COVID-19 External Situation Report 20 May 2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to advance in the WHO African Region since the first case was reported on 25 February 2020 in Algeria. Confirmed cases...

ISID Research Grant and ISID/ESCMID Fellowship

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) have announced that applications for ISID's Research Grants and ISID/ESCMID Fellowship are now open. ISID’s research...

Infection Control Africa Network Celebrates Hand Hygiene Day 5th May 2020!!

Niger reports new polio outbreak

Niger has reported a new polio outbreak that has affected two children in Niamey and Tillaberi region, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. Last December, the West...

‘Let’s fight this together,’ urges Nigerian COVID-19 survivor

Thirty-five-year old Salihu Umar was diagnosed with COVID-19 after returning from a six-day trip to London in March 2020. Although asymptomatic, he tested positive and underwent...

COVID-19 External Situation Report 18 March 2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to rapidly expand through the African continent. Since our last situation report on 1 April 2020 (External Situation...

Benin goes on digital offensive against COVID-19

After the first case of COVID-19 was announced in Benin on the 16 March, within four days, the West African nation had set up a range of digital platforms to help combat both the...

COVID-19 pandemic expands reach in Africa

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa continues to grow, more countries in the continent are seeing the virus spread to regions beyond the capital cities. Among 47 countries...

New Ebola case confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

A new case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed today in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “While not welcome news, this is an event we anticipated....

CDC Webinar Today! COVID-19 Update: Optimization Strategies for Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

During this COCA Call, presenters will provide a COVID-19 update and discuss strategies for healthcare facilities to optimize personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies such as...


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