Tag: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Mastercard Foundation commits $40mn to Africa’s fight against COVID-19

The Mastercard Foundation has committed $40 million to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention as it seeks to contribute to the COVID-19 fight. Peter Materu, Chief Program Officer, Mastercard Foundation joins CNBC Africa for more.

SA to move to level 3 of lockdown on 1st June, these are the details…

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the nation this evening said the spread of COVID-19 will get worse before it gets better. He said following consultations...

Armed with lessons from Ebola, Africa braces for coronavirus surge

Cameroon was doing more generalised screening for disease long before China revealed the new virus that has killed around 7,000 people globally. Along with other countries on the continent, it hopes its experience guarding against Ebola and other epidemics will help its health system cope with a pandemic that could quickly overwhelm it.