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Published 27.06.2020 16:01
In Zimbabwe the government has pledged to give civil servants a US$75 Covid-19 allowance.
The government has offered to increase salaries of civil servants by 50% and to provide a Covid-19 allowance to be paid in foreign currency for three months. This pledge comes after workers in the health sector went on strike demanding to be paid in US dollars in order to cope…
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Published 22.06.2020 16:19
In Tanzania the tech community has been mobilised to produce PPE.
Lillian Madeje and Zuweina Farah, organizers of an annual tech conference in Tanzania have mobilized the national tech community to come together to start producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Thus far they have managed to supply 27 hospitals across 6 regions with 3D printed facemasks. They are now looking into…
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Published 31.05.2020 17:13
In Algeria a restaurant owner is distributing food to health workers fighting Covid-19.
Raissi, a chef and restaurant owner, along with several volunteers is preparing and distributing meals to health workers fighting Covid-19. The restaurant collects food donations from the community and the volunteers prepare and distribute the food. They have also started distributing food to families that are in need during the…
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Published 26.05.2020 10:14
In Zimbabwe, Chinese medical experts have arrived in the country to assist in the fight against Covid-19.
The team of 12 medical experts in the field of respiratory illnesses, infectious diseases, intensive medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, infection control, public health and nursing came from Hunan province to share their experience in fighting Covid-19 with their Zimbabwean counterparts. The team also brought some much needed medical supplies.
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Published 24.05.2020 09:10
Rwanda will start using robots at their Covid-19 treatment centres.
The robots will be used for screening temperatures, remotely monitoring patients, and keeping medical records. The robots will also be used to screen temperatures in other public places such as bus terminals and shopping malls. Health officials believe that this will help to reduce transmission between health workers and patients.
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Published 19.05.2020 18:20
In Morocco, an e-learning and knowledge sharing platform for African Medical Teams has been launched.
The platform is a collaboration between the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), and the Moroccan Society of Anaesthesia, Analgesia, and Resuscitation (SMAAR). The platform provides online training, coordination, virtual meetings, sharing of best practices, crucial lessons, and access to training and communication materials…
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Published 19.05.2020 16:21
In Libya two fashion designers have started producing medical protection suits.
The two designers Najwa Al Shokri and Fardos Gassia who own a fashion label Fashion House noticed that there was a shortage of medical suits. In response, they stopped making clothes and started making medical suits and donating them to local hospitals.
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Published 18.05.2020 14:54
In Botswana, United States actor and comedian Steve Harvey has donated 5 tonnes of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Steve Harvey visited Botswana in 2019 at the invitation of the president of the country. The donated equipment which includes masks, gowns, and goggles which arrived in the country on the 5th of May will be distributed nationwide by the Covid-19 task force. Harvey first visited the country in 2019…
Published 27.04.2020 15:28
The African Development Bank, Jobs for Youth initiative hosted a three-day idea-thon #AfricaVsVirus.
Which brought together, problem solvers, creative minds, health experts, programmers, graphic and web designers in a 72-hour collaborative digital process to address the challenges presented by Covid-19 to African societies, economies and individuals and prototyping tech and non-tech solutions. The idea-thon was held from April 17-19 online. The best solutions…
Published 26.04.2020 20:56
In Africa, the African Development Bank approved $2 million in emergency assistance for WHO
The funding will specifically help 41 African countries on infection prevention, testing and case management. WHO Africa will also boost surveillance systems, procure and distribute laboratory test kits, and support coordination mechanisms at national and regional levels.

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