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a widespread vaccination strategy

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union (AU) each have their own strategies, but some countries do not wait for them to obtain directly from manufacturers, receive donations or produce locally under foreign patents. Two countries in Africa, Egypt and Nigeria, have decided to fund research to find their own vaccine against coronavirus. The Egyptian…

It is still difficult to trade in counterfeit drugs

Trafficking in counterfeit medicines in Africa has increased, especially since the 1980s. On 17 and 18 February 2020, the Lomé Declaration obliged seven countries on the continent to impose criminal sanctions to criminalize trafficking in human beings for substandard and counterfeit medicines. Last week, this topic was at the center of an online debate, initiated by the associations Les Afriques vous…

Rift Valley fever outbreak hits

An epidemic of Rift Valley fever, a viral disease that mainly affects cattle and can also infect humans, is currently affecting zebo herds in several regions of the country. It is transmitted by mosquito bites, the virus' agent. The Malagasy authorities have taken action. The epidemic began in February and the Pasteur Institute confirmed several outbreaks of the disease in early April. A total of 473 dead zebras were listed, out of a total of about 19,000 animals for four regions, or 35 affected municipalities in the…

resistance from the Guinean village of Kpaghalaye

Ebola has reappeared in Guinea since early 2021. 23 cases, including five deaths, have been reported in the Nzérékoré region, in the south of the country. In this forest of Guinea near the borders of Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire, the village of Kpaghalaye is resisting the intervention of the "response", the team responsible for fighting the epidemic. They have not been able to return there since the…

health actors in the face of mistrust

The representative of the World Health Organization in Guinea Alfred Ki-Zerbo is not happy with this situation, as he explains to our correspondent in Conakry, Mouctar Bah. The most important point in this response is to ensure acceptance and accessibility for communities, to introduce all measures to prevent, stop the spread of the virus and also to avoid risks, in particular cross-border, identified at the beginning of this response. What has happened is that a new transmission chain has been…

In Mali, vaccination includes other folks

In Mali, according to the care staff, it is now older or in the risk zone that can be vaccinated since Tuesday 6 April. A little less than a week ago, on Wednesday, March 31, Malia's healthcare campaign began by vaccinating the first, then it was medical staff who could benefit from the first doses. From our special…

reinforcement of measures in opposition to the epidemic in

One week after a first presidential speech broadcast on national television due to the second wave of Covid-19 hitting the island, Republican President Andry Rajoelinas spoke a second time last night to announce that the measures were intensified. If storage is not on the agenda, a health condition has been declared for two weeks.…

Measles is hitting the Democratic Republic of Congo once more

Eight months after the official declaration of the end of the world's largest measles epidemic, which killed more than 7,000 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the situation is once again worrying. More than 13,000 cases have been registered since January 2020. Almost all provinces have reported new cases of measles. Since the beginning of the year, humanitarian actors have been vaccinated in…

the closure of probably the most greatest mines

One of the largest underground uranium mines in the world is closing its doors. Akouta Mining Company (Cominak), a subsidiary of Orano Cycle (French multinational, formerly Areva), which has been using uranium deposits in the province of Agadez in northern Niger since 1978, will stop production on Wednesday 31 March. A closure carried out under unsatisfactory conditions for non-governmental organizations which, in addition to the social…

The case of a girl who’s pregnant with septum spots units

After being taken into care at a hospital in Bamako, a woman who was pregnant with septuplates, with the help of the government, was to leave Bamako this Saturday, March 27, for a medical evacuation in Morocco, but at the last minute she did not start again. Malia's Minister of Health and Social Development, Dr. Fanta Siby, was himself at the airport to organize the departure of the young woman who was pregnant with septum spots. A Malian doctor would even accompany him. All arrangements were made. But at the last…

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