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The New Malaria Vaccine; A Breakthrough For Science

The New Malaria Vaccine; A Breakthrough For Science

The World Health Organization, WHO on Wednesday announced the new malaria vaccine after years of fighting the deadly disease with anti-malaria drugs and treated nets. “The long-awaited malaria vaccine for children is a breakthrough for science, child health and malaria control”, WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. He added that: “Using this vaccine on top …

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South Sudan: Dogs get vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies

South Sudan: Dogs get vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies

In South Sudan and in Juba precisely a lot of dogs live on the streets with little or no attention from their owners. The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in South Sudan is powerfully going out to vaccinate over 2000 dogs in the capital. The seven-day campaign is aimed at reducing the spread of rabies …

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Rena Beverage Solutions: A Motivation For Women

Rena Beverage Solutions: A Motivation For Women

Regina “Rena” Nakayenga, a Ugandan entrepreneur is motivating women to dive into the formal business sector as well as encouraging them to become financially independent. She founded Rena Beverage Solutions. The business name is named after her with the omission of the second syllable in “Regina”. The Rena Hibiscus Drink made from hibiscus plant is …

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Seychelles Lifts Ban for visitors from South Africa

Seychelles Lifts Ban for visitors from South Africa

Seychelles, one of the most visited island nations has reopened its gates for travelers coming from South Africa. After the Seychelles Ministry of Health, drops South Africa from the restricted list, travelers were allowed to come into the country on 13 September. The ban was initially imposed early this year to prevent the threat of …

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Nana Owusu-Achau, The Man With A Cartel Of Businesses in Ghana.

Nana Owusu-Achau, The Man With A Cartel Of Businesses in Ghana.

Committed to improving the lives of people, Nana Owusu-Achau founded Kings Innovation which houses multiple businesses from Agro Kings, to Kings Realty, Kings Legacy, Golden Motions, Fashion Nest, Rakata Tech, Rakata Impressions, Daachi, and Cacti. All these, the Ghanaian entrepreneur started, building an unforgettable legacy with golden motions from ground below. Nana Owusu-Achau Changing The …

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NCDC Director-General Receives WHO Appointment

NCDC Director-General Receives WHO Appointment

The World Health Organization has appointed Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the current director general at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC), as the agency’s assistant director-general of health emergency intelligence. Dr. Ihekweazu is set to step into the role in November and lead the Berlin-based WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence. The WHO said in a statement that the …

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Covid-19 vaccination still low in Africa

Covid-19 vaccination still low in Africa

According to Africa CDC, out of 1.3 billion people in Africa, only 2.4 percent have been successfully vaccinated against covid-19 so far. However, over the period of last week vaccinations for Covid-19 have increased, although meeting up with 10 percent of the population by the end of next month, September, still remains “a very daunting …

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Who Takes Care of the Doctors? Nigerian Doctors Blame the Government

Like many other sectors in the country, the healthcare sector complains of poor leadership and lack of support from the government including low remunerations and poor facilities. As a result, the country saw its doctors going on strike as well as looking elsewhere to practise and work happily. In a recent job interview where the …

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Hamza Hashim: The Man Who Democratised Juice in Sierra Leone

Mangoes fall like dew in Africa and many are left to rot. While others failed to see an opportunity in this, Hamza Hashim never hesitated to create an organic juice for the people. After working as a cocoa trader in 2012, Hamza Hashim saw the massive difference in price and availability of fresh fruit between …

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Malawi: Mwikala recognized for eradicating malaria

Since 2017, Mwikala, a village in Machinga, Malawi, recorded zero cases of malaria infection. In June 2021, the village, a home of 12,000 people, was awarded by the president, Lazarus Chakwera, for becoming a model in eradicating the mosquito-borne disease. The community initiated an anti-malaria campaign in 2016 with the help of a group of …

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