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Coronavirus – Africa: International Rescue Committee (IRC) data on COVID testing shortfall

Download logoIRC: Coronavirus testing shortfall in crisis-affected states risks undetected outbreaks, imperilling COVID-19 fight worldwide New data shows countries with lowest number of tests per million include Yemen (31 tests per million), Nigeria (165 tests per million), and Northeast Syria (59 tests per million).  Figures in stark comparison to richer countries like US (38,394 tests per million)(1), UK (41,599 tests per million)(2) and Germany (42,581 tests per million)(3)&n

Coronavirus: Kenya records 66 cases of coronavirus Nairobi, Wednesday May 20, 2020

Download logo Kenya has today recorded a higher number of coronavirus cases shooting the total infections to 1,029. The 66 cases were announced today by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, from 2621 samples tested in the last 24 hours. To contain the spread of the virus further,  the National Emergency Response Team has extended cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi and Old town in Mombasa until the 6th of June. “We have observed with con

Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies continue their strategy to provide specialty training for African doctors to better manage diabetes and hypertension patients

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, continue their strategy to provide one-year diploma and two-year master degree in both Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine and Diabetes for medical postgraduates from more than 35 African and Asian countries. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and One of 100 Most Influential Africans emphasized, “Amidst the pandemic that has roc

Coronavirus – Kenya: The Cabinet secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe receives mobile labs equipped with modern equipment

Download logoThe Cabinet secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe today received mobile labs equipped with modern equipment including PCR and ELISA machines that are able to diagnose most pathogens causing communicable diseases such as Ebola and COVID 19. The Labs are capable to support 2,000 tests per day. The Labs will complement existing laboratory network in the country. One lab will be stationed in Namanga at the Kenya Tanzania border while the other one will be at Naivasha dry port. The dona

Coronavirus – Kenya: EU boosts Kenya National Commission on Human Rights' (KNCHR) fight against human rights violations

Download logoThe EU has today delivered an urgent support packet of Ksh 52.2 million (EUR 450 000) to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights to boost its efforts to counter human rights abuses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This partnership will allow the KNCHR to take up urgent public interest litigation cases that benefit the vulnerable and marginalised members of society in particular. It will also facilitate enhanced public education and awareness programmes through community radio

Coronavirus – Namibia: German Embassy supports families in need

The German Embassy supports families in need with food donations in the informal settlements of Windhoek. A total of approximately 170,000 NAD (8,736.00 EUR) from the micro project fund was made available as an immediate measure. These funds were used to purchase food parcels for 100 single mothers and 100 needy households registered with the Lidar Community Foundation in Katutura. The distributed items include staple foods such as maize meal, flour, pasta, rice, sugar, cooking oil, but also

Coronavirus – Libya: An inclusive political solution in Libya is still greatly needed

Download logoStatement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Chargé d’Affaires to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on Libya Thank you very much, Mr President. Thank you to Stephanie, as acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General, for your briefing. And we hope that we’ll be able to agree on a permanent successor for you before too long. And now I thank, through you, your staff and all that are working so hard to try to end the conflict in Libya, in what are n

Coronavirus – Kenya: The EU, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Denmark are bolstering food security in Kenya and the region with over...

Download logoTeam Europe’ have put together a package of crisis-support in order to bolster food security in Kenya and neighbouring countries at a time of crisis due to COVID-19. This includes help for farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs, assistance in the fight against locusts, humanitarian aid and epidemic control measures. At least Ksh 2.4 billion (EUR 21 million) of this support will go to Kenya, and the support for Kenya’s neighbours also helps Kenya. Concretely, the Europ