Coronavirus – Uganda: 541 people living with HIV and AIDS in Yumbe traced and linked back into care

Download logo When Uganda’s President, H.E. Yoweri Museveni, announced a nationwide lockdown in March 2020, he also banned mass gatherings. This was done to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. To Amati Odraru, prohibiting gatherings meant limiting her monthly visits to the HIV clinic at Yumbe Health Centre IV. Her worry […]

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 8 August 6 pm EAT

As of 8 August 2020, 6pm EAT African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,024,148), deaths (22,515), and recoveries (707,494) by region: Central (51,269 cases; 955 deaths; 37,505 recoveries): Burundi (405; 1; 312), Cameroon (18,586; 394; 16,094), CAR (4,641; 59; 1,716), Chad (942; 76; 838), Congo (3,637; 58; 1,585), DRC (9,436; 218; 8,275), Equatorial […]

Coronavirus – South Africa: Parliament Presiding Officers wish Veteran MP Prince Buthelezi a speedy recovery from COVID-19

Download logo The Presiding Officers of Parliament, led by National Assembly Speaker Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mr Amos Masondo, wishes veteran National Assembly Member of Parliament, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a speedy recovery after testing positive for COVID-19. Prince Buthelezi is one of the long-serving Members of Parliament since the establishment […]

Coronavirus: Nigeria commemorates World Mask Week

Download logo The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) joins the global movement to motivate all citizens to wear a face mask. World Mask Week (WMW) aims to reinforce the importance of wearing a face mask to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In the absence of a vaccine that can prevent infection, and as COVID-19 […]