Health

What the US can learn from how African countries handled Covid

Epidemiologists had expected weak health systems in Africa to crumble under the weight of Covid-19. Eight months into the pandemic, Africa with a population of 1.3 billion, reported nearly 1.8 million Covid infections, while the US, on its way to its third peak, has reported more than nine million cases. While some of this low reporting could be attributed to poor testing, …

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How these 4 Countries are Leading Africa through the COVID-19 fight

SEATTLE, Washington — Researchers and developers around the world are focused on finding ways to tackle the local and global challenges presented by COVID-19. Four countries are leading Africa through COVID-19 with innovative strategies and presenting tactics that can be employed globally to ensure health and safety for all. Morocco: Through a collaboration between USAID and Morocco’s Ministry of Education, Morocco is leading the …

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The Nutritional Facts and Health benefits of Edible Palm Weevil Larvae (Akokono)

The palm weevil insects have emerged as a significant animal protein product in the 21st century.  The existence of the Edible Palm Weevil Larvae (Akokono) is paramount towards the achievement of food security. The foregone is recognized as a top priority for eradicating hunger, improving good health, nutrition, promotion of agriculture and it explicitly mentioned in the Goal 2 of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).   Paradoxically, Globally, the …

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Liberia’s Vice President flown to Ghana with ‘respiratory complications’

The Vice President of Liberia, Jewel Howard-Taylor has been flown to Ghana for health treatment. The government said she was sent to Ghana on Tuesday after developing “respiratory complications”. The vice president was being treated at a private clinic in the capital, Monrovia for four days but doctors decided to send her to Ghana for further treatment. Mrs Taylor’s office …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Kematim Concepts Donates Pioneer Nigeria Made Automated Handwash Device

TheAfricanDream.net in its Heroes of COVID-19 series continues to celebrate individuals and organizations who are performing their duties or contributing their effort to preserve humanity while the world fights against the novel coronavirus. And for this month of August in 2020, our hero of COVID-19 is Kematim Concepts, a cutting-edge leader in tech design, development, and manufacturing based in Nigeria …

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US-based Ghanaian nonprofit founder renovating hospital in Ghana

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — Nana Konadu-Asare was a senior at Marymount University when her uncle, living in a town outside of Accra, Ghana, slipped and fell. He was diagnosed with a concussion and sent home. He died a few days later at just 43-years-old. “It really hit our family really hard,” Konadu-Asare said. “My mom and him were very close …

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19 Ways to Celebrate World Sickle Cell Day in 2020

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a global health crisis all over the world. Therefore, in 2008, the United Nations declared that June 19 would be World Sickle Cell Day. According to the SCDCoalition.org “SCD continues to be a major global public health issue. It remains a major killer of infants and children in the developing world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa …

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Investing in Africa’s health-care & STEM workers can help fight next pandemic

As industrialized economies start to see Covid-19 cases decline, the threat the coronavirus poses to much of Africa will soon become front and center. This is certainly not the first time a disease or virus has drawn attention to the vulnerabilities of health systems in the global south. However, the truly worldwide nature of the Covid-19 pandemic offers an opportunity …

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Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000

The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months. It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its 1.69 million confirmed infections account for about 30% of the worldwide total. The first US infection was reported in Washington state on 21 January. Globally there have been 5.6 million people recorded as infected …

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