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Effects of COVID-19 on Malaria interventions

As southern Africa is striving to curb the spread of COVID-19, the region still has to fight other diseases that have for years taken toll on the population. One such disease that has wreaked havoc in Africa is Malaria. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “The African Region carries a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2018, the region was home to 93% of malaria cases and 94% of malaria deaths.” ...Read More

Artemisia - Madagascar's Coronavirus Cure or COVID-19 Quackery?

Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina gave a long, televised address last weekend praising the benefits of artemisia, a herbal remedy increasingly promoted as a treatment for Covid-19. It's also gaining traction in other African countries. But the World Health Organization has warned it must be tested for efficacy and adverse side effects. ...Read More

Indian Community contributes N$150 000 to Namibia’s fight against COVID-19

Windhoek The Indian community in Namibia last week handed over 650 packets of food and essential supplies for Namibian people that were severely affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. ...Read More

African agriculture ministers commit to ensure food security

Windhoek - The Ministers for Agriculture of the African Union (AU) member states have committed themselves to ensure that measures are in place to support food security and nutrition for the continent during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ...Read More

Kaunda turns 96, leaders send congratulatory messages

Lusaka – On 28 April every year, Zambia’s founding President and liberation hero, Kenneth Kaunda, would be awash with happy birthday messages and gifts from well-wishers, but this year Covid-19 has prevented this. ...Read More

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