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First World Bank Support for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Africa

The World Bank approved an additional financing of $5 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to provide the small island nation of Cabo Verde with affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. This is the first World Bank-financed operation in Africa to support a country’s COVID-19 immunization plan and …

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‘Three major threats’ to inoculating the world – UN health agency

Amidst some positive news from the World Health Organization (WHO) that both COVID-19 deaths and new cases have recently been on the wane, there are “three major threats” to the UN-led international equitable vaccine initiative, COVAX, that require urgent attention. Briefing UN Member States on Thursday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus drew attention to …

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643 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria

643 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, February 8, 2021. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Oyo recorded 88 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Lagos-86, Rivers-55, Edo-54, Akwa Ibom-53, Adamawa-52, Plateau-45, Kaduna-41, FCT-34, Kwara-27, Benue-20, …

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Africa records 27% decline in COVID-19 cases, 8% deaths

Latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicated that COVID-19 cases and deaths declined globally in the last one week. According to ‘COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, African reported 108,000 cases and about 4,600 deaths, 27 per cent decrease in cases and eight per cent decline in deaths compared to …

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