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U.S. Response to Ebola Outbreaks in West and East Africa

On February 7, 2021, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced a confirmed case of Ebola in North Kivu Province. Separately, on February 14, 2021, the MOH in the Republic of Guinea (Guinea) confirmed an Ebola case in N’Zérékoré Prefecture. Upon confirmation of …

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COVID-19: Africa making progress on vaccine coverage – WHO

The World Health Organisation says COVID-19 vaccine distribution in African countries is accelerating and hopeful signs are emerging that a significant proportion of Africa’s population will be covered by the end of the year. Latest figures put the number of infections in Africa at more than 3.9 million, with 104,000 …

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Ghana kicks off COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Ghana on Monday kicked off a COVID-19 vaccination campaign with vaccines from the COVAX initiative. Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, and their spouses took the first doses in the West African country. Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, congratulated Ghana over “this historic …

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