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Published 28.06.2020 08:02
In South Africa a biotech company is producing antibodies from alpacas to fight Covid-19.
Cape Town-based biotech company Afrobodies, is producing antibodies that can prevent Covid-19 from entering human cells. The antibodies developed from alpacas and are able to bind to the Covid-19 virus and prevent infection. Though the results have been proven by scientists from Scotland the company says more tests are needed…
Health,
Published 27.06.2020 12:57
In Brazil, residents from favelas have launched creative initiatves to talk about Covid-19.
In Paraisópolis, São Paulo’s second-largest favela, rapper Edson Luís da Silva walks the streets singing songs about the importance of social isolation. In Brasilândia, north of São Paulo, volunteers from the “Rede Brasilândia Solidária” use three sound cars to explain to the population about the dangers of Covid-19. Finally, in…
Health, ,
Published 26.06.2020 18:28
In South Africa a train is providing mobile Covid-19 screening.
The “Train of Hope,” a state-funded mobile health facility has been repurposed to provide Covid-19 screening in virus hotspots across the country. Health care workers and volunteers are now using the train to reach remote areas of the country and provide much-needed screening and testing services.
Health,
Published 25.06.2020 10:38
In Brazil, University of São Paulo (USP) is testing the quality of masks.
Called “Respire! Máscaras Seguras”, the project analyzes the quality of the different fabrics used for the production of masks and provides tutorials for the manufacture of safe equipment.
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Published 24.06.2020 15:06
In Somalia Al-Shabab has set up a Covid-19 Centre.
Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Al-Shabab has set up a Covid-19 isolation and treatment center in Jilib in southern Somalia. The center which will include a 24-hour hotline has been set up in a building that once housed the United Nations children’s agency. The group says the center is equipped to isolate…
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Published 24.06.2020 14:09
Botswana’s capital city was put under lockdown again after suspected Covid-19 cases were discovered.
Gaborone and surrounding towns and villages in Botswana went back to a total lockdown for three days. This came after 16 probable cases of Covid-19 were discovered in the capital at a time when the country was only left with one active case. The lockdown was aimed at affording health…
Health,
Published 21.06.2020 14:03
In Thailand, a beauty clinic offers mini face masks for clients receiving up close cosmetic treatment during the pandemic.
The mini mask covers nose and mouth only so that clients can have their cheeks exposed for treatment. The clinic has around 100 masks that can be disinfected and reused.
Health, Lockdown,
Published 21.06.2020 10:58
In Venezuela, doctors from Médicos Venezolanos Online project are offering free online care.
They are 102 volunteer doctors who arry out at least 1,500 teleconsultations per day free of charge during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health,
Published 19.06.2020 08:38
In Chile, scientists have developed a test for Covid-19 cheaper and faster than the test that they used until now.
Researchers at the Universidad Austral de Chile developed a testing system to detect asymptomatic cases of Covid-19. It is possible to analyze 20 tests at the same time. The idea is not to discard traditional tests but to complement the diagnostic work.
Health,
Published 27.06.2020 10:48
Johns Hopkins is offering a free online course in psychological first aid.
This is to help people become better mental health supporters. It is taught by psychologist George S. Everly, PhD who teaches students his RAPID model for dealing with emergency mental health situations. More than 200,000 people have already enrolled in the course.

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