Health
New York: Diseases transmitted from animals to people in Africa have jumped 63 per cent in last decade, compared with the previous ten year period, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) analysis released on Thursday. more
Africa: Dramatic drop forecast in COVID deaths, but no time to ‘sit back and relax'

COVID-19 deaths in Africa are forecast to decrease by 94 per cent this year compared to last year the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Africa experiencing longest-running decline in COVID-19 infections

New York: COVID-19 cases in Africa have fallen for the past 16 weeks, and deaths have dropped during the last eight, marking the longest-running decline in infections on the continent sin ...

Africa on track to control pandemic this year but vigilance is key: WHO

New York: Africa is on track to control the COVID-19 pandemic this year if current trends continue, but vigilance will remain key, the head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ...

Cases drop for first time as Africa’s fourth COVID-19 wave ebbs

New York: For the first time in Africa since the peak of the Omicron wave, weekly COVID-19 cases dropped significantly and deaths dipped, the World Health Organization (WHO) informed on T ...

Africa’s fourth COVID wave flattens out after six-week surge

New York: After a six-week surge, Africa’s fourth pandemic wave, which has been mainly driven by the Omicron variant, is flattening, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thur ...

COVID cases surging in Africa at fastest rate this year, but deaths remain low

New York: An 83 per cent surge in COVID-19 cases during the past week in Africa, driven by the Delta and Omicron variants, is causing fewer deaths than previous spikes, the World Health O ...

Omicron: Don't panic but prepare for likely spread, says WHO

New York: As scientists continue to investigate the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries not to panic but to prepare for its likely s ...

World must not blame Africa for undervaccination while denying continent shots, says expert

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The international community should not be blaming African nations for being undervaccinated while at the same time limiting their access to vaccines, South African ...

Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall this year

New York: Africa needs around 470 million doses to accomplish the global of fully vaccinating 40 per cent of its population by the end of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) sai ...