the importance of routine immunisations for diseases such as measles, tetanus and polio...

    By Jean-Francois Maystadt, Kalle Hirvonen & Nik Stoop 21 May 2021

    #BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

    What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

    14 Dec 2020

    How changing vaccine schedules can save costs and lives: findings from South Africa

    In 2005, before most low- and middle-income countries started vaccinating children routinely for pneumococcal disease, it caused approximately 1.5 million deaths worldwide annually...

    By Jeffrey Dorfman 29 Sep 2020

    #Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usual

    Bizcommunity has always been the place where virtual business gets done and is fully set up to seamlessly enable your business communications through the 21-day national lockdown, starting at midnight on 26 March 2020...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 25 Mar 2020

    Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences

    Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people...

    By Alex Broadbent and Benjamin T H Smart 23 Mar 2020

    More than 600 cases of #Covid-19 in Africa

    More than 600 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in 34 countries in Africa as of 19 March, compared with 147 cases one week ago...

    20 Mar 2020

    Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa

    As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced they will be donating medical supplies to Africa...

    18 Mar 2020

    Covid-19 in Africa: fewer cases so far, and more preparation needed

    The novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise...

    By Akebe Luther King Abia 18 Mar 2020

    #Coronavirus: WHO switches to response mode in fighting Covid-19 in Africa

    With confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Algeria, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) is changing from a readiness to a response mode in the African region...

    6 Mar 2020

    Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

    One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

    By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

    Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

    The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on 23 January...

    By Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020

    #BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

    We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

    17 Dec 2019

    Complacency could delay the final push to eradicate polio

    Great strides have been made in the global effort to eradicate polio. Reported cases of wild poliovirus have decreased by over 99% from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to 33 in 2018...

    By Villyen Motaze & Melinda Suchard 5 Dec 2019

    Investing in health systems is the only way to stop the next Ebola outbreak

    The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recently surpassed 3,000 infections...

    By Emma Glennon & Freya Jephcott 22 Oct 2019



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