Tag: World Health Organisation

Nigeria to receive polio free certification from the World Health Organisation

After three consecutive years of no recorded outbreak of polio, the World Health Organisation says Nigeria's wild polio-free status has been accepted by the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC). A delegation from the World Health Organisation will present the certification to Nigeria's President Buhari today. Anisur Rahman Siddique, Head of Immunization and Health Systems at UNICEF joins CNBC Africa for more.

WHO: This is how electricity shortage impacts healthcare delivery in Africa

Energy has a critical role for the delivery of health services. However, it is not adequately recognised as evidenced by the fact that only 28 per cent of health facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to reliable electricity.

SA’s DMRE publishes COVID-19 guidelines for mining industry

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has issued guidelines for a mandatory Code of Practise to companies in the mining industry on managing the COVID-19 pandemic according to the terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act.

Understanding SA’s role in the race to find COVID-19 vaccine

The race for a Covid-19 vaccine has begun as the U.K and U.S have already started working on the first batches of vaccine trials. But the rest of the world is not far behind in vaccine research either as earlier this week South Africa’s health minister Zweli Mkhize pronounced that the country’s participation in the Public Health Emergency Solidarity Trial created by the World Health Organisation. Mkhize stated that participation in the trials benefit South Africa from being at the forefront of accessing approved vaccines and adding our expertise to the global body of knowledge around Covid-19. Shabir Madhi, Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Witwatersrand joins CNBC Africa for more.

FACTBOX: What Africa is doing to fight coronavirus

The World Health Organization has warned of the risk that COVID-19 could overwhelm strained public health systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Here is a selection of measures countries are taking to prepare for the virus and limit its spread.

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.

COVID-19 pandemic & impact on Nigeria

The severity and alarming levels of spread has prompted the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. To discuss the impact on Nigeria's economy is Femi Ojumu, Senior Partner at Femi Ojumu & Co and Kyari Bukar.

Rwanda scales up Ebola prevention measures

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has hit the one year mark and has seen a rise in cases. Despite this neighbouring Rwanda has been hailed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for its preparedness, the country has taken a number of measures in an effort to prevent the epidemic from entering its territory. Malik Kayumba, Spokesperson for Ministry of Health Rwanda joins CNBC Africa for more.