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African countries need cheaper COVID-19 tests: here’s how to get them

COVID-19 continues to infect millions of people as the death toll mounts. There is currently no cure which means that controlling this disease requires a multi-pronged approach. This includes personal protection such as masks, social distancing and the isolation of infected individuals and their contacts.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Africa

Why managing blood pressure matters during COVID-19 pandemic

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of death around the world. It’s also one of the top risk factors causing in premature death and disability. And it’s more common in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the world: 46% of the region’s adults over the age of 25 have hypertension.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Africa

JAMAICA | Help needed for craft traders and others in sector says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 25, 2020: People’s National Party (PNP) President and Leader of the Opposition Dr. Peter Phillips says the plight of craft vendors across the island must be urgently addressed as the economic fallout from the Coronavirus has left them and their families without critical support.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

The politics behind how governments control coronavirus data

COVID-19 has affected almost every country around the globe. The World Health Organization has confirmed cases in 216 countries and territories, a total that represents more than 85 per cent of 251 entities recognized by the United Nations. Yet each government has responded differently to the coronavirus pandemic — including how data on the disease have been shared with each country’s citizens.

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  • Countries None
  • Published in Health

Why malaria treatment shouldn’t take a back seat to COVID-19

Ridding the world of malaria in the near future is a very ambitious goal. Efforts to achieve it have already been weakened by governments shifting resources from malaria control and elimination initiatives to the fight against COVID-19. And those efforts were recently dealt another sucker-punch.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Health
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