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Published 14.06.2020 18:37
In South Africa’s Western Cape Province health officials will now focus on testing the elderly for Covid-19.
The province has announced that they will now focus their testing on those aged 55 and above as they are the ones who are most at risk of becoming seriously ill. By focusing on vulnerable groups the province hopes to offer speedy interventions to save lives. The Western Cape Province…
Published 12.06.2020 07:33
In Equatorial Guinea, the Government has announced a plan of a mass testing programme for its entire 1.3 million population.
The announcement has been made by the Vice President of the country on his Instagram account. The strategy includes designeting 30 spots in the country’s two main cities, Malabo and Bata, to test the population.
Published 12.06.2020 07:21
In Gabon, public and private television channels are broadcasting the TV show “Covid en clair”.
The television program began broadcasting on May 25. It aims to provide the public with all the practical information on the Covid-19 pandemic. Each show lasts 13 minutes and is broadcast 4 issues per week, on the television and radio channels Gabon 1 st, Gabon 24, Téléafrica, Noor Tv, Tv…
Published 11.06.2020 11:00
In Argentina, the National Institute of Social Services for Retirees (PAMI) is monitoring the nursey homes.
The National Institute of Social Services for Retirees, known as PAMI, has been offering health care to the elderly since 1971. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it created the “Residencias Cuidadas” project to organize technical teams and to monitor nursing homes. Under this project, they are also informing families of…
Published 08.06.2020 07:16
In Cuba, tens of thousands of family doctors, nurses and students are visiting door to door every household across the island.
Cuba, the country with the highest doctor-to-patient ratio in the world, is using its human resources for a massive quick identification of cases, contact tracing and quarantine in isolation centres. Despite the fact it closed its border later than other countries in the region, the cases have decreased.
Published 31.05.2020 14:32
In Puerto Rico, residents of a neighborhood in the city of Guánica are tracked by a team of volunteers.
If someone who lives in the Arenas neighborhood has symptoms of Covid-19, a nurse is warned and a doctor makes a teleconsultation and determines whether it is necessary to be tested. Residents are also monitoring people over 65 years of age.
Health, ,
Published 31.05.2020 13:05
In Ghana, a Second World War veteran is raising money for Covid-19 charities.
Working with a charity called the Guba Foundation, 95 year old Private Joseph Hammond has committed to walking two miles a day for a period of one week. He wants to raise US$600 000 to support vulnerable veterans and frontline workers across the continent. The money raised will be used to…
Published 26.05.2020 17:27
In Brazil, there is a campaign to encourage people to send letters to the elderly people.
The government of São Paulo launched the project “A gesture of affection for nobody to be alone” for elderly people living in nursing homes to receive messages during the quarantine. The letters are sent to emails from 576 nursing homes that are on the list available on the government website.…
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Published 26.05.2020 12:28
In Brazil, elderly people can call “Disque 100” if they feel lonely.
The telephone number to report human rights violations began to answer calls from elderly people who want to talk and lessen the feeling of loneliness during the quarantine. The service is free and available 24 hours a day.
Published 26.05.2020 09:30
In South Korea, JYP Entertainment, with a roster that includes 2PM and TWICE, made a donation of 500 million won (€372,701) to the Community Chest of Korea.
The amount will be used to purchase equipment such as masks and anti-contamination suits. It will also be used to provide sanitation items to low-income families.

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