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Coronavirus – UNICEF campaign on wearing masks as COVID-19 cases soar across the Middle East and North Africa

With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the Middle East and North Africa, wearing masks has become more critical than ever. To date, over 1.2 million cases were confirmed across the region with nearly 35,000 deaths. Wearing masks can become tiring, inconvenient and at times tedious. There is no question, however, that it is essential to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “Scientific evidence suggests that face cover including medical and fabric masks can help control the spread of COVID-

Equatorial Guinea Continues Proactive Industry Engagement to Support the Oil Sector

In order to maintain the engagement with the oil sector of Equatorial Guinea in light of the ongoing crisis of Covid-19 and challenging market conditions, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) recently met with an industry delegation in Malabo. Accompanied by H.E. Santiago Mba Eneme Nsuga, the Director General of Hydrocarbons, the Director General of State Companies and the Director General of National Content, the Minister met with senior representatives

Centurion Plus boosts availability of agile legal support across Europe

Download logoCenturion Plus (www.Centurionlg.com) is changing the way services are provided to businesses across Germany and Europe. The firm offers fully agile, on-demand legal service with the aid of its pool of European and internationally trained lawyers. Lawyers are readily available to respond to clients for short-term or long-term projects, to fill gaps of specific expertise or during staffing shortfalls, for example. The move responds to the firm’s European client’s feedba

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (10th August 2020)

Total cases: 2,152 (+12) Recovered: 1,392 (+46) Active cases: 753 Tests: 304,500 (+5,720) Deaths: 7 (+0)Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Rwanda: Update COVID-19 10 August 2020

Download logoTwelve (12) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 5720 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to two thousand, one hundred and fifty-two (2152). To date, one thousand, three hundred and ninety-two (1392) patients have recovered and been discharged, including forty-six (46) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is eight hundred and fifty-thee (753) and seven (7) deaths. The new cases are in Kigali (9) contacts from positive cases,

Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 situation updates for week 32

Download logoThe coronavirus disease COVID-19 has been spreading for the past 6 months, and it continues to accelerate at regional and global levels. As of 8 August 2020, 19 187 943 cases and 716 075 associated deaths with a case-fatality rate (CFR) of 3.7% have been reported globally. The 22 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) have reported a total of 1 634 940 cases so far, which represent about 8.5% of the global count, with 43 080 associated deaths (CFR 2.6%). Most countries

Coronavirus – Ghana: 209 new Cases of COVID-19 reported on 7th August, 2020

Download logo209 new cases were reported on August 7, 2020. These are samples that were taken from the period 29 July to 6 August 2020.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Disease Surveillance Department, Ghana Health Service.

Coronavirus – Africa: As COVID cases hit 20M, David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC, raises alarm on growing numbers in fragile contexts

Download logoDavid Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, said, “20 million global COVID-19 cases is a dire milestone and evidence that national leaders must look beyond their borders in the fight against COVID. These figures are a wake-up call for donors and policy makers, especially for legislators in the US negotiating a COVID aid package  for the international response. The immediate needs to prevent, respond and mitigate the humanitarian effects o

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 reported cases in Ethiopia (10th August 2020)

Daily Laboratory test: 11,035 Severe cases: 164 New recovered: 205 New deaths: 13 New cases: 773 Total Laboratory test: 509,010 Active cases: 12,758 Total recovered: 10,411 Total deaths: 420 Total cases: 23,591Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Kenya: Let the Petals Fall in Dignity Despite Covid-19

Over 10,000 women, girls and boys affected by Covid-19 and other emergencies in urban and rural locations have benefited from this intervention The Covid-19 pandemic has occasioned unprecedented deprivation among women and girls whose pre-existing vulnerabilities as a result of discrimination and marginalization have deepened.  They have lost jobs and businesses, delivered babies in situations that put their lives at risk, and suffered in homes expected to be their bastions of safety. M

Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Information Update (10th August 2020)

New cases: 16 Total confirmed cases: 4674 Total active cases: 2098 Total recovered: 2430 (55 New) Total number of tests conducted: 34877 (114 New) Total deaths: 146 (0 New)Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi.Media filesDownload logo

Statement by USAID Acting Administrator Barsa: USAID launches its First Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Download logoThe launch of the Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (PRO-IP) is a historic step for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  This groundbreaking policy represents the first time the Agency has laid out specific guidance for how we globally engage, work with, and empower Indigenous Peoples in a systematic way.  Efforts are already under way to build institutional capacities in the Amazon Basin and in Nicaragua, support the Batwa from the Co

Coronavirus – Africa: WHO chief points to ‘green shoots of hope’ in COVID-19 pandemic

