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Coronavirus – Nigeria: Ramadan Kareem – Ramadan Felicitations from the Honourable Minister of Health and Honourable Minister of State, Health

Download logoThe Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire on behalf of himself, the Honourable Minister of State, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, and the Management of Federal Ministry of Health hereby extend hearty felicitations to all Staff, Health Care Workers especially our Muslim Colleagues, and indeed to all Muslims on the occasion of the completion of this year’s Ramadan fasting. Ramadan Kareem. The Honourable Minister, while also wishing Muslims happy Sallah Celebrations,

Award-winning Canon photographers capture Ramadan in the time of a pandemic

On 23rd April, the holy month of Ramadan began, with Muslims around the world practicing under unique circumstances and adapting to the changes caused by COVID-19. From live-streamed sermons to video calling loved ones for virtual Iftars, this year’s Ramadan is seeing Muslims worldwide forging new ways to connect with family and friends and enjoy the collective tradition that Ramadan provides. To capture this religious practice taking place under lockdown, Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com)

Coronavirus – Burundi: World Council of Churches (WCC), All Africa Conference of Churches express solidarity with Burundi as elections take place

Download logoIn a joint letter to church leaders in Burundi, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the All Africa Conference of Churches expressed solidarity as the nation prepares for its 20 May elections. “We, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) join in assuring all church leaders as well as all members of your churches of our prayers,” the letter reads. "Both the WCC and AACC have long sought to accompany the church and people

Coronavirus – Africa: World Council of Churches (WCC) holds online consultation with global health providers

Download logoDr Mwai Makoka is programme executive for Health and Healing at the World Council of Churches (WCC). In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, he organised and moderated an online consultation with ecumenical global health providers and networks in mid-May. Makoka stressed one of his first conclusions on the ongoing pandemic: “Now we see that health is not only the domain of health professionals; we need everybody to be health cautious. We need a multi-sectoral approach.&rdquo

Coronavirus: African faiths take frontline actions to combat COVID-19

Download logoFrontline actions by African faith communities in mitigating against the novel coronavirus are being welcomed as timely, as groups move to support people left vulnerable by the pandemic. Cases of the virus in the continent are rising, raising fears that the region could be next epicentre of the infectious disease. Although Africa infections arrived late, they had reached 81,000 cases by 17 May. At least 2,700 had died and over 31,000 had recovered by the same date. “The si

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Visit of Rapid Response Team to the Kano State chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)

Today, our Rapid Response Team visited the Kano State chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). A key aspect of our risk communications strategy is working with traditional & religious leaders to ensure Nigerians adhere to public health measures & play their part to reduce risk of COVID-19 spread.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).Media filesDownload logo

In African communities, ‘there is no COVID-19 for a particular religion’

Download logoUsing lessons learned from building health-competent faith communities and responding to the HIV and AIDS epidemic, African church leaders are doing their best to help their communities cope with the novel coronavirus. They are relying, in part, on practical guides and community-friendly reflections developed by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy Programme. In southern Africa, the response to COVID-19 is laden with shortages of foo

Coronavirus – Liberia: Inter-Religious Council of Liberia and UNICEF partner to support 600,000 people against COVID-19

Download logoThe Inter-Religious Council of Liberia and UNICEF rollout their plans to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Liberia throughout an awareness campaign and provision of hygiene items in eight counties, Montserrado, Margibi, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Bomi, Grand Bassa, Nimba and Bong. Over nine month and through utilizing well trained and equipped 510 community mobilizers and youth, the campaign will reach out to 600,000 people in the eight counties with messaging on prevention of the v