World Hand Hygiene Day 2024

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World Patient Safety Day 2021

World Patient Safety Day was established in 2019 by the Seventy-second World Health Assembly through theadoption of resolution WHA72.6 – “Global action on patient safety”. The Day is firmly grounded in thefundamental principle of medicine – first do no harm. World Patient Safety Day builds on a series of successfulannual global ministerial summits on patient […]

Cote d’Ivoire declares first Ebola outbreak in more than 25 years

Abidjan/Brazzaville – The Ministry of Health of Cote d’Ivoire today confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola since 1994. This came after the Institut Pasteur in Cote d’Ivoire confirmed the Ebola Virus Disease in samples collected from a patient, who was hospitalized in the commercial capital of Abidjan, after arriving from Guinea. Initial investigations found that the patient […]

West Africa’s first-ever case of Marburg virus disease confirmed in Guinea

Brazzaville/Conakry – Health authorities in Guinea today confirmed a case of Marburg virus disease in the southern Gueckedou prefecture. This is the first time Marburg, a highly infectious disease that causes haemorrhagic fever, has been identified in the country, and in West Africa. Marburg, which is in the same family as the virus that causes Ebola, was […]

Arrival of Johnson and Johnson Vaccines in The Gambia

Tuesday, 20th July 2021 marks yet another significant milestone in the fight against covid-19 epidemic in the Gambia as we witnessed the arrival of One Hundred and Fifty-One Thousand, Two Hundred (151, 200) doses of the Johnson and Jonson (J&J) Vaccine under the COVAX facility. These vaccines were mobilized through the initiative of the Government of […]

Guinea’s Minister of Health explains what it took to end Ebola

The Ebola outbreak that erupted in Guinea in early 2021 was declared over on 19 June, just four months after the first cases were confirmed in a rural community in the south of the country. Banking on the lessons learned from the deadly 2014–2016 outbreak as well as a growing national expertise, a prompt response […]

Vaccination boosts Sierra Leone’s Ebola prevention

While the 2014–2016 deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa devastated lives and wrecked health services, it also offered pivotal lessons in outbreak control by stoking swift and more effective response as well as driving progress in vaccines and therapeutics. When the virus re-erupted in Guinea in mid-February 2021, neighbouring countries were quick to ramp up […]

Africa faces steepest COVID-19 surge yet

Africa is facing a fast-surging third wave of COVID-19 pandemic, with cases spreading more rapidly and projected to soon overtake the peak of the second wave the continent witnessed at the start of 2021. COVID-19 cases have risen for five consecutive weeks since the onset of the third wave on 3 May 2021. As of 20 […]

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