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 of COVID-19 have now been recorded in all the 47 Member States in the WHO African Region....

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 grants are one of the Society’s signature programs and are instrumental in fulfilling...

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 African country along with Kenya and Mozambique reported ending polio outbreaks that had...

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 Report 5), three new countries in the WHO African Region, including Malawi, Sao Tome &...

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 spread of the disease and what the World Health Organization (WHO) has called “infodemic”...

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 in the World Health Organization (WHO) African region, nearly 60% are reporting COVID-19...