Download logoAlthough COVID-19 cases are on track to hit 20 million worldwide this week, and 750,000 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed to “green shoots of hope” amidst the global crisis, while urging both governments and people everywhere to work to suppress the new coronavirus. “I know many of you are grieving and that this is a difficult moment for the world”, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, in his latest briefin

Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 Update (10th August 2020)

Download logoMinister of Health Lizzie Nkosi announces three new COVID19 deaths in Eswatini, taking the total number of #COVID19 deaths to 61. "May their souls rest in peace." New cases: 73 Total cases: 3309 New recoveries: 27 Total recoveries: 1634 New deaths: 3 T otal deaths: 61  Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Government of Eswatini.

Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 situation update for week 32 (2 – 8 August 2020)

Download logoThe coronavirus disease COVID-19 has been spreading for the past 6 months, and it continues to accelerate at regional and global levels. As of 8 August 2020, 19 187 943 cases and 716 075 associated deaths with a case-fatality rate (CFR) of 3.7% have been reported globally. The 22 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) have reported a total of 1 634 940 cases so far, which represent about 8.5% of the global count, with 43 080 associated deaths (CFR 2.6%). Most countries

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 August 2020, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,048,600) deaths (23,278), and recoveries (734,235) by region: Central (50,353 cases; 961 deaths; 37,589 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,641; 60; 1,721), Chad (944; 76; 839), Congo (3,664; 58; 1,605), DRC (9,488; 224; 8,363), Equatorial Guinea (4,821; 83; 2,182), Gabon (7,923; 51; 5,704), Sao Tome & Principe (878; 15; 800) Eastern (91,045; 2,007; 52,796): Comoros (399; 7; 369), Djibouti (

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: COVID-19 update (10th August 2020)

Download logoCumulative confirmed positive cases: 1,917 Total number of deaths: 69 Active new cases: 1 Active cases at Isolation Centres: 401 Cumulative recoveries: 1,447 Number currently in quarantine: 609 Number discharged from quarantine: 9,973Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Government of Sierra Leone.

Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 WHO Africa Update 10.08.2020

Over 1 million confirmed COVID19 cases on the African continent - with more than 730,000 recoveries & more than 23,000 deaths cumulatively. View country figures & more with the WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://arcg.is/XvuSX   Distributed by APO Group on behalf of WHO Regional Office for Africa.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus: Ethiopia receives donation of 100,000 COVID-19 testing kits worth 1.3million USD

Download logoMy sincere appreciation to BytedanceTalk and tiktok for their generous donation of 100,000 COVID-19 testing kits worth 1.3million USD for the fight against COVID19Ethiopia which will enhance our response and Combat campaign. Ministry of Health, Ethiopia, Lia Tadesse.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.

Coronavirus: Liberia and Japan hold Ceremony for Co-Signing Grant

Download logoThe co-signing ceremony for the Exchange of Notes for two separate grant aids from Japan, totalling ¥350,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately 3.3 million US Dollars) was held on Thursday, August 6, 2020, in Accra, Ghana. The Exchange of Notes between Her Excellency Genevieve A. Kennedy, Ambassador Extraordinary, and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Liberia to the Republic of Ghana and His Excellency Tsutomu Himeno, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Re

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Update (10/08/2020)

 New cases: 492 Confirmed cases: 26,928 New recoveries: 534 Total recoveries: 13,495 New deaths: 3 Total deaths: 423 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – North East Nigeria: COVID-19 Point of Entry Dashboard

OVERVIEW IOM DTM in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the state Ministry of Health have been conducting monitoring of individuals moving into Nigeria's conflict-affected northeastern states of Adamawa and Borno under pillar four (Points of entry) of COVID 19 preparedness and response planning guidelines. During the period 01 - 07 August 2020, 170 movements were observed at Nine Points of Entries in Adamawa and Borno states. Of the total movements recorded, 47 w

Coronavirus – Sudan: Breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

Download logoInterview with Mona Maman, UNICEF Sudan nutrition expert As Sudan joins the rest of the world to mark this Year’s World Breastfeeding Week starting from August 7th, under the theme “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”, UNICEF is calling on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counselling, a critical component of breastfeeding support.   UNICEF has urged mothers to continue to breastfeed their babi

Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 Daily Status Update (10th August 2020)

Zambia in the last 24hrs recorded 125 new cases out of 454 tests. We regrettably report 6 additional deaths (5 BIDs from Lusaka and 1 facility death from Ndola). MTSRIP. We recorded 104 recoveries. The cumulative figures are provided belowDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Zambia.Media filesDownload logo

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