Finding the Balance: Public Health and Social Measures in Nigeria

“Nigeria has the largest COVID-19 caseload in the Western Region. After a plateau beginning in June, the country has experienced a decline in reported new cases since the end of July, with an average decrease in cases of about 8% each week over the previous month. However, testing remains below recommended guidelines.”

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Finding the Balance: Public Health and Social Measures in Democratic Republic of the Congo

“New reported cases of COVID-19 began steadily increasing in Democratic Republic of Congo in May, peaking in late June. More recent trends suggest that incidence may be decreasing, but trends should be interpreted with caution given the low tests per confirmed case ratio.”

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Finding the Balance: Public Health and Social Measures in Ghana

“Perceptions of personal risk of catching COVID-19 and severity of the disease are markedly low, according to survey results, despite the size of the outbreak. In addition, there is substantial misinformation, including narratives around anti-foreign sentiment.”

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Finding the Balance: Public Health and Social Measures in Mozambique

“While the total number of reported COVID-19 cases in Mozambique is low, new reported cases have been rapidly accelerating since late July, as mobility gradually approaches pre-COVID-19 levels. A phased reopening plan may result in further increases in transmission.”

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Finding the Balance: Public Health and Social Measures in Ethiopia

“There has been a rapid increase in new reported cases of COVID-19 in Ethiopia since July, with most reported cases concentrated in Addis Ababa. In early August, Ethiopia announced a mass testing campaign which likely contributed to the increase in new reported cases.”

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Guidance on easing lockdown

“Given the likely duration of this epidemic, it is important to plan for easing measures in ways that allow the trajectory of the virus to be controlled.”

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Dr. John Nkengasong on Why Africa’s Figures Still Remain Low (Video)

“Africa CDC Director’s report on the COVID-19 situation in Africa. He gave insight into what could be responsible for the low figures in Africa.”

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African researchers lead scientific coalition developing surveillance system for detecting emerging pandemics in real-time

“Researchers at the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Redeemer’s University, Ede, Nigeria, have begun a partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and other research and public health partners, to implement a Sentinel project for an early warning system in Africa.”

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Wellcome and DFID support Africa COVID-19 continental response with €2.26 million

“Wellcome and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) have awarded a grant of EUR 2.26 million to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) to support the COVID-19 response by African Union Member States.”

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African Union and Africa CDC Launch Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing: Trace, Test and Track

“Driven by the principles of cooperation, coordination, collaboration and communication, the goal of the continental strategy is to prevent severe illness and death from COVID-19 infection in African Union Member States and minimize social disruption and the economic consequences of COVID-19.”

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