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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

    WHO alerts six African countries after Ebola outbreaks

    CONAKRY - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked six African countries to be alert for possible Ebola infections...

    By Saliou Samb 18 Feb 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

    The DRC is on the road to being Ebola free: how it got here

    At the beginning of March the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced that the last Ebola patient had been discharged from a treatment centre...

    5 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

    Explainer: a history of the measles virus and why it's so tenacious

    The measles virus has been a part of human life for thousands of years. A recent study suggests that it appeared about 4,000 years ago, originating from a virus affecting livestock...

    By Matthew Ferrari 28 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



